Can collagen help you improve your immune system?

In recent years we understood how having a strong immune system is vital for our body to fight infections caused by viruses, fungi and bacteria. Today we tell you about the impacts of supplementation on your immune system. 

Glutamine, the critical amino acid.

Numerous studies have shown how glutamine is crucial to increase the defenses of our immune system. In addition, it helps to increase lymphocytes activity.

Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, which means that our body can synthesize it. However, in certain situations such as stress, intense workouts, recovery from injuries, the demand for glutamine may increase.

Unfortunately, our body demands more glutamine, which does not mean that our body can synthesize it. Supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen is ideal for keeping glutamine sources high. 

What happens when glutamine levels begin to decline? 

-Less muscle formation.

-Digestive and renal system activity is reduced.

-It decreases the defense capacity of the immune system. If we are passing through recovery, it will be much slower.

How does glutamine act on the immune system?

It directly impacts white blood cells by increasing their maturation speed, proliferation, activity, and function. 

It improves the immune system in general but benefits the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary tract.

It reduces the risk of suffering infections since it improves the defense capacity of our immune system against pathogens.

Glutamine supplementation prevents the decrease in plasma glutamine levels, directly associated with disease predisposition, especially in high-intensity athletes. 

Within the amino acid profile of our hydrolyzed collagen, you will find glutamine in the form of glutamic acid. 

Vitamins and minerals.

When you get our Giovegen hydrolyzed collagen, you get collagen peptides and vitamins and minerals. These were added to our formulation to boost collagen production, but they also positively impact our immune system. 

Vitamin C. It contributes to improving our body’s defenses against the presence of pathogens. In addition, it stimulates the proper functioning and balance of the bacterial flora, essential to maintain the health of our digestive and intestinal systems. 

Iron. This mineral is essential for the proliferation and maturation of immune cells. If there is an iron deficiency, there is a reduction of leukocytes in our blood, and as a consequence, the body’s ability to neutralize pathogens is reduced. 

Zinc. This micronutrient stabilizes cell membranes to prevent the entry of pathogens. In addition, it favours the production of lymphocytes and antibodies. It acts as an antiviral, avoiding replicating the same by inhibiting the action of enzymes. 

Magnesium. Its abundant presence is key to the proper functioning of our lymphocytes. 

Vitamin D. Reduces the risk of suffering respiratory tract infections. Acts on the immune system in general. 

Prebiotics. Stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria for our body (probiotics) in the gastrointestinal tract. They promote the selective development of the flora that inhabits our organism, improving the defenses against pathogens. 

Giovegen PROTECT* is the first dietary supplement formulated with a total dose of nutrients to form our body’s first defense barrier.

*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.