What is collagen powder? Get to know Natural Marine Collagen
There’s few buzzing beauty ingredients that are backed with clinically proven results of collagen powder. And this ingestible approach to beauty is making a bold impression on the beauty industry – and our own skincare routines.
With the rise of collagen supplementation there’s formulas and formats for every routine – but what is collagen powder? And what makes the best collagen powder?
If you’re collagen curious or considering a switch to Vida Glow, keep reading to learn more about collagen powder and find the best collagen powder for your routine.
What is collagen powder made of?
Collagen powder is made up of collagen peptides. Collagen peptides are naturally occurring, structural proteins that already exist in the body. But as we age, our natural collagen reserves decline.
In most cases, collagen powder supplements are natural products derived from animals. Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen contains collagen peptides extracted from the skin of fish, sustainably sourced from open-water farms.
What does collagen powder do?
As collagen peptides, collagen powder provides the body with the essential ‘building blocks’ of collagen. This stimulates collagen production and replenishes the body’s collagen reserves to support the natural ageing process.
After 12 weeks of consistent supplementation, a hydrolysed collagen powder is effective in smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Marine collagen can also promote healthy hair and nails.
Types of collagen powder
There are two types of collagen powder – pure collagen powder and collagen hydrolysate powder.
Collagen hydrolysate powder
Collagen hydrolysate powder is hydrolysed collagen peptides. Hydrolysation is an enzymatic process which mimics digestion to breakdown large, native collagen peptides into smaller peptides and amino acids. This makes Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen a collagen hydrolysate powder that’s easily absorbed by the body with superior bioavailability and efficacy.
As a collagen hydrolysate powder, Vida Glow creates tangible results for skin, hair and nails in 12 weeks.
Pure collagen powder
Pure collagen powder is plain, collagen peptides like Natural Marine Collagen Original. It’s tasteless, free of sweeteners and is heat-stable – so pure collagen powders can be supplemented in anything from tea and coffee to chilled drinks. For those with busy days and ever-changing routines, the best collagen powder is an unflavoured, pure collagen powder that’s convenient and easy to supplement.
And if you’re looking to add a refreshing serve of collagen to your on-the-go routine, Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen flavours – like best-sellers Blueberry, Peach and Mango – can be enjoyed straight in water. Combining natural fruit powders with a high dose of collagen, Vida Glow’s flavoured collagen powder collection adds variety as your tastes and routine change, without compromising results.
Collagen powder vs pills
The key difference between collagen powder vs pills is the dosage weight – and therefore efficacy and ease of supplementation.
A collagen hydrolysate powder like Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen is the best collagen powder in the UK. As a hydrolysed collagen powder, Vida Glow is efficacious and efficient, with collagen amino acids and peptides in small daily sachets. By contrast, collagen pills may not be as readily absorbed. Pills and capsules need to be broken-down in the stomach before their ingredients can be absorbed.
While collagen pills or capsules may seem easier to take, often the recommended dosage can be significantly higher than collagen powders. With some doses as high as six capsules, twice daily, collagen pills can be difficult to commit to, which further limits their efficacy and visible benefits.
If you’re new to collagen supplementation, keep it simple and effective with Vida Glow’s collagen hydrolysate powder.
By establishing a clinically proven and convenient supplementation routine, the benefits of collagen powder for skin, hair and nails are within reach.