What is collagen
Collagen is a glue-forming protein that is the main component of the connective tissue in the body. The connective tissue determines the resilience and body shape of the skin. Collagen is found everywhere in the body, but mainly in the skin. Collagen is responsible for the suppleness, elasticity and structure of the skin. The preservation of collagen is therefore the secret of beautiful aging! At a young age – until the age of 25 – sufficient collagen is produced through a natural process to keep your skin young, elastic and firm. Unfortunately, after the age of 25, the natural production of collagen in your body decreases by 1.5% per year, which means that the amount of collagen decreased by 15% at the age of 35 and even by 30% at the age of 45. As a result, the skin ages (you get wrinkles). It is therefore important to supplement this lack of collagen with a good natural collagen supplement with vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important building material for the formation of stable collagen fibers and stimulates the maintenance of the normal functioning of the skin. Fish collagen is similar to the collagen in our body and therefore easily digestible and absorbable. ZZAZEN is a complete collagen supplement that stimulates the natural collagen production in the body. It contains hydrolyzed collagen peptides (very small pieces) with a unique combination of the right amino acids that ensure that our body starts to produce more collagen in a natural way, which improves the skin, hair and nails. ZZAZEN peptides are produced in a specific fantastic way. The collagen parts are ‘cut’ into very small pieces and thats why they manage to reach the target areas in your body just after ingestion. That is also the difference with a cheaper collagen product, these bigger collagen parts are much bigger and these cheaper collagen parts need to deal first with your digestion system before they can reach your target areas. The change they will reach those areas is very small. The small ZZAZEN peptides do not need to pass your digestion system because they are so small and your body will absorb and send them to your main targets very easy. In short, ZZAZEN improves the skin structure from the inside out, giving you a younger appearance. ZZAZEN also ensures strong bones, hair and nails. ZZAZEN = beauty from within!
Collagen Peptides (Fish), Food Acid: Malic Acid, Natural Flavor, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Zinc (Zinc Bisglycinate), Selenium (Selenomethionine), glucosamine sulphate 2 KcL (crustaceans). One jar ZZAZEN ® contains 220 grams, it is good for 31 daily doses.
HOW TO INGEST
Put one scoop of ZZAZEN ® ( 7grams ) in a glass and add some (tap)water or your favorite juice. Stir well and enjoy your true anti aging collagendrink.
THE HISTORY OF COLLAGEN
Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids. Since ancient times, we know about the benefits from consuming collagen.
THE ROLE OF COLLAGEN FOR THE BODY
Collagen is the major protein in the connective tissue of the body. It ensures the elasticity and regeneration of the skin. Almost 30% of all protein in our body is collagen.
STRUCTURE OF COLLAGEN
Collagen consists of 3 chains of amino acids that are wound around each other. It forms long strong cables that provide structure to your skin and support organs. Also, together with a number of minerals, it forms your bones and teeth. Without collagen, your body would collapse!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE AGING
NATURAL CREATION WILL DECREASE
The production of collagen in our body is at most around the age of 20-25 years. As we age, the production of collagen in the body slows down, causing a gradual deterioration of the collagen fibers in the connective tissue. This breakdown process effects our skin, see image below.
THE OLDER SKIN
Collagen ensures that your skin looks young and healthy. After the age of 25, the production of collagen decreases. This ensures that your skin dries out, becomes thinner and weaker and that you get wrinkles.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLAGEN
Collagen is a pure and natural ingredient available in different types. You can find long strands of collagen in products such as broth (drawn from bone or herringbone) and in gelatin desserts. Gelatin is healthy, but the unique benefit that ZZAZEN collagen offers you don’ t get just by eating gelatin. Collagen peptides are produced by enzymatic hydrolysis (‘cut’ into small pieces). These are small strands of amino acids that are easily absorbable and digestible for our body. The smaller the particles, the better they are absorbed into your body. The solubility, absorption and digestibility varies between the different types of collagen. FISH COLLAGEN is the purest form and identical to human collagen.
DIGESTIBILITY AND ORGANIC AVAILABILITY
By consuming ZZAZEN collagen peptides, your body can make the most of the benefits of taking collagen. Because fish collagen is the purest and identical form of collagen, peptides from the skin of the fish are the most absorbable and digestible making them of great importance for your skin, hair and nails. In contrast to pure collagen, collagen peptides are organic and easily digestible. Studies have shown that more than 90% of the peptides are absorbed and digested within a few hours of ingestion. The fast absorbability ensures that the essential peptides and amino acids will act quickly in the right places in the body and especially first in the places in your body where they are most needed.
ROLE OF VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is a building block for the production of collagen in the body. It is therefore important that you take in sufficient vitamin C as a boost for collagen synthesis.
COLLAGEN IS A UNIQUE PROTEIN WITH IMPORTANT AMINO ACIDS
ZZAZEN® collagen peptides are characterized by a high level of the main amino acids: glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which represent approximately 50% of the total amino acid content. Hydroxyproline is unique to collagen. The amino acids in collagen are the same as those in the skin. This unique amino acid composition gives ZZAZEN collagen unique properties not found in other protein sources.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN PEPTIDES
HEALTH FOR THE SKIN
Collagen represents 70% of the dry weight of the skin. As the main component of the skin structure, collagen fibers also provide the infrastructure for elastin, which ensures the elasticity of the skin and hyaluronic acid, which ensures the hydration of the skin. As we age, the number and activity of the skin cells that produce collagen decreases, and the skin becomes drier and thinner as the collagen network that provides firmness and texture to the skin begins to break. A recent clinical study has shown that consuming collagen peptides significantly improves the structure of the skin. The fragmentation of collagen in the deep layers of the skin was already significantly reduced after four weeks and decreased by 31% in 12 weeks. At the same time, the density of the collagen layer has increased, which makes the skin stronger. Collagen peptides increase skin moisture by 28% after 8 weeks, this was shown in another clinical study. This restructuring of the skin is the secret of anti-aging and a youthful appearance.
OTHER BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN PEPTIDES
Collagen peptides are bioactive and pure protein. As a protein, they can contribute to several health benefits. Protein is an essential part of a diet and the WHO recommends taking an average daily intake of 0.8 g / kg body weight of good quality protein.
Hair and nails
Collagen provides the structural basis for the skin and nails. After consuming fish collagen peptides, the amino acids are absorbed by hair follicles to make keratin for healthy hair. Finger and toenails are also made from keratin and rest on a nail bed made from the dermis.
SCIENCE WRINKLES AND HAIR
A scientific, placebo-controlled, clinical study (1) with a daily supplementation of 5 g Peptan and placebo for 90 days showed a reduction of wrinkles: 13% around the eyes 10% around the mouth. The same study shows that collagen intake strengthens and makes hair healthier . See the graphs below.
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SCIENCE DECREASE IN COLLAGEN FRAGMENTATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SKIN HYDRATION
In a placebo-controlled clinical study  over a three-month period with 10g of Peptan supplementation or placebo per day, Peptan has been shown to reduce the fragmentation of the collagen network by 31% after 12 weeks of intake. In the same study , it has been shown that Peptan not only increases collagen density but also increases skin hydration by 8% after 8 weeks. 91% of the Peptan supplemented group reported higher skin hydration levels during this period.
ZZAZEN collagen containes Peptan collagen
References: https://www.peptan.com/beauty-from-within/  Asserin, J. et al., 2015. The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, doi: 10.1111/jocd.12174