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The Essential Guide to Vegan Collagen Alternative

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The Essential Guide to Vegan Collagen Alternative

The Essential Guide to Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative

 

How is collagen formed?

Collagen is formed by fibroblasts, osteoblasts and chondroblasts, which are specialised cells located predominantly in the dermis layer of the skin, bone and cartilage. These cells have specially shaped receptors that act as binding sites to which specific molecules with a matching shape can fit. When these receptors are bound by the correct combination of molecules they begin the production of collagen.

 

Several factors will ensure the formation of healthy strong collagen throughout the body. It predominantly relies on key amino acids, such as glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These protein peptides are typically found in animal tissue however can also be manufactured via chemical synthesis. Along with these amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, silicon, calcium and flavonoids all play a role in the formation of collagen fibres. Some of these amino acids are found in sufficient quantities within a normal healthy diet whilst others may require supplementation to achieve the desired stimulation.

 

 

Why choose a collagen supplement?

We lose the ability to produce collagen naturally when we enter our late 20’s, at this point our body begins to slowly break down existing collagen fibres faster than it can produce them. As a result, we gradually start to look and feel older. To slow down and even help reverse this process, we need to provide specific cells with the essential nutrients and compounds required to facilitate collagen production.

 

 

Why Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative?

Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative™ incorporates a unique range of quality ingredients required for collagen formation, muscle maintenance and gut health, as well as skin, hair and nail health.

 

Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative™ has been researched and developed in Australia by a dedicated team of professionals within the health and nutrition industry. In 2019, Nutraviva committed to developing the first true vegan collagen alternative formula after searching the market and finding only boosters and fillers, none of which provided the crucial ingredients for collagen formation. Nutraviva’s Vegan Collagen Alternative™, not only matches the amino acid profile of collagen hydrolysate but presents as a complete protein powder containing all 9 essential amino acids with a comprehensive range of collagen stimulating and health-boosting nutrients. 

 

 

 

Ingredient Highlights

Vinomerix™ (Grape seed extract powder) Grape seeds are rich in antioxidants, including phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids. Grape seed extract can assist the body’s ability to protect itself against disease, oxidative stress, tissue damage, and inflammation

 

Lactobacillus Acidophilus LA-14™ helps restore the balance of intestinal bacteria. It is commonly used in treating various stomach/intestinal problems and urinary tract infections.

 

HydroPea™ is a pure organic pea protein powder that has been partially hydrolysed to eliminate the grainy texture commonly found in plant-based protein resulting in a very smooth, clean-tasting pea protein.

 

Organic Acerola Berry Powder is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and contains vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Acerola extract helps to eliminate free radicals and boosts collagen production to promote younger-looking skin that retains firmness and elasticity.

 

Bambusa Arundinacea Extract is a source of organic silica (silicon dioxide). This trace element is important for bone development, as well as strength and elasticity of joint cartilage and connective tissues. It helps to nourish and strengthen the skin, hair and nails.

 

Acai Berry Juice Powder is nutrient-dense and rich in anthocyanins which are a potent antioxidant helping to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body.

 

Beetroot, Kale, Chia and Pumpkin seed powders have all been included due to their nutrient-dense properties which all have well-reported health benefits.

 

Alfa-amino powder™ is our unique blend of alfalfa sprouts and amino acids which provides key nutrients containing molecules required in collagen production.

 

What is the difference between the amino acid profiles?

Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative™ is not another simple collagen booster or a  basic plant-based protein. It is the first true vegan collagen alternative that offers a comparable amino acid profile, per serve, to collagen hydrolysate and provides the suite of additional nutrients and compounds required to assist with collagen formation.

 

The chart below shows the comparison between Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate (bovine collagen), Nutraviva Marine Collagen and Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative™.

 

AMINO ACID – COMPARISON CHART

PRODUCT COMPARISON PER SERVING

Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative™

Nutraviva Bovine Collagen Hydrolysate

Nutraviva Marine Collagen Hydrolysate

 

 

Ave Qty per 18g serving

Ave Qty per 10g serving 

Ave Qty per     10g serving

 

Alanine

419 mg

849 mg

1085mg

Arginine

989 mg

818 mg

977mg

Aspartic acid

1000 mg

565 mg

744mg

Cysteine

150 mg

0 mg

0.0006mg

Glutamic acid

1600 mg

950 mg 

1198mg

Glycine

2200 mg

2310 mg

2924mg

Histidine*

235 mg

63 mg

142mg

Hydroxylysine

0mg

50mg

0.0mg

Hydroxyproline

1100 mg

990 mg

702mg

Isoleucine*

414 mg

114 mg

165mg

Leucine*

721 mg

285 mg

293mg

Lysine*

546 mg

394 mg

428mg

Methionine*

126 mg

82 mg

167mg

Phenylalanine*

469 mg

187 mg

212mg

Proline

1400mg

1380 g

1219mg

Serine

446 mg

330 mg

744mg

Threonine*

320 mg

173 mg

306mg

Tryptophan*

51 mg

0 mg

0.006mg

Tyrosine

334 mg

75 mg

77mg

Valine*

450 mg

249 mg

237mg

*9 Essential amino acids

 

At Nutraviva, we’re all about transparency. We’re happy to tell you where our high-quality products come from and what goes into them. Browse our FAQs for more information about our supplements, or get in touch if you have any questions or need more information.

 

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