The awareness of the need for physical maintenance, to improve their diet in order to maintain their health is increasingly important to many people. Protein powder, like other food supplements, is therefore increasingly consumed to supplement or optimize the diet.
At Nutripure we offer whey isolate and collagen peptides. You may be wondering what the difference is? If you need to take both? If one is better for you than the other? This is what we will see in this article.
Collagen peptide vs whey isolate: what’s the difference?
Nutripure whey isolate is a native protein derived from the whey of undenatured milk in order to retain its nutritional qualities.
Collagen peptides are derived from the skin of animals, marine, bovine, or porcine collagen, such as the gelatin that you get at the bottom of the dish after cooking chicken or fish.
Each protein you eat contains a profile (different proportions) of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks that come together to form proteins. As collagen peptides and whey isolate come from different sources, they contain different amino acid profiles, which gives them different functions in our body.
Collagen peptides and whey isolate: different benefits
Whey isolate is a fast digesting protein that is great for building muscle and is typically used 30 minutes before or after weight training or exercise. It is indeed rapidly absorbed by the body and contains branched chain amino acids, BCAAs, which are strongly involved in muscle synthesis.
Collagen peptides are predominantly composed of three amino acids. These amino acids are glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. They are almost absent from modern diets. Indeed, in the last century, we still regularly consumed bone broths and homemade fish soups or offal. This is no longer the case today. It is these types of foods that contain the most these 3 amino acids. As a result, there is a frequent deficiency in many people today.
By consuming collagen peptides, you get the amino acids your body needs to properly build all the structures that make up our bodies: skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, tendons, and fasciae on which the muscles hang.
Why is hydrolyzed collagen important for health?
Water is the primary substance in our body. Collagen in these different forms ( skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, fascia, etc.) is the second.
Collagen is also found to be the most abundant protein in our body. If we didn’t have collagen in our body, we wouldn’t have structure and would be like jellyfish!
There are over 18 different types of collagen and 80-90% of them correspond to types I, II and III.
Type I is the most important because it is essential for building up the skin, tendons and bone tissue. Type II concerns the cartilages, and type III the muscles and vessel walls. These precisely those forms of collagen that are provided by Nutripure collagen peptides.
Our body naturally produces collagen. However, as we age, our production of collagen decreases.
Left unchecked, this decrease in collagen production is associated with other factors that can decrease our joint mobility, increase joint and tendon pain, or even increase skin wrinkles and breakage and aging of hair and nails.
For an athlete, this decrease in collagen also corresponds to a weakening of the fascia, the connective tissues on which the muscles are attached. And this weakening consequently increases muscle tears and other traumas in athletes from a certain age.
If our bodies are less efficient at producing collagen, we need to get it through our diet. Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, collagen has generally been eliminated from our current diet.
This is why we recommend that you consume 10 to 20 g of Nutripure hydrolyzed collagen peptides every day, to help you feel better as you get older, even if you do not practice sport (although we highly recommend you)!
As collagen is naturally poorly assimilated, hydrolysis will reduce its molecular weight and therefore facilitate its assimilation. Nutripure uses hydrolyzed collagen of bovine origin with the lowest possible molecular weight: 2000 daltons.
Peptan Collagen Peptides
- check Type I collagen: the reference collagen
- check Target: tendonitis and moderate joint pain
- check Packaging: 1.2kg and 4kg
- check Dosage: 10 to 20g per day
Collagen peptides can be taken at any time of the day.
They can be consumed in water, in juice, soup, coffee, or smoothie. As collagen is a stable protein, collagen peptides can be added to any recipe even with cooking without changing the flavor.
Sport and bodybuilding: when to take Peptan and whey isolate?
If you consume meat, fish, eggs and possibly dairy products, you are already consuming enough protein and especially BCAAs, the amino acids we talked about earlier.
However, whey isolate facilitates your protein intake with a protein that is economical, but of very high quality. To obtain a portion of 25 to 30g of protein, I must consume 150g of chicken or fish breast which amounts to 3 or 4 euros for 150g depending on the quality.
30g of Nutripure whey isolate costs less than 1 euro! Beyond the cost, whey isolate is very convenient to use and store.
Native French Whey Isolate
- check Whey Isolate Native – 94% protein – French milk – Lactose free – Neutral taste
- check Protein helps build muscle mass
- check Proteins isolated without being denatured: micro filtration then ultra cold filtered
- check You can flavor your whey with 5 natural flavors to buy separately!
Whey isolate for faster muscle building and recovery
When I take a shaker to have a protein intake for example during a quick breakfast or before or after the training I always mix 15g of whey isolate + 10g of collagen peptide + 1g of active curcumin + optional 7g of citrulline depending on the training period and my goals.
With this mixture I support my physical performance, I maintain my muscle mass and I facilitate faster muscle, tissue, joint, tendon and immune recovery between my workouts.
Peptan for its impact on the health of the joints, tendons, fasciae and skin
There are also times when I train less (maintenance period) and when my daily protein intake through food is sufficient: during these times, I consume less whey. On the other hand, I maintain my consumption of peptides which cannot be replaced by food for a minimum supply of collagen necessary for the tendons and fasciae. I then consume.