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Infographic: Why Collagen Is Vital For the Body

For centuries, collagen has been viewed as the “Fountain of Youth”. While its anti-aging claims may be exaggerated, the protein plays a much bigger role as the body’s structural backbone. Collagen is to our body what steel is to reinforced concrete—in fact, gram-for-gram, some types of collagen are even stronger than steel.

Today’s infographic from ProT Gold highlights the importance of collagen in the body, and how supplements such as ProT Gold can enhance its effects.

Collagen’s Purpose and Potential

Collagen is the most prevalent protein in humans, making up 30-40% of all bodily proteins. Formed from bundled-up amino acid chains, the resulting collagen fibers act as tough, supporting structures to anchor cells to each other.

Collagen is a main component of the extracellular matrix (ECM), a network of macromolecules that also include enzymes and glycoproteins. The ECM is present everywhere in the body, but mainly found in skin, bones, and connective tissues.

Collagen is the glue that holds the body together.

Whitney Bowe, New York dermatologist

Globally, the market value of collagen is projected at $6.6B by 2025—up from $4.3B in 2018. It’s no surprise that the wellness industry has a close eye on its immense potential.

Collagen’s growing applications will drive sales, mostly in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
    Surgical procedures and wound dressing are upping the demand for collagen.
  • Food and beverages
    Collagen-based dietary supplements and functional food products are on the rise.
  • How Does Collagen Support the Body?

    The body is continuously regenerating proteins from the day we are born. However, this process slows down as we age, and collagen in the body is depleted faster than it’s produced.

    Collagen supplements can help counter this effect by encouraging collagen synthesis. This contributes to their applications in lifestyle habits and medicine. ProT Gold is one such product with far-reaching benefits.

    Skin: 75% Collagen in Dry Weight

    Collagen production peaks in our mid-twenties and, over time, a decrease in collagen levels can cause skin to lose its flexibility. ProT Gold liquid collagen can improve the hydration, elasticity, and texture of skin.

    Bone: 90% Collagen in ECM Protein

    As we age, decreased collagen production contributes to serious conditions such as osteoarthritis. Collagen supplements can thus help prevent bone density deterioration.

    Muscle: 1-10% Collagen in Dry Mass

    Collagen supplements maintain a positive nitrogen balance triggering tissue repair and increasing overall protein levels. Liquid collagen supplements can strengthen muscles and mitigate injuries, particularly in athletes.

    Pressure Injuries: Collagen to the Rescue

    Pressure injuries, or bedsores, occur due to friction or excess moisture on the skin, especially for patients with limited mobility. Collagen is vital for healing these wounds, and can help prevent them from escalating into serious infections.

    Digestibility of ProT Gold

    Most collagen supplements go through a hydrolyzation process, where they are split into smaller molecules. This improves the rapid absorption of particles—and ProT Gold liquid collagen is no exception. The supplement is a fraction of the molecular weight of regular collagen, making it 100% digestible in only 15 minutes.

    Joints: 65-80% Collagen in Ligament Protein

    Decreasing collagen production causes joints—and connective tissue, such as tendons and cartilage—to undergo significant wear and tear. Hydrolyzed collagen supplements are proven to relieve inflammation, as well as strengthen and repair tissues and joints.

    Additional Benefits of Collagen Supplements

    While all natural collagen is animal-based, it’s also free of gluten, soy, and lactose. Compared to natural collagen, ProT Gold is also a complete protein—it contains all essential amino acids, as well as non-essential and conditionally essential amino acids. Collagen supplements are also safe for diabetics, dialysis patients, and patients with allergies.

    With growing medical evidence of its benefits, ProT Gold offers consumers and patients everything natural collagen can, and more.

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Expanding the Cannabis Consumer Base with Odourless Products

This infographic explores the stigma that surrounds cannabis consumption, and a new technology that could provide a promising solution.

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Expanding the Cannabis Consumer Base

The prohibition of cannabis is lifting around the world, and millions of consumers are pushing the market to exceed $75 billion by 2025, from $13 billion in 2019.

As awareness grows, more information about the health benefits of cannabis drives consumer interest, but there’s one problem. The smell of cannabis products—particularly when smoking flower—deters both current and potential cannabis consumers.

Today’s graphic from CannabCo explores the social stigma that clouds the cannabis industry and introduces a new technology that could provide a disruptive solution.

