What is Collagen?
The word is translated from the Greek as “kólla”, which means glue. Its strong fibers act like glue to keep muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs and skin together in our bodies. There are in total 16 different types of collagen, but most commonly heard and known of is type I,II or III, each of which has a different job. For instance, type I is the most prevalent one to preserve the levels of collagen in our skin, hair and nails, whilst type II supports producing cartilage and the flexible tissues between bones. Type III is commonly found in reticular fibers that primarily helps with muscle gains and creating blood vessels.
Collagen is an abundant protein made up of amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine which are found in connective tissues throughout the body. It contributes to the structure of our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons, supporting us to withstand primary functions while moving, bending and stretching. Collagen, then, promotes skin health, stronger nails and shiny hair.
Collagen makes up 75% of the dry weight of our skin. As we age, the inner layer of the skin loses its elasticity and becomes less supple, which is more vulnerable to damage from external environmental factors, such as UV light, high sugar diet or chemicals in cigarettes. Our body’s natural collagen production, then, starts to decline and lead to the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin, hair losing its colour, joints are not as flexible and bones may lose their density.
Our Collagen Glow is Types I and III and is sourced from natural bovine hides. Ingredient is imported from Germany. Collagen Glow stimulates skin metabolism and counteracts the loss of collagenous extracellular matrix from the inside. Consumers who ingest Collagen Glow can experience noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles.
How to take Collagen?
The beauty of Collagen is that it is a simple supplement that you can integrate into your daily diet. Our Collagen Glow is the most versatile form of collagen, as it can easily dissolve into hot or cold liquids with no distinguishable flavour. You can use it in just about anything, from a hot cup of coffee to an ice-cold smoothie without any changes to the food or drink textures.
Our collagen is naturally unflavoured with no additional fillers, flavourings and additives – it has a neutral and odourless taste and can be added to just about anything! There are certain ways to keep those important parts of our bodies well-oiled and strong, for instance, engaging in a healthy diet with active lifestyle and incorporating Collagen Glow into your daily diet with hearty and deliciously healthy smoothie recipes.
How Much Collagen Should You Take Every Day?
Our Collagen Calculator™ helps answer that exact question.