Collagen has become one of the most well-known and popular supplements on the market, and for very good reason. Collagen can be taken as a powder, capsule and there are some liquid ones out there too! But what about collagen supplements for vegans? Well, I've got good news, if you are looking to boost your collagen levels there are even vegan options available too.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in the body's various connective tissues. Like the name suggests, this type of tissue connects other tissues and is a major component of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Healthy collagen levels contribute to joint health, protection of the kidneys and other organs, skin elasticity and a healthy cardiovascular system. As we get older, collagen levels fall, and collagen fibres become thinner and weaker. Therefore, many people like to add a collagen supplement to their diet.
Collagen supplements are made from animal ingredients including; scales, bones, skin, and other animal parts. Therefore, there can't be any actual collagen in vegan 'collagen' supplements. Instead, these will include nutrients and amino acids that increase the body's own level of collagen. Vegan collagen can be just as effective and can have all the same benefits without the animal ingredients!
Vegan Collagen Supplements at Evolution Organics
Vivo Life Collagen Builder contains ingredients that are scientifically proven to improve the appearance and health of your skin, hair, and nails. The foundation of this product is a plant-based protein and fermented amino acid blend, with added nutrients proven to help your body build collagen such as vitamin C, B vitamins, zinc, and copper.
The Vivo Life Collagen Builder comes in two flavours; Chocolate Mint, and Vanilla and Cinnamon.
Ancient + Brave
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.
Ancient + Brave has three vegan collagens each with their own falvour; Collagyn for Body (naturally neutral), Collagyn for Beauty (vibrant berry), and Collagyn for Brain (Ayurvedic spices).
Vollagen® is a complex of amino acids in the same positions and proportions as those found within human collagen, but with the following key advantages over typical collagen supplementation:
- Vollagen® is 100% suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- The amino acids are already isolated and are therefore readily absorbed into the body
Terrnova has a selection of Vollagen supplements with different benefits from hair and nails to joint support.
Collagen Smoothie Recipe
Peach and Raspberry Collagen Radiance Smoothie
- 50g avocado
- 150g-200g diced peach (frozen) or 1 large peach
- Handful raspberries (frozen)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 50g coconut cream
- 100-200ml water
- Optional (but recommended) Collagen Powder or Vegan Collagen Powder
How to… Add your ingredients to your blender and mix until smooth.
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