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When we are young, our metabolism runs at full speed and our body cells are constantly renewing themselves. The nutrient uptake works flawlessly, and the body’s own production of important substances also helps to ensure the body’s gets everything it needs. We are bursting with strengths and youthfulness. But as we grow older, many processes in the body change. Our entire metabolism slows down and the untack and processing of nutrients decline. Certain tissues within the body are no longer reproduced at the required levels. Cartilage tissue wears out, bones become more porous, blood vessels calcify and stiffen. The blood flow decreases, and as a result neither the tissue nor the brain is optimally provided for. The skin loses its ability to store moisture. These aging processes cannot be halted or reversed. They can, however, be influenced by physical activity and a targeted diet with nutritional supplementation.

It is well known that the human body consists largely of water. Proteins are the other major component. When referring to the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, skin, bones, and even most hormones and enzymes that are indispensable for metabolism, it is always the proteins that provide their structure and function. Collagen is the most abundant component in the human body, and therefore the most important component of human connective tissue. This extraordinary protein is also the central building block of the bones, joints, tendons, and many other tissues and structures. Collagen provides a structure for the body and its many organs, and keeps them “together” in the truest sense of the word. It is present nearly everywhere in the body, forming and connecting moving parts, like the bones, and in turn, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments with the bones.

Currently we know of 28 different types of collagen. The human body mainly consists of collagen types I, II and III. Type I accounts for about 90% of the body’s total collagen content, mainly in the connective tissue of the skin, bones, and tendons. Type II accounts for joint cartilage, and type III accounts for skin and muscles.

When we are young, our body is busy day and night performing renovation work. It keeps itself young by breaking down old tissue, while at the same time building new tissue to replace old. As we age, this process slows down, but it never ceases. When our body breaks down collagen, these long chains are disassembled, by enzymes, into small “snippets'' for removal. This sends a signal to the body: “Attention! Bits of degraded collagen are floating around here; we have to start rebuilding.” A young and healthy body reacts promptly to build the required quantity. As we age, our metabolism becomes weary and these signals are no longer enough for the body, which is becoming sluggish. When we consume collagen peptides as a dietary supplement, we ingest just these collagen snippets, but in larger amounts. Our bodies are rapidly digesting and absorbing collagen, mainly in the form of the smallest units, single amino acids, but also partially in intact form as collagen peptides (collagen snippets). These collagen snippets reach the bloodstream and distribute throughout the body. Now the cells in our body, which are responsible for connective tissue/collagen metabolism, notice that there is an imbalance. It is like an alarm, “Attention! There are lots of collagen particles swimming about here, now we really have to get work and make even more collagen!” As the collagen supplements provide the amino acids, building blocks for collagen synthesis at the same time, they support the body twofold. In this way, collagen peptides stimulate our body’s own collagen production. The whole connective tissue metabolism comes to life. Taking the skin as an example, it can be shown that other important components of skin structure, such as elastin and proteoglycans, are also produced in great quantities. The dermis, the second layer of skin, is, so to speak, completely overhauled. At the same time the degradation of the skin is slowed. In total, more collagen is being built up than broken down, and it is exactly this effect that many users, mostly women, describe as a more attractive, firmer, radiant complexion. The balance also shifts in other tissue types such as cartilage or bone: increased formation, slower degradation. This also explains why dietary supplements cannot produce visible or tangible results instantly disappear. Our body needs time to adapt to these processes. It is important to note one thing, collagen peptides do not only affect the symptoms, but also address the causes of the problems directly.

We have invested a lot of time researching these differences and came up with a method of cutting the snippets out of the long chain of amino acids “to size’ in precisely the right way. Specific collagen peptides are optimized for different purposes, and for specific conditions.

Collagen molecules themselves are very large, which is why the body has difficulty in using and absorbing them. Collagen peptides are obtained from collagen. Collagen peptides are collagen molecules cut smaller allowing our body to make good use of them. Therefore, one speaks of their excellent “bioavailability”.

