So... what is it and what's it do?
Collagen is a structural protein that is a major component in the body especially in skin, muscles and tendons. Factors like age, diet and environment can deplete your bodies collagen levels leading to the degeneration of collagen rich areas of the body like your skin. This degradation can cause changes in the body associated with aging, like wrinkles and aching joints. Supplementing with collagen can help slow this depletion and minimise the negative effects associated.
As a protein collagen is a source of amino acids like glycine, proline and lysine which have integral roles in the body building connective tissue and regulating cell growth. This benefits skin, muscle, hair, cartilage, ligaments and even blood cell growth. While the amino acid glutamine has also been associated with preventing inflammation of the gut wall and contributing to overall gut health.
The word 'Hydrolysed' refers to a process where the long chain triple helix protein that forms collagen is broken down into shorter pieces. This results in short individual chains of amino acids called peptides which are easier for the body to digest and utilise the amino acids. Being a powder it can easily be incorporated into smoothies, drinks, soups, and baked goods.
We offer it in Pure (unflavoured), Chocolate (using Organic Cacao) and Vanilla (using real Vanilla Bean).