I am asking with respect to collagen ingested from your grocery store that comes in dried packets or containers.
Is the collagen completely destroyed and denatured in the stomach with the acidic PH?
If the collagen passes through the lining of the stomach into the blood stream or what percent of collagen moves into the small intestine?
From there what percentage of collagen moves across the small intestine lining into the blood stream (still intact/ not denatured)
What percentage then of gelatin/collagen crosses the cellular membrane (if any?).
What percentage of collagen within the cells is then used building blocks for supporting a collagen matrix in each part of the body.
What percentage of collagen matrix survives and receives long lasting ingrown vasculature to support the tissue for the long run?