From there we can easily see that the VERISOL®B (bovine) brand of bioactive collagen peptides is superior because it has the greatest number of supportive clinical and biomedical studies proving its safety and efficacy. Cheap brands do not invest in expensive, time-consuming efforts that goes with extensive biomedical and clinical research. Rather they ride on consumer trends established by others, without making any effort to prove utility.
Bella Grace mandated that our collagen is VERISOL®B (bovine) because of the enviable scientific and clinical support behind this form of collagen.
Further, as collagen is a protein, like all proteins, it must be broken down via digestive processes, firstly into peptides and then into amino acids for it to be absorbed from the gut. From the gut it can delivered, via the circulation, to the critical targets like skin.
Here it is useful to think of protein as a pearl necklace with the individual pearls being amino acids. The gut struggles to absorb peptides (2 or more pearls), preferring to only absorb individual amino acids (single pearls) which are then converted back to proteins within the tissues.
However, some truly skillful science went into the creation of VERISOL®B (bovine) bioactive collagen peptide. VERISOL®B (bovine) uses very selective collagen peptides that can directly be absorbed from the gut without breakdown into amino acids. This selective, enhanced bioavailability occurs because these peptides can pass in between the cells lining the intestine and then the blood stream. Most peptides cannot do this, but VERISOL®B (bovine) is made from the peptides that can.
These peptides squeeze in between the cells of the intestine like a corkscrew entering a cork. In keeping with the cork and wine analogy, VERISOL®B (bovine)represents the best grapes from select vineyards, to make a premium wine. All validated by science.
Additionally, because the VERISOL®B (bovine) form of collagen selects very specific bioactive collagen peptides – just the really important bits not the entire collagen molecule – this allows for the dose to be lower. Bella Grace uses 2.5g, which is identical to that used in the clinical studies. Without this technology one would need vastly greater amounts of ingested collagen to have a chance at benefits.
Specialty cells in skin called fibroblasts, create collagen (and other matrix proteins) from amino acids in the blood stream. However, this process of making collagen is not a continual stream like a production line. The body turns it on and off as it needs it. In short it is an active decision to make collagen and this cellular decision making is what Bella Grace is focused on.
The supportive science behind the bioactive collagen peptides in VERISOL®B (bovine) clearly demonstrate that they signal the fibroblast cells in the skin that make collagen. This is an important step and distinguishing feature. Just delivering amino acids from collagen is not enough to maintain skin health, form and function.
There are active decisions being made by skin fibroblasts, and VERISOL®B (bovine) helps drive collagen production by activating the processes that reconstruct the pearl necklace from individual pearls.
Bella Grace recognizes that skin health is not arbitrary. To get the best results, one needs the best ingredients, constructed in a manner that provides synergistic support to the processes that are involved. To that end, Bella Grace did not rest with simply using the premium form of collagen that is VERISOL®B (bovine) but we also dove into the science of skin health and how natural products can optimize it. From that emerged the Bella Grace Collagen Elixir.