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We are proud to be the first to have introduced marine collagen to the Australian market, but now with a number of collagen products emerging, we have put together some expert tips to ensure you purchase the best collagen for you.
Beauty starts from within, making it important to eat a clean diet brimming in antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
But what you may not know is that there are also certain proteins that decrease as you age which you need to start supplementing into your diet if you want to naturally slow down the signs of intrinsic ageing.
One of these key proteins is collagen.
Adding collagen into your daily diet is the quickest and easiest way to increase collagen stores in the body so you can start to reverse and prevent the signs of ageing.
Like any supplement on the market there are those of varying quality and if you dig a little deeper, you may be dismayed to find that some contain other ingredients you don’t want, like filler ingredients that dilute the product down and some that call themselves collagen but do not contain collagen at all.
Here are some key tips to keep in mind when purchasing a collagen product:
It is always important to compare the quantity (grams) of Collagen per serving (especially in tablets), as often these can be small doses and contain fillers. This means you may have to take up to 10 tablets just to consume the amount you’ll find in just one of our 3.6g ProPlenish Marine Collagen Original sachets To see results you need to consume a minimum 3g of collagen per day.
Pills can often contain binders and additives that may delay or block absorption, while powder formulations that are hydrolysed lead to immediate bioavailability, making them quicker and easier for the body to absorb and digest.
It is important to understand that collagen can come from various sources;
Animal – a large majority of collagen powders on the market come from cows, pigs and chickens, as they are cheaper and of less quality. Animal collagen is produced from the skin, bone and cartilage.
Marine – derived from fish, but not all fish are the same – take note if the marine collagen you are buying is from fresh water or wild-caught fish as there is a difference. Fresh-water fish can potentially be farmed fish, which are often grown with added hormones and antibiotics, which maybe harmful. Marine collagen is seen as a higher quality collagen to that of animal being scientifically recognised as the most bioavailable form of collagen, absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body than other forms.
Vegan/Vegetarian– Please don’t be fooled, there is no source of consumable collagen for vegans and vegetarians as collagen is derived from animals. If you follow one of these diets it is instead recommended to consume plant- based foods high in amino acids that can help stimulate the body’s collagen production.
Be sure the ingredients do actually contain collagen and not just ‘collagen boosters’ which are ingredients that ‘may assist collagen production’. These are not nearly as effective as pure collagen. It’s unfortunate, but many products on the market are now labeled ‘Collagen’ however when you read the label, they do not contain any collagen ingredient.
/ Convenient 3.6g serves
/ Hydrolysed powder form for highest bioavailability
/ Marine collagen from wild caught deep-sea fish
/ 100% pure marine collagen
/ Scientifically proven
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