What does hydrolyzed actually mean?
The process of hydrolysis involves breaking down the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands and peptides using combinations of physical, chemical or biological means. Liquid BioCell® Collagen is hydrolyzed with the use of enzymes. This process makes it easier for the body to absorb and digest the collagen.
If you’ve ever heard that ingestible collagen doesn’t provide any benefits, that’s partly true. In their natural state, collagen molecules are too large to be effectively absorbed by the body and are simply digested as proteins in the digestive system.
Hydrolysis is a process that breaks down these large collagen molecules for improved efficacy, so most supplements use hydrolyzed collagen. However, the method of hydrolyzation and the type and source of collagen used can yield widely varying results in the quality and effectiveness of the end product.
Liquid BioCell® is a unique type II collagen that goes beyond the typical hydrolyzed bovine or marine collagen found in most formulas. This award-winning, single-source matrix is a naturally occurring combination of highly absorbable collagen with hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, in concentrations that mirror human articular cartilage composition. Most importantly, it’s clinically shown to deliver remarkable joint benefits — and dramatic skin benefits too.
Is our process at high temperatures?
After the ingredient is hydrolyzed, it goes through a heat sterilization as a safety precaution against microbial contaminants.