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JOLT – Stacking Collagen Peptides

Collagen – it seems to be everywhere on the market now, in supplements, and in cosmetics, you name it the world has gone wild for collagen. Why do we personally love collagen? Because collagen makes up 30% of your total body protein [1]. Collagen is our connective tissue and webs itself in the form of fibers across our organs, tendons, dermis, bones, interstitial fibers in-between that of our muscle fibers, our fascia, and membranes [1].

You have heard us talk about this many times with NOWAY which is the BodyBalance™ collagen peptides from Gelita that we have expanded into our range of products from the Noway, Hot Chocolate, Bars and soon to be ‘Noway Treats’. However, today we are here to talk about something far more specific we have created… JOLT™

What is JOLT?

JOLT is the cover-all-combo of Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides. It contains an abundance of amino acids that can contribute nutritional support in the synthesis of collagen and for the maintenance of normal healthy collagen status in the body. When we say ‘combo’, that’s because we mean it contains THREE leading forms of specific collagen peptides into one convenient 15g serve for alternate functions that are specific to your needs.

  • 1 full 5g serve of Fortibone®
  • 1 full 5g serve of Tendoforte®
  • 1 full 5g serve of Fortigel®

If you recognize some of these funky names, that’s because we have teamed up again with the masterminds in collagen at Gelita, the worlds leading collagen specialists to bring you this beauty. So, without further delay, let’s break down each one of these three in more detail…

Fortibone®

Calcium has been a huge part of the evolution of bone health education, except for the fact that we are actually missing one huge piece of information… collagen contributes to the health of our bones too! The bone itself is a mixture of many different things held within an organic collagen matrix, suspended, woven, and densified for strength. Bones themselves are not concrete and set in stone, they are ever-growing, breaking down and repairing, so, keeping the health of this bone matrix intact and functioning in its elastic-like manner is crucial for long-term bone health.

While calcium is, of course, integral, it is not the be-all end-all. Fortibone® is a specific peptide isolated by the brainstrust in collagen know-how, to support the stimulation of bone cells and the synthesis of bone components such as the necessary collagen required for the matrix. The specific peptides within this form have a signaling-like effect on our own osteoblasts, which help to offset collagen breakdown in the extracellular bone matrix and assists with a reduction in the degradation of bones that is normally seen with higher osteoclast activity [2].

Tendoforte®

If you have ever rolled your ankle during a simple walk or running down for the try line, you know the excruciating pain that can come with a torn or damaged ligament, right? That’s because our ligaments and tendons have the role of binding our muscles and our bones so we can flex and move, have stability or control which movements we voluntarily make.  You know pretty quickly when something is out of whack once you injure it.  So, naturally looking after the health of your ligaments and tendons is pretty darn important.

More often than not, injuries to a tendon and ligament can be seen in the degeneration of collagen fibers, meaning that healing takes a long time and immobilization is often necessary. Tendoforte® is a selection of specific bioactive collagen peptides that work to improve the elasticity and function of tendons and ligaments through the biosynthesis of new extracellular matrix molecules that are specific to ligaments and tendons [3].

Fortigel®

Collagen plays an important role in cartilage.  Wear and tear in the joints is seen as normal as we age, right? Sometimes the wear and tear can come on much earlier if we are prone to over-exercising or using one specific joint more than others, you can see more isolated wear in these areas than overall degeneration as we age.

Collagen may make up an average of 30% of total body protein, but it also makes up an average of 70% of cartilage tissue [4]. Which makes sense.  Think about it, cartilage takes on severe amounts of impact over long spans of time in a repetitive action, your knees being a classic example we can all relate to. Cartilage needs to be resilient and spongy. Studies conducted on the use of Fortigel® confirm that the intake of Fortigel® results in improvement of mobility in healthy individuals [4].

Who can benefit from using JOLT?

Anyone who is seeking to target more area-specific aspects of their body. Specific collagen peptides are just that – specific to an intended purpose. The three collagen varieties have been combined to provide 15g of specific collagen peptides with the intended purpose of:

  • Assisting in normal joint function. [5]
  • Contributing to healthy joint cartilage production. [6,7]
  • Assisting in the maintenance of healthy bones and joints. [8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16]

What is a peptide?

