What Does Collagen Really Do? The Benefits of Antler Farms Collagen Protein by Thomas DeLauer

– Hey it’s Thomas DeLauer, and today I wanna give you
a little bit of an education on collagen protein and how
it’s synthesized within the body and what it actually does. We’re seeing lots and
lots of collagen products come on the market these days, and it’s important that
we have an understanding of what’s actually happening
when it comes down to the amino acids that collagen contains and quite frankly, what
collagen is in the first place. So what I wanna discuss today
is the amino acid structure and what it does within your body. So first and foremost, collagen is what is known
as a long-chain amino, okay? It’s a very unique kind of protein that’s actually the most
abundant protein in the body. A lot of us don’t realize it, we tend to think that skeletal
muscle and things like that are gonna be the most abundant protein. It’s actually collagen. 30% of the protein in your
entire body is collagen, and over 70% of the entirety of protein in your skin is collagen. You see what collagen does
is it provides elasticity. It provides a lot of the actual stretch and the actual movement of
tissue in the first place. But it also gives structure, it’s what allows skin to be flexible but also allows it to be
somewhat rigid as well. Same kinda thing with cartridge, it’s flexible, yet rigid at the same time. That’s because the protein in collagen is pretty darn unique. You see, it’s comprised of
a few different amino acids. We’ve got proline, which I’m gonna talk
about in just a minute. We’ve got glycine, we’ve got arginine, and then in some cases we have glutamine, usually small amounts. So what I’m gonna do in this video, is I’m gonna break down
what collagen does, but then I’m gonna break down
the individual amino acids and how they have their
own respective roles when it comes down to
creating connective tissue and also helping you feel better. So let’s talk about the
structure of collagen and the amino acids involved. But first off, let’s
make sure that you know that the main purpose of
collagen is going to be to help rebuild cartilage,
help strengthen your joints, but also to help restructure, reorganize, and make sure that your gut
remains flexible as well. So let’s first look at proline, the most abundant amino
acid that’s in collagen. The job of proline is to
break down protein tissues. And that sounds a little
bit counterintuitive, why would we wanna break
down protein tissues if we’re actually looking for
structure and flexibility? Well it’s the breaking
down of the protein tissues that allows those proteins
to become flexible, otherwise they would just be rigid. So when we’re looking at the skin, we need that proline to
break down the proteins so that the skin can actually
move and do its thing. Same kinda thing with
the intestinal tract. You see when we look at the
lining of the intestinal tract, it needs to have some flexibility too. The best way that I can describe this, if your skin were to
get very very very dry, it would get rigid, it would get brittle, and when you move your arm,
when you move your leg, your skin would probably crack. Well your intestinal
lining’s the same way. You see if it doesn’t have the elasticity, it’s going to get rigid
and it’s going to crack, and it’s going to become permeable, which means that larger food particles are going to get into the bloodstream, triggering an immune response. That’s a video for another day. The point is, we need the elasticity, we need the collagen. And it’s the proline that
allows that to happen. Now additionally, proline also
allows fat to get mobilized if it’s been stuck to an arterial wall. Total side benefit, but it’s
a nice little perk at that. Now let’s talk about glycine. Glycine is the next most abundant amino when we’re looking at collagen. And it’s the job of glycine to
help synthesize DNA and RNA. Now you might be wondering,
“Why does this even matter?” Well you see we have a genetic blueprint. Every time that we rebuild cells, or every time that we restructure
something in our body, we require DNA, we require our RNA. What this means is we need this blueprint to build ourselves back up to the way that we are
supposed to be built. Let me give you an example. How weird would it be if you
were to shatter your elbow, and you didn’t have a
genetic code to rebuild it the same way that you are, so you rebuilt it with
somebody else’s elbow. It would look weird and
it would feel weird, and it wouldn’t work, right? Well that’s exactly why the DNA
and the RNA are so important when it comes down to cell regeneration and rehab in the first place. And what this glycine does is it helps so that the DNA and the
RNA are synthesized better so that they communicate with the cells so that the collagen can rebuild
