There’s been a lot of buzz lately about collagen peptides. Me being the curious nutrition student that I am, I wanted to learn more about what they are and why everyone is so interested in them. After doing some research, I felt like I understood a little bit more about what collagen peptides are.
So what exactly are collagen peptides? Basically, collagen is a structural protein that is found in humans and animals. It is responsible for forming connective tissue, and therefore, holding things together within the body. Collagen peptides are just hydrolyzed collagen, meaning they are collagen just broken down into small pieces, making them easier to dissolve. The collagen peptides we can get at the store have been extracted from animal hides and other connective tissues. These animals are usually cows, but can come from other sources as well.
So why have we suddenly decided that it’s a…
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