Peptides are specific cleaved shorter strands of amino acid sequences that provide a function that is specific to where they orientate in the body. They are functional, bioactive, and work as building blocks to other forms of proteins in the body – collagen is a perfect example. They act as a more specific instructor to a task – if that makes more sense.

How can I use JOLT?

1 x 15g serve daily mixed into water or other liquids.  Cook with it if you want to get creative, collagen peptides are extracted at high temps, unlike heat-sensitive forms of protein, cooking won’t denature the collagen structure.

That’s why we use it in most of our cooking!

To find out more on JOLT jump on over to the product page for insight on size, price, and flavours.

 

References:

  1. https://bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu/bionumber.aspx?id=109730
  2. https://www.gelita.com/en/products/collagen-peptides/fortibone
  3. https://www.gelita.com/en/products/collagen-peptides/tendoforte
  4. https://www.gelita.com/en/products/collagen-peptides/fortigel
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  6. Evaluation of the Ability of Delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) to Detect Change in Characteristics among Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Receiving a Collagen Hydrolysate Formulation McAlindon TE1, Nuite M1, Carr KA1, Krishnan N2, Burstein D2, Price LL1, Flechsenhar K3 OARSI 2009 Poster # 4051Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA, 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA, 3Gelita AG, Eberbach, Germany
  7. Bruyère, O., Zegels, B., Leonori, L., Rabenda, V., Janssen, A., Bourges, C., and Reginster, J. 2012. Effect of collagen hydrolysate in articular pain: a 6-month randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. Complement. Ther. Med. 20: 124–130. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2011.12.007. PMID:22500661.
  8. Collagen Hydrolysate and its Relationship to Joint Health: A Scientific Compendium. Milan Adam, M.D. et al. 1st edition 2004 Moskowitz R.W;. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 30:87-99, 2000
  9. J Sci Food Agric. 2015 Mar 15;95(4):702-7. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6752. Epub 2014 Jun 24. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomised, Clinical Study on the Effectiveness of Collagen Peptide on Osteoarthritis. Suresh Kumar 1, Fumihito Sugihara, Keiji Suzuki, Naoki Inoue, Sriraam Venkateswarathirukumara
  10. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008 May;24(5):1485-96. doi: 10.1185/030079908×291967. Epub 2008 Apr 15. 24-Week Study on the Use of Collagen Hydrolysate as a Dietary Supplement in Athletes with Activity-Related Joint Pain. Kristine L Clark 1, Wayne Sebastianelli, Klaus R Flechsenhar, Douglas F Aukermann, Felix Meza, Roberta L Millard, John R Deitch, Paul S Sherbondy, Ann Albert.
  11. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Jun;42(6):588-595. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0390. Epub 2017 Jan 24. Improvement of Activity-Related Knee Joint Discomfort Following Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Denise Zdzieblik 1, Steffen Oesser 2, Albert Gollhofer 3, Daniel König 3
  12. EFFECTIVENESS OF A COLLAGEN HYDROLYSATE-BASED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT ON THE LEVEL OF JOINT PAIN, RANGE OF MOTION AND MUSCLE FUNCTION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL Carpenter MR, McCarthy S, Kline G, Angelopoulos TJ, Rippe JM. Rippe Health Assessment, Celebration Hospital, Orlando, FL USA Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2005;64(Suppl 3):1544
  13. Change in knee osteoarthritis cartilage detected by delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging following treatment with collagen hydrolysate: a pilot randomized controlled trial T.E. McAlindon y*, M. Nuite y, N. Krishnan z, R. Ruthazer x, L.L. Price x, D. Burstein k, J. Griffith {,K. Flechsenhar Osteoarthritis and Cartilage xxx (2011) 1e7
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  15. 2019 Jun; 11(6): 1249. Published online 2019 May 31. doi: 10.3390/nu11061249 Human Enriched Serum Following Hydrolysed Collagen Absorption Modulates Bone Cell Activity: from Bedside to Bench and Vice Versa. Fabien Wauquier,1,2 Audrey Daneault,1,2 Henri Granel,1,2 Janne Prawitt,3 Véronique Fabien Soulé,4 Juliette Berger,5 Bruno Pereira,6 Jérôme Guicheux,7,8,9 Gael Y. Rochefort,7 Nathalie Meunier,10 Adeline Blot,10 and Yohann Wittrant.
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