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Get Your Glow On: Which Collagen is the Best for Your Health Goals?

Collagen is a protein essential for maintaining healthy skin, bones, joints, and muscles. Collagen production declines with age, which can cause wrinkles, joint pain, and contribute to age related health issues. To counteract this, many people turn to collagen supplements to boost their collagen levels. However, with so many different forms of collagen available, it can be difficult to know which one is the best to take. In this post, we'll explore the different forms of collagen and help you determine which one is right for you.

Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides are an increasingly popular form of collagen supplement. They are made by breaking down collagen fibres into smaller protein chains (peptides), which can be readily absorbed by the body. Collagen peptides can be derived from bovine or marine sources and come in a hydrolysed powder form that can be mixed with water, coffee, juice, or other favourite beverages. Collagen peptides are both hot and cold water soluble and do not gel making them highly versatile for use in cooking and beverages. Nutraviva’s Collagen Hydrolysate and Marine Collagen powders are both examples of collagen peptide supplements.


Gelatin is a form of collagen that is derived from animal bones and connective tissue. It is typically a food ingredient used as a gelling agent in cooking and baking, but it can also be taken as a supplement. Gelatin supplements come in a powder or a sheet form, and they are usually added to hot liquids like coffee or tea. Gelatin can be thought of as a ‘slow release’ source of collagen, as it has a slower absorption rate by the body.


Nutraviva’s Beef Gelatin powder is a gelatin form of collagen protein and can be readily used in cooking and creating healthy snacks, and as a food supplement. Due to its physical gelling properties, it is not as versatile to use in cooking and drink applications as a hydrolysed collagen powder.

Liquid Collagen Drinks

Liquid collagen supplements are a pre-prepared collagen drink ready made for convenience. They are made from hydrolysed collagen and is usually flavoured. Such drinks come in a small bottle that can be consumed on its own or mixed with water or juice. Liquid collagen supplements often contain additives, flavourings and preservatives with the main ingredient being water. A pure unblended collagen powder is a more versatile, economical and healthier choice than a pre-made collagen drink or shot as it is 100% natural, the serving size is consistent and you aren’t paying a premium price for a product that is primarily water.

Why Choose Nutraviva?

Regardless of which form of collagen you choose, it's important to choose a high-quality supplement that is sourced from reputable manufacturers. Look for supplements that are third-party tested and free from harmful additives and contaminants. Nutraviva is a HACCP Food Safety accredited facility, we undergo third party for our products as part of our food safety processes and to provide transparency and trust for our valued customers. Since our establishment in 2016 we have become a market leader in the collagen supplement market.

Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate powder contains smaller pre-digested peptides than those found in other proteins, allowing them to be absorbed by the body more rapidly than intact proteins, thus maximising nutrient delivery to cells. This greater bio-availability makes Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate powder ideal when used for health and beauty nutrition.

Nutraviva provides certification options within our grass-fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate range including halal and kosher-certified Collagen Hydrolysate powder, and a HASTA batch tested Collagen Hydrolysate.

Nutraviva Marine Collagen is sourced from wild-caught cod found in the North Atlantic Ocean. The skin of the cod contains exceptionally high-quality peptides and is used to create the best possible marine collagen, resulting in a superior collagen powder product in comparison powders derived from fish that have been farmed, genetically modified, or caught in polluted waters.

Nutraviva Marine Collagen powder is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, naturally organic, GMO free and are suitable for people following a halal, paleo, ketogenic, or pescatarian diet.



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