What Everyone Should Know About Collagen Peptides

What Are Collagen Peptides?

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Collagen peptides are a form of collagen that can be easily digested. Also known as collagen hydrolysate and hydrolyzed collagen, these peptides are made through a process called enzymatic hydrolysis. Hydrolysis breaks molecular bonds between collagen and peptides, and the resulting collagen peptides are smaller and lighter than regular collagen. They have a molecular weight of less than five thousand Dalton (5,000 Da), and they are cold soluble, which means they dissolve in cold water. Even if they are exposed to high heat levels, they are very stable and will not become a gel. Although collagen peptides contain a minimum of two amino acids, some formulations could include up to one hundred different amino acids. Collagen peptides are normally taken as dietary supplements, and they are also included in a variety of functional foods.

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