There is a general perception that anything coming from a plant is better and safer. But this is not always true and especially in case of collagen, there is no known source of collagen peptides that comes from plants.
Well, if you have purchased a plant-based collagen, you have probably purchased a collagen “builder” and not collagen peptides. Collagen builders do not contain collagen.
What’s the Difference?
Collagen Builders are substances that may help your body produce collagen whereas Collagen Peptides are the building blocks of Collagen. They are prepared by breaking down actual collagen using certain enzymes so that they can be easily absorb by our bodies.
Still, What’s the Difference If My Body Can Utilize Both?
For that, we need to understand the difference in functioning of both.
Collagen Peptides are rich in three core amino acids that make up the structure of collagen in our body, namely Glycine, Proline and Hydroxyproline. These peptides are easily absorbed by the body upon ingestion and enter the blood stream. Through blood vessels, the collagen peptides are then distributed in the human body and in particular in the dermis of the skin, in joints and in muscles where they can remain up to 14 days. Once in the local connective tissue, collagen peptides and free amino acids provide the building blocks for the formation of collagen; stimulate the proliferation of fibloblasts by binding to fibroblasts receptors and the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Plant-based Collagen builders are not as rich in Glycine and Proline, with Hydroxyproline almost next to nil. They basically provide the body with certain nutrients that may help the body to enhance the production of collagen. Their efficiency depends on how well your body can utilize these nutrients.
Nature’s Island uses TITAGENR Collagen Peptide that is clinically proven for safety and efficacy. It helps with joints, skin, muscles, hair and nails. The fish collagen peptides are highly bioavailable for easy absorption by the human body. To further enhance its functioning, we have made certain additions to our products like biotin, HLA, glucosamine, Vitamin C etc. Do explore our range of collagen peptides and make an informed decision.