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Why Healthy Bones Co. Collagen Peptides?

Not your average collagen! Healthy Bones Co. Collagen is a unique blend of three patented Bioactive Collagen Peptides FORTIBONE®, FORTIGEL®, and VERISOL® with clinically proven benefits for bones, joints, skin, hair, and nails.

FORTIBONE® is the only collagen peptide shown in clinical research to help improve bone mineral density and bone formation markers in postmenopausal women.

Read below to understand the research behind the health and bone benefits of Healthy Bones Co.'s Specific, Bioactive Collagen Peptides.

Fortibone® collagen peptide blend has been found in studies to help improve bone health. One study compared 5 g of Fortibone® per day with a placebo in postmenopausal females with osteopenia or osteoporosis. The Fortibone® group experienced an improvement in bone mineral density (BMD) in the femoral neck and spine, along with increased markers of bone formation (procollagen type I propeptides [P1NP]) with no change in markers of bone breakdown (C‐telopeptide of type I collagen [CTX‐1]).(1) Similarly, in a small follow‐up, observational study of postmenopausal women with reduced BMD, a daily intake of 5 g of Fortibone® resulted in a steady increase in BMD and the T‐score in the spine and femoral neck after 4 years.(2) Another study found that the addition of 5 g of Fortibone® to a supplement with 500 mg of elemental calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D3 in postmenopausal females with osteopenia led to a significant decrease of both P1NP and CTX‐1 within 3 months, demonstrating a decrease in bone turnover. The group taking only the calcium and vitamin D3 experienced no change.(3)

Fortigel® collagen peptide blend has been found to benefit osteoarthritis, including knee pain and low back pain, in clinical trials. One randomized controlled trial found that kinesitherapy, along with Fortigel®, vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate, manganese, and copper, led to a more marked improvement in pain and quality of life.(4) In a pilot study, patients who took Fortigel® for 24 weeks experienced an increase in the delayed gadolinium‐enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) score (a measure associated with cartilage damage) of the medial and lateral tibial regions, demonstrating a change in proteoglycan content in the knee cartilage.(5) In another study, athletes with functional knee problems during sports used 5 g of Fortigel® for 12 weeks. The Fortigel® group experienced a statistically significant improvement in activity‐related pain intensity and some improvement in pain under resting conditions, although it did not reach statistical significance.(6)  In another randomized controlled trial of young active adults between 18 and 30 years old suffering with knee joint discomfort, a daily intake of 5 g of Fortigel® specific collagen peptides for 12 weeks led to a significantly higher reduction of exercise‐related knee pain compared to a placebo.(7)

Verisol® collagen peptide blend has been shown to benefit skin health. Studies have found that it upregulates the synthesis of collagen, elastin, fibrillin, and glycosaminoglycans in the dermal layer of facial skin, resulting in reduced wrinkles and improved skin elasticity that can last for at least 4 weeks after collagen supplementation ends.(8)(9) Verisol® has also demonstrated the ability to improve cellulite appearance by increasing dermal thickness and elasticity.(10) Another study has shown that Verisol® supplementation resulted in improved nail growth and reduced occurrence of brittle and broken nails.(11)

You can see, this is not your average collagen...

In addition to being a clean source of grass-fed, pasture-raised, Type I collagen…

One single scoop of Healthy Bones Co. Collagen contains all three of these Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides in the levels shown to be effective in the literature…

  • 5g of FORTIBONE® in one scoop of Healthy Bones Co. Collagen for bone density and bone formation
  • 5g of FORTIGEL® in one scoop of Healthy Bones Co. Collagen for joint health
  • 2.5g of VERISOL® in one scoop of Healthy Bones Co. Collagen for hair, skin, and nails

So, you can be confident that you’re getting the benefits shown in each of the studies referenced above.

Just add one scoop per day to plain water for greatest benefits. Can also be added hot or cold to your favorite beverages, tea, coffee, soups, stews, smoothies, mashed potatoes or cauliflower, yogurts, and even healthy desserts.

3 Options To Get The Benefits Of These Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides ASAP

Research & Study Citations

(1) König D, Oesser S, Scharla S, Zdzieblik D, Gollhofer A. Specific collagen peptides improve bone mineral density and bone markers in postmenopausal women‐a randomized controlled study. Nutrients. 2018;10(1):97. doi:10.3390/nu10010097.

(2) Zdzieblik D, Oesser S, König D. Specific bioactive collagen peptides in osteopenia and osteoporosis: long‐term observation in postmenopausal women. J Bone Metab. 2021;28(3):207‐213. doi:10.11005/jbm.2021.28.3.207.

(3) Argyrou C, Karlafti E, Lampropoulou‐Adamidou K, et al. Effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation with and without collagen peptides on bone turnover in postmenopausal women with osteopenia. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2020;20(1):12‐17.

(4) Farì G, Santagati D, Pignatelli G, et al. Collagen peptides, in association with vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate, manganese and copper, as Part of the Rehabilitation Project in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain [published online ahead of print, Feb 10, 2021]. Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2021. doi:10.2174/1871530321666210210153619.

(5) McAlindon TE, Nuite M, Krishnan N, et al. Change in knee osteoarthritis cartilage detected by delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging following treatment with collagen hydrolysate: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011;19(4):399‐405. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2011.01.001.

(6) Zdzieblik D, Oesser S, Gollhofer A, König D. Improvement of activity‐related knee joint discomfort following supplementation of specific collagen peptides [published correction appears in Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017;42(11):1237]. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017;42(6):588‐595. doi:10.1139/apnm‐2016‐0390.

(7) Zdzieblik D, Brame J, Oesser S, Gollhofer A, König D. The influence of specific bioactive collagen peptides on knee joint discomfort in young physically active adults: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrients. 2021;13(2):523. doi:10.3390/nu13020523.

(8) Proksch E, Schunck M, Zague V, Segger D, Degwert J, Oesser S. Oral intake of specific bioactive collagen peptides reduces skin wrinkles and increases dermal matrix synthesis. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(3):113‐119. doi:10.1159/000355523.

(9) Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(1):47‐55. doi:10.1159/000351376.

(10) Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S, Proksch E. Dietary supplementation with specific collagen peptides has a body mass index‐dependent beneficial effect on cellulite morphology. J Med Food. 2015;18(12):1340‐1348. doi:10.1089/jmf.2015.0022.

(11) Hexsel D, Zague V, Schunck M, Siega C, Camozzato FO, Oesser S. Oral supplementation with specific bioactive collagen peptides improves nail growth and reduces symptoms of brittle nails. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2017;16(4):520‐526. doi:10.1111/jocd.12393.