How do you do your daily collagen boost?
We have two styles, giving something for everyone.
Unflavoured powders with co-factors, that mix well with your morning coffee, smoothie or into an acai style bowl. Beauty, Bone or Muscle focussed.
Flavoured powders that blend with water for delicious summer skin support. Pour over ice for refreshing drinks. Wildflower, Waterberry Tropical or Lemon Lime.
Are Collagen Beauty®, Marine Collagen Beauty®, Collagen Body and Collagen Build safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Yes, Collagen Beauty®,Collagen Body, and Collagen Build are safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as kids 12 months plus.
Our Marine Collagen Beauty® also contains the added benefit of naturally occurring Zinc and Vitamin C from Sea Buckthorn and Guava. These nutrients assist in the production and formation of collagen naturally in the skin. This product is classified as safe for consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We recommend if you have any concerns taking a product containing naturally occurring Vitamin C and Zinc that you consult your primary physician.
How is Collagen Beauty® different to other collagens?
Our naturopathically developed Collagen Beauty® utilises scientifically researched VERISOL® bioactive collagen peptides, which have been shown in multiple studies to reduce skin wrinkles, improve skin hydration and elasticity, and improve hair strength and thickness. Together with organic wholefood bioavailable sources of Vitamin C and Zinc, Collagen Beauty® provides the necessary nutrients needed to promote collagen production in skin, as well as healthy hair and nails. And with a generous amount of collagen in every serve (7-10g depending on the flavour) – you’ll experience faster & better results than most other products that only provide 3g or less collagen per serve.
Where does your Collagen come from?
We proudly source our bovine collagen from the most reputable, sustainable and ethical manufacturer in the world. The cattle are located in Germany & Brazil.
Is your collagen sustainable?
Yes! We are passionate about sustainability, which is another reason why we chose to partner with our Collagen manufacturer. You can read their 2021 Sustainability Report here which details everything from their sustainable production processes to their commitment to the highest animal welfare standards. Nutra Organics is very proud to deliver the highest quality collagen product available on the global market, and part of the criteria that assures this is the sustainable origin of our ingredients.
Our canisters are also sustainable & fully recyclable. They are made of a combination of recycled cardboard and FSC certified cardboard. They are recyclable via the steel stream.
Why bovine collagen?
We thought long and hard about this one. In the end we decided on bovine collagen for the following reasons:
Bovine hide is a by-product of an industry that is already well established, so it reduces waste, and therefore up-cycles the parts of the animal that would otherwise be disposed of.
Traceability of bovine sourced collagen is much clearer than marine collagen (so it’s easy to ensure that the collagen comes from healthy, well cared for cows. “Marine” collagen is rarely even “marine” as it mostly comes from fish farms rather than the ocean, and our oceans are majorly over fished already as it is).
The amount of collagen that you get from one cow is massive compared to one fish. Making it much more cost effective and affordable.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the size of collagen peptides from bovine source vs marine source. One is not “bigger” or “smaller” than the other. The size of collagen peptides relies on the hydrolysis process. This is the process where collagen fibres are broken down into small peptide chains. The collagen that we use has been specifically hydrolysed to be the correct size and shape for optimal absorption and utilisation by the body, specific for it’s function!
Which Collagen Product is best for me?
That depends entirely on what your goals and priorities are, as each of our collagen powders contains different bioactive collagen peptides that have different functions in the body. We have also added some specific key nutrients to each that further support and target those functions and make them even more specialised. Collagen Beauty® targets skin hair and nails, Collagen Body targets bone and Collagen Build targets muscle.
For example, If you are concerned with wrinkles and skin hydration, Collagen Beauty® is the one for you! If you are concerned with bone density or have recently injured yourself and fractured a bone, then Collagen Body is the one for you! If you are focusing on building strength and lean muscle mass then Collagen Build is the one for you!
Can I take more than one collagen product at the same time?
We do not recommend taking more than one collagen product at a time. More is not always better. If you would like to target multiple body systems, we recommend taking turns with which collagen product you use. The clinical studies that demonstrated the effectiveness of each of the collagens was done by using just one of the specialised bioactive collagen peptides, every day for the trial period (usually between 8-12 weeks). So we recommend doing the same thing (for example, you may want to take Collagen Beauty® for 12 weeks to help strengthen and hydrate skin over winter, then focus on Collagen Build for 12 weeks to build and strengthen lean muscle over spring). Taking more Collagen won’t cause harm (as it is a food product that is generally considered safe) but there is only so much protein synthesis and metabolism that you can do in a day. Also, consuming too much of anything isn’t a good idea, as it takes the place of other foods in the diet which may reduce the variety of foods that you have in your day. A healthy varied diet is always the best!
