The Power of Collagen

Our Pure Collagen contains no fillers, flavours or preservatives.  It is pure premium quality product and is made for people who are knowledgeable enough to make their own choices about nutrition. Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body? It is the principal building block in our vascular and digestive systems, skin, tendons, cartilage and connective tissue and is a critical component of muscle and bone structure.In its natural form, collagen is a triple helix composed of chains of 18 amino acids.  The process of hydrolysis involves introduction of hydrogen and oxygen to break this structure down into shorter chains of amino, sometimes called Collagen Peptides.  This makes the collagen more bioavailable – meaning that it is easier for our bodies to process and absorb.  When consumed, these peptides trigger increased collagen production in our bodies.  Although most point to noticeable results that can be seen on the surface, in form of younger and healthier looking skin, hair and nails, the benefits of increased collagen production extend to improved gut and joint health and a host of other improvements.

Collagen Myth #1: Collagen is only good for skin and joint health.

  • Collagen can help you recover from injuries more quickly and can help improve your physical performance.
  • Collagen can improve bone mineral density and reduce bone degradation. Plus, there’s some new evidence to suggest that collagen can help to increase calcium absorption within the gut.
  • Collagen supports cardiovascular health by reducing arterial stiffness, which is a marker of cardiovascular disease in the elderly. In other studies, collagen has been shown to prevent elevated blood pressure.
  • Collagen can provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
  • Collagen improves overall wellbeing and energy.

Collagen Myth #2: Marine collagen is better for anti-aging than bovine collagen.

There is no research showing bovine is better absorbed than marine or vice versa. There is also no research showing one is better than the other in clinical outcomes. What it boils down to is personal preference for a bovine or marine source of collagen.

Collagen Myth #3: All collagen supplements are the same.

That would make things simple – but it’s simply not true. There are different sources of collagen, different forms that influence absorption and companies with varying standards of quality.

Collagen Myth #4: You cannot use collagen when you are pregnant

Taking collagen supplements can be helpful during pregnancy and postpartum. Pregnant women can experience brittle hair and even hair loss, so collagen supplements can help restore hair back to health. The postpartum benefits of taking them can also help with skin elasticity, helping to tighten the skin on the stomach.

Recommended use: 10 – 20g per day.