If you’re interested in collagen but you live a vegan lifestyle, or if you just choose not to take animal sourced collagen supplements, then there is exciting news for you in this article.
The ageing process results in a reduction of collagen production. The use of collagen supplements has gained popularity to provide the necessary building blocks to support and improve the body’s connective tissue and collagen levels. Nevertheless, authentic collagen always originates from an animal-based source. Bovine (cows), Chickens, Eggshell membrane, Marine, or Porcine (pigs). Therefore: Vegan “collagen” does not exist. Traditionally, there is not considered to be a vegan option.
Do you think that a Vegan “Collagen” is out of reach? Put your doubts to rest and read on! With many things, where there is a will, there is a way! There are vegan collagen alternatives available to cater to those who are looking for the health support of collagen, without partaking in animal products. They use plant-based ingredients to support collagen production in the body. In simple terms: it is not “a collagen” as such, however it supports the “production of collagen”.
Different examples of vegan collagen alternative products include “collagen boosters” and “collagen builders”. These are usually supplements containing plant-based ingredients. Examples include vitamin C, amino acids, and antioxidants. These ingredients are believed to support collagen production in the body by providing the necessary building blocks and cofactors needed for collagen synthesis.
Another emerging vegan collagen alternative is a “collagen peptide” protein. These are derived from plant-based sources, such as algae, mushrooms, or bacteria. They are designed to mimic the amino acid structure of human collagen. They provide to the body with the function and the anti-ageing results of animal sourced collagen peptides.
So while traditional collagen peptides are not vegan, there are plant-based vegan collagen alternatives. Soon HEALTH BOSS will cater to all dietary collagen requirements. We are due to launch a “Vegan Collagen” later this year! It is derived from bacterial fermentation to provide the building blocks (amino acids) for all human collagen types. Stay tuned for our Vegan Collagen launch!