Bioactive collagen protein (BCP) is a fairly recent innovation and should not be confused with traditional collagen, which has been on the market for a longer time.
The action of bioactive collagen protein (BCP) is based on the absorption of collagen protein peptides (2,000 to 3,000 Daltons) by diffusion into the bloodstream, from which they progress and accumulate in the intestines. This has been confirmed with biomarkers.
Normal digestion breaks down proteins into amino acids, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. Collagen molecules in food and most supplements are poorly absorbed. To be used by the body, the collagen molecules must be broken down several times by the digestive system before they can be properly absorbed into the bloodstream.
In joints, bioactive collagen protein peptides stimulate and increase the joints' own collagen production, which may be impaired due to a fracture or sports injury. The body's own increased production of collagen in the joints naturally strengthens the joints, reduces pain and inhibits the action of enzymes that damage the cartilage. The positive health effects of bioactive collagen protein peptides have been demonstrated in several double-blind studies*. Bioactive collagen protein (BCP) is available in various products for joints, skin and muscles. The products differ in peptide composition (2,000 to 3,000 Da) and molecular structure. Molecular size and structure have been shown to play a key role in stimulating collagen production in the target organ. The difference between products sold in powder form is also noticeable visually; for example, BCP for the joints is finer and lighter, whereas BCP for the skin is more coarse-grained and BCP for the muscles the most coarse-grained.
Bioactive collagen protein (BCP) should be used daily. Positive health effects generally occur over a longer period of use (6 months), some earlier, others later. In addition to stimulating the target organ, the bioactive collagen protein provides the body with essential amino acids, including glycine, lysine and proline, which humans normally get only in small amounts from food. Glycine, lysine, and proline are essential amino acids for building body tissues. Glycine and arginine, on the other hand, are essential for creatine biosynthesis. Creatine helps the body store energy in muscle cells. Bioactive collagen protein (BCP) may be recommended for daily use in elderly people, active users and athletes.
BCP is made from a layer of collagen in the skin of cattle and has undergone a lengthy industrial process, making it safe to use. And since the product sold as a powder contains no substances other than bioactive collagen protein, it is also suitable for people with underlying diseases (GRAS -99, -03)**.
Bioactive collagen protein is an odorless and tasteless powder that does not contain any allergens. It's also lactose and gluten-free. BCP is marketed and sold under the name FinCollagen.
* 1. D. Zdzieblik et al. Freiburg, Germany, April 2016: Efficacy of specific bioactive collagen peptides in the treatment of joint pain.
* 2. Clark et al. Penn State, USA, 2008: 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain.
** Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) / FDA 1999 ja 2003. In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared collagen hydrolysate, a molecular form of the biological arthritis protein collagen, to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS). The safety of collagen hydrolysate was confirmed in 2003.
Most proteins in the human body are collagen. Collagen is an important protein for muscles, joints, internal organs, bones, skin, and nails. There are 28 different subtypes of collagen. The most common are type I and type II collagen. Type I collagen is abundant in the skin, bone, teeth, tendons, ligaments and hair, and nails, while type II collagen is abundant in the articular cartilage.
The human body's production of collagen begins to decline as early as age 25. Other factors that contribute to collagen production include hormonal changes, medications, processed foods, sugar, fluoridated water, too much sun, stress, trauma. The human body's own production of collagen begins to decline markedly after the age of 40.
As collagen production decreases, joints and ligaments gradually weaken and lose their elasticity. It's getting thinner and weaker. Your muscles become weak and your bone density decreases. The skin thins and wrinkles. Internal organ dysfunction may occur due to a lack of collagen. The arteries may become weakened and their ability to block the formation of clots may be impaired. This increases the likelihood of atherosclerosis. The skin becomes thin, flabby, and wrinkled. The hair is thinning and the curls are shrinking. Medications rarely help with these debilitating problems.
The action of bioactive collagen protein (BCP) is based on the absorption of collagen protein peptides (2,000 to 3,000 Daltons) by diffusion into the bloodstream, from which they progress and accumulate in the intestines. We've been able to confirm this with biomarkers. Normal digestion breaks down proteins into amino acids, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. Collagen molecules in food and most supplements are poorly absorbed. To be used by the body, the collagen molecules must be broken down several times by the digestive system before they can be properly absorbed into the bloodstream. The normal collagen molecule is often imperfectly digested, resulting in some very large peptide chains. These long molecules are not well utilized by the body.