What is Collagen?
Collagen makes up 30% of the body’s protein. It gives structure to important tissues such as the skin, muscles, bone, hair, tendons, and cartilage.
As we age, the body’s ability to make collagen diminishes significantly, beginning around age 30. Our range of collagen supplements is designed to bring clean, high-quality, absorbable collagen to consumers, supporting skin elasticity, strong hair and nails, as well as join support and mobility.
Recently, we’ve seen a tremendous demand for collagen products, and there are various options available.
What is Grass Fed Collagen?
Grass fed collagen is collagen produced from animals that have been grass-fed. At Garden of Life, we source our grass fed collagen from cattle that have been allowed to roam free, feeding on the grass in their pastures.
The cattle we use have not been treated with antibiotics or hormones, giving you greater peace of mind over what you’re putting into your body.
What’s the Difference Between Collagen, Bone Broth & Collagen Peptides?
Collagen is a very large protein. It consists of three long chains of amino acids. These chains are made up of 18 different amino acids including three important ones called proline, hydroxyproline, and glutamine. Each molecule has three long chains wrapped around in a triple helix structure.
Because it’s such a large molecule, the body needs to break it down in order to digest it. Bone broth is a partially-digested form of collagen (made by boiling bones for hours). When it’s completely digested, it’s in the form of small chains of amino acids called collagen peptides, which are easily-absorbed and are very bioavailable to the body. They travel in the bloodstream to deliver the amino acids to the tissues for building collagen.