Hydrolyzed Collagen Plus is a unique formulation of collagen peptides with hyaluronic acid (HA) and co-factors for skin and joint health. It supports the appearance of healthy skin by promoting collagen production, skin elasticity and hydration.
The formulation offers collagen in its hydrolyzed (peptide) form, which is easily absorbed in the intestinal tract and provides essential and non-essential amino acids. Similarly, it uses low molecular weight HA, which has shown to be better absorbed by the intestinal tract than high molecular weight HA.
Vitamin C is included to help in connective tissue formation, while copper and zinc are provided in an ideal ratio to help link collagen threads together. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant in the body and has been shown in research to reduce the harmful effects of sun damage in epidermal skin cells.
In addition to skin health, hydrolyzed collagen may support healthy joint function, as collagen is a vital part of the joint and bone matrix. Hydrolyzed collagen may stimulate the joint matrix cells to synthesize collagen, thereby helping to maintain the structure of the joint and reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis.
All Douglas Laboratories products are GMO-free. All allergens are disclosed on the label in accordance with Health Canada labeling guidelines for the 11 major allergens: eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, wheat and gluten. Comprehensive allergen procedures are in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination during manufacturing and storage.