GREAT PRODUCTS, GREAT RESULTS
I'm on my fourth reorder and I can’t say enough about this collagen. I’m 47 years young now, thanks to Multi Collagen Protein and wearing absolutely no make up most days (including in this picture). Joint pain gone, snap-crackle-pop in the morning gone, improved hair, skin, and nails all day long. And versatility... in my coffee, sports drinks, soup, I’ve even made whipped cream desserts and ice cream with it. You can’t do that with bone broth 😬.
- Marlo, 47
I love this product. It sounded too good to be true but after using it for a couple of months now it actually works. My skin looks the best it's looked in years - I have my confidence again! My nails and hair are stronger and I'm getting tons of compliments from my friends. I also love that I can mix this with just about anything because its tasteless and odorless. Personally, I like putting it in my coffee or making the apple cinnamon waffles that came with the recipe book after you buy a tub! I'll be back for more!
- Alexa, 30
I'm 48 years old. After trying several other collagen powders I came across Vitauthority. After 2 months of taking one scoop in my morning coffee I've experienced less pain and had to take less of my pain medication. After a couple weeks of taking this I also noticed a lot of little changes. My hair is growing faster. My skin looks and feels better. I actually sleep better at night. I just can't say enough good things about this collagen protein!!
- Tracy, 48
OUR QUALITY DIFFERENCE: 4 NATURAL SOURCES
Seeing how important it is to get collagen from numerous sources, we at Vitauthority set out to create a Multi-Collagen Protein Powder that comes from four all-natural food grade sources:
Made of mostly type I and type III collagen, bovine collagen comes from cows -- specifically their skin, bones, and muscles.
Chickens are an excellent source of type II collagen, which is the ideal choice for those looking to improve their joint health.
WILD CAUGHT FISH
Marine based collagen is an excellent source of types I and V collagen and is specifically known to have benefits for the skin and gut.
Eggshells contain many types of collagen: Types I, II, III, IV, and X. Eggshell collagen has been shown to have tons of joint, skin and wound healing benefits as well.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is a protein, but not just any protein. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies and can be found in muscles, blood vessels, the digestive system, bones, skin, and tendons. Collagen gives your skin tightness and elasticity, and it’s a building block for the cells that repair dead skin. Collagen provides the “glue” for our joints and tendons and helps hold the body together. In fact, the “colla” portion of Collagen comes from the Greek word “kólla,“ meaning “glue.”
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN?
The benefits of collagen are seemingly endless, but there are 6 benefits that we think really stand out and make collagen a no-brainer to supplement with.
1. Collagen Contains Youthful Essential Amino Acids
As mentioned above, collagen is a protein that happens to contain tons of essential amino acids. This “complete” protein contains 19 different essential amino acids and is most notably known for containing high amounts of conditional amino acids, such as lysine, arginine, glutamine, glycine, and proline.
The amino acid most responsible for a more youthful look is glycine. Glycine makes up about one-third of the protein found in collagen. Glycine helps create the building blocks of all cells in the body: hair, skin, nails, cartilage, gut, etc. A diet high in glycine as well as proline provides many “youthful” benefits, such as stronger bones, clearer, more vibrant skin, and more joint, tendon, and cartilage support.
2. Collagen Helps Repair "Cranky" Joints and Tendons
Collagen, and more specifically type II collagen, contains high amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin. You may have heard of these three ingredients, as they are very popular in joint supplements for supporting healthier joints, tendons, and ligaments. It’s no surprise that type II collagen has numerous studies conducted on humans that show its ability to help improve tendon strength, cartilage durability, and joint flexibility. It has also been shown to help reduce joint pain.
Eggshell membrane is particularly great for joint health. Eggshell membrane collagen has been shown to help increase joint range of motion and also provide pain relief - fast. A study featuring a patented ingredient containing eggshell membrane collagen saw “significantly reduced pain, both rapidly (seven days) and continuously (30 days).”
3. Collagen Provides Gut Health Support
For the digestive system, the benefit of consuming more collagen is that it helps form and seal the lining of the gastrointestinal system. A huge reason why probiotics have become so popular is that we now know that many illnesses can actually be traced back to the GI tract. Due to inflammation or irritation stemming largely from a poor diet in processed foods, the gut — if not treated properly — can cause a nightmare in one’s body. In fact, one study performed in humans showed that those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) have decreased concentrations of collagen.
Thanks to collagen’s wide abundance of Essential Amino Acids, it can soothe your gastrointestinal system lining while simultaneously healing the damaged walls from chronic irritation. Since these amino acids — such as glutamine, glycine, and lysine — do such an excellent job at healing these surface cells, things keep moving smoothly in your gut.
4. Collagen Promotes More Vibrant, Clear Skin
Perhaps the most subtle benefit of collagen is its ability to promote more youthful, elastic skin. As we age and collagen production declines, wrinkles and loose skin begin to rear their ugly heads, wreaking havoc on our confidence.
