Bare Biology’s brand new pure type 1 collagen peptides from wild, certified sustainable cod. Collagen offers support to everything from our skin, muscles and bones to our fingernails and hair.
As one of the staple ingredients in anti-ageing creams, collagen has been a beauty industry favourite for some time now. But recently collagen has become increasingly popular as a food supplement.
This totally flavourless powder that mixes well in coffee, tea, smoothies, shakes, juice or water. Unlike other supplements the collagen won’t be damaged by heat, so you could add it to muffins and cookies as well soups and stews. Collagen peptides can withstand heat up to 300°C, making them one of the few protein powders that’s good for cooking and baking.
As one of a growing number of nutri-cosmetics, collagen powder (also called hydrolyzed collagen powder or collagen peptide powder) has been written about extensively, mostly from a ‘beauty-from-within’ standpoint. But while it does have some intriguing properties when it comes to our complexions, in reality collagen is about so much more than skin. It’s the most abundant protein in the human body and our own collagen levels change throughout our lifespan, with studies suggesting that overall collagen begins to decline as early as our 20s. The effect on our health isn’t just skin deep, as declining levels of collagen can mean we lose muscle strength, bone mass and less flexible joints.
Your body contains hundreds of thousands of different proteins, each with its own job to do. Some proteins serve as enzymes, others as hormones or molecular transporters. But the most abundant protein in the human body is the one that’s responsible for our connective tissues, collagen.
As strong as steel yet highly flexible, collagen accounts for some 25 to 35 percent of all the different proteins in our bodies. It’s often referred to as ‘the glue that holds us together’. It’s even found in the cornea of our eyes, our intestines and in organs such as the uterus.
The good news is you can replenish declining collagen levels with a high-quality supplement. Bare Biology scoured the world for the purest collagen and this is it.
It’s a good idea to make sure you’re also getting plenty of vitamin C too, either by increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet or by taking a supplement. That’s because vitamin C is a co-factor in collagen synthesis.