Collagen peptides can be so well absorbed by the body because they are water-soluble, and, unlike other proteins, have a very simple peptide structure, that is very easy for the body to work with. They are “broken down”, with an enzymatic process called “exogenous enzymatic hydrolysis” and can therefore be absorbed more quickly and extensively than under natural collagen.

The vast majority of collagen products available on the market today do not address the issue of collagen biosynthesis (the body’s ability to create its own collagen.) They combat the issue of collagen degeneration by offering a supplement that focuses on offsetting the loss. ROYAL Specific Collagen Peptides “Beauty from Within” both offset the loss & maximize stimulation of the human cell types responsible for collagen biosynthesis giving the body fuel to create collagen to improve skin, hair, nail, joints, and bone health*.

Royal Collagen Peptides work in 2 ways: firstly, they stimulate the activity of the fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are cell types that build fibers and molecular components of the connective tissue, thus giving the skin its structure and firmness. Activating the fibroblasts encourages the production of new collagen structures as well as the ones from the hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can bind a great deal of water and is indispensable for taut-looking skin (taut means tight, firmer). This process takes some time, but with consistency and determination, your skin regains its natural tone and improves its moisture-storing capacity.
Furthermore, Royal Collagen Peptides provide the skin with the necessary “building blocks”. Their mode of action is extremely sophisticated. They perfectly resemble the fragments which form when skin collagen degrades. Our body “recognizes” the peptides as degradation products, and boosts the body’s own collagen synthesis. The result:
Thanks to the considerably higher production of natural collagen, the skin can repair itself and replace what was lost through age and environmental influencers.

Connective tissue includes the skin, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and joint cartilage, but also the fasciae and blood vessels.
Collagen is the main component of connective tissue and structural tissue, and is found everywhere in the body. It gives bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles strengths and flexibility. If the collagenous structures are degraded by heavy stress, for example by working out, or by the normal aging process, the function of all organs and tissues that depend on collagen are impaired. Ligaments and tendons weaken, muscle mass decreases, and above all, the loss of highly important cartilage tissue at the joints can lead to painful symptoms. Fibroblasts are cell types responsible for collagen biosynthesis in the connective tissue. They build fibers and molecular components of the connective tissue, thus giving the skin structure and firmness. Activating the fibroblasts encourages the production of new collagen structures as well as the ones from the hyaluronic acid.

(a) Improvement of Skin Health. Improving elasticity, hydration,
fine lines, wrinkles, ligaments, and tendons*
(b) Supporting Healthy Inflammation Response*

(c) Improvement of Nail Health. Promoting growth and health of
fingernails *

(d) Improvement of Hair Health. Promoting healthy hair*

(e) Improvement of Skin Tone. Helping Improve skin tone by
reducing age spots *

(f) Reducing appearance of
cellulite. Helping smooth skin and increase elasticity of connective tissue
with the dermal matrix to help decrease the appearance of cellulite*.

Royal Collagen Peptides® are carefully blended with a potent & completely natural form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is necessary for the biosynthesis of collagen in the human body. When collagen is produced, there is a complex series of events, some occurring inside of the cell, and some outside of the cell. Vitamin C is active inside of the cell, where it hydroxylates (adds hydrogen and oxygen) to two amino acids: proline and lysine. This helps form a precursor molecule called procollagen that is later packaged and modified into collagen outside of the cell. Without vitamin C, collagen formation is disrupted, causing a wide variety of problems throughout the body.
Clinical research has proven that skin health is significantly improved when taking a collagen supplement combined with Vitamin C. However, choosing the right source of Vitamin C is CRUCIAL. Clinical studies have shown that taking vitamin C along with collagen peptides supplements ensure a healthy biosynthesis of collagen within the whole body.

Harmful free radicals break down collagen in your skin and your skin’s ability to produce more collagen. Astaxanthin enhances collagen supplementation by protecting skin from free radicals and by preserving natural collagen production keeping skin hydrated, supple, and smooth.
When trio of key ingredients is taken together, they increase the collagen production in the skin cells by 108%.

