Dermatologist Doctor Makbule Dündar offers information about peptides as well as collagen. It gives many valuable suggestions about collagen, such as which is more beneficial, what foods we can get, and what is its function in our body.
1. What is collagen?
The basic building block of our skin is collagen. Collagen has a protein structure. The smallest building blocks of proteins are amino acids. Short chains of amino acids form collagen peptides.
2. What is the difference between collagen and collagen peptide?
The most important point to be considered in collagen supplements is to ensure that collagen is broken down into peptides and that it passes to the target point in the body without degradation. Collagen, which is too large to pass through the cell membrane structurally, can be broken down into peptides and made useful for the body. Collagen, which is separated into peptides, can easily find the actual effect area that should be in the body.
3. What kind of change occurs in the skin with the reduction of collagen peptides?
Research has shown that; The important reason for dryness, wrinkles, dullness and sagging of the skin is the decrease in the amount of collagen in the skin. The skin experiences 1.5% collagen loss every year from the age of 25.
4. What are the sources of collagen peptide?
The best ways to combat collagen loss in the skin are to inject different mesotherapy products into the skin as collagen and amino acids, in addition to orally taking active peptide sequences, which are the building blocks of collagen. It is known that active peptides originating from fish obtained from the north sea are very beneficial natural resources for our health. Targeted peptides are more effective and show their effects in a shorter time since they are obtained with suitable amino acid chains.
5. How to recognize collagen peptide deficiency?
Naturally decreasing with age collagen If it is not replaced, it will manifest itself in the form of sagging, wrinkles and quality impairment. Since not only our skin but also all our internal organs are of connective tissue origin, problems in the optimum functioning of all our systems and especially muscle / joint system problems are observed.
6. Which systems does the collagen peptide affect?
Skin health affects all internal organ systems and especially the musculoskeletal system.
8. What is the correct ratio of collagen to peptides to be used?
It takes at least 3 weeks for peptides and active nutritional supplements to take effect. The effect starts after 3 weeks. The products should be used regularly for at least 3 months.
9. What should be considered when using collagen peptides?
In addition to active peptides, antioxidant vitamins E and C required for the skin, in addition to these, astraxanthin, which consists of vitamin A precursor carotenoids and obtained from seaweed; Taking products containing nutritional supplements such as omega3 and wheat oil that nourish and support the skin highly increases the success rate in skin rejuvenation.
10. What can you say about marine-derived, fish-sourced collagen peptides?
Safest collagen peptides used today; They are marine-derived, fish-derived collagen peptides.
11. What are the quality control processes for marine-derived collagen peptides?
It is known that active peptides originating from fish obtained from northern seas are very beneficial natural resources for our health. A peptide is called an active peptide if it shows biological or physiological activity that may be beneficial for health. Active peptides are obtained by selecting and forming special and specific amino acid peptide chains in order to support systems in the human body and provide physiological effects. The difference of active peptides derived from collagen from hydrolyzed collagen, which is the most important and available, is that “targeted peptides are obtained with appropriate amino acid chains”. When peptides are obtained intact, they are more effective and show their effects in a shorter time.
Answered by: Specialist Dr. Makbule Dündar / Dermatologist