The Pressures of Social Stigma

The lingering stigma that surrounds cannabis consumption has existed for decades, limiting the number of recreational and medical users.

Although numerous dimensions of this stigma exists, two of them are particularly prominent and damaging to consumers:

  • Cannabis is addictive: Being negatively labelled as a drug addict, stoner, or “pothead”, personas which are associated with criminal activity.
  • Cannabis is an identity: Smokers have difficulty concealing their consumption, as the smell can cling to the user and become part of their identity.

This intrusive and long-lasting odour is a distinctive and often unwanted aspect of smoking cannabis. Despite great strides being made to change perceptions about the industry, the odour continues to fuel the stigma.

Where Does the Smell Come From?

The odour comes from chemicals found in the plant, known as terpenes. They produce aromatic oils that give cannabis strains a unique scent—such as lemon, pine, or even coffee—and have been used for thousands of years in traditional herb-based medicine.

Terpenes and cannabinoids work together to multiply the plant’s medicinal properties, in a process known as the entourage effect. Of course, this is a double-edged sword, as new users are attracted to the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but are deterred by the smell, harsh burn, headaches, and coughing that comes with inhaling it.

The Path to a Cleaner Cannabis

Aside from the pain points that arise from smoking, there is also a need to combat the smell of cannabis products when they are stored. Therefore, an odourless cannabis could potentially reach an entirely new group of consumers who are deterred by the smell, and provide peace of mind for existing consumers.

CannabCo has developed a breakthrough technology, called PURECANN™, which creates a purer form of cannabis by eliminating the smell and harshness. It also creates a wealth of associated benefits:

  • Virtually undetectable odour of stored dry product.
  • Undetectable odour while smoking in public.
  • No third-party gadgets or devices required by the user.
  • Less residual “day-after effect” associated with smoking cannabis.

The unique technology removes the plant’s aroma, without compromising any of its medical properties. Moreover, it also benefits non-smokers who do not want to smell second-hand smoke.

Opening the Floodgates

While smoking cannabis is not something to be ashamed of, the PURECANN™ technology can provide users with the option of smoking more discreetly.

CannabCo dedicates itself to using new technologies to enhance the way people consume cannabis, and its most recent creation has enormous potential.

By providing a cleaner product, the cannabis experience could become more tolerable and accessible. As a result, the heavily stigmatized industry could drastically transform—and convince millions of new consumers to take notice.

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Gold in the Abitibi: The Chimo Mine Project

Cartier Resources (TSX-V: ECR) is advancing the Chimo Mine Gold Project in the Abitibi region of Quebec, showing its potential with past producing mines.

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Gold in the Abitibi: Cartier Resource's Chimo Mine Project

Gold in the Abitibi: Cartier Resources Chimo Mine Project

Cartier Resources (TSX-V: ECR) is deploying the right strategy in the right region, with the right backers to find gold faster at a lower cost.

Proven Endowment: The Abitibi Greenstone Belt

There are many prolific past-producing gold districts in Canada, but the Abitibi is one of the largest and best understood gold-bearing regions with readily available exploration infrastructure.

This region extends from Wawa in Northwestern Ontario to the east near Val-d’Or Quebec – a landscape that hosts some of the most productive gold mines in Canada.

The company’s Chimo gold mine project located in the historic Abitibi Greenstone belt of Quebec builds on a legacy of gold production with a project ready for investors.

Exploration Strategy

The best place to find gold is where companies discovered and mined it in the past. Between 1964 and 1997, three companies produced 379,012 ounces of gold at the Chimo Mine property.

This type of strategy is known as brownfield exploration. Brownfield exploration looks for gold in areas known to host gold mineralization. It offers investors less risk, reducing the amount of uncertainties a company faces.

Ounces in the Ground: 2019 Resource Estimate

The company delivered within three years its first-ever resource estimate and proved the value its Chimo Mine Project. In November 2019, Cartier published its first mineral resource estimate of the central gold corridor on the Chimo mine property:

Measured Resources: 481,280 ounces of gold
Inferred Resources: 417,250 ounces of gold

Cartier has proven a resource in one third of the Chimo property, and there is the north and south gold corridor which it is currently drilling.

Why Chimo?

Cartier Resources has built on the foundations of a proven past producer with a new resource estimate, to put the Chimo Mine project back on the Abitibi gold map.

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