A guide to Vegan Collagen – what it is and why you need it in your daily routine

Collagen supplements are becoming must-have products in our “inner beauty regimes”  and for good reason! As you may have found on your search for the perfect collagen supplement, traditional collagen is not vegan and tends to be derived from the hides of cows or fish scales. This type of collagen needs to be heavily processed or ‘hydrolysed” in order for our bodies to absorb it.

For those concerned about the purity of their health and beauty supplements, those wanting whole-food options, and those wanting a cruelty-free or vegan alternative to collagen, traditional animal collagen supplements just won't cut it. 

Luckily, we have discovered an innovative formula, that is not only clean and plant-based, but also contains ingredients proven to boost collagen naturally.

What is collagen? 

Collagen is the main structural protein (or building blocks) of connective tissues (such as skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments) and occurs naturally in our bodies. It is the most abundant protein in the body and accounts for 1/3 of the protein in humans!

Collagen is responsible for the health of our hair, skin and nails, bones and joints, connective tissues, muscles, and gut.

There are many different types of collagen, the main ones being ‘Type 1’, ‘Type 2’ and ‘Type 3’.

Type 1 Collagen – is a key building block of our skin, teeth, bones, ligaments and tendons.

Type 2 Collagen – is responsible for giving strength to cartilage and the eyes.

Type 3 Collagen – is mostly found in the intestinal walls, muscles and blood vessels, and is crucial for cardiovascular development.

What are the benefits of collagen supplements?

As we age, our collagen levels naturally decrease. This is a result of the natural ageing process, and other lifestyle and environmental factors such as sugar and refined carbs, smoking and exposure to UV radiation. This leads to wrinkles and fine lines, achy joints, fine hair and brittle nails, and weakened muscles and bones. Taking collagen supplements can help to lessen and prevent the depletion of collagen.

The main benefits of a collagen supplement include: 

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Increase skin elasticity 
  • Increase hydration of skin and hair 
  • Protection against free radical damage 
  • Strengthens hair and nails 
  • Promotes hair and nail growth 
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved gut health
  • Supported wound healing
  • Tissue repair and tissue building

Is there a pure, plant-based solution to collagen?

Our innovative, pure and cruelty-free collagen powder, Native Collagen Booster, is a comprehensive plant-based collagen powder that supplies your body with proven Amino Acids (in the same ratio as human collagen) ready to be absorbed and used for collagen synthesis. 

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This vegan formula ups the ante on traditional collagen supplements by preventing collagen depletion and enhancing the absorption of collagen and nutrients. 

Shop Native Collagen Booster here.

How does Native Collagen Booster (Vegan Collagen) work? 

Provides highly absorbable plant-based Collagen Amino Acids to stimulate collagen production:

Amino Acids in the same ratio as those in human collagen. These Amino Acids are already isolated, so do not need to be heavily processed to be absorbed by the body. 

This Amino Acid Complex has been proven to: 

  • Stimulate collagen production in just 60 days
  • Visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase skin firmness and suppleness
  • Improve skin hydration
  • Visibly brighten and improve skin radiance

Provides 4x RDI of Vitamin C to promote collagen synthesis:

Vitamin C is an essential structural component of collagen, without it, collagen synthesis will not occur, and depleted stores cannot be replaced. Vitamin C also provides potent antioxidant actions, protecting against free-radical damage and preventing collagen breakdown. Our Vitamin C is plant-based (not ascorbic acid) so is not irritating on the gut.

Prevents collagen from breaking down

Botanicals and superfruits rich in potent Antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols and anthocyanins) act as free radical scavengers, preventing the breakdown of collagen from both internal and external factors.

Enhances the absorption of collagen

Prebiotics (Baobab) and Aloe Vera support gut health and enhance the absorption of collagen, nutrients and vitamins whilst helping to nourish and promote healthy gut flora. 

Shop Native Collagen Booster, our plant-pased, pure alternative to collagen supplements here.

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Daisy Thompson

BComm&Media (MktgComm)

Daisy has a Bachelor in Communications and Media (Marketing) and brings a love for all things make-up and beauty to the Edible Beauty team. With qualifications in both Marketing along with Makeup Artistry, Daisy has a strong passion for natural beauty products and has spent many years experimenting with makeup and skincare. She believes that good, healthy skin is the ideal canvas for makeup, and to achieve this you must look after your skin from the inside – and out. Daisy has experimented with natural skin remedies throughout her teen years to improve skin conditions such as eczema and hormonal skin issues and has developed a strong belief in the power of botanical actives. 

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