the right kind of things. If you injure the cartilage, or you injure the connective tissue, you need the DNA and the RNA to rebuild it to the right genetic code, otherwise you’re not
going to heal properly. So that’s how the proline and
the glycine work in-tandem. Then we have the arginine. Now arginine you might know of, arginine’s going to stimulate
nitric oxide production what’s gonna allow the blood
flow to be more powerful. It’s gonna allow you to
get more blood to the cell, more blood to where it needs
to go to deliver nutrients. You can see how this is a
lethal weapon when it’s combined with the proline and the glycine. So you take the actual
restructuring component along with the DNA, along with the improvement of blood flow, you’ve got a nice little structure there. Now let’s talk about
glutamine for just a second. There’s not a whole lot
of glutamine in collagen, but enough to make a big difference. What glutamine’s main
function’s going to be when it comes down to collagen, is going to be solely for the gut. You see what this glutamine’s going to do, is it’s going to slow down or stop epithelial cell apoptosis. What that means is it’s the pre-programmed cellular
death within the gut. We have this cell apoptosis,
which is pre-programmed death that is dictated by the DNA. Our DNA will tell a cell
to die at a certain point because it’s just time to die. Well what the glutamine can do is it can slow down that process so that the cell, even
when it’s supposed to die, could stay alive a little bit longer, allowing the gut to flourish and allow that gut mucosal
layer to rebuild even stronger. Now that’s pretty powerful when it comes down to
really trying to absorb as many of the nutrients
as you possibly can and to reduce inflammation in the body. We also have a massive reduction in what is called bacteriemia. Bacteriemia is going to
be the overall composition of bad bacterias in the gut
that slow down digestion and also affect the motility of the gut in a very negative way. So glutamine has a big impact. So now that we know what
collagen is made of, let’s talk about why it’s so important to make sure that you’re getting it from an exogenous source
as much as possible. You see even if you’re
eating a lot of meat, it’s extremely hard to
synthesize collagen. Not that it’s difficult, it’s
just metabolically expensive. Metabolically expensive is
a word that I like to use to describe how much
efficiency is involved in synthesizing something. And synthesizing collagen
is not very efficient. It requires a lot of different things, it requires a robust amount of enzymes, a robust amount of anti-oxidants, and a ton of vitamin C to ultimately link these amino chains together. Our body can do it, and our body can do it from
vegetarian sources too, it can extract these different aminos and link them together, it just takes a lot of work, and we might not be getting enough. We also have to factor in how many greens we need to be taking in in order to actually synthesize
collagen the proper way. You see, chlorophyll, which
is in deep leafy greens, is what is going to help the
body produce procollagen. This procollagen allows
collagen to actually be formed. Without chlorophyll, collagen
doesn’t form very well, so if you’re eating a lot of meat, but you’re not getting your veggies, you’re not gonna built a lot of collagen. Which means even if you’re
consuming enough protein, you might not be feeling like
your joints are recovering. That’s why it’s extremely
important to try to utilize a collagen supplement if you don’t think that you’re getting enough. The collagen supplements these
days are super high-quality, especially if you know
what you’re looking for. You wanna make sure you’re looking for grass-fed whenever possible, don’t go with the low-quality stuff that’s from inhumanely treated animals, but also the stuff that’s
not going to absorb and be utilized in your body. You end up wasting your
time, wasting your money, and ultimately wasting a
perfectly good collagen drain. So if you have a hydrolyzed
collagen protein, all the hard work is already done. It’s pure collagen that’s
ready to be utilized and ready to help you heal. So the real theory of this is that you don’t have to
be consuming as much protein or as much animal source if
you take a collagen supplement. Because the bulk of what
we’re trying to extract from an animal source of protein is going to be the collagen
in the first place. So it ends up being easier, cheaper, and ultimately more effective to get your collagen from
a collagen supplement than it is to eat copious amounts of meat hoping that you’re going
to be able to synthesize just enough collagen to get
yourself feeling better, allow your joints to feel better, and most of all to allow your
gut to function properly. So make sure you check out
Antler Farms Collagen Protein to find a true unadulterated
form of hydrolyzed collagen that’s gonna help you be your best you. I’ll see you soon.