In a study featuring 69 women, subjects were tested after 4 and 8 weeks to see changes in skin elasticity and skin moisture. The study found:
At the end of the study, skin elasticity in both CH (Collagen Hydrolysate) dosage groups showed a statistically significant improvement in comparison to placebo. After 4 weeks of follow-up treatment, a statistically significantly higher skin elasticity level was determined in elderly women.
Due to collagen’s high amount of proline and glycine, the skin is better able to retain moisture and become stronger and more resistant to potential damage from an outside source like the sun.
5. Collagen Helps the Body Detox
Collagen can also help the body detox itself from harmful free radicals and a build-up of waste. Glycine is the Most Valuable Player in this scenario, as it helps minimize liver damage that may be experienced from trying to metabolize toxins, alcohol, or other harmful substances we may take in.
This support of the liver is crucial for optimal long-term health. The liver has many important metabolic functions, including:
- Converting the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use
- Metabolizing toxins
- Support healthy blood sugar levels
- Break down fats and produce energy - critical for burning fat!
- Change amino acids in foods so that they can be used to produce energy, or make carbohydrates or fats.
And much more! Keeping your liver running healthy and in top condition is very important to maintain optimal health!
6. Collagen Supports a Stronger Immune System
Approximately 70% of the entire immune system is found in the gut! Unsurprisingly, many studies are now showing that since much of what fights off illnesses is actually located in the gut, poor stomach bacteria or inflammation levels can make us more susceptible to becoming ill.
Collagen helps heal the guts intestinal lining and “glues” the walls together when exposed to long-term damage. The amino acids glutamine, proline and glycine in particular are excellent for providing quality support to the lining of your gastrointestinal system and reducing inflammation levels. Using a Multi-Sourced Collagen supplement, like Vitauthority’s Multi-Collagen Protein is important too as types I, III and X Collagen can all help the gut heal by supporting healthy level of inflammation.
WHAT ARE THE "TYPES OF COLLAGEN?"
Type I collagen is the most abundant form of collagen in the body. Type I collagen can be found in your tendons, skin, bones, cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth. Type I collagen’s tensile strength is extremely rigid and strong. It’s what gives your bones, teeth, and tendons extra durability to resist pressure from breaking. In another study, women supplementing with collagen peptides containing type I collagen were shown to have reduced cellulite and wrinkles.
Type II collagen is mostly found in cartilage and plays an integral role in the health of your joints and tendons. This makes perfect sense, as type II collagen contains constituents known to help with joint health, such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.
There is plenty of human evidence that has been shown that joint pain is commonly caused by low levels of type II collagen in cartilage tissue. When supplemented to help replace these depleting levels, type II collagen has been shown in humans to help relieve joint soreness. A second study in humans saw that supplementation with type II collagen also reduced markers of pain in individuals with common joint pain.
Type III collagen can be found in high amounts alongside type I collagen. Type III collagen is also found in your muscles, organs, and a connective tissue called reticular fiber.
Type V collagen helps the formation of all cells, but especially cells in your hair, gut, and skin. Type V collagen plays a critical role of the the formation of fibrils for our cells.
Type X collagen has been shown to support new bone formation and tissues to help improve joint health, such as articular cartilage. Type X collagen has been shown to be beneficial when it comes to bone healing, too!
WHY IS SUPPLEMENTING WITH COLLAGEN IMPORTANT
As we age, the body’s natural production of collagen begins to slow down. Ever wonder why we get wrinkly and skin gets loose as we get older? It’s because our collagen production has begun to decline. This lack of collagen production hosts other inconveniences as well, such as common joint pain.
Couple that with the fact that other poor lifestyle factors such as smoking and a poor diet lacking in quality protein can also add to depleting collagen levels at a faster rate, and you'll see just how important collagen is. We want to hold on to as much collagen as possible as we age to maintain healthier skin, tendons, muscles, and joints.
HOW TO ENJOY
Our Multi Collagen is flavorless which allows it to be added seamlessly to almost anything. Whether it’s coffee, oatmeal, or your favorite waffle recipe, adding extra collagen to your nutrition plan is a breeze!
MULTI-COLLAGEN PROTEIN FAQ'S
How many scoops of collagen should I take per day?
We recommend 2 scoops daily for the best possible benefits!
What can I mix collagen into?
Almost anything! We recommend adding the powder to a cup first, then pouring a liquid on top of it, or, to your favorite recipe. Then stir, mix, and enjoy! Some popular choices are coffee, tea, milk, protein powder shakes, pancake batter, or oatmeal.
Is your collagen tested for heavy metals?
Yes! Our collagen is tested to be free of heavy metals, pesticides, or bacteria.
Does your collagen clump up?
There may be minor clumping when mixing collagen into colder liquids. This can be solved by either adding the powder first, then the liquid, or, by using a shaker cup where more vigorous mixing can occur.
How many grams of fat, carbs, or sugar is in your Multi Collagen?
There is zero grams of fat, carbs or sugar per serving in our Multi Collagen Protein. Just 7g of protein per scoop!
Do I need to take collagen everyday to see results?
Yes - we strongly recommend daily usage to see the best possible results.