How to Compare Supplements

Collagen Supplements are a growing trend in the beauty industry, and for good reason. A quality collagen supplement can bring vast benefits to hair, nails, skin, and overall health in general. This is because collagen is one of the most important structural substances in the body.

In the body, "There are at least 16 types of collagen, but 80 – 90 percent of the collagen in the body consists of types I, II, and III"1. There is a wide array of collagen supplements that intend to provide these types of collagen to the diet, and they are not all created equal. We have provided some guidelines here for comparing collagen supplements.

The Problem with Collagen

Collagen is a protein. For collagen protein to be fully used by the body, and create benefits, it must be digested properly. Further, the quality of the collagen, the source that the collagen is derived from, and the accompanying ingredients the collagen is digested with contributes to its bio-availability.

Key Factors to Compare

Overcoming the problems with collagen and finding the right collagen supplement can be simple by looking for a few key factors. Here are the items to compare:

  • 1. The protein weight or "mass"
  • 2. Animal source of collagen
  • 3. Other ingredients

1. Protein Weight

  • Look for "Collagen Peptides" Supplements
    Collagen supplements which are broken down into peptides (low molecular mass) are more available to the body because they are, in essence, pre-digested protein. The alternative to this, is intact collagen protein (high molecular mass), which is not absorbed well by the body. Intact collagen proteins must be broken down into amino acids through digestion, in the stomach and intestine, and much of the collagen is lost through this process.

2. Collagen Source

  • Choose Collagen Derived from Fish
    While collagen derived from porcine, chicken, bovine, or other sources are widely available at low cost, studies reveal that fish-derived collagen peptide is many times more absorbable than porcine or bovine sourced collagens. Also, fish collagen has been shown to affect the best results with hair, nails, and skin quality. (Note: any collagen supplement that does not state the source of its collagen on the label is likely NOT from fish)

3. Other Ingredients

  • Watch out for Competing or Unnecessary Ingredients
    When taking a collagen supplement, you want the maximum benefit of the actual collagen. Supplements with fillers, flavors, and/or sugars are either useless, unnecessary, or can even impede the effects of the collagen.
  • The addition of free-form amino acids (i.e. arginine), and other sources of protein (i.e. milk, casein, etc.), are of no use in a collagen supplement and can compete for absorption. Hidden sugars, like maltodextrin, may contribute to glycation in the body, counteracting the good effects of collagen, and providing unwanted calories to your daily intake.

How Does Élavonne Amino Collagen Compare?

Elavonne's Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid is a simple and effective collagen supplement that provides 5,000 mg of fish collagen peptide protein. Also included in this economical formula is 50mg of pure, vegan-sourced Hyaluronic Acid per serving and 50mg of vitamin C.

As a beauty supplement, this powerful trio of ingredients promotes skin fullness, hydration, and, lessens the appearance of wrinkles and skin discoloration. Everything in Élavonne's Amino Collagen supplement is included for one purpose: to raise collagen levels in the body. Results include improved skin quality, as well as, hair, skin, nails, and joint tissues.

The Stunning Results

  • 91% increase in skin hydration
  • 26% reduction in deep wrinkles
  • 19% increase in skin suppleness
  • 85% user recommendation
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Disclaimer: Customer reviews and customer opinions are the sole responsibility of the said customer, and individual results may vary. Elavonne offers targeted nutritional supplements that, combined with a healthy lifestyle, contribute to healthy aging and help correct the visible signs of aging.