Why Collagen Factors?

Collagen Factors is a formula produced to support healthy connective tissue in the skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, and bone extracellular matrix with targeted precursors and cofactors. These precursors and cofactors work within biochemical processes known to support musculoskeletal health within the body.

Mobilee®

Mobilee® is a high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA), which enhances the viscoelastic, lubricating properties of synovial fluid. This formula of HA contains collagen and other glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) to enhance skin and joint health. Hyaluronic acid plays a large role in the biophysical, biochemical and cell regulation processes in joint synovial tissues. There have been many trials showing Mobilee’s® benefits in supporting chondrocytes and synovial cells function. Mobilee® is two to four times more active than fermented sources of HA in nourishing and supporting the health of synovial fluid. The quality of Mobilee® positively influences synovial HA concentration and reduces the expression of degradative factors in synovial fluid.

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Specific Precursors

Collagen is comprised of and formed from the amino acids proline and lysine. Lysine is an essential amino acid, in which the body relies on for adequate dietary intake for its involvement in the synthesis of connective tissues. Proline is involved in the triple helix of collagen, spaced with glycine in the amino acid sequence of collagen fiber, which together comprise about 50% of total collagen sequencing. Proline contributes to both collagen formation and muscle, tendons and skin. Lysine helps support the linking and stabilization of collagen and contributes to the collagen matric formation of veins, arteries and capillaries. Procollagen is formed when combining vitamin C with lysine and proline. Procollagen is used to manufacture one of several types of collagen found in different tissues throughout the body.

Targeted Cofactors

Zinc, MSM and manganese are all ingredients found in Collagen Factors, used to repair and support the body. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that supports DNA synthesis cell division, cell membrane structure, immune function and protein synthesis. MSM is responsible for the flexible disulfide bonds between cells, like those that make up connective tissue and the skin. MSM blocks undesirable chemical and physical cross-linking of collagen and preserves connective tissue pliancy, which is critical for supporting healthy collagen. In addition, MSM has been shown to significantly increase plasma glutathione levels, benefiting the collagen’s defensive mechanisms against oxidative stress. Manganese assists in the growth and development of normal bone and the synthesis of cartilage. Manganese is also used as a structural component of antioxidant enzymes, and aids in amino acid production. During tissue synthesis processes, manganese activates the enzyme, prolidase, which functions to provide the amino acid proline for collagen formation in human cells.