September 22, 2022
Let's explore the differences between liquid and powder collagen to help you decide which collagen supplement is right for you.
So... what are the pros and cons of different types of collagen supplements.
Liquid collagen contains 10 grams or less of collagen per serving, while powder collagen contains up to 15 grams per serving. To consume more than 10 grams of collagen per day, you need to drink multiple servings of liquid collagen or switch to powder collagen. Research supports a range of 10 to 20 grams of collagen per day. So, if you want to increase your intake of this beneficial nutrient, choose a product that can help you meet your needs.
Liquid collagen is from marine collagen, a protein found in fish and other sea creatures. Marine collagen is high in two types of collagen: type I and type II. Type I collagen is found in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, hair, nails, and the gut lining. Type II collagen comes from cartilage. Marine collagen is also high in glycine and proline, two amino acids for maintaining healthy skin and joints.
Collagen powder in nutritional supplements comes from animal tissues such as the skin and bones of cattle and pigs, fish scales, and egg shells. By processing the animal protein, they become gelatin and break down further to form a powder. Our range of collagen powder is halal and kosher and is of bovine origin, it is sourced from cows free from antibiotics and hormones. Bovine collagen is high in two collagens: type I (the most abundant type of collagen in the human body) and type III. Type I collagen is found in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, hair, nails, and the gut lining. Type III collagen is in the skin, muscles, and blood vessels. Collagen powders sourced from bovine origin are particularly well-suited for overall health.
Liquid collagens typically have a longer list of excipients (aka "other" ingredients) than powders, which can include added flavors, sweeteners, and other substances. Additives are not beneficial for your health. Additionally, liquid supplements are often more expensive than powders.
Collagen powder tends to contain no additives, artificial flavours, or sweeteners. You can trust what you are putting into your body and include the powder in drinks or meals of your choice. Another advantage of this is less use of single-use plastics. This makes collagen powder more environmentally friendly.
Liquid collagen brands often tout the bioavailability of their product. They claim that liquid collagen is more efficiently absorbed and usable by the body. However, scientific studies are lacking to substantiate this claim.
Collagen as a protein (aka peptide) compound is large (whether it comes in a liquid or powder form). To enhance its bioavailability and absorption, your body has to break down the protein into smaller peptides and amino acids. However, collagen powders such as our Restore, Vibrance, and Active collagen range contain specially synthesized collagen peptides. These peptides are bioavailable for easy absorption by the body and are scientifically proven to work.
When comparing collagen supplement types, powdered collagen is preferred (at least by our standards). Powdered collagen is more concentrated and has fewer additives than liquid collagen. It is more versatile - you mix it into any beverage or food. Collagen powders that contain bioavailable collagen peptides have been proven to work. So, when it comes to Liquid vs. Powder Collagen, stick with a powdered collagen supplement if you're looking for the most bang for your buck.
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