Collection: Collagen

Popular for: giving strength to skin, hair & nails, bones, tendons, and blood vessels

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, giving strength and elasticity to bones, skin, hair & nails, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and even blood vessels. From age 35, collagen production naturally slows down, and in our 40s collagen is broken down faster than it is produced. By age 60, over half of the body’s collagen has been depleted.

Glycine is the main amino acid present in collagen, and offers significant benefits to health, but the body has limited capacity to produce it. Our ancestors obtained plenty of collagen in their diets by eating the connective tissues, tendons, skin and cartilage. Since the modern diet is largely devoid of collagen-rich cuts, methionine-rich muscle meats are upsetting the optimal amino acid intake.  Supplementing with collagen is a convenient way to boost levels in the body and achieve a favourable amino acid balance in the diet.

Vegan alternative

Those following predominantly plant-based and vegan diets obtain little to no collagen or amino acids essential to collagen production, but this dietary shortfall can be filled with the right combination of amino acids. There are three key nutritional requirements for collagen production: adequate protein intake, the correct ratio of collagen amino acids - hydroxyproline, proline and glycine - and important co-factors including vitamin C. Igennus Vegan Pro-Collagen is the first of its kind to offer a true plant-based collagen alternative, providing a complete nutritional package for collagen production in those following a plant-based diet.

2 products
  • Pure & Essential Advanced Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides – 100% Grass-fed Bovine Collagen Protein Powder, 40 servings
    Pure & Essential Advanced Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides – 100% Grass-fed Bovine Collagen Protein Powder, 40 servings
    Regular price
    £24.99
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    £24.99
  • Pure & Essential Vegan Pro-Collagen Protein Powder, Enhanced with Glycine, Proline & Hydroxyproline & Vitamin C, 35 servings
    Pure & Essential Vegan Pro-Collagen Protein Powder, Enhanced with Glycine, Proline & Hydroxyproline & Vitamin C, 35 servings
    Regular price
    £27.99
    Sale price
    £27.99