The technical differences explained:
We receive many phone calls and emails daily asking about the differences between the collagen products. We are especially asked how the products can be so different when the amino acid profile provides common information on each packet of different products. So please let us explain in a way that is easy to understand without all the science words and terminologies.
All the collagen products will have the same amino acid profile. And this is something that we want. A different amino acid profile does not make them into a different product. The difference comes from where the amino acid chain has been split. That is what makes each of the products individual. During the processing and manufacturing of our collagen products, different enzymes are utilised during the manufacturing process and this allows the amino acid chain to be split in different places. By splitting the amino acid chain in varied places this enables the product to be produced with different molecular weight, size and structure – therefore providing a different product to perform differently in the body.
So, for example,
Joint Care collagen may be split between amino acid points 3 & 4 in the chain.
Muscle Repair collagen may be split between points 5 & 6
Our other collagen products will be split at other points such as 4 & 5, 7&8 and so on.
Here are some other examples / analogies’ .
When purchasing meat you could choose to purchase steak or mince. Essentially they are the same product but are processed differently allowing people to cook in different ways and make different meals.
It could be like mixing different colours. Red is still red but when you add yellow with it the colour changes to become orange. Try mixing blue with it then you have purple.
But the red properties still remain.
Collagen is hydrolysed or broken-downgelatin and when you mix it with certain enzymes it creates a different product by splitting the amino acid chain at different points.
We hope this will help with the understanding of the differences and will allow an explanation to others who will enquire.
Of course, if you still have questions then please email us and we will do our best to assist.