Gelatin is derived from the bones and in fact constitutes a collagen pieces. The most common application is in cooking and food processing. In the pharmaceutical industry is primarily used as an excipient. It made capsule shells, but because gelling properties serves as the basis for making candles. Gelatin has no biological activity, i.e. it can not be used as a medicine, while the hydrolyzed collagen - can. This explains the difference in the prices of products.
Collagen or a collagen hydrolyzate has exactly proven advantages and support the bones, joints and skin. Has long been known that collagen is useful for human health St. Hildegard of Bingen has studied extracts of animal tissues and noticed their positive impact on joint problems.
Collagen hydrolyzate are also collagen fragments, which are absorbed more easily by the body. This natural product is derived from collagen type 1 - is collagen, which is produced in human skin and bones. It comprises up to 95 percent of the proteins. Collagen hydrolyzate contains 18 amino acids, of which 9 are essential. It contains largely the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. This special composition of amino acids allows the collagen hydrolyzate functional properties to act.
In many countries, especially Germany and the USA have conducted a huge number of clinical trials to prove that collagen leads to improvement of osteoarthritis, rheumatic pain and others. These studies have shown that the collagen hydrolyzate has a large effect and reduce the intake of analgesics, improve the functions of the joints and of the condition of joints.
Collagen is found in large amounts in the walls of our blood vessels, arteries and veins. Collagen condition of the walls is increased in anyone who accepts collagen hydrolyzate as it strengthens. If during therapy to improve the condition of the joints human collagen taken internally, there will be an additional effect: the elasticity of arteries and blood circulation will improve.