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What is Hydrolysed Collagen and are Collagen Peptides different?

July 31, 2023 2 min read

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No. There is no difference between Hydrolysed Collagen and Collagen Peptides.

Hydrolysed Collagen, also known as Collagen Peptides, was developed by food scientists to break down the collagen into smaller particles that could be easily absorbed by the body. Depending on the degree of hydrolysation, the resulting collagen particle is up to 150 times smaller than a whole collagen particle.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body – making up about 30% of total proteins – and it is a vital component of skin, bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen works like a glue, and it helps the body keep its shape and structure by binding tissues and cells.

Our own bodies naturally produce the collagen that we need but unfortunately, from our late 20’s, the body produces less and less collagen, with a decline of about 1.5% each year. As we age, our skin sags and becomes thinner, while ligaments lose their elasticity and joints become stiffer.

The collagen used in food supplements is extracted from the skin and bones of animals and fish, but these collagen particles are simply too large to be absorbed through the digestive system into the body. Therefore, the collagen first needs to be broken down, so that our bodies can use it.

All collagen food supplements are hydrolysed to some extent, but not all are completely hydrolysed. When collagen is completely hydrolysed, it dissolves easily in water; and is both tasteless and odourless.

HealthReach Collagen Pure contains 100% Hyrdrolysed Collagen Peptides and is produced in Ireland to the highest quality standards. The product is supplied in both unflavoured and flavoured (Lemon) versions. The unflavoured version is completely tasteless and dissolves easily in water, coffee, tea etc.


HealthReach Collagen Pure contains Peptan® Type I bovine collagen. Type I collagen comprises 90% of the collagen found in our skin, bones, muscles and tendons. Peptan® is a proprietary brand of Hydrolysed Collagen.

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