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How is hydrolysed collagen digested?

In order to understand the key benefits of ingesting hydrolysed collagen it is essential to clarify the key steps that bridge the gap between the oral intake of hydrolysed collagen and its activity in the deeper layer of the skin.

Here are the steps of how hydrolysed collagen is digested in the body:


The common myth is that once you eat collagen, it is completely broken down in the stomach. This may be true when eating meat. This is why it is important to take collagen supplements, which contain hydrolyzed collagen. It means the collagen has undergone a process to reduce its size so that is not broken down into single amino acids, but remains a short chain, which is highly effective in stimulating body cells to make more collagen.


Following digestion in the stomach, the hydrolysed collagen reaches the small intestine where it is absorbed into the blood stream.


Through blood vessels, these collagen peptides are then distributed in the human body.