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Section 1: Ingredients

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a naturally occurring compound in foods such as fresh vegetables, meat, and dairy products. MSM provides a source of natural sulphur known as sulfur in North America and since 1990, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC, see iupac.org), the globally-recognized authority on chemical nomenclature and terminology, tackled this problem and declared “sulfur” to be the correct spelling for element 16. This declaration wasn’t immediately accepted or welcomed by those who held “sulphur” near and dear. For example, it wasn’t until 1992, that the prestigious UK-based Royal Society of Chemistry implemented the change in their scientific publications. It can take time to implement changes to our scientific vernacular. So sulfur plays a role in many of our body's processes. People may consume MSM via supplements. Typically, MSM supplements contain a synthetic form of MSM.

MSM is not sulfur in itself. However, it is an organic compound that contains sulfur. This is the same sulfur that exists naturally in the body, as well as in vegetables, fruits, grains, and meats. For this reason, MSM is also known as dimethyl sulfone and methyl sulfone. A person can get MSM naturally from food, in very small quantities producers can also make the compound synthetically by combining dimethylsulfoxide and hydrogen peroxide.

Sulfur is an essential element for human life. There are many sulfur compounds in nature including sulfur dioxide, sulfur-containing amino acids, important sulfur compounds in food (garlic, onions, and broccoli), sulfur in joints, connective tissue, keratin, skin, and hair. Sulfur-based biochemicals provide free radical fighting properties, assist in normal detoxification, have anti-aging and cardiovascular benefits, and help keep our bodies’ joints well maintained. Regular exercise is necessary for good health. However, the energy demands of exercise can cause oxidative stress to muscles and tissues. This may result in temporary soreness and discomfort after a workout. Collagen MSM Plus is part of an innovative technology in supplements that Medicare europe is among the pioneers of msm in a new liquid form as a supplement combining the MSM with Type II Collagen (make a faq links ) , Glucosamine , Chondroitin , Vitamin D , Vitamin B and Vitamin C

“hydrolyzed” refers to the actual process of breaking down collagen into peptides, which are formulated into a powder substance for ease-of-use and stability. When referring to collagen as hydrolysed, we’re talking about collagen that has been broken down into peptides. Collagen’s hydrolysed form is considered the most bioavailable supplement form for humans, as it is more easily absorbed into your body. Hydrolysed collagen contains peptides of low molecular weight, which is one of the main reasons behind its high bioavailability.

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No this is not a sean of ‘’my greek fat wedding’’ The word "collagen" comes from the Greek κόλλα, or kolla, which means glue. Designed by nature, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, accounting for 25% to 35% of the total body protein content. Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues in your body. It is located in your skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Its main job is to help tissues withstand stretching. A structural protein is one that makes up the structure or framework of your cells and tissues binding everything together. There are 28 known types of collagen. Collagen is composed mainly of the amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. These amino acids form three strands, which make up the triple-helix structure characteristic of collagen. Collagen is found in connective tissue, skin, tendons, bones, and cartilage. It provides structural support to tissues and plays important roles in cellular processes, including tissue repair immune response cellular communication cellular migration, a process necessary for tissue maintenance Connective tissue cells called fibroblasts produce and maintain collagen. As people grow older, their collagen becomes fragmented, fibroblast function becomes impaired, and collagen production slows down.

Generally, the fish we consume today comes from two main sources. Wild-caught fish and seafood are caught in natural, marine environments such as oceans, lakes, and rivers. Farm-raised fish are sourced from aquaculture populations, such as cultivated fishery installations. Here, fish farmers can play a role in the rearing process to enhance production. Farm-raised and wild-catch sources are complementary. Balancing the two sources, and treating them with equal care, can help feed the world. This is why Collagen Extra marine contains collagen peptides that come from both wild-caught and farm-raised fish.We only use collagen peptides that are sourced and processed to the highest environmental and quality standards.

There are many collagen products available on the market today. IF you want premium collagen peptides. Marine collagen is classified as a type I & III collagen – it's the most abundant form of collagen in the human body and is found in tendons, ligaments, skin, bones, teeth, hair and nails. Collagen Marine is Higher in Collagen type I

>Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the cartilage, bones and hides of cows that provides types I and III collagen, the major components of skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels. Bovine collagen is higher in Collagen III

