You’ve probably been hearing more and more about the various benefits of collagen over the past few years. In fact, it’s one of the most Googled skincare terms of 2020! So it’s no wonder that an increasing number of people are growing curious about collagen. Most collagen products are made using animal ingredients (marine or bovine)- far from being vegan-friendly! So we’re really excited to announce that we’ve been busy developing a plant-based alternative that naturally helps the body with its own natural production of collagen. Each of our capsules contains high-quality plant extracts, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that specifically stimulate natural collagen production to keep your skin looking fresher, smoother, and plumper.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the general term given for a group of proteins that helps give a solid structure to our skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, ligaments, and tendons. You can think of collagen as long, rope-like cables that give the skin elasticity and help us better move, stretch and bend our bodies. It’s no surprise that collagen is the body’s most important structural protein that acts as the “glue” that holds everything together! Thanks to collagen, our skin looks healthy, plump, and dewy.
Can the body make its own collagen?
Yes! Your body can naturally produce its own collagen by breaking down proteins found in food into various amino acids, mainly proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline.
If collagen is made naturally in the body, why do we need to supplement with it?
It’s all got to do with age! When we're young, our body can make all the collagen it needs- that explains why our skin looks firmer and why our bones are nice and strong. However, once we hit our 20s, collagen production slows down and decreases by around 10% every 10 years. Even the quality of the collagen that already exists in the body begins to decline! This partly explains why we get wrinkles as we age and why our skin tends to sag, lose elasticity, and the reason why our joints feel increasingly stiff and less flexible as we grow older.
How can The Pro Co Vegan Collagen help my collagen levels?
Our new plant-based collagen builder makes an excellent choice for those looking to support healthy collagen levels. Whilst it doesn’t actually contain any collagen itself (there are no vegan sources of actual collagen), the capsules provide you with the various ingredients needed to promote the formation of collagen within the body.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is really important for the normal production of collagen. In fact, vitamin C is involved in every step of the manufacturing process and ultimately helps the body synthesise the collagen needed for healthy skin, nails, and hair.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E is a key antioxidant that protects our cells from getting damaged. Cell damage can occur due to external factors such as pollution, eating high amounts of processed foods, alcohol consumption, and smoking. Because cell damage is linked to reduced collagen production, Vitamin E plays a key role in protecting our cells and preserving healthy collagen levels.
Zinc - Zinc is known to contribute to the maintenance of normal skin, nails, and hair as it assists in collagen production in the body. This helps the skin look healthier and more youthful.
Copper - Copper contributes to regulating normal skin pigmentation and is therefore vital for healthy skin.
Using some of the key nutrients and amino acids needed for building and protecting collagen for healthy skin, our plant-based collagen formula is perfect to add to your daily skincare routine.