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Can collagen really be vegan?

Can collagen really be vegan?

Is collagen vegan?

Collagen itself is not vegan as it’s a natural protein found in humans and is often derived from bovine or marine origins. However, some supplements replicate the exact profile of type 1 human collagen that’s derived from plant-based sources, therefore making it possible to get the same benefits of collagen with vegan alternatives.

Collagen is a hot topic in the world of beauty supplements and for a very good reason.

What is collagen?

Around 80% of our body’s protein is Collagen. It’s made up of amino acids, and is vital for healthy cartilage, joints, tendons and ligaments, as well as maintaining glowing youthful-looking skin, thick luscious hair and strong nails.

Why is collagen important?

Our natural levels of collagen begin to decrease around the age of 20, and continue to drop by around 1% each year, so it’s easy to see why collagen is such a buzzword and why supplements are so popular.

Where does collagen come from?

Collagen supplements are almost always extracted from bovine or marine origins, which can make it difficult if that doesn’t align with your lifestyle, or you’re looking to incorporate more plant-based products with a vegan-friendly alternative.

Vegan collagen alternatives

The problem with most vegan collagen alternatives

Many products described as “vegan collagens” only provide a small number of vitamins which can sometimes help the body to stimulate its own collagen production. These are known as “collagen boosters”, and whilst beneficial, most don’t offer a comparable alternative to the amino acids contained within animal-derived collagens.

Which vegan collagen alternative should you be taking?

To provide a high-quality supplement, giving your body everything it needs to replenish natural collagen lost over time, we’ve delved into the science and broken down the exact amino acid profile of type 1 human collagen. At around 80%, type 1 is the most abundant type of collagen in the human body, and when combined with elastin, is responsible for giving skin that plump, youthful glow and elasticity.

We enriched our plant-based amino acid profile with nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals essential to support natural collagen production, increase antioxidants and promote a healthy immune system.

Pro-V Kollagen® also contains:

  • Vitamin C - contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, blood vessels, bone, cartilage, gums and teeth.
  • Vitamin E, Copper & Manganese - antioxidants for the skin - contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
  • Zinc - contributes to the normal maintenance of hair, nails and skin, and contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Copper - contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues and contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Plus, as the amino acids in Pro-V Kollagen® are already isolated they have a much higher bioavailability than bovine or marine collagens. This simply means that they are easier for the body to absorb all the beneficial goodness.

The benefits of Pro-V Kollagen®

  • Exact amino acid profile of type 1 human collagen to get the full benefits of traditional collagen.
  • Added vitamins to support natural collagen production and strengthen the immune system.
  • Greater bioavailability and isolated amino acids are easier for the body to absorb.
  • Completely vegan-friendly, licenced by The Vegetarian Society.

The winner of 2 prestigious beauty awards and licenced by The Vegetarian Society, Pro-V Kollagen® offers an effective, sustainable and vegan-friendly alternative to traditional bovine or marine collagen.

So, yes! Now you can have a multi-award-winning vegan collagen that provides your body with everything it needs to replenish natural collagen lost over time, supporting your journey to glowing skin, luscious hair, healthy strong nails, and much more!

This article is for information only and should not replace professional medical care.
Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Always check the ingredients for allergens if you have any food allergies or intolerances.

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