When it comes to collagen (and H.A.), it’s understandable how on the surface, it can appear the same. However, if a friend asked you how you got to work today, and you replied, “I drove a car,” you would be thinking ‘what sort of car?” There’s a BIG difference between taking a Ferrari 488 GTB to work, versus a Toyota Camry. I love Toyotas! But the point is that there is A LOT of room for variation in this categorical word ‘car’.
The same goes for Collagen! With the market literally flooded with collagen products, it’s difficult to decide which one works and is safe!!! If you have been on the fence about our BioCell liquid collagen/ HA matrix, you need to know that Liquids have certain advantages over a pill, or capsule, in that it is more DIRECT, and FASTER.
So, let’s take a look:
Meet Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Louis P. Brady M.D. A prior member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the company that created this unique collagen ingredient. In addition to being a close personal friend to this group’s moderator, former Vice President David Ciemny, Dr. Brady left a profound mark in medicine as one of the Pioneers of the Hip Replacement Surgical Procedure in the United States. Dr. Brady was a champion for this unique collagen ingredient, and here is what he had to say:
This Patented liquid collagen very closely resembles our own connective tissue and has a liquid delivery system that allows absorption to begin immediately. To understand how this unique ingredient works, it is necessary to understand that every organ system in our body is composed of HA (hyaluronic acid), chondroitin sulfate, collagen, a number of different elements, and water.
In the early 2000s, researchers of this unique form of collagen, H.A., and chondroitin sulfate, discovered that it very closely resembles the type found in human joints, skin, tendons, discs and ligaments. This source was originally produced in a powder form. It is noted that the powder form (capsule) has to pass through TWO steps before being absorbed into the body’s tissues. It must first pass through the intestinal barrier and then make its way to the liver, where it may be altered. This is known as the “first-pass” effect of metabolism. First pass can cause unwanted DEGRADATION and BREAKDOWN, making it work LESS effectively.
In 2008, after years of additional research, a liquid form of this ingredient was produced and brought about a quantum leap in bioavailability (better absorption). Liquids have certain advantages over pill, or capsule, in that it is more DIRECT, and FASTER. This unique collagen begins to be absorbed IMMEDIATELY as we drink it, via the blood vessels directly under the tongue. Just as certain drugs are absorbed.
Another advantage of this collagen is its size! In pharmacology, smaller size means FASTER absorption, and DEEPER absorption that goes further into the body. By comparison, our collagens size is 1.5-2kDa, compared to all other forms, which range from 200-300kDa. This means our form is 150 to 200 times SMALLER than other forms. This is why our ingredient holds 7 U.S. and International patents, making it highly unique.
When it comes to our joints, I believe that the term ‘bone on bone’ is a misnomer, and frequently used to explain the X-ray appearance of possible joint degradation. In the worst hip or knee that I ever operated on, there was always 20-40% of fairly normal-looking cartilage remaining. I feel our collagen ingredient can support this cartilage, and help support even ‘bone on bone’ situations.
The resveratrol content in our main blend is a powerful antioxidant, known for its cardiovascular benefits, believed to be responsible for the French Paradox! The term French Paradox was coined by the French scientist Serge Renaud who noted that the French have the lowest incidence of heart disease and obesity, despite their rich, high-fat diet. Our resveratrol that comes from the skins of red grapes is a pure, active, and ultra-concentrated form. (One Tbsp contains more than 2 bottles of red wine)
Last but not least, the 13 antioxidant superfruits in our main blend, include mangosteen, açaí, nopal, maqui, pomegranate, goji, blueberries, cranberry, noni, jujube, grapes, strawberry, and apple. Harmful compounds called ‘free radicals’ can be caused by a number of forces such as the sun, aging, alcohol, or even exercise. Because of their instability, they cause cell damage. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that contribute to illness and aging.
Dr. Brady is a graduate of Emory School of Medicine, Board certified in Orthopedics. He was a clinical professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine and spent over 40 years working in Orthopedics. Dr. Brady believed that as other orthopedic specialists begin recommending this ingredient to patients, “we may see the incidence and severity of joint problems, as we know it, gradually decline.”
Thank you, Dr. Brady for being our knowledgeable friend and champion!