Naturopath Formulated, Vegan Collagen Boost is a 100% plant-based formula. We understand that essential nutrients play an important role in maintaining healthy hair, glowing skin, strong nails, tendons and bones. Our revolutionary formula combines powerful plant extracts that are carefully selected to promote “Pro Collagen” – the initial step in collagen production. Our formula is simple – “Support collagen production, by supplying the production”
The essential nutrients in Vegan Collagen Boost include:
Zinc – aids in wound healing and skin repair
Silica – an essential block in collagen and bone formation.
Vitamin C – an essential building block in collagen formation
Vitamin E – aids in the protection of skin cells from UV exposure
Vitamin D – aids in calcium absorption and normal skin function
Calcium and Magnesium – assists collagen and bone formation.
Vegan Collagen Boost may assist with:
- Natural collagen production.
- Skin repair and wound healing.
- Smoother, more radiant skin.
- Hair strength and growth.
- Skin protection from UV exposure.
- Nail strength and growth.
- Cell protection from free radicals
- Tendon, ligament and bone strength.
Mix 5g (1 scoop) in 250ml of water, juice or milk once daily. Alternatively, sprinkle onto cereal, blend into yoghurt or smoothie, or add to a protein shake.
A closer look at the ingredients in Vegan Collagen Boost
Orgen Si (Organic Silica from Bamboo) – Silica is a key ingredient in collagen creation — a building block of your skin, hair, and nails. A 2016 study by Sao Paulo University, Brazil reported that silica helps form the building blocks of collagen, an important protein found in your skin, blood, cartilage, muscles and ligaments (1). Silica facilitates the transport of nutrients to the peripherals of the body, namely the hair, skin and nails, and thus ensures that the hair follicles are supplied with all the vital minerals necessary for hair growth and vitality.
PurC (Organic Vitamin C from Amla Berries) – The antioxidant properties of vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis makes it a vital molecule for skin health and collagen production (2). Being water soluble, the body’s levels of Vitamin C needs refilling everyday. Many vitamin C supplements are made with ascorbic acid (a synthetic form of Vitamin C). PurC contains natural Vitamin C plus cofactors, which is identical to that found in nature. The greatest effects of vitamin C are seen when it is combined with other micronutrients, such as vitamin E and Zinc – Reason; is that they have the ability to recycle each other.
Sunvitol E500 (Vitamin E from Sunflowers) Grown in Argentina and using a special technique, d-alpha tocopherol (natural Vitamin E) is extracted from the sunflower. Alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active form of vitamin E. No other synthetic form of vitamin E is as active. The intake of natural vitamin E helps against collagen cross linking and lipid peroxidation, which are both linked to aging of the skin. (3) In other words, vitamin E has the ability to protect skin cells by inhibiting damage to the fatty acids that make up the cell membrane.
Orgen Zn (Organic Zinc from Guava) Zinc serves as a co-factor for collagen production, which means that it activates proteins essential for collagen synthesis. It also activates a protein called collagenase that allows your cells to remodel collagen during wound healing. Zinc is not stored for long periods of time in the body so daily consumption is important. In fact, the top layer of our skin contains up to 6 times more zinc than any layer underneath, which is why supplementing with the mineral and making sure you have enough can support the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
Vitamin D3V (Organic Vitamin D from Algae Extract) Grown on lichen, D3V is the world’s first plant base source of active vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol). In one study (5), vitamin D3 had shown to exhibit protective effects against UV exposure. These documented effects in skin cells included, decreased DNA damage, reduced apoptosis (cell death), increased cell survival, and decreased erythema (redness of the skin). The secret to Vitamin D3’s ability to promote wound healing and tissue repair comes down to its ability to increase the body’s production of a protein called “cathelicidin” (cath-el-ici-din).
Aquamin Mg (Magnesium sourced from the clean waters off the Irish Coast) All components of connective tissue depend on magnesium. The four macro molecules that make up connective tissue are collagen, elastin, proteoglycans, and glycoproteins. The synthesis or breakdown of these 4 macro molecules are essentially dependent upon the magnesium levels in the body. Adequate levels of magnesium stabilize cell DNA and promote tissue healing while a deficiency can lead to reduced blood circulation in muscular tissues and promote hypoxia, which can lead to tissue injury and inflammation. According to the Santiago Centre for Health in the USA, magnesium deficiency creates a pro-inflammatory condition that can lead to free radical production.
Aquamin F (Calcium sourced from mineralised seaweed off the north-west coast of Iceland) As we age, it’s not only our skin that loses its strength and structure but our bones too. Bones are also made up of collagen and its production slows down with age, making bones weaker. Calcium in combination with silica can help prevent bone deterioration – these combined nutrients may also improve bone mineral density (BMD) to reduce the risk of osteoporosis (6).
Organic Blueberries and Blackberries (100% certified organic) Through a unique low temperature drying technology, our berries retain their maximum antioxidant content. In addition to vitamin C, blueberries and blackberries provide potent antioxidants called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins work with vitamin C to create cross-links that reinforce and strengthen collagen fibres. The high antioxidant activity of this nutrient also helps protect the collagen in skin from oxidative damage caused by the aging process.
Green Banana Resistant Fibre is a 100% natural source of resistant starch – Prebiotic, made from nutritious green lady finger banana’s grown on the Atherton Tablelands in tropical Far North Queensland. Prebiotic fibre encourages the growth of beneficial gut bacteria to support a healthy microbiome. “The beneficial effects of gut bacteria on skin health and appearance have been documented in several human studies” (7). Banana fibre increases the absorption of calcium and is also high in potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese.
Organic Beetroot Powder is a rich source of antioxidants. According to one study, beetroots contain about 30 different betalains, which are a type of antioxidant that help fight free radicals and manage inflammation (8). The betalain in beetroot serves as a powerful tool to help your liver detoxify itself so it can function more efficiently. The real secret behind beetroot are the nitrates. Nitrates convert to nitric oxide which help dilate the blood vessels, leading to increased blood flow throughout the body. Which contributes to a better flow of oxygen and nutrients to your hair, skin, nails and joints.
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