What is this?
Collagen Build with BodyBalance® is designed to tone, repair and build lean muscle.
This specialised blend of Hydrolysed Collagen, BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides, and magnesium is the perfect post-workout partner.
What's so special about it
Daily consumption of Collagen Build as part of a balanced diet can:
What is Collagen and Why use it?
Collagen helps to promote the body’s natural production of collagen that starts to deplete in our mid- 20’s which can contribute to visible signs of aging and deterioration of lean muscle.
Collagen Build is a natural formulation with BODYBALANCE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides sourced from grass-fed Bovine protein and blended with Aquamarine minerals, magnesium, and Hydrolysed Collagen. It is sustainably sourced type 1 and type 111 collagen that is heat resilient, so can be enjoyed in hot or cold drinks or dishes.
This blend has been specially crafted with magnesium to support muscle repair and growth. Collagen Beauty is 35% protein, low kilojoule, no sugar, and no carbohydrates.
What is BodyBalance®?
BODYBALANCE® has positive effects on two main components of the human body: lean body mass and fat mass. Lean body mass, also called fat free mass, comprises mainly muscle mass but also bone mass, connective tissue and body water.
Muscles are essential for physical activity, stability and posture, they enable blood circulation and help during the digestion of food. A loss of muscle mass over the course of life time means a loss of mobility, which is followed by a loss of independence and a loss of quality of life. In summary, the studies confirm that the intake of BODYBALANCE® results in improvement of mobility in healthy individuals.
The BODY PROTEIN mechanism:
The exact mechanism of BODYBALANCE® is still subject of ongoing research, but current data suggest, that the mode of action is based on the multifactorial impact of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® on various metabolic processes and the overall functional unit of muscle: e.g. muscle and fat metabolism.
Recent investigations revealed, BODYBALANCE® significantly stimulates the mTOR pathway. Availability and activity of this key protein are essential for the protein metabolism. The protein metabolism ensures the balance between protein synthesis and protein degradation. More synthesis than breakdown indicates an anabolic state that builds lean tissues, higher breakdown than synthesis indicates a catabolic state that decreases lean tissues.
Mix 18g (1.5 metric Tbsp) once daily into any liquid of choice (Collagen Build is unflavoured and will not affect the taste).
Collagen Build dissolves in hot or cold liquids and unflavoured. We recommend making this an addition to your favourite post-workout shake with 400mls liquid.
Note- Nutra no longer supply plastic scoops with their products as part of their new waste reduction policy.
Why would I take Collagen Build instead of another protein powder for building muscle?
Collagen Build has a different action compared to other protein powders. In fact, collagen Build is perfect to mix in with other protein powders as they can complement each other (despite being an animal source protein, collagen is not a complete protein, as it lacks the EAA Tryptophan). Collagen Build is a great source of protein and magnesium, which is essential for muscle building and repair, but it’s the specialised collagen peptides that give Collagen Build it’s point of difference. Collagen Build targets the connective tissue (endomusium, perimycium, epimycium and deep fasciae) within muscle tissue. This connective tissue has been found to have a central role in muscle quality, strength and growth.
But muscle doesn't contain much collagen? Why would a collagen product help with muscle building, strengthening and repair?
True, muscle doesn’t contain much collagen (we are looking at about 6% of total muscle mass) which is why eating lean meat isn’t a great dietary source of collagen, HOWEVER the connective tissue which is in muscle is incredibly important. It has a central role in muscle growth (including stimulation the mTOR pathway for muscle cell anabolism) transmission of signals (fibre recruitment for a synchronised contraction, increasing strength) and metabolism.
Can I take more than one collagen product at the same time?
We do not recommend taking more than one collagen product at a time. More is not always better. If you would like to target multiple body systems, we recommend taking turns with which collagen product you use. The clinical studies that demonstrated the effectiveness of each of the collagens was done by using just one of the specialised bioactive collagen peptides, every day for the trial period (usually between 8-12 weeks). So we recommend doing the same thing (for example, you may want to take Collagen Beauty for 12 weeks to help strengthen and hydrate skin over winter, then focus on Collagen Build for 12 weeks to build and strengthen lean muscle over spring). Taking more Collagen won’t cause harm (as it is a food product that is generally considered safe) but there is only so much protein synthesis and metabolism that you can do in a day. Also, consuming too much of anything isn’t a good idea, as it takes the place of other foods in the diet which may reduce the variety of foods that you have in your day. A healthy varied diet is always the best!
Is Collagen Build safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Collagen Build is safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding - this is because our collagen is literally just made up of pure protein derived from natural bovine sources. Our Collagen Build also contains the added benefit of naturally occurring Magnesium which further supports protein synthesis and energy. As this is naturally occurring and only present in small amounts this product is classified as safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We recommend if you have any concerns, that you consult your primary physician.
Where does our collagen come from? Are the cows fed organic grass or grains?
If there’s one thing we are passionate about here at Nutra Organics, aside from food of course, its animals and their welfare. Therefore we have ensured that the bovine that our collagen comes from are treated under the highest animal welfare scheme possible. We do not guarantee that our bovine are fed organic grass all year around as some of them are located in Germany and due to the fact it snows there for a large portion of the year, it is impossible to ensure that they are eating grass fed 100% as their diets may need to occasionally be supplemented with wholesome non-gmo grains. However they are grass fed majority of the year.
How is Collagen Body different to Gelatin?
The main difference between the Collagen and Gelatin Powders are as follows;
BodyBalance® is a trademark of GELITA AG in Germany and other countries. For more info on the BodyBalance® product you can visit Gelita HERE.
|Nutritional Information||Collagen Build|
|SERVINGS PER PACKAGE: 25 (450g)SERVING SIZE: 18g||Quantity
|Fat, total– Saturated||0.0g0.0g||0%0%||0.0g0.0g|
|– Collagen Peptides||15.0g||–||83.3g|
|Gluten||Not Detected||N/A||Not Detected|
Percentage Daily Intakes/Recommended Dietary Intakes based on the average adult diet of 8700 kJ per day.
Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, lupin, tree nuts, and sesame.
|AMINO ACID PROFILEGrams per 100 g|
* Naturally occurring Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA).
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