Why We Made Clean Collagen

Collagen is hot these days. It seems like everyone is using collagen to improve the look of their skin and make their joints feel great. But our instincts were telling us that there were so many other benefits to supplementing with collagen—so we took a closer look into what the research was saying to learn about what collagen could do.

And the results surprised us.

Did you know that collagen has dozens of research studies on its benefits? Studies have not only shown that collagen is safe and effective, but that it can also provide support for many different health concerns.

This is because collagen is the most abundant source of protein in your body. But since collagen production begins to decline at a young age, it’s important to supplement:

  • Collagen can help you recover from injuries more quickly1 and can help improve your physical performance2.
  • Collagen can improve bone mineral density and reduce bone degradation3. Plus, there’s some new evidence to suggest that collagen can help to increase calcium absorption within the gut.
  • Collagen supports cardiovascular health by reducing arterial stiffness, which is a marker of cardiovascular disease in the elderly4. In other studies, collagen has been shown to prevent elevated blood pressure.
  • Collagen can provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
  • Collagen improves overall wellbeing and energy5.

And there is some emerging research on collagen’s potential benefits6 in humans. In animals, collagen can:

  • Heal and strengthen the gut lining
  • Prevent gastric ulcers
  • Improve memory and cognition
  • Improve calcium absorption from the GI tract
  • Accelerate wound healing
  • Provide antimicrobial properties against potentially harmful bacteria
  • Improve gut health by acting as a prebiotic and prevent dysbiosis (an imbalance of gut bacteria) 7

As we dove into the science on collagen, we realized that we had to make a collagen supplement. There’s plenty of research on collagen—and we know that you’re going to feel great when you take it.

Like every product at Genuine Health, we wanted to make the best collagen supplement we could.  We are committed to making products that make a difference for you, for us, for our planet, and all that call it home. What we put in the bottle matters and how we treat this planet matters. So here is how we did it:

1. We wanted it to be sustainable and consciously sourced, so we found clean collagen sources that were by-products of other industries that would otherwise be unused:

  • clean collagen is sourced from pasture raised, grass-fed USDA cattle and is non-GMO, hormone-free and antibiotic free.
  • marine clean collagen is sourced from wild-caught cold water fish in the North Atlantic, and is non-GMO.

2. And then we wanted to make sure that we provided a therapeutic dose of easily absorbed collagen in each serving. Each serving of clean collagen gives you 10 grams of easily absorbed collagen peptides (many of the studies on collagen are between 5 and 10 grams).

3. Finally, we wanted to make it easy for you to take clean collagen. That’s why we created two collagen source options: marine and bovine. So whether you choose to take collagen from a marine or bovine source (this really is a personal preference as research has not found one to be better than the other), you can choose between unflavoured or lightly flavoured water enhancers.

Mix unflavoured clean collagen into coffee, matcha or your favourite recipe (it’s odourless and tasteless). Mix lightly flavoured water enhancers into to water to make it easy to get your collagen and hydration in one shot.

The bottom line is that taking clean collagen can provide great supportive benefits to your body. We think that clean collagen is a product that we ALL should be using. And doing it the Genuine Health way means that it’s high quality, consciously- and sustainably-sourced, very absorbable and easy to take. I can’t wait for you to try it. 

 

 


References:

[1] Lopez, et al. Evaluation of the Effects of BioCell Collagen, a Novel Cartilage Extract, on Connective Tissue Support and Functional Recovery From Exercise. Integr Med. 2015 Jun;14(3):30-8.

[2] Zdzieblik, et al. Improvement of activity-related knee joint discomfort following supplementation of specific collagen peptides. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Jun;42(6):588-595

[3] Konig, et al Specific Collagen Peptides Improve Bone Mineral Density and Bone Markers in Postmenopausal Women-A Randomized Controlled Study. Nutrients. 2018 Jan 16;10(1). pii: E97

[4] Igase, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised clinical study of the effect of pork collagen peptide supplementation on atherosclerosis in healthy older individuals. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2018 Feb 15:1-3

[5] Czajka, et al. Daily oral supplementation with collagen peptides combined with vitamins other bioactive compounds improves skin elasticity and has a beneficial effect on joint and general wellbeing. Nutr Res 2018 In Press

[6] Fu, et al. Exploration of collagen recovered from animal by-products as a precursor of bioactive peptides: Successes and challenges. Crit rev Food Sci Nutr 2018 In Press

[7] Soniwala S, et al. Oral hydrolyzed type 2 collagen protects against the OA of obesity and mitigates obese gut microbiome dysbiosis. Oseoarthritis Cartilage 2018; 26 (Suppl 1):S173–S174