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52 thoughts on “What Does Collagen Really Do? The Benefits of Antler Farms Collagen Protein by Thomas DeLauer

  1. Hey Antler, I loved your video. I like and subscribe your channel. May be check me out, i do the same kind of videos you do. Make sure to keep up the good work

  2. I've been using collagen and 10 grams of leucine as a post weight lifting drink. Totally impressed at the added muscle and I'm 60. Wonderful discovery!

  3. Props for this video

    However it surprised me that you didnt mention lysine. Some sites say its also important. Dk how true it is. Do you know?

  4. Collagen cannot be absorved by body as collagen, the molecule it's too big for doing so even if hydrolyzed. Comertial collagen dosen't work as they tell us, it's not useful at all, just a way to waste money.

  5. Hi.. really nice to see your videos
    I'm a vegetarian not vegan but vegetarian ( I don't eat egg ,fish or any flesh) i eat all diary, veggies etc.

    I'm in sports (not professional, but play 5 times a week)
    Age is 34


  6. Hey Thomas can I take this while I’m on blood pressure medicine? The reason I’m asking cause I read somewhere that it can lower blood pressure levels so I was just gonna check with you first.

  7. Holy shit. Y'all bloody stupid? Your body does not care where its amino acids come from. Just as eating fat doesnt make you automatically fat, eating collagen doesnt give your body more collagen. It absorbs and works with the basic components, not the whole molecule. Any full set of essential amino acids is just as useful. And meat is probably cheaper than some hyped up supplement with dubious claims.

  8. Why do most health gurus say that taking collagen powders don’t really help with getting more collagen in the body? I’m kinda confused although I know for sure that I’ll go back to taking collagen powders😁

  9. Yeah, I noticed how after I drink my collagen peptides powder mixed with my protein shake I like… I have to use the bathroom 😄

  10. Oh my God with all this collagen nonsense! You dont have supplement collagen if you are healthy normal human being with diverse diet you dont really have to supplement anything if you are healthy with a diverse diet. Just ask any expert who actually studies collagen for a job. Or if you really cant ask or use Google search to find out their opinion on it ask your doctor before you are going to buy any collagen. Collagen is just protein made of amino acids and you can get all of those amino acids from your foods. If you find out videos telling about amazing properties of collagen they are probably info commercials or creator of those videos is just ignorant. You cant prove at you need to supplement collagen with any studies (So far) and often supplement studies are just ridiculous they are published just because creator of those studies are getting paid for it, they are unbiased and those studies don't often give you enough information and therefore and for other reasons as well lead into results what favor the supplement. You just need to Know this stuff as i said ask expert who has worked with this subject for 30 years.

  11. There’s no mention about being good for the liver. I have a fatty liver and fibromyalgia. Which one would be the best for me?

  12. Unfortunately for concumers Antlers Farm seems to be high in demand. If they are out of stock, like now, is there a second choice you can recommend? It says to be back in stock April 2019 but the month is half way over…

  13. Unfortunately, these types of video always feature a young vital, healthy individual. Would love to hear and see an older well lived in person who has actually had the rejuvenating experience of collagen.

  14. Does collagen actually help with hair growth and thickness and once I stop taking it will it make my hair fall out ?

  15. In your video, Protein this not that, you say Do Not Use Beef Hydrolyzed protein, garbage you said however this Collagen is Bovine Hydrolyzed Collagen. Isn't this the same thing?

  16. Which is better absorbed fish or bovine collagen??we HINDUS in india refrain from eating beef????

  17. Professor DeLauer! Best explanation for the importance of RNA and DNA, right now, I've ever heard. How did I miss this before? Thanks! Making it so we can all speak real science when we speak to normal people.

  18. In this video, Thomas DeLauer discusses what collagen actually is and how it is utilized everywhere in the body. What benefits have you seen from consuming collagen? Let us know below! https://www.antlerfarms.com/grass-fed-hydrolyzed-collagen-protein.htm

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