What Is Collagen?

What is collagen? 

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It supports connective tissue and provides structure for bones, ligaments, hair, skin, and nails. Collagen actually makes up 75% of our skin's dry structure, making the tissues strong and able to withstand stretching. 

Collagen peptides are a protein which means it’s made up of amino acids such as alanine, arginine, glutamic acid, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline. These amino acids are essential if you want strong hair, skin, nails, and a strong body! “Evidence suggests that the health benefits of collagen peptides support the principle that incorporating such functional components in the daily diet would enhance whole body collagen turnover and other aspects of health more effectively than the current average mix of proteins in common Western diets” Collagen is essentially the glue that holds our bodies together.

What are the main benefits of collagen? 

  • Improved skin elasticity, reduce visible wrinkles, and increase blood flow to skin 
  • Increased hair strength, growth, and reduce appearance of gray hair 
  • Strengthen, grow nails, and prevent brittleness 
  • Stimulate cartilage grow, strengthen tendons, ligaments, and bones 
  • Help relieve joint pain and inflammation 
  • Protect and help rebuild stomach lining which can help improve digestion and gastrointestinal issues. 

When/why should I start supplementing with collagen? 

You can actually get collagen peptides naturally from food, such as animal products that contain connective tissue like bone broth, meat, and fish. However, it can be hard to get an adequate amount of these foods consistently to help support our bodies' collagen supply. Our bodies do naturally produce collagen but as we age, usually starting around age 25 that production slows down by about 1.5% each year. It’s a good idea to begin supplementing around age 20-25 to get a head start on boosting the body’s collagen status. 


Supplementing with collagen isn’t just good for your skin, it’s also amazing for your hair, nails, gut, and joints at any age! Your body can use the acids in collagen to build hair proteins and strengthen the skin that contains your hair follicles and prevents damage. The amino acid, arginine, feeds your nail beds which helps your nails grow fast and strong. Collagen can work wonders for digestion and helping heal the gut lining, especially with conditions such as leaky gut. The amino acids in collagen are amazing at strengthening and rebuilding the lining in the digestive tract. 

Our Product  

The main types of collagen are: type I, II, and III. Our bovine collagen contains type I and III which are the types skin is primarily made up of. We not only wanted to create high-quality collagen but also provide you with More Than Collagen. What makes it More? We added Hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin C to 10g of bovine collagen, all of which work together for maximum benefits! 

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  2. “Collagen.” The Nutrition Source, 2 Mar. 2022, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/collagen/. 
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