Collagen Builder VS Collagen
By Jessy A
First things first, collagen builders do not contain collagen. These products target vegan individuals who want to experience the benefits of collagen without ingesting collagen. A refresher: Our collagen is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide and wild-caught fish scales. (Again, no plant-based collagen source currently exists).
Collagen is made up of amino acids which when the body builds collagen it joins this with Vitamin C to make a strongly formed helix shape. As we age, our bodies don’t absorb nutrients as well so taking collagen and or collagen builders to support collagen production.
Collagen builders contain nutrients that support collagen production, but don’t actually contain collagen. Collagen is special because it contains an abundance of the three amino acids that you won’t find in meaningful amounts in many other foods (glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline). Muscular growth, joint health and an overall glowing appearance can be partially attributed to the amino acid blend in collagen that can’t be found anywhere else.
Collagen builders do not contain collagen peptides, which are the building blocks of collagen in the body. Veg Collagen Builders may contain nutrients that may support collagen production in the body. It is important to assess the results of Collagen builder and the best way to do it is by verifying whether it is clinically tested.
“People are starting to consume more collagen, assuming it will provide the benefits of youthful looking skin as well as joint mobility and strength,” says Colleen Dattolo, a nutritionist and product technical support specialist at PlantFusion.
It’s these additional nutrients that you would not find in a traditional collagen peptide product that really make a huge difference, making them a step up for anyone who wants to improve joint mobility and skin health.