A third of our body’s protein is collagen
Collagen is a protein that provides structure to our bodies. It’s essentially a major building block for our skin, but also our bones, hair, teeth, joints, blood vessels, cartilage and more. In fact, collagen accounts for about a third of the body’s protein composition. So associating it with skin alone does it a great injustice.
As we age, we produce less collagen
There’s always a catch, isn’t there? Yes, it’s true - from our mid twenties, we all begin to produce less and less collagen.
What is collagen good for?
As our loyal customers tell us time and time again, collagen is good for everything from:
- Enhancing beauty (hair, skin and nails)
- Optimising bone, joint and gut health
- Aiding recovery from workouts or injury
- Helping cognitive function
Collagen is often referred to as the "protein of youth". As our natural production levels decrease, signs of ageing begin to show.
Hair thins or starts to fall out, wrinkles and creases develop more easily on the skin, we begin to ‘feel’ our bones and if we don’t feel them straight away, then we certainly start hearing them...! Some of us might develop digestion troubles, we may become more lethargic more easily, our immune system weakens; there are a number of health conditions and in fact serious ailments that can be associated with decreased collagen levels.
You might wish to read more about how collagen can help you.
What are collagen supplements?
Collagen supplements are an opportunity to potentially provide the body with additional protein so as to meet daily needs that diet alone might not always quite achieve. Supplements can come in all kinds of forms but we strongly believe that powder format gives the greatest flexibility - it allows each individual to take their supplement when, how and as frequently as they wish (within, of course, the daily guidelines).
How long does it take for collagen supplements to work?
Typically we recommend taking the daily dose for at least eight to twelve weeks in order to see effects. That said, we often hear from customers reporting positive outcomes within three weeks. Visit our FAQs for more details.
What is hydrolysed collagen?
Hydrolysed collagen is just a fancy word for collagen when we break it down into more digestible amino acids (which combine to form proteins), making it easier for the body to absorb.
What is Bovine collagen?
Edible Health uses two types of collagen sources - bovine (cow) and marine (fish). We do this so as to cater for different tastes, ethical preferences, allergies and so on. Both are as effective as the other. The bovine collagen comes from cow hide.
What is Marine collagen?
Our marine collagen comes from fish skin.
Both our bovine and marine collagens are the by-product of already established industries and we work with local authorities to ensure absolute regulation and the highest of production standards.