Collagen is one wellness trend that’s here to stay because of its ability to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. We also love its ability to heal the gut lining in certain digestive conditions.
However, if you’re adhering to a plant-based diet, you’ll know collagen isn’t on the table as it’s made from animal byproducts. Which is why we’re so excited to share our plant-based collagen booster with you!
Is Plant-Based Collagen Available?
Sadly, no. Collagen is a type of protein found in animal connective tissues and there is no plant-based equivalent. In the olden days we got our collagen from animal byproducts like skin, bones, joints, and organs. Nowadays, we fill the gaps by going old-school with bone broth or collagen supplements. However, collagen is produced by your body naturally and there are ways to boost your production with the help of our plant friends.
1. Consume Plenty of Vitamin C
Yep, vitamin C, your immune system’s BFF during cold and flu season. Turns out it’s also a key part of the collagen formation process in the body. It’s essential for the conversion of the amino acid lysine into procollagen, which then transforms into the twenty-seven types of collagen found in your body. Therefore, you want to make sure you’re getting your daily dose! Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. What are those? Well, I’m glad you asked…
2. Get your Antioxidants
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can wreak havoc in your body if left unchecked. This happens through a process called oxidative damage (think of metal becoming rusty. Free radicals do something similar to your cells!). This is also the process at the root of visible signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. To counter this, antioxidants come to the rescue by stabilizing free radicals and reducing their negative effects.
3. Plant Peptides to the Rescue
Peptides are little chains of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. You may have seen the term in collagen supplements; it indicates a protein has been broken down to an easier-to-digest form for better absorption. The exciting news for plant-based eaters is that some plant peptides, like those extracted from carrots and ginseng, have been shown to have a stimulating effect on collagen production!
Where Can I Get All of This?
Including all the above nutrients into your daily routine can be challenging! If you’ve got it all covered, hats off to you! But if you feel like you might need a helping hand consider supplementing: Organika’s Plant Based Collagen Booster is a synergistic formula with seven plant-based ingredients to boost collagen production and reduce collagen breakdown from UV and free radical damage. Combining antioxidant powerhouses astaxanthin and moringa, plant peptides from carrot and ginseng, and a vitamin C-rich blend of fruits, Plant Based Collagen Booster is a simple and refreshing way to naturally boost your collagen levels.
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