Collagen exists in the human body in over 25 forms, but more than 90% is formed by Collagen Type 1. Collagen Type 1 and Type 3 are essential for the repair and support of connective and structural tissues. Together, these forms are the most abundant types of collagen in the body. InVite®’s Collagen Hx® is a powerful blend of these two types of Collagen. InVite®'s effective hydrolyzed collagen powder supplement is highly beneficial to support healthy joints and muscles, as well as for the hair, skin and nails.†
Seventy percent of our skin is made of Collagen. However, the body’s natural supply of Collagen begins to decline at about age 25, causing wrinkles and other skin health issues. Collagen production decreases at a rate of about 1.5% per year; that means by age 60, you’ve lost about half of your natural collagen supply! InVite®’s Collagen powder formula helps restore the body’s Collagen supply.†
InVite®’s unique Collagen powder supplement provides additional ingredients to support Collagen’s role in the body, including Silica from Horsetail Rush Stem Extract and Boswellia Extract, that combines with Collagen and Vitamin D in the body to create the organic matrix of the bone, which calcium attaches to for bone strengthening. Silica also combines with Collagen to create hair, skin, nails, tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Boswellia helps with occasional aches and pains by mediating the normal inflammatory process.†
Why Take InVite®'s Collagen Hx®?
- Non-GMO Dietary Supplement
- Made following cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices)
- InVite®'s Collagen is Peptan B 5000; a reputable, high-quality Brazilian bovine source Collagen used in studies for skin, bone, muscle and joint health
- Collagen is a large molecule. InVite®'s Collagen is hydrolyzed (reduced in size) so it is easier to absorb
- Convenient powder formula, easily mixed into beverages and yogurt
For great discounts, a superb assortment of top-grade nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements, and access to our professional nutritionists, look no further – great health starts right here at InVite Health. To ask a question or purchase your Collagen supplement, call us today at (800) 632-0541 or click here to find a store near you!
Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits. Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of collagen…
InVite Health’s collagen supplement is made from collagen used in human clinical trials. It’s a bio company called Rousselot. Rousselot is in Belgium, Spain and France. Recently, they came to the United States and Brazil. They’re the number one manufacturer of collagen in the world. We found Brazil as a source years ago, and the ingredients coming in are extremely clean, pure and of extremely high quality. Brazil’s herbs that are imported to the United States are the finest herbs in the world.
Human clinical trials have covered many areas; skin health, wrinkles, joint and bone health, for example. Dermatologists use it as injections into lips and rubs for the skin. Dentists use it for the gums. It has been used for burn victims. There are literally hundreds of thousands of studies using collagen, because it’s used so frequently. We received the exact collagen used in the human clinical trials. It’s called the Peptan® B 5000.
Collagen production in human body decreases with age. This is an important point. By the time you’re 25, your body starts to produce less collagen. Collagen production decreases at a rate of 1.5% per year. By the time you’re 45, you have a 30% loss of collagen. By the time you’re 60, you’ve lost more than half, impacting your bones, skin, hair, nails, muscles and your waste.
Collagen peptides are highly bioavailable. When collagen is hydrolyzed, individual strands of protein are broken down into small collagen peptides of amino acids. These peptides act as building blocks, renewing bodily tissues.
Ninety percent of the organic mass of your bone is made out of collagen. Your bone is mostly collagen and calcium. Doctors learn in medical school how important collagen is for the bones, but they don’t learn about collagen supplements for the bones. So, it’s important that these studies get around. 70% of your skin is made out of collagen and most of the rest is made out of an ingredient in collagen called hyaluronic acid which is a chain of thousands of sugars. In fact, the wrinkles are damaged sugars. Studies have shown, when you give collagen to people with wrinkles, it helps smooth out the skin.
In numerous studies when they supplement people with collagen that has been hydrolyzed, even within four weeks, it improves bone health. These studies are 24 weeks long though, and show that collagen helps with the bones. What they’ve shown is a couple interesting things. Your bone matrix, the organic part of your bone that looks almost like a spider web, is filled with calcium. That “spider web” is made out of collagen. So, when you take it, you’re laying the groundwork for a superior foundation of your bone to strengthen and solidify it and fill in the holes.
But something else happens. As you get older, your bone-building cells, which are called osteoblasts, don’t last long; they die at a really young age. Osteoclasts, the cells that destroy bone, go on living, though. In older individuals, the bone-building cells don’t survive and the cells that dismantle sand destroy bone thrive, and you get a net loss of bone. In younger individuals, there’s a balance. They’re removing old bone while they’re building new bone. In older people, instead of building bone, they’re just removing bone.