What 'types' of collagen are in Collagen Beauty®, Collagen Body and Collagen Build?
Collagen Beauty®, Collagen Body and Collagen Build are standardised to contain type I and type III collagen. These two types of collagen are the most abundant types present in connective tissue within the human body such as in hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, muscle and ligaments.
Where does our Collagen come from?
Our collagen comes from cattle located in Brazil & Germany.
Are the cows fed grass or grains?
If there’s one thing we are passionate about here at Nutra Organics, aside from food of course, its animals and their welfare. Therefore we have ensured that the bovine our collagen comes from are treated under the highest animal welfare schemes possible. We do not claim “grass fed” as some of them are located in climates where it snows a large portion of the year, and due to other environmental factors, such as drought, cattle are occasionally fed wholesome non-gmo grains to ensure survival. Therefore as they are not exclusively grass-fed for the entirety of their lives, we do not choose to claim grass-fed.
Is your Collagen Certified Organic?
No, unfortunately there is no commerically viable source of certified organic collagen at this time. This is a global issue and we are doing our best to push for this change as the industry expands.
How is Collagen different to Gelatin?
The main difference between the Collagen and Gelatin Powders are as follows;
Collagen is naturally present in all connective tissue. Gelatin is extracted from collagen, and hydrolised collagen is gelatin that has been broken down even further. Therefore, the amino acid profile is the same, but the protein sizes are different.
Hydrolysed collagen peptides are so small that they will dissolve in hot and cold liquid unlike Gelatin that goes solid (giving it it’s gelling effect).
Our Collagen products are fortified with specific Collagen Peptides that are trademarked peptides that make the Collagen Powders functional. ie. Collagen Beauty® is fortified with Verisol Collagen peptides that aid in depositing Collagen in hair, skin and nails. Whereas Collagen Body is fortified with Fortibone Collagen peptides that aid in depositing Collagen in bone, ligaments, joints and muscle mass.
Where does your Marine Collagen come from? And are the fish wild caught or farmed?
At Nutra Organics, we are incredibly passionate about the planet. Therefore, we have ensured that our Marine Collagen comes from the most high-quality, sustainable and responsible manufacturer there is. Our collagen is made in France using by products of the fish industry in Europe. Because the collagen is upcycled from what would otherwise be waste products, there is a combination of farmed and wild-caught fish. Our manufacturer only partners with fisheries that are ethical and sustainable, and all of this has been verified by Friend of the Sea, who have certified this marine collagen as sustainable.
Why is the serving size of Marine Collagen Beauty® different to the original Collagen Beauty® ?
We have based the serving size on the research that was carried out specifically for the Naticol Marine Collagen peptides. Because our Original Collagen Beauty® uses different collagen peptides that have undergone different studies, the serving suggestions are different. By following the same serving suggestions as the studies we can be sure you are getting the right amount of collagen for the results..
What does Marine Collagen Beauty® taste like?
Marine Collagen Beauty® is unflavoured, however the collagen peptides naturally have a subtle marine vibe to them, so we recommend mixing your marine collagen into something flavoured to mask any taste.
What is Fucoidan?
Fucoidan is a bioactive seaweed compound that has been extensively studied due to its many healthful biological activities. We would encourage everyone to do some of their own research into this amazing molecule.
Is Marine Collagen Beauty® vegan?
No. Collagen can only be sourced from animals. Marine Collagen is derived from Fish, so is pescatarian.
Why did you decide to do a Marine Collagen Beauty®?
Consumers have been requesting a marine collagen for a long time. Previously we didn’t release a marine collagen because we couldn’t find a marine source that was as sustainable, responsible and high quality as our bovine collagen. Discovering Naticol marine collagen was the game changer for us – certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea, backed by science and produced in France, this marine collagen is the best of the best and we are excited to make it an option for people who prefer marine collagen.
Why is my container half full?
When our Collagen Body, Collagen Beauty® and Collagen Build are first put into their tubs, the powder is extremely fluffy and the tub is filled to the top, the powder then settles to the point in which you have received it. If we were to put it into smaller tubs they would be overflowing and we would not be able to fill it with the weight of the product specified on the packaging. Please be assured that your full dose of collagen is in there as we sell by weight and not volume.
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