OptimAAte and Collagen Synthesis

HDAA: High-Demand Amino Acids

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the body and it is vital for healthy skin, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Collagen plays a vital role in the structure and health of your bones, muscles, blood vessels, and digestive system. 

The body needs a good source of HDAA to make collagen for strong and healthy connective tissues throughout the body.

Introducing glycine.

A good supply of glycine (one of the HDAA) is critical to producing collagen. This single amino acid makes up 33% of collagen protein structure.

How can glycine become in short supply? Glycine is used for many important processes in the body and is also lost in greater amounts through sweat and urine than all the other amino acids. 

Research has shown that women can lose twice as much glycine in sweat compared with men.

This means that when you run low in glycine because of your active lifestyle, the production of collagen could be limited. This has implications for maintaining healthy muscles, skin, hair, and all those other "soft" tissues that are so important to well-being. 

Glycine is an integral component of OptimAAte®.

Smart supplementation for collagen: Find out more about collagen and glycine