Approximately two-thirds of the cartilage in your joints is made out of collagen. But Collagen is also the most important element in our skin. Seventy percent of our skin is sheets of collagen. They did a couple of studies now with InVite® Collagen powder. These are studies out of France and Japan, focused on women in their 20s, 50s, and 60s. They gave them a spoon of collagen powder (hydrolyzed) daily for six weeks and found that their skin became smoother, more flexible and more elastic. Dark spots that occur with age, such as liver spots were going away. It causes less sagginess of the skin. For them, the skin was nicer, it wasn’t as dull and it had a sheen to it. The dryness was reversing itself and becoming more hydrated. Now, this is very important for women who have sun-damaged skin. When you have a wrinkle, collagen and the sugars on the skin are getting damaged. They’ve shown that when you give women collagen, wrinkles were filled in, the skin more elastic and thick, and you improve the tone and the texture. You’re evening it out, even discolorations like liver spots. So, it really has a fantastic effect on the skin. If you’re looking for a superior supporter of health from the inside, out collagen supplements may be just what you are looking for.
Case Western University and the University of Illinois Medical School over in Chicago both reviewed the studies on collagen and noted its superiority in supporting the health of the joints. They also said, given its importance for bone, it should be used in a bone-building program. So, if you’re on Fosamax®, alendronate, Evista® or any of those drugs that build bone, just add collagen. It is remarkably important for building bones and for healthy joints.
Here’s a study from multiple orthopedic centers, a clinical trial on 250 patients. The patient’s knees were not healthy, so they supplemented them with hydrolyzed collagen for six months. This provided a good improvement in knee comfort and increased flexibility. In a different study, when they compared hydrolyzed collagen to glucosamine and chondroitin, it worked three times. Glucosamine and chondroitin did have an effect; it did help people’s knees and hips, but collagen worked 300% better and was much more effective in helping people with their joints.
In your joint, there’s cartilage, a hard, rubbery substance on the end of the bone whose main job is to prevent bones from rubbing together. There would be a lot of friction and you would wear down your bones. So, you have these cartilage end-caps on your bones that has to be maintained. It’s maintained by a thin layer of fluid in the joint called synovial fluid. Now, that synovial fluid has many activities. One, it’s a shock absorber. So, when you take a step, that absorbs the shock from the body weight, and this way, it helps protect your knee health, your joint health, and your hip health. But new joint cells are born in that fluid, as well. When you bend your knee, they rush into the cartilage end-capped on your bones to lubricate and hydrate them. So, it’s a very important supplement for the maintenance and the health of your joint and your flexibility.
There you go, collagen is real stuff. You could take it for your knee, your hip, your neck, your back, your shoulder, but also for your hair, your nails, your skin, and also for your bones. If you’re on a bone-building regimen, you should be on collagen. It’s the ingredient that people don’t know about yet.
Years ago I shattered my left ankle in a fall. I was told by the orthopedic surgeon I would be in pain, and be walking with a cane for the rest of my life. I had great physical therapy and it helped a lot. Some pain would linger, and I would need to use a cane if I was on my feet a lot. I began using Invite Health's Collagen HX about 4 months ago and noticed that the pain in my ankle was subsiding. Recently, I have seen a scar on my left side become less noticeable and my nails have become stronger and healthier looking. I used to use a "disabled parking permit" and no longer find that necessary because I am pain-free and am able to walk without a cane. I sometimes wonder if I knew of Invite Health products around the time of my accident, my recovery would have been even faster. I am using additional Invite Health products and have been satisfied with how I feel and my visits to the doctor have been better than I can ever recall.
Thank you for making my quality of life and well-being so good with your high quality products, information, and caring Invite Health staff on the radio, in your stores and on the phone. I am grateful and appreciative.
I have been using Collagen Hx® for 10 years and it has been great for my skin, bones nail and teeth. Love it!
I am a city bus driver and I have aches and pains in my shoulders and knees. I took the Joint Hx® and the Collagen Hx® and in a few months I had no more pain. I continue to take the products and I have no pain. I recommend these products to my friends and fellow co-workers.
I went to the InVite Health store at 3rd Ave 72nd st and told them that I was really suffering with pain in one hand. They suggested that I try Collagen Hx®. I used it for 2 months and had remarkable relief from the pain in my hand. I told him that I also noticed am amazing improvement in my skin and hair while using Collagen Hx®.
I have been using Collagen Hx® for one year and found not only did it help with my problems in my knees but noticed my skin became much tighter and my hair fuller!
I have had this clicking sound and more or less unpleasant feeling in my shoulders for a while when I swim, for instance, or 20 push-Ups. Recently, I have been experiencing similar discomfort in my knee. I have been taking Collagen Hx® for about 2 months now. The knee is much better and when I went for a swim after I haven’t gone for awhile, I noticed that the clicking sound in my shoulders had gone? I tried carefully a couple of push-ups: no pain or discomfort! I look forward to further healing taking your great Collagen Hx®. Thanks INVITE HEALTH!
I have been using Collagen Hx® for 10 years and it has been great for my skin, bones nail and teeth. Love it!