What is collagen?
Collagen is pretty important for inner health. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies and acts as the ‘glue’ that holds everything together. We’re talking muscles, joints, bones and skin. It is what makes your skin look youthful, radiant and plump. It is what ensures you have strong muscles and bones. Told you it was important!
It is made of a series of amino acids (glutamine, proline, arginine and glycine for all of you chemistry buffs out there). Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are vital for hormone production and the overall functioning of the body.
So, the amino acids bind together to form something called procollagen, which then groups together to become the collagen you know and love. They bind together to form a dense ‘wall’ of cells and make up the foundation of most of the body.
What’s made from collagen?
Your body’s cells, bones, muscles, tissues and organs are all made up of collagen. It is what keeps them strong and functioning!
Collagen is also a crucial part of your skin, nails, hair and teeth. She’s pretty much an all-rounder!
What types of collagen do be. products contain?
be. contains Bovine collagen which is made from types 1 and 3 collagen which are the most common types found in the body. Types 1 and 3 both help to maintain the structure of your bones, tendons, blood vessels, and skin. They are also found in the intestines which means they support gut health as well.
How does be. work?
When you add a collagen supplement into your diet, you are giving your body a huge drink of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and of course, collagen. Your body will take these and use it to form new collagen.
As we get older, we start to lose collagen in our body - 1% every year after we turn 20. That’s why we start to lose firmness in our skin and get weaker bones and muscles. That’s where be. comes in. It's a collagen peptide powder that is easily absorbed into the body and boosts collagen production as well as your protein intake.
Can I take be. collagen supplements if I'm pregnant/breastfeeding?
It’s always important to first check with your healthcare professional before taking any supplements during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, our collagen supplements are all-natural and the ingredients are safe.
When should I take be.collagen supplement?
The beauty of be. Collagen supplements is their versatility. It can be added to your morning coffee, smoothie, or any other drink you have during the day or added into recipes for that added boost.
Are your products vegan?
Unfortunately, our current range of collagen products are not vegan as there are currently no vegan sources of collagen. However we are looking at introducing some new additions to the product range that include vegan options very soon so stay tuned.
Where should I store my be. products?
We recommend storing your collagen supplements in a cool, dark area away from moisture and sunlight.
Can men use collagen as well?
Yes! We have a lot of men that use our collagen products to help support their muscle, joints, ligaments, skin and hair growth.
What are some of the other benefits of be. Collagen?
- Proudly Australian owned. Products are made or packed in Australia too.
- 100% Natural
- Supports Gut Health
- 10,000mg of Collagen Peptides per serve.
- Great source of protein
- High bioavailabilty so absorbs easily
- Dairy Free
- Sugar Free
- Helps prevent transepidermal water loss (dryness of the skin)
- Helps seal and heal the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract
- May accelerate wound healing.