With collagen being one of the most popular weapons in the beauty industry, more and more people are becoming curious about its latest addition: vegan collagen. In this article we highlight the different between vegan collagen and animal collagen and help you pick the right one based on your needs.
What is collagen?
First things first, let us explain exactly what collagen is. To put it simply collagen is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts.
These include our skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. If you haven't already read our previous collagen post - which goes into more detail about its purpose - read it here. Once we past 25, the production of collagen and other proteins start to decrease, which is why many start to supplement with them.
Vegan collagen vs animal collagen
Of course, the most obvious different between vegan collagen and animal collagen is the fact that animal collagen is made with collagen from an animal and vegan collagen is made with plant-based ingredients to help your body produce collagen.
- Vegan collagen nourishes the body with ingredients to help it make collagen
- Vegan collagen does not contain collagen
- Vegan collagen is made with plant-based ingredients
- Animal collagen is made from animals
- Animal collagen comes from a natural occurring protein present in the connective tissues, bones, cartilages and hides of an animal
While both collagen options help boost to boost your collagen levels, animal collagen will always provide the body with the biggest boost of collagen as you're actually consuming a source of collagen, rather than ingredients that will help boost your collagen levels. That said however, vegan collagen is still a great collagen option if you're plant based or simply wish to boost your collagen levels from a plant based source.
Last year, after high demand for our own Primal collagen, we launched our first collection of collagen drinks and just recently, we've launched our plant-based collagen suitable for all, including vegans. Here's a quick rundown on both our animal & vegan collagen...
Primal Living Animal Collagen - Beauty Shots & Powders
Our Primal Living Collagen Shots & Powders both contain Verisol, a source of natural bioactive collagen peptides. This means our collagen comes from Biovine, which has been known to help reduce wrinkles, promote elasticity and increase skin moisture.
A study by Verisol Bioactive Collagen Peptides found that collagen in the skin increased by 60% after just 4 weeks of treatment and in another study, 75% of women perceived their nails as longer and 71% said their nails grew faster and become longer. You can find out more about Verisol® and the above studies here.
Primal Living Plant-Based Vegan Collagen - Aloe Aloe Beauty Shake
In order to suit a range of audiences, our vegan collagen helps boost your collagen levels with natural, plant-based ingredients by stimulating the process of collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis. Each shot contains 125mg Astrion™, a plant extract derived from 3 different plants: Astragalus membranaceus, Panax notoginseng and Rosa roxburghii.
Astragalus membranaceus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years and is well-known for its anti-aging properties. Astrion™ helps boost your collagen levels and has been known to reduce the number and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through increased endogenous production of collagen and hyaluronic acid as well as increased absorption of proline and glucosamine (the building blocks of collagen and hyaluronic acid, respectively) in skin cells.
With the comparison of vegan collagen and animal collagen, it's clear that when decided which collagen you should pick, it's entirely up to your diet and lifestyle. If you're looking for a healthy way to nourish the body with ingredients that will help make the body produce collagen, then our Vegan Aloe Aloe Beauty Shake will be perfect for you. Otherwise, if you're looking for a collagen source that comes directly from an animal source (pure collagen), then go for our Collagen Beauty Shots or Powders.