Does Vegan Collagen exist?
Collagen is a major component of connective tissue and the most common protein in the animal kingdom. Collagen is a protein that your body makes naturally. It’s found in many parts of the body including hair, skin, nails, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and intestines.
As you get older, your body naturally slows down collagen production. When this happens, you may start to see your skin sag and wrinkle. To try to avoid that, some people take Collagen supplements.
Scientists have found that oral Collagen supplements provide the following benefits to the skin:
- Improved hydration
- Enhanced elasticity
- Reduced roughness
- Better density
And additional overall health benefits like :-
- Improved cardiovascular performance
- Joint repair
- Boosting lean muscle strength
- Shortening recovery time after strenuous workouts
- Reduced pain, swelling, and stiffness for people with rheumatoid arthritis
Collagen is a protein found only in animals, there are no plant based sources of Collagen protein and therefore Collagen cannot be vegan or vegetarian. While vegan Collagen is not an option at this point, there are vegan Collagen boosters on the market. .These Collagen boosters are vegan, however, they don’t contain Collagen protein. They simply promote Collagen production. It is not the same – and may not have the same benefits either.
The main sources of Collagen are derived from fish (marine), cattle (bovine, pigs (porcine) and chicken (avian). All INJA Collagen products contain Marine Collagen which is derived from fish scales that would otherwise be thrown away. By consuming Collagen supplements, you’re increasing the amount of Collagen within your body.
INJA Collagen is also hydrolyzed, which means, its protein molecules are significantly small and therefore, easier to digest and absorb. In fact, it is specifically designed for absorption and maximum bioavailability at the cellular level.