One of the many perks of working for a health shop is we get to taste and try new products thanks to our suppliers and reps. This time, it was a big bundle from Ancient + Brave containing their whole vegan "Collagyn" range: Beauty, Body and Brain.
By now, you will have heard about collagen and its benefits. Collagen is the most prominent protein in the body and helps to support the health of your skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, teeth and muscles. As we age, the natural levels of collagen we produce decreases but our needs remains! This is when a supplement becomes important.
Most collagen on the market are animal based but finding a plant based alternative can be daunting as very few brands offer this as an option. Ancient+Brave are there to help with an innovative proprietary blend of collagen specific amino acids, collagen protective botanicals, skin supportive nutrients and plant proteins.
Ancient+Brave "Collagyn" provides a truly plant-based alternative to bovine and marine hydrolysed collagen peptides - for vegan health and beauty. Available in three great flavours each with an impressive set of health benefits for body, brain and beauty.
With Emma being vegan, we had an extra reason to be excited about reviewing Ancient+Brave "Collagyn" range - we could all try them and give our opinion.
Radiant Collagyn for Beauty
A blend of berries, beetroot and plant proteins enhanced with collagen specific amino acids, botanical extracts, iodine and vitamin D and buffered vitamin C to support collagen renewal and natural beauty.
Verdict - Although we liked the taste, this in less versatile because of its flavour but a perfect pick me up in the afternoon. Not too sweet.
Inspired Collagyn for Brain
With adaptogenic ashwagandha and plant proteins enhanced with collagen specific amino acids, botanical extracts, iodine and buffered vitamin C to support collagen renewal, cognitive balance and stress resilience.
Verdict - This was well liked especially when mixed and warmed with some plant mylk. Perfect brew before bed. Also, consuming collagen rich food before bed helps promote sleep. Result!
Naked Collagyn for Body
A unique blend of MCT, MSM, glucosamine and plant proteins enhanced with collagen specific amino acids, botanical extracts, choline and vitamin D and buffered vitamin C to support collagen renewal for sporty and active lifestyles.
Verdict -This has a neutral taste making it easier for us to use it in our coffee, tea, or any other recipes. Blends well. Our favourite as it can be added to smoothies too.
Overall, on taste alone, the range is a winner! But here are some other benefits from Ancient+Brave's Collagyn range.... Each 10g serving provides:.
- Collagen specific amino acids – glycine, hydroxyproline, proline, alanine, arginine.
- 280% NRV of buffered vitamin C to support collagen synthesis.
- 800% NRV of vitamin D3 from natural algae source.
- 100% NRV of iodine from wild harvested Hebridean seaweed.
- 85mg choline from naturally fermented source.
- A wide range of amino acids from chickpea, brown rice and pea protein powders.
- White tea extract containing flavanols and polyphenols.
- Prebiotic soluble fibre sourced from chicory root inulin.
If you are looking for a vegan collagen range, give it a try and let us know what you think.