Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is often described as the glue that holds everything together. It’s also the stuff that makes your skin look youthful and your joints feel good. Our body’s natural production of collagen, which is essential to overall health, appearance, muscle, tendons and cartilage, diminishes significantly starting at around age 30. Thankfully, collagen supplements can help replenish those reserves.
What Type of Collagen Should I Look for?
When collagen is completely digested, it is in the form of small chains of amino acids called collagen peptides, which are easily absorbed and are very bioavailable to the body. Look for Type I, II, and II collagens which make up about 90% of all collagen in your body. If you’re looking for joint health, collagen type II is your best bet. If you’re looking for a skin or hair boost, collagen type I would likely work best. Powder supplements are the most popular because they’re easy to add to smoothies, coffee or even just water.
Know Where Your Collagen Comes From
The entire world gets its collagen as by-products from the meat/beef industry so unfortunately the supply chain for ethically, humanely raised, grass-fed beef is very tiny. You want your collagen products to come from cattle that are grass-fed and raised humanely. Be sure to look for collagen peptides that are Certified non-GMO, such as by IGEN™, a third-party certification program that test for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
NEW Garden of Life® Collagen Powders
Garden of Life® offers a multitude of grass-fed collagen products to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s fortifying hair, skin and nails or supporting healthy joints, there is a clean, convenient answer in their collagen powders. So, get ready to make collagen part of your daily routine!
Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides provides an easy way to add collagen to your daily diet. It’s unflavoured and perfect for shakes, smoothies, coffees, drinks or can be used in baking. One scoop conveniently delivers 20g of collagen peptides per 20g serving.
Grass-Fed Collagen Beauty brings together the best plant-derived building blocks for beauty & our unique grass-fed Bovine Collagen Peptides. Convenient and delicious, just add to shakes and smoothies.
Multi-sourced Collagen Turmeric offers powerful plant-derived ingredients together with collagen peptides from grass-fed bovine collagen and clinically studied, undenatured chicken collagen. 500mg of added fermented organic turmeric root delivers 50mg of curcuminoids to further support joints and mobility. Convenient and easy-to-use—just add to shakes and smoothies.