Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NEOCELL COLLAGEN?
Taking NeoCell Collagen may have a variety of health benefits. Collagen supports healthy skin, hair, nails, joints and healthy collagen formation.
WHAT EXACTLY IS HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN?
At NeoCell we take a science-first approach. So please indulge us as we geek out with you on Hydrolyzed Collagen. In short, it’s collagen that has been broken down into smaller amino acid chains or segments also known as collagen peptides. To do this, NeoCell uses an advanced manufacturing process called hydrolysis that converts large collagen molecules into small peptides. Hydrolyzed collagen can also provide some of the building blocks our bodies need to make collagen (or other proteins). And lastly, Hydrolyzed Collagen is also a source of amino acids.
WHAT ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
Collagen peptides are small chains of amino acids which are formed from hydrolysis of large proteins such as intact collagen. These hydrolyzed collagen peptides can be dissolved in hot or cold liquids and then are absorbed in the digestive tract.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
The benefits for skin include supporting healthy collagen synthesis along with beautiful and younger looking skin.
SHOULD I TAKE NEOCELL COLLAGEN AS I AGE?
Absolutely. Your body’s own Collagen synthesis declines as you age. Hydrolyzed collagen provides some of the building blocks bodies need to make collagen (or other proteins). And by doing do, it supports skin, hair, and nail health.
WHERE DOES COLLAGEN COME FROM?
In addition to the collagen already in our body, there are other sources of collagen as well. For example, NeoCell bovine collagen comes from beef hide. While NeoCell marine collagen comes from fish (carp) and NeoCell Collagen 2 comes from chicken sternum.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO TAKE COLLAGEN POWDER?
Collagen powder mixes easily into hot or cold beverages including coffee, tea, soups, and smoothies. It’s best to take collagen at the same time, every day.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO TO HELP NEOCELL COLLAGEN WORK ITS BEST?
Collagen is not readily found in most foods. There are some foods and nutrients that may assist in supplementing /supporting collagen production. Here are a few examples:
- Vitamin C is essential in supporting collagen synthesis. Sources include citrus, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and kiwifruit.
- Vitamin A containing foods help support skin health. Sources include oranges, sweet potatoes, apricots, carrots, mango, and cantaloupe.
- Choline helps to maintain cell structure and integrity. Sources include beef liver, eggs, beef, soybeans, cod, chicken, mushrooms, and wheat germ.
- Vitamin E (an antioxidant) helps support cell health. Sources include avocado, nuts, seeds, and oils.
IS THERE REALLY A PLANT-BASED COLLAGEN?
There’s lots of information about collagen and the different types. Let’s take a look at some of the basics.
Collagen is a structural protein that maintains strength and flexibility throughout the body. It is found primarily in the skin, bone and other connective tissues of animals. Sources of collagen used to make dietary supplements include beef, pork, sheep, chicken and fish. At present, there is no plant-based collagen, as it is a protein found exclusively in animals. Our bodies produce collagen, which is an essential component of connective tissue. There are nutrients in some foods; however, that play a role and are required for the production of collagen such as vitamin C.
Even though collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body, it is not readily found in foods. This is where collagen supplementation comes into play. Clinical studies have shown taking collagen can promote healthy collagen formation. Collagen can provide us with some of the amino acids our body needs to support the healthy synthesis of the proteins in our hair and nails.
NeoCell® uses an advanced manufacturing process called hydrolysis that converts large collagen molecules into small peptides that may become bioavailable in the body. Hydrolyzed collagen also plays a role in supporting healthy skin, hair, nails and joints.