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Collagen Deep Dive

What’s Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant bodily protein and a key component of connective tissues that make up tendons, ligaments, skin muscles, and more. Connective tissues give your body structure and strength. The ligaments in your knee, for example are composed of collagen. They allow your knee to flex, bend, and absorb shock.


There are 28 known collagen types, all of which have different functions and uses within the body. As you age, your collagen levels decrease and can cause ligaments and other connective tissues to weaken. By supplementing your body, you can support healthy connective tissue, regardless of age, so you feel and look younger from the inside out.*


Collagen Types in doTERRA MetaPWR® Advantage

The collagen in MetaPWR Advantage has a greater breadth of benefits and comes in a more convenient form than any other product on the market. While most collagen nutraceutical products use one or two collagen peptide types (usually the types most relevant to skin beauty, elasticity, and wrinkles), MetaPWR Advantage features nine unique collagen types that each support different biological systems, including bone and cartilage strength and skin elasticity.*


Collagen performs important roles across its 28 different types. With our delivery of these nine types, we’re emphasizing the whole-body role of collagen.*

  • Collagen type one is related to skin beauty.
  • Collagen type two is related to bone production and is the main component of cartilage.
  • Collagen type four is the main protein of the basement membrane connecting the dermis and the epidermis. That’s your skin forming a network structure to make the basement membrane malleable.
  • Collagen type five—related to the regular arrangement of collagen fibers—stabilizes the structures of type one and type two collagen.
  • Collagen type six regulates muscle function and stabilizes cell membranes, inhibiting cell apoptosis and oxidative stress.
  • Collagen type nine is an important component of cartilage and is mainly distributed in the cartilage cells of growth plates, joints, and intervertebral discs.
  • Collagen type 25 inhibits the fibrillation of amyloid beta peptide.
  • Collagen 1a2 protein is collagen fibrillin.
  • Vacuolar protein sorting 37A is involved in cell growth and differentiation.

As amazing as this lineup of collagen types is, your body has to actually absorb them to derive their benefits. The term bioavailable refers to this principle of absorption.


Bioavailability of Collagen in MetaPWR Advantage

When a supplement or nutrient is absorbed and used by your body, it’s considered bioavailable. A supplement’s delivery system is crucial to its bioavailability and the stability of its active ingredients.


After all, what good is it to include high-quality, expensive ingredients in a product if they’re cooked out during the pasteurization process that makes the product? Herein lies one of the challenges with liquid products. The process used to sterilize a water-based delivery system eliminates the harmful bacteria and beneficial active ingredients like vitamins, flavonoids, and polyphenols.


Some of these delicate ingredients are part of what makes MetaPWR Advantage so unique and effective. By providing this product as a powder, we avoid the sugars and pasteurization that accompany a “collagen-flavored juice” and enhance overall shelf stability and even environmental compatibility. Powdered collagen that’s mixed with water immediately before you take it is highly effective for absorption and preferred by your body.


Along with being powdered, doTERRA collagen is also hydrolyzed, meaning it’s cut into specific peptide fragments, which dramatically increases bioavailability. Other collagen products on the market—whether from land, animals, or marine sources—typically contain tripeptide content of 15 to 35%. MetaPWR Advantage collagen is greater than 70% tripeptide fragments for superior absorption. In some cases, it’s demonstrated to be 12 times more absorbable!


Other Ingredients in MetaPWR Advantage

There are more fantastic ingredients in MetaPWR Advantage that make it the special and powerful product it is—the collagen is just a piece of the while. Find out more about some of the other ingredients below.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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