1- Collagen cannot be vegan
The collagen I recommend is a form of protein that is extracted by the bones, ligaments, and tendons of animal sources like beef, chicken, or fish. There are 4 most abundant amino acids in collagen are glycine (Gly), hydroxyproline (Hyp), proline (Pro), and alanine (Ala) which stimulate your body’s own collagen production.
2- Read the label of your vegan collagen. There are only collagen-boosting ingredients like vitamin C & copper and NOT collagen.
3- If you’re vegan, I’d recommend a whole lot of shiitake mushrooms because it’s loaded with proteoglycans which stimulate collagen. Or have a lot of seaweed because seaweed collagen molecular structure is quite similar to human collagen.
Lastly, smoking, too much-refined sugar, and bad lifestyle habits drain us of our collagen production and can cause sagging skin, wrinkles, and painful joints, which are all indications that you’re lacking collagen.
Please add in a good-quality collagen supplement to help you overcome these issues.
Don’t forget to have it with a Vitamin C source such as lemon or grapefruit which is a necessary cofactor in collagen synthesis and increases the absorption of collagen up to 8 times!.
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