Collagen, Collagen, Collagen! It seems like it’s all over the market these days, but did you know it’s for a good reason? Collagen is an uber-powerful ingredient with a plethora of potential benefits. While we often look at collagen as a beauty supplement, collagen’s role in our health is much more than skin deep. With all these different collagen supplement options on the market, it can make it hard to select the right one for you. So, I’m here to help with that! In this article, we are going to do a deep dive into collagen. You will learn how to select the perfect collagen supplement for your needs. Not to mention, we’ll cover why we have selected collagen as an ingredient in our Super Amazing Creamer.
To start, let’s cover the basics. Collagen is a vital protein in the human body. From your bones to your skin, collagen is an essential building block to almost every body part. Collagen literally keeps our bodies together. Essentially, it acts as the glue that holds bodily tissues in place. Unfortunately, the older we get, the more quickly our body slows down its collagen production. This is why our skin gradually loses its bouncy glow as we age. Eventually, a lack of collagen starts to reveal those pesky wrinkles. But, the great news is that we can bring our bounce back by supplementing our collagen production. With the right nourishment, we can support our bodies in their mission to yield more collagen no matter what our age is!
Where Does Collagen Come From?
Typically, we get our collagen from animals. The most common sources of collagen are bovines, chickens, or fish. There is no such thing as vegan or vegetarian collagen because, by definition, collagen is an animal-based protein. That being said, you can naturally support collagen production in your body with vegan ingredients. Plants do contain many of the peptides needed to form collagen in the body, but do not provide us with an external source of collagen. Just be mindful you cannot actually consume collagen that is vegan or vegetarian when picking out your supplements!
What Makes the Perfect Collagen Supplement?
While collagen supplements were controversial when they first started appearing on the market, more and more scientific evidence is showing that collagen supplements actually have a significant effect on your health. In particular, collagen is said to be beneficial for joints, hair, skin, and nails. When selecting your collagen supplement, you will want to make sure that you are selecting a hydrolyzed version of collagen. Essentially, this means that the collagen has been broken down into bioavailable peptides (Peptides are the building blocks for proteins). If collagen remains in its whole form, our bodies cannot absorb and utilize the collagen in a beneficial manner.
The Types of Collagen
According to healthline.com, there are several different types of collagen. The 4 main types of collagen include types 1, 2, 3 & 4. Here is a summary of the basic functions of each type of collagen:
Type I: Being the most abundant collagen in the body, Type 1 collagen is ideal for bone, skin, hair and nail health.
Type II: This form of collagen is vital to bone health and healthy joints! It is also important for healthy digestion and a healthy immune system.
Type III: Type III collagen is vital for cardiovascular health and also plays an important role in structuring organs, skin,and connective tissue just like Type I.
Type IV: This form of collagen is essential for healthy skin and helps to filter out toxins from the body.
Super Amazing Creamer Collagen
In Super Amazing Creamer we use bovine sourced collagen. Our collagen is a blend of Type I and Type III. This blend is the perfect supplement to support your body’s mission to keep your skin glowing and hair flowing. Not to mention, this collagen helps support a healthy digestive system! In our Super Amazing Creamer the additional ingredients, MCT oil and hyaluronic acid, boost the positive effects of the collagen. These ingredients add simultaneous benefits that aid in digestion and support healthy skin, making Super Amazing Creamer a perfect collagen supplement!
Overall, collagen is a favorite ingredient over here at Superfoods Company! We love that it makes you look good AND feel good, helping you be the most amazing version of yourself!