You’ve probably heard of collagen and seen collagen supplements around, but did you know that your body actually produces collagen all on its own?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body (!) and is responsible for the health of not just our hair, skin, and nails, but also our bones, tendons, and cartilage. As we age, our bodies slow down our collagen production, which, among other things, can lead to symptoms like sagging and wrinkled skin.
Typical collagen supplements come from animal sources, like cows and fish, since collagen doesn’t naturally occur in plants. However, if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just don’t like the idea of cowhide in your morning coffee, there are other ways to incorporate the benefits of increased collagen into your routine.
Since your body can produce collagen all on its own, vegan collagen supplements give your body the building blocks it needs (like silica) to boost your collagen production and give you healthier hair, skin, and nails. As we age and our natural collagen production slows down, supplementing with nutrients like silica can strengthen your skin and help protect against our collagen levels diminishing over time.
Our favorite way to add the benefits of vegan collagen to our routine is with a scoop of Coconut Collagen Boost! Coconut Collagen Boost contains full-plant bamboo extract, which is the world's richest plant source of silica. Coconut Collagen Boost also contains biotin to further help strengthen the skin and hyaluronic acid (sourced from fermented vegetables) to hydrate the skin from within. It tastes like a vanilla marshmallow and dissolves seamlessly in your coffee, matcha, smoothies, tea, and more – so you can ditch the animal products and keep the beauty benefits.