Astaxanthin can protect existing HA molecules from free radical degradation.
Furthermore, Astaxanthin has been shown to increase Hyaluronic production in keratinocytes at the epidermis. Keratinocytes are epidermal cells that produce keratin, the fibrous protein that constitutes hair and nails. This makes Bruno MD® Royal Collagen Peptides WITH Astaxanthin and HA a powerful combination for supporting hydration in aging skin.

1) Reduce Inflammation. From Haematococcus Pluvias Algae to reduce inflammation and restart collagen-producing cells. Astaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant known in nature. Your skin is under constant attack by free radicals, and astaxanthin acts as a defender to preserve collagen production, and lock in the increased elasticity and hydration. A group of 150 healthy women aged 20-55 supplemented with Astaxanthin over six separate studies.* The women taking Astaxanthin demonstrated an 18% improvement in viscoelasticity and 17x increase in skin hydration over the placebo group after just four weeks. Additionally, skin smoothness improved 16%, and age spots were reduced by an average of 3mm in only eight weeks.

2) Boost collagen production with Specific Collagen Peptides. From highly purified collagen peptides to stimulate fibroblasts, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin tone. Bruno MD collagen peptides begin with an organic, non-GMO, halal, and kosher certified bovine source, raised exclusively on a plant-based diet by European partners near the Alps. The EU prohibits ranchers from breeding genetically modified bovines or using GMO feed, unlike farmers in the farmers in the US and Brazil. Three clinical trials* conducted on 250 healthy females, ages 45 to 65, confirm that oral intake of Royal Collagen Specific Peptides Complex significantly reduced eye wrinkle volume by 20.1% on average and up to a maximum of $49.9% vs. the placebo group after only eight weeks of treatment.

3) Maximize collagen biosynthesis with Red Orange Complex from varieties of Moro, Sanguinello, and Tarocco orange extract to encourage collagen formation and boost the immune system with potent Natural Vitamin C. We harvest our Vitamin C from three varieties of blood orange grown for centuries on family farms near Mt. Etna volcano. This mineral rich soil creates citrus so dense in flavonoids and Vitamin C that the Romans called it “the miracle of Madre Terra”.

4) Lock in hydration with Hyaluronic Acid. From natural fermentation process which significantly increases skin plumpness, moisture, and glow. Hyaluronic Acid is a sponge that keeps our skin hydrated. Our Hyaluronic Acid is made with organic fermentation and is clinically proven to help reduce wrinkles, smooth skin texture, and deeply hydrate skin cells. A group of 120 healthy women aged 35-60 with dry and sagging skin or wrinkles around their outer canthus supplemented with Bruno MD low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for six weeks and significantly increased skin moisture content and improved the facial aging symptoms such as luster and suppleness. Also, the group showed better levels of the sulcus volume ratio, wrinkle area ratio, and wrinkle volume ration than the placebo group.

Our collagen peptides are bovine source only, exclusively from trusted European suppliers, and not from multiple untraceable animal sources from third world countries. Our bovines are subjected to the strictest of veterinary inspections prior to being released for human consumption ensuring that any contamination of the final product is avoided.

The vast majority of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) used in supplements on the market today is synthetically or artificially manufactured, mostly in China. Our experts opted not to use this cheap source and instead decided to use a vastly superior, completely natural and clinically proven source known as the Red Orange Complex® from Sicily.
The Red Orange Complex® contains a standardized powder extract obtained from the juice of three pigmented (Moro, Tarocco, and Sanguinello) varieties of Sicilian blood oranges that are exclusively grown in a particular area surrounding the Mount Etna volcano in Sicily (Italy).

