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Why choose a vegan collagen alternative?

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Why choose a vegan collagen alternative?

Why choose a vegan collagen alternative?

 

We begin to lose the ability to produce collagen naturally when we enter our mid to late 20s, 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. Increasing your regular collagen intake can help to fight the impact of ageing. 


Several factors will ensure the formation of healthy strong collagen stores throughout the body. It predominantly relies on key amino acids, such as glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. 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 support collagen synthesis.



Why look for a vegan collagen alternative?


Vegan diets have been associated with being rich in nutrients and low in saturated fats. However, people consuming a plant-based diet need to be well informed on how to maintain quality protein food sources and acquire specific nutrients from their foods or supplements that include iron, calcium, and vitamin B-12, which primarily comes from eating a more omnivorous diet.

Collagen powder supplements are becoming well-known for their ability to naturally support our health from the inside out. However, a vegan or plant-based diet excludes all animal products, and as hydrolysed collagen powders are animal-sourced the need has arisen for vegan products rich in plant-derived amino acids that naturally support the synthesis of collagen.



Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative


Nutraviva Vegan Collagen Alternative is not another simple collagen booster or a basic plant-based protein. It offers a complete formula with over 80% protein and a comparable amino acid profile per serving to collagen hydrolysate, providing essential ingredients required for collagen formation and to support beauty nutrition.


Our new formulation incorporates 66% Australian-made ingredients with an improved taste and texture, whilst maintaining a comparable amino acid profile to animal-sourced hydrolysed collagen powders.

Ingredient highlights:
- Australian-grown faba bean protein isolate for the maintenance of muscles, repair, and the development of normal bones,
- A suite of crucial amino acids essential in collagen formation
- The prebiotic inulin for gut health
- Vitamin C and key cofactors for collagen synthesis and skin health
- Zinc to support normal skin structure and maintain hair and bones
- Acai berry powder loaded with antioxidants, and
- Silica to assist with hair and nail health.


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