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What Do Collagen Peptides Do?

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Collagen is known to be beneficial for the health of our skin, hair and nails, and has also been linked with a host of other health and wellbeing benefits, including helping you to get a good night’s sleep.


Did you know that collagen is one of the most prevalent proteins in our body? It accounts for approximately 30% of the body’s total protein content and plays a crucial role in keeping our skin elastic, firm, and hydrated.


As we get older, our collagen supply naturally begins to decline, so it’s important to support your collagen levels with supplements. Garden of Life’s collagen peptides powder is a great option, as it can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.


What Are Collagen Peptides?


Collagen is a chain of amino acids or proteins which form strong fibres to support essential structures within the body, including skin, hair, nails, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It’s known as the ‘glue’ that holds everything together.


Collagen peptides are strings of different amino acids and deliver the many health benefits of collagen to your body.


Collagen peptides are the key ingredient in our Garden of Life Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides Powder, providing 12g of collagen peptides in every serving. Available unflavoured, you can conveniently add this collagen peptides powder into shakes, smoothies, your morning coffee, or home-baked goods, without affecting the taste or texture.



Alternatively, try our delicious Collagen Beauty Powder, which is available in Cranberry Pomegranate and Strawberry Lemonade flavours. Our Collagen Beauty Powder also contains vitamin C, which is known for its ability to help skin look brighter. Biotin is another key ingredient and can contribute to maintaining normal skin and hair.



Read on to discover more detail about the benefits of collagen peptides below.


Benefits of Collagen Peptides


Collagen peptides are basically whole collagen proteins broken down into smaller pieces, making it easier for our body to ingest. Add collagen peptides into your daily routine to enjoy the wide range of health benefits listed below:


1. Supports Joint Health


As you begin to age, the cartilage between your bones can slowly start to deteriorate. This may cause pain and discomfort, leading to possible signs of health conditions like osteoarthritis. Collagen peptides can help to encourage collagen production to support your ligaments and tendons, and may reduce inflammation to support your joint health.


2. Supports Skin Health


Introduce a scoop of collagen peptides to your daily routine to boost the health of your skin. Collagen is essential in supporting our skin’s elasticity, but as we age our body’s natural production of collagen will start to decline. As a result, you may start to notice visible signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles.


Boost your collagen levels to help reduce signs of ageing and leave your complexion feeling plump and hydrated.


3. Supports Hair Health


Not only will you be supporting a youthful appearance, but collagen peptides can also contribute to beautiful hair too. Our collagen peptides powder provides you with 20g of collagen per serving, giving your body a boost of this essential protein that plays a key role in maintaining overall health and appearance.


4. Supports Nail Health


Another benefit of collagen supplements is healthier, stronger nails. Add collagen peptides to your baked goods, shakes or smoothies for an easy and delicious way to support your nail health.


5. Source of Protein


With just one scoop of collagen peptides, you’ll boost your protein levels. If you’re looking to increase your protein intake further, our Collagen Protein Powder provides you with 20g of grass-fed collagen and contains multiple sources of protein, so you can reap the benefits of collagen whilst supporting muscle growth and repair.



Who Should Take Collagen Supplements?


Our body’s ability to produce collagen gradually declines from the age of 25. To reduce early signs of ageing, consider adding collagen supplements to your routine in your mid-twenties.


Anyone who is looking to boost their overall health and appearance can mix 1-2 scoops of collagen peptides into 230ml of liquid of their choice. However, is not recommended for children to take collagen peptides.


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Is it Safe to Take Collagen Peptides Every Day?


Yes! Collagen peptides have been designed to make collagen easy for our body to digest and provide us with a wide range of benefits. Take 1-2 scoops daily and add to smoothies, shakes or baked goods to boost your collagen levels.


Try out this mint chocolate chip collagen smoothie recipe using our collagen protein powder:


Mint Choc Chip Collagen Smoothie Recipe


Mint Choc Chip Collagen Smoothie Recipe

Treat yourself to this delicious mint chocolate collagen smoothie.

2022-02-01 10:38:16By Garden of Life


Grass-Fed Collagen


At Garden of Life, we go to extraordinary lengths to make sure that the collagen in our products is grass-fed, from the cleanest possible sources. The cattle that our collagen is sourced from are pasture-raised, meaning that they are able to roam free in grassland and are treated in line with the highest ethical standards.


We’re proud to say that all of our collagen peptide-based products are also gluten-free, and suitable for anyone following a paleo or keto diet. Our collagen supplements also contain different strains of live bacteria. Learn about grass-fed collagen in this article:


Grass-Fed Collagen: What You Need to Know

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Grass-Fed Collagen: What You Need to Know

Find out what grass-fed collagen is and how to add it to your routine.

2020-01-15 16:10:13By Dawn Thorpe Jarvis, MSc

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