Skip to main content
The 101: Collagen | The Ultimate Guide to Collagen

The 101: Collagen | The Ultimate Guide to Collagen

Welcome to The Protein Works’ 101 series, where we dive in deep to discuss all things nutrition, health, diet and food.

Today, we're talking about collagen.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most profound protein found in the human body. It is found in the skin, bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen is a fibrous protein and is the main component of connective tissue. It’s made up of amino acids which are bound together and forms what’s known as a collagen helix.

What happens to collagen as we age?

As we get older, skin becomes thinner as collagen production begins to slow. This is due to cell structures weakening. As we age, skin can sag. This is due to the thinning of skin and ligaments lose their elasticity.

Why do people use collagen powder?

Studies have shown that taking collagen supplements over a period of time can improve skin elasticity, support with maintenance of hair and nails and can improve joint pain.

How do you use collagen powder?

There are many different ways to consume collagen powder. The most common method is to mix it into your drink or food. Here’s our top 12 ways of using collagen powder.

  • in your protein shake
  • add to your smoothie bowl
  • mix with your pancake mix
  • stir into yoghurt
  • mix with water and freeze into ice cubes
  • summer iced slushes
  • mix with tea
  • collagen popsicles
  • stir into coffee
  • mix with water
  • blend with your smoothie
  • add to your oats

What foods have collagen in?

Foods that are a source of collagen:

  • fish
  • chicken
  • garlic
  • citrus fruits
  • egg whites

As we get older, we need more collagen in our diets, which is why experts say that using collagen powder can increase the amount we get in our diet.

What is the best collagen to buy?

We’re not biased but we think The Protein Works collagen powders are the best. The Protein Works collagen powders come in two kinds: Beauty Collagen and Keto Collagen.

Both Beauty Collagen and Keto Collagen support with improving skin elasticity and support with the maintenance of hair, skin and nails. The keto collagen is also packed with electrolytes which can help with tiredness and fatigue that is often experienced while on a keto diet.

Beauty Collagen comes in two fruity flavours – green apple and raspberry lemonade, while Keto Collagen comes in vanilla or unflavoured.

The Keto Collagen is best used in savoury food or with most liquids, due to the flavour selection, while Beauty Collagen is great for sweeter uses like popsicles, ice cubes and even a summer iced slush!

No Comments yet!