Collagen. You've probably heard about this popular supplement. Maybe you've seen it in grocery stores or even taken it yourself. But what is collagen and what are the benefits of collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in humans. It contains 19 amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Collagen provides structure, support, strength and elasticity, and it's found just about everywhere - your skin, hair, nails, bones, joint, tendons, ligaments and organs. Because of this, collagen is extremely vital to humans. However, collagen alone is not enough. Research shows that humans need to absorb, build and use these amino acids that make up collagen, and this complex process requires additional nutrients:
Vitamin C: An essential antioxidant that provides skin and immune support. This vitamin is crucial for the synthesis and the formation of collagen. Without vitamin C, the human body cannot form collagen.
Zinc: An essential trace mineral needed for normal immune, intestinal, neurological and skeletal function. Zinc is a vital co-factor in collagen synthesis, meaning it is essential to produce collagen. Zinc also protects collagen from being damaged. Renewed Health's collagen peptides plus formula uses zinc picolinate, which is one of the most easily digestible and highly bioavailable forms of zinc.
Biotin: Also known as vitamin B7, biotin plays a critical role in hair, skin and nail health. When combined with collagen, clinical research suggests that biotin and collagen have a positive impact on skin elasticity, hydration, smoothness and structure. Like collagen, biotin also plays an important role in gut function.
Silica: Also known as silicon dioxide, silica is the third most abundant trace mineral found in the human body. This trace mineral is critical for developing and strengthening multiple types of connective tissue – bones, cartilage, tendons, teeth and skin. Additionally, silica boosts overall hair and nail health. Silica acts by promoting the absorption and formation of collagen fibers. Our collagen powder uses silica derived from leafy green vegetables.
With that being said, we have some good news/bad news to share with you.
The bad news? The other collagen supplements on the market aren't cutting it.
But here's the good news! We've created the best collagen powder that helps support a healthy lifestyle. Renewed Health's 100% Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides Plus contains 100% grass-fed and grass-finished hydrolyzed collagen peptides, vitamin C, zinc, biotin and silica.