Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, about 25-35% of whole body protein content. It is a main component of our connective tissue, many of our organs (including the heart, lungs and digestive system), our blood vessels, our bones and our joints.
We manufacture collagen from food we eat, however, around age 25-30 the production of collagen begins to slow down. Supplementing with collagen (or consuming the whole food form) can drastically improve many everyday functions and help restore overall health. More ⇾ Collagen Benefits or see our founder’s awesome collagen testimonial.
Is Collagen a Complete Protein?
Collagen contains 19 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids, missing the essential amino tryptophan. By definition, it is not a complete protein.
However, the reason for taking collagen is very specific. Their amino acids and bioactive peptides are unique to collagen and help optimize your body’s collagenous tissues.
There are at least 28 known types of collagen in the human body; however, almost 80-90% are Type I, Type II and Type III. Each type has a different function or supporting role in our body. See: 5 Types of Collagen
What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen Peptides (also called Hydrolyzed Collagen), are short chains of amino acids derived from collagen. Collagen peptides are the more broken down form of collagen. This means that the protein is fully broken down, therefore making it more bio-available and ready to be easily absorbed.
What is MULTI collagen?
A collagen supplement that claims to be a multi collagen means it's sourced from 2+ animals and contains all 5 types of collagen.
YES! Kids can (and should on our recommendation) have collagen every day. We recommend 1 serving per 50 pounds of body weight. And if the child is less than 50 pounds, a full serving is still great! More ⇾ Kids & Collagen: Benefits, Safety, Tips
How much Collagen should I take a day?
We recommend 10g-40g of collagen per day. If collagen powder is your supplement of choice, that's 1 scoop of collagen powder per 50lb of body weight with a max of 4-5 scoops daily for best results.
Our multi-collagen in unflavored and an easily dissolved powder that can be mixed with a number of different foods. It dissolves best in warm beverages or hot water, collagen peptides in coffee is very popular. Once diluted with hot water, it can be combined with any beverage of choice, just don’t mix with Coke. That kind of defeats the whole purpose. It can be used as a flour replacement in baking or added to any cooking dish as well. More ideas: How to take Collagen Peptides Powder.
How long should I consume Collagen?
Collagen is like brushing your teeth. Meaning, if you stop doing it you lose the health benefits. If you stop brushing your teeth, it is a matter of time that they will probably deteriorate from an overall health perspective. This is why we recommend consuming collagen from food or our supplement on a DAILY basis.
Heavy metals in collagen peptides isn’t just a collagen problem, it’s a dietary supplement problem. Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury are dangerous and can cause an array of health problems when consumed. You can avoid these heavy metals by ignoring faulty claims, reading labels, and verifying the collagen has passed third-party heavy metal testing.
Are there Side Effects from taking Collagen?
We have heard from very few customers (3 total over 3 years) that have some skin irritation or stomach irrational which is usually from the fish or egg collagen. And if this happens we are the company that will (and have) recommended the customer to buy a competitors’ product that is ONLY beef or chicken collagen. We just want people to be consuming more collagen, even if it isn’t ours!
Can you take Collagen while Pregnant and/or Nursing?
This is a tricky answer. The simple answer is supplements have more collagen because they’re concentrated. However, food has more overall nutritional benefits because of all the other wonderful and important things (vitamins, minerals, bio-active compounds, etc.)
What are "Natural Flavors"?
In a flavored collagen supplement, you'll see the ingredient "natural flavors" listed. Natural Flavors means that the flavoring materials come from a constituent of the flavor itself.
Collagen is naturally found in organ meats and meat cooked on the bone, like a bone-in ribeye for example. Collagen can be made into a supplement through the processing of animal bone, joints, skin and even organs. These can come from any animal including cows, chickens, fish, pigs, dinosaurs, and even extracted from the membrane of egg shells.