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Collagen Powder FAQs

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that is a key nutritional building block of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The collagen found in our skin plays an important role in keeping our skin firm and supple. As we age, we produce less collagen and as a result, our skin loses its elasticity and we develop wrinkles.

What does hydrolysed collagen mean?

Hydrolysation is a process where long chains of collagen protein are broken down into much smaller chains.  The smaller these units (usually measured in Daltons), the more easily our body is able to digest and absorb them. Bestow Collagen Boost contains the smallest Daltons on the market in New Zealand, meaning our collagen powder is highly bioavailable.

Why use a collagen powder?

Collagen powder gives your skin a head-start on collagen production. The building blocks for making collagen come from your diet, but most people just do not get enough. Collagen powder boosts your supply of collagen building-blocks in a form that is easily used by the skin.

Are collagen tablets as effective as powder?

Typically collagen tablets are capsules filled with collagen powder. We believe taking the loose powder is a much more effective way of taking collagen as the body doesn’t need to break down the capsule during the digestive process. The amount of collagen you get in a capsule is usually much less than you would get in a serving of collagen powder.

Is there a link between collagen and gut health?

Yes! Collagen is great for gut health. Collagen powder contains large amounts of the amino acids glycine, glutamine and proline. These amino acids are very beneficial in supporting the health of the cells lining the gut. Collagen powder also supports our digestion.

Collagen and menopause, how does supplementing help?

During menopause our body stops making the hormones that normally support the production of collagen in our skin. This means the amount of collagen in our skin reduces at this time, resulting in wrinkles and loss of tone. Taking a collagen supplement encourages this production again. A number of studies also show that the older we are, the better results we get by supplementing with collagen.

Can you have too much collagen?

Collagen is considered to be a safe daily supplement for healthy individuals as long as the recommended dosage is followed.

Can you mix collagen with protein powder?

Yes you can, however remember that for those who struggle with breakouts, protein powders can cause blockages in the skin. Collagen is also a source of protein, so this makes it a more skin-friendly alternative to protein powder.

Where does collagen come from?

Collagen comes from bones, skin and connective tissue of animals. Unfortunately, plants don’t make collagen. We have sourced the collagen used in Bestow Collagen Boost from a single species of freshwater fish called Basa. This fish is sustainably farmed in fresh, tropical waters. Once harvested, they produce pure, pharmaceutical-grade collagen peptides that are fully traceable.