We are going to be honest here, there are no vegan or plant-based sources of collagen. We said it! Collagen can only be sourced from animals. There are 16 different types of collagen, but collagen types I, II and III make up 80-90% of collagen in the body. Marine collagen is a source of type I collagen and bovine collagen is a source of I and III. Why only animal sources? Collagen is a protein that's sourced from parts of the animal we don't eat in our modern diets - like cartilage, bones and skin. Our bodies produce collagen naturally. It's found in our connective tissues, joints, gut and skin. As we age, our bodies natural production declines. Starting in our early twenties, we are producing around 1.5% less each year. By the time we are 40 years old, we are producing about 25% less collagen than we used to. There are also environmental and health factors that can contribute to the loss of collagen production too. It's a confusing subject and something we get asked about often. There are many supplements on the market claiming to be a source of vegan or plant-based collagen. That is where the confusion lies. These supplements aren't providing a source of collagen. Instead, they are providing nutrients that support your body's natural collagen production. They are a collagen-production booster, rather than a collagen supplement. A collagen supplement provides your body with a bioavailable (easily absorbed) source of nutrients. There is evidence of many skin, hair, joint and gut benefits to taking collagen supplements. But fear not! If you're vegan or mostly plant-based there are still ways for you to boost your collagen production. Luckily, there are some ways that vegans can boost their natural collagen production. However, that’s all these ‘vegan collagen’ products will be doing within your body - attempting to boost collagen production. Since they don’t replace or replenish collagen, most of the plant-based collagen options available combine ingredients to attempt to naturally boost collagen production. This can be done in the form of supplements, or by targeting certain plant-based foods in your diet. The main thing to search for when looking for foods that can boost collagen production is that they contain the three primary amino acids in collagen proteins: proline, glycine, and lysine. Some plant-based collagen food sources that are high in these amino acids include: Soy products Legumes (black beans, kidney beans, etc.) Nuts (cashews, pistachios, etc.) Seeds (pumpkin, chia, etc.) The next best ingredients will be vitamin C, zinc, and antioxidants. Even if you are taking an animal-derived collagen supplement, including more vitamin C, zinc, and antioxidants in your diet could help with absorption.Supplements that can help with absorbing better the collagen are: vitamin C, manganese, copper, zinc, and other vitamins and minerals that could help with collagen synthesis. Just as when looking for plant-based foods that contain these vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, if you’re a vegan looking for high-quality collagen-boosting supplements, check the ingredients. Your collagen production slows down in your twenties, and so does your skin’s vitamin C production. It makes sense that these would slow down around the same time because you need vitamin C to produce collagen. So, if one decreases, the other decreases as well.

Regular exercise and healthy eating habits protect and preserve the Joints to function properly, there are a lot of natural nutrients that can help with the mobility of the joints. Two of the most effective and popular are glucosamine & chondroitin. Glucosamine – Joints love glucosamine. This nutrient is an essential building block of the two main components of joint tissue, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans. Both promote water retention within joints. Water gives joint tissues resiliency by acting as a lubricant and a shock absorber. Chondroitin – is a glycosaminoglycan that normally is found in many body tissues, including the articular cartilage found in joints. Glycosaminoglycans promote water retention for lubrication and shock absorption. In dietary supplements there are two different forms of both glucosamine and chondroitin that are used – hydrochloride and sulfate.

Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Government advice is that everyone should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter. (BY NHS) Vitamin D enhances intestinal absorption and metabolism of the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphate and zinc, and therefore plays a crucial role in skeletal health. Maintaining an adequate level of vitamin D is essential for achieving and maintaining optimal bone mineral density. Vitamin D also supports healthy immune system function, and recent research shows that it may play a role in normal cardiovascular function. Good sources of vitamin D From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to make all the vitamin D they need from sunlight. The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors. But between October and early March we do not make enough vitamin D from sunlight. Read more about vitamin D and sunlight. Vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods. Sources include: oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel red meat liver egg yolks fortified foods – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals Another source of vitamin D is dietary supplements. In the UK, cows' milk is generally not a good source of vitamin D because it is not fortified, as it is in some other countries. Source NHS

From about late March/early April to the end of September, the majority of people should be able to make all the vitamin D they need from sunlight on their skin. Children from the age of 1 year and adults need 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Babies up to the age of 1 year need 8.5 to 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day. A microgram is 1,000 times smaller than a milligram (mg). The word microgram is sometimes written with the Greek symbol μ followed by the letter g (μg). Sometimes the amount of vitamin D is expressed as International Units (IU). 1 microgram of vitamin D is equal to 40 IU. So 10 micrograms of vitamin D is equal to 400 IU.

Advice for adults and children over 4 years old During the autumn and winter, you need to get vitamin D from your diet because the sun is not strong enough for the body to make vitamin D. But since it's difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D during the autumn and winter. Between late March/early April to the end of September, most people can make all the vitamin D they need through sunlight on their skin and from a balanced diet. You may choose not to take a vitamin D supplement during these months.

Some people will not make enough vitamin D from sunlight because they have very little or no sunshine exposure. The Department of Health and Social Care recommends that adults and children over 4 take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D throughout the year if they: are not often outdoors – for example, if they're frail or housebound are in an institution like a care home usually wear clothes that cover up most of their skin when outdoors If you have dark skin – for example you have an African, African-Caribbean or south Asian background – you may also not make enough vitamin D from sunlight. You should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D throughout the year.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables, and also sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue, the formation of collagen, and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has several important functions. These include: helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage helping with wound healing Lack of vitamin C can lead to scurvy. Good sources of vitamin C Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. Good sources include: citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice peppers strawberries blackcurrants broccoli brussels sprouts potatoes Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day. Humans and a few other mammals lack the enzyme that is required for the production of the vitamin C, so we must get it in foods every day, and constantly recycle it in the body using other antioxidants and free radical fighters.

