As the most abundant protein in the human body, collagen deserves so much recognition for the support it provides. Collagen is literally the bodies ‘glue’ or ‘scaffolding’ – holding things together; making it a critical nutrient for the skin, the bones, the joints and the gut. Unfortunately, whilst our bodies produce collagen naturally; as we age, we break collagen down a lot faster than we can replace it. This breaking down process starts much earlier than you might think too. Starting from our mid 20’s, we lose between 1-2% of collagen each year. This increases dramatically to as much as 30% during the years leading up to menopause and beyond.
There are more than 20 types of collagen identified in the body; however, it’s type I, II and III that are the most abundant. Together, these types make up somewhere between 80-90% of our total body collagen.
Collagen in supplemental form is generally sourced from animals such as bovine/cow, porcine/pig, poultry/bird and/or marine/fish.
Herbs of Gold Collagen contains a marine (fish) based collagen. Marine based collagen is regarded as the safest choice available; as there are fears other sources of poorly made collagen supplements containing low levels of dangerous heavy metals, including cadmium and arsenic.
There are vegan collagen supplements on the market, however these generally don’t contain actual ‘collagen’, but give us the ingredients or ‘building blocks’ so that our bodies can make our own.
The marine collagen found in Herbs of Gold Collagen provides a type I collagen, which has been shown to have the greatest absorption and highest bio-availability in the body. This is mainly due to its smaller particles (also known as smaller molecular weight) when compared to other types of collagen (such as bovine, porcine or poultry sources).
- Ageing; collagen is heavily researched with studies showing promising effects on improving skin elasticity and increasing moisture levels
- Bloating, IBS and Gut Health; collagen is abundant in amino acids that repair, protect and restore the structure and integrity of the intestinal gut wall, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life, especially for chronic suffers of these conditions.
- Arthritis and joint pain; Herbs of Gold Collagen is naturally rich in the amino acids glycine and proline which are needed to help maintain and repair bones, joints and tendons.
- Weight Loss; collagen is a super boost to your metabolism which in turn, helps your body burn fat more efficiently. It’s best to take Herbs of Gold Collagen on an empty stomach when using specifically for weight loss support.
Herbs of Gold Collagen is a powerful formulation that combines collagen together with antioxidant support from vitamin C and zinc. These antioxidants not only protect our bodies from free radical damage, but help support the collagen building process in the body. Shop it here.