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring pigment that gives the reddish pink color to marine organisms such as crabs, shrimp, and salmon. It is often called the “King of Carotenoids” because of its powerful antioxidant potency. Astaxanthin also possesses a unique molecular structure that spans the cell membrane’s hydrophilic and hydrophobic layers, attracting and quenching free radicals. Our natural Astaxanthin is derived from a wholly natural source, the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, and contains the same form of astaxanthin found in wild salmon. Our natural astaxanthin is produced in Japan and Sweden.
Asraxanthin is made by the algae Haematoccous pluvialis in response to stresses that produce free radicals. Astaxanthin is called a “secondary carotenoid” because algae make it using beta-carotene as one of the starting materials for making astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is called a “secondary carotenoid” because algae make it using beta-carotene as one of the starting materials for making astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is fat-loving organic hydrocarbon with chemical formula C40H52O4. It has a central chain of carbons with alternating single and double bonds (also known as conjugated double bonds), which is a special structure that allows astaxanthin to neutralize free radicals. The oxygen-containing rings at each end of the astaxanthin molecule fit on the edges of cell membranes, giving astaxanthin the unique ability to span the whole membrane for full protection from free radical damage.

Our natural astaxanthin is only produced indoors in a clean, controlled environment where the air is filtered through hospital grade HEPA filters and use only triple, reverse osmosis purified water. While others produce their astaxanthin outdoors, this does not allow much control over the environment, which can cause the quality of the astaxanthin produced to be compromised. Strict manufacturing processes allow our strategic business partner to control the light, water, air, and natural astaxanthin in the world.

Our Hyaluronic Acid is sourced in Japan and is produced with a natural microbial fermentation process.
The safety of Hyaluronic Acid produced by the microbial fermentation through our quality assurance system is developed in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The production bacillus used in the fermentation method is Streptococcus Zooepidemicus, listed in basic principles, manufacturing methods, and characteristics under “Food additive – Hyaluronic Acid.”

There are indeed a multitude of plant-based proteins, for example, soy and hemp. However, they cannot replace collagen peptides, as nutritional supplements. The explanation is quite simple, our body itself is not made of plant origin. In purely biological terms, we are, we are also “animals”- the collagen peptides of warm-blooded animals correspond to our body’s own collagen building blocks in their molecular structure. Our body recognizes them as quasi naturally produced proteins and can easily absorb and utilize them.

Absolutely! For diabetics who have to keep their blood glucose level under control, collagen peptides are an ideal source of energy and of protein. Many diabetics also suffer from poor wound healing. Collagen peptides have a positive effect in this case, because when the functionality of collagenous structures in the skin is supported, collagen can also improve wound healing.

We always recommend talking with your doctor first, before consuming our product, as nutritional needs can vary when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Collagen peptides are considered non-allergic. Their structure is very similar to that of the body’s own natural collagen. For that reason, collagen peptides are not regarded as a foreign substance that must be combated, even in a very sensitive immune system. This is why medical sponges made of collagen are used in surgical procedures. For example, a surgeon uses them in the body to stop bleeding and leaves them in place so that they can continue to regulate the blood flow; even after the operation. The surgeon simply sutures the incision, and the sponges are simply absorbed and degraded in the body just in few weeks without any reactions occurring. Nevertheless, if you suffer from allergies, we recommend you consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.

Our collagen peptides have a mild flavor of their own, however this is nothing like the taste of conventional protein powders and peptides. Because of their neutral taste, and the excellent solubility and dissolution properties, many customers can mix Royal collagen peptides with breakfast cereal, drinks, yogurt and any cold drinks.

Like the other proteins, Royal Collagen Peptides have a caloric value of 4 kilocalories per gram. Fat, for example, has 9 kilocalories per gram, and alcohol has no less than 7. So, if you take the recommended quantity of 2.5 grams of collagen peptides daily for your skin, that amounts to only 10 kilocalories. For muscle building and body toning, the recommended15 grams totals up to 60 kilocalories. But here comes the best news: Royal Collagen Peptides can increase and prolong the feeling of being full and counteract food cravings, which makes them ideal for weight management.

Yes. Royal Collagen Peptides help protect muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and bone. Inadequate levels of collagen in the body make connective tissue more prone to injury.

Our Royal Collagen Peptides® Proprietary blend contains pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C which is very sensitive to heat, therefore, increased temperature rapidly boosts its degradation. Vitamin C is vital for the absorption of iron and the biosynthesis of collagen in the human body. We recommend consuming Royal Collagen Peptides with cold liquid, cold juice, smoothies, yogurt and cold soup or salads.

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