Calcium ascorbate is a mineral compound form of the water-soluble antioxidant vitamin C (ascorbic acid).* Calcium is reacted with ascorbic acid to screen the acidic nature of this vitamin, making it gentler for those who have a sensitive gastrointestinal tract. The pH of this medium mineral ascorbate is approximately 6.8~7.4, as compared to ascorbic acid that is about a pH of 2.5. Calcium Ascorbate provides approximately 10% elemental calcium and 90% vitamin C, by weight.

Ascorbate (vitamin C) is a reducing sugar that is involved in biochemical processes, such as hydroxylation of proline and lysine utilised in the formation of collagen and healthy connective tissue. Ascorbate is involved in many other vital functions such as the mobilisation of iron, competence of the immune system, and as an antioxidant for hunting down of free radicals.

Bioflavonoids are biologically active flavonoid compounds found throughout all the plants. Since the discovery of flavonoids in 1936, over 4,000 different types have been characterised. Though there are several forms of bioflavonoids in the citrus complex, the predominant one is Hesperidin. These flavonoids exhibit beneficial effects on capillary permeability and therefore support healthy blood flow. They work synergistically with vitamin C.

Arnica has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and is still popular today. Applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, liniment, salve, or tincture, arnica has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. It is commonly used for injuries, such as sprains and bruises. As an herb, arnica is usually used topically (on the skin) because it can cause serious side effects when taken by mouth. Oral homeopathic remedies do contain arnica, but they use a diluted form that is not considered dangerous. If you have any question about whether you have the herbal or homeopathic form of arnica, talk to your doctor.Plant Description: Arnica is a perennial that grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet with yellow-orange flowers similar to daisies. Stems are round and hairy, ending in 1 to 3 flower stalks, with flowers 2 to 3 inches across. Leaves are bright green. The upper leaves are toothed and slightly hairy, while lower leaves have rounded tips. It is native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia, and is cultivated in North America.

Liquid Supplements FAQs

The body does not need to break down a liquid extract, allowing more of the medicinal properties to be absorbed into the system. This makes an extract much more powerful than a capsule or tablet. When using capsules or tablets, the body must first extract or break down the medicinal properties of the herb to put them in liquid form in the stomach. Liquid extracts take 1-4 minutes to assimilate. Capsules or tablets (pills) can take from 20-30 minutes just to break down, before the body can even start to assimilate them. The body uses 98% of our liquid extracts. The body only utilises approximately 39-53% of capsules or tablets. Guess where the remainder ends up? In order for any nutrient to reach the cells of the body, it must first be suspended in a solution. Or in other words it must be liquid. As a rule, the nearer a herbal preparation approaches the liquid form, the quicker and more completely it will assimilate and take effect in your body.

Medical studies have shown that liquid extracts have faster absorption rates, higher optimisation rates, and are more easily digestible. Liquids may have a big advantage over pills when it comes to swallowing. Most people, especially the elderly and young children, tend to have more difficulty swallowing some pills. Generally, supplements in liquid form are much more readily broken down and absorbed. Additionally, it has been shown that liquids are more completely and quickly absorbed than most capsules and pills. In fact, the Physician’s Desk Reference states that 85-90% of nutrients in liquid supplements are absorbed in 22 to 30 seconds. Compare this to hours it takes for the nutrients in pills to be absorbed by the body. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that only 10%-20% of the nutrients in pills actually are absorbed. The National Advisory Board state that 100 mg consumed in tablet form translates into a concentration of only 8.3 mg or 8.3% in the blood. A pilot study evaluating the bioavailability and absorption rates of two vitamin B-12 preparations in normal human subjects, demonstrated that absorption rate was significantly increased when dosing was in a liquid rather than solid form. Liquid medicine is the preferred method of delivery in hospitals from emergency rooms to patient care because of the immediate benefits for the patient. While there is nothing wrong with a capsule or tablet, there are proven findings that show a liquid extract to be more powerful, beneficial and fast acting.

One of the primary benefits of using liquid herbal extracts is that they do not require digestion. You don’t need to extract what is medicinal from the plant cellulose before it can be absorbed because it’s already been done for you. The body does not need to break down a liquid extract, allowing more of the medicinal properties to be absorbed into the system. This makes liquid extracts much more powerful than capsules or tablets. When using capsules or tablets, the body must first extract or break down the medicinal properties of the herb to put them in liquid form in the stomach. Liquid extracts take 1-4 minutes to assimilate. Capsules or tablets (pills) can take from 20-30 minutes just to break down, before the body can even start to assimilate them. Studies have shown that the body uses 98% of our liquid extracts. The body only utilizes approximately 39-53% of capsules or tablets. In order for any nutrient to reach the cells of the body, the nutrient must first be suspended in a solution. Or in other words it must be liquid. As a rule, the nearer a herbal preparation approaches the liquid form, the quicker and more completely it will assimilate and take effect in your body. Your body assimilates extracts fast Extracts can be assimilated into the body in 1 to 4 minutes. Capsules or tablets (pills) can take from 20 to 30 minutes just to break down, before the body can even start to assimilate them. Extracts are even more powerful! It could take 20 capsules to equal a daily dose of 1 of our teaspoons of herbal extract.