The hydrolyzation process means that the collagen molecules have been broken into smaller pieces, called peptides. Peptides have a very low molecular weight, so your gut finds it easier to absorb them.
"It’s believed that the presence of the collagen fragments sends false signals to the body, indicating that collagen destruction has occurred. This stimulates the collagen-producing cells, called fibroblasts, to produce more of your own natural collagen...The formulation of elastin (which gives skin elasticity) and hyaluronic acid (for hydration) are also stimulated."
We round up 12 collagen drinks and supplements to shop, below...
Vitable Collagen Plus HA Mixed Berries
Overview: Want bright and radiant skin? This delicious collagen powder by Vitable contains high-quality hydrolised marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to support skin, hair and nails. Featuring premium ingredients without any fillers and artificial sweeteners.
Go Healthy Beautiful Skin Collagen Support
Overview: Take 1 VegeCapsule daily. Best taken with food or as directed by your doctor.
Review: "Skin looks radiant and healthy.Consumed for a week and can see a difference on my skin, it is glowing and feeling good." via Chemist Warehouse
Bioglan Marine Collagen Powder
Product: Bioglan Marine Collagen Powder
Overview: Simply add to water, juices, smoothies, cooking or your DIY beauty masks.
Review: "I tried this 2 months ago and I can immediately feel the difference. My skin is firmer and glowing. Have been using it since." via Chemist Warehouse
JSHealth Vitality X + Collagen Powder
Overview: Your all-in-one vitality powder. This blend harnesses the benefits of sustainably-sourced Marine Collagen enhanced with a unique combination of ingredients for skin health and vitality. Add to cold water for a refreshing citrus and blueberry flavoured drink to start your day.
Review: "The service is very good as is the product. I have been using Vitality X + Collagen for two months and I feel great and my skin feels amazing too. As does my hair!!" via a verified buyer at JSHealth.
Vida Glow Marine Collagen Pineapple
Product: Vida Glow Marine Collagen Pineapple
Overview: Containing natural Marine Collagen , pineapple fruit juice powder and pineapple fruit juice flavour, one tub contains 30 servings. Vida Glow also offers Mango, Peach, Cranberry&Lime, Mocha, Natural and Blueberry flavours. Simply enjoy 1-3 sachets a day.
Review: "I highly would recommend the Vida Glow Marine Collagen I noticed my skin and hair and nails have improved a lot and I feel so much more hydrated as well and I very much enjoying the taste and I loving it." via Adore Beauty
Neocell Super Collagen
Product: Neocell Super Collagen
Overview: Take one scoop daily, dissolved into a glass of water or orange juice. For maximum absorption, Neocell recommends that you take it on an empty stomach.
Review: Overall, the product has received 2066/3571 5 star reviews on iHerb.
Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Booster
Product: Nature's Way Beauty Collagen Booster
Overview: Adults can take 3 tablets daily or as advised by their healthcare professional.
Review: "I started with collagen powder daily and subsequently taking this tablets on alternate days as maintenance. I noticed some results on the second week. I am on my second month now. My skin is noticeably smoother. Will continue buying and highly recommend to others." via Chemist Warehouse.
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
Overview: Containing goji berries, papaya extract, blueberry and acai powder as well as collagen, you simply mix one tablespoon with water and drink twice a day. The Beauty Chef offers both liquid and powder collagen supplement.
Review: "This product has transformed my skin and does exactly what it said it does. within 1 week I saw a difference. after 1 month I'm addicted!!! it completely cleared all of my pimples and I have smooth and soft skin. for the first time ever I started receiving compliments" via Sephora.
Edible Beauty Native Collagen Powder
Product: Edible Beauty Native Collagen Powder
Overview: Formulated with 100% Plant-based Australian Natives and antioxidant-rich fruits, this ingestible powder is designed to support a healthy gut, encourage healthy collagen production and protect skin. Can be enjoyed with water, or blended into a smoothie
Review: "I really enjoy the taste of this powder as it has a slightly berry and floral flavour, which I really enjoy. It's also made my skin very soft and 'bouncy' quality after using it almost every day for 2 months." via AdoreBeauty.
Vierra Everyday Marine Collagen
Product: Vierra Everyday Marine Collagen
Overview: For optimal results, take one shot per day using the dose indicator at the back of bottle equal to approximately 30ml.
Sports Research Marine Collagen Peptides
Overview: Add to your morning coffee/tea, orange juice or protein shakes & smoothies or mix ½-1 scoop into oatmeal, soup or yogurt for additional nutritional support.
Review: "I add this to my protein shake - dissolves very well, has no flavour or after taste and I think it does its job. Have been repurchasing for a year now. I compared this to all of the other vegan and pescatarian collagen powders on the market and this one is definitely the winner in terms of value for money, taste and nutrition." via iHerb
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