White Tissue Part 3: Taking care of bone health with FORTIBONE®
The human (adult) body consists of more than 200 different bones that help form the skeletal structure. But did you know that bones are also considered to be white tissue? In the latest instalment of our white tissue series we’ll explain this connection, and how you can take care of bone health with the help of our Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®s) FORTIBONE®.
As an avid reader of our blog you probably already know about white tissue, which consists of joints, tendons, ligaments and muscle fascia, as well as bones. All white tissue is plentiful in collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body.
When it comes to bones, it’s particularly important to consider collagen content. Why? Because this protein makes up about 95% of the organic bone matrix and, as such, is essential for bone health. It’s also worth noting that a staggering 20 per cent of all injuries seen in sports medicine clinics are stress fractures (Fredericson et al., 2006). Among the most affected athletes are those who participate in sports such as endurance running or cycling, which put even well-trained athletes at premature risk of low bone mineral density (Nichols and Rauh 2011). So now you understand why taking extra care of bone health is so important!
Unfortunately, factors such as age and stress can lead to a fall in the body’s own collagen production. That’s why we developed FORTIBONE®, bone-specific BCP®s that stimulate the activity of osteoblast cells in the bone to increase collagen production. Furthermore, these peptides also help regulate the degenerative processes that can weaken bones – with the effectiveness of FORTIBONE® already proven by a number of studies.
To quickly summarise: By using FORTIBONE®, you can create formulations for consumers who want to support their bone health and much more. That’s because all parts of the white tissue function as a network, connecting and protecting the whole musculoskeletal system, thus ensuring optimal and fluid movement. Keeping bones healthy will also help keep this network intact.
Of course, the focus should be on more than just bones because the other parts of white tissue are equally important. That’s why we have a whole range of BCP®s that have a positive impact on other white tissue parts. Intrigued? Find out more in our “White Tissue Series” blogposts.