Alasdair Adam- July 2021
Collagen Peptides: why are they so powerful?
We can’t overstate how many benefits collagen has. Not surprising given most of the human body is made of collagen. The mantra “you are what you eat” very much applies here. Many people today are eating less meat – which by the way we totally recommend – this may sound odd coming from people who advocate Keto or low-carb diets. The fact is, if you are going to eat meat then it should be top quality and not pre-wrapped in a plastic packet.
The Benefits of Collagen
Collagen peptides are:
high in protein, anti-inflammatory, filling, anti-oxidant, anti-ageing, good for ligaments, aid bone strength, increase skin hydration, increase the production of elastin and help repair damaged organs.
Collagen on Keto?
YES! Collagen is simply incredible and we can’t think of a better supplement for your diet. Especially if you are on Keto. This is because your liver isn’t processing carbs which causes glycation (the breakdown of collagen).
Getting the right amount of collagen
You'll find lots of collagen pills out there, but the benefits to taking them are small. Some do come with other supplements such as vitamin C to help you make the most of the collagen. But it's dosage that is key. Less than 2500mg is not going to make a huge difference, and for those slightly more senior you may need 8000-15000mg of collagen a day to make a difference.
We can't halt the ageing process, but we can certainly help to slow it down.
The Different Types of Collagen
Our products have hydrolysed marine collagen in the Coffee and the Berry Smoothie mix, and bovine collagen in the Cinnamon Swirl mix.
But what’s the difference?
Although both are collagen and do pretty much the same thing, bovine is mainly type 3 collagen and is generally accepted as better for your joints and ligaments. Marine collagen is type 1 collagen, is the most abundant collagen type and is generally better absorbed by the body.
When are for how long should you take collagen?
Here at Ketonika we take collagen EVERY DAY and we recommend you do to. Especially if you are over the age of 25 when the body's natural collagen supply starts to decline. We can’t think of a better supplement that will do as much for you as collagen does.
The main reasons we need collagen
1. To help strengthen bones that get more brittle as we age.
2. To help maintain your skin's elasticity by increasing the production of elastin.
3. To help reduce injuries if you work out.
Collagen may even help you reduce your meat intake. We have found that we don't eat nearly as much meat anymore.
Our collagen supplemented smoothie bowls sprinkled with our Healthy Toppings pack in around 10g of protein. Add a collagen coffee and that's a whopping 15g of protein. The fact that they include vitamins and minerals is an added bonus, because these work with the collagen to really power things up.
Make collagen a mainstay of your diet by incorporating our tasty, easy to use products into your daily eating regime.
4500mg OF Enzymatic hydrolysed marine collagen peptide in our Acai Berry smoothie bowl mix
Both of our smoothie bowl mixes are high in natural fibre and collagen protein to combat signs of ageing and promote healthy, youthful, radiant skin.
4000mg of Enzymatic hydrolysed marine collagen peptide in our coffee
Collagen coffee is proving a big hit on today's beauty and anti-ageing scene. Drinking a collagen coffee a day is an easy way to get a good amount of natural collagen in your diet and will help you look and feel great.
6000mg of hydrolysed bovine collagen peptide in our cinnamon smoothie bowl mix
Our dairy-free cinnamon smoothie bowl mix has a huge amount of hydrolysed collagen, and because it doesn’t have a taste or odour it's easy to integrate into your diet.
References to some science research and sites regarding collagen.
2. The not-so-sweet truth about glycation (and how it’s ageing you)
4. The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out, Whitney Bowe,