Like anything in life, our supplements have been evolving with the new information we get about collagen support. As time has passed, the Copina Co Vegan Collagen supplement line has developed and grown in new and exciting ways. If you are new to how vegan collagen boosting supplements work, check out our blog post on “Vegan Collagen Support Vs. Animal-Based Collagen: Which Is Right For You?”.
We are proud to be adding, in consultation with our herbalist partners, some new collagen-supporting ingredients into our powders and would like to introduce them to you. Meet Gotu Kola and Biotin! Gotu Kola and Biotin have been added to our collagen-boosting formula for a wide array of reasons. One of those reasons is so we can continue to best support your glow inside and out. Find out below how Copina Co. has grown and about our vegan collagen-boosting superstars.
Overall ingredients in all supplements:
It has a rich history in Ayurveda and has been traditionally used as a general tonic both topically and internally as a coolant to moderate excess heat and inflammation in the body and also to increase vitality, enhance digestion, stimulate hair growth, and promote longevity.*
- Collagen production
- Acne healing
- Skin tone and skin pigmentation support
- Brighten complexion
- Protect skin against pollution
- Hair growth
The Amla Berry is also very potent in vitamin C which is a key vitamin needed for your body to produce collagen. The berry is also a great source of copper which experts say is needed in order to produce your own collagen.*
Some fun facts about Amla Berry:
- 2x more antioxidant power than ground turmeric*
- 2.5 times more the antioxidant power of acai*
- 13 times more antioxidants than blackberries*
- 50 times more the antioxidant power of blueberries*
- 60 times the antioxidants of pomegranate seeds*
- 75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries*
Amla Berry benefits your skin by promoting collagen production, which helps your skin stay smooth and supple as you age. It also heals acne due to its antioxidant properties. Lastly, it helps even your skin tone and uses the vitamin C to treat any skin pigmentation. Vitamin C will brighten your complexion, fade hyperpigmentation, and protect your skin against the damaging effects of pollution.*
The tremella mushroom, or tremella fuciformis or “snow mushroom”, is an edible species of fungus that has been used in Eastern medicine for over a thousand years. This superfood has historically been used to help boost skin hydration over time after being consumed.* The mushroom’s ability to hold water, as well as its nutrient properties, make it a skincare powerhouse.
- Boost skin hydration
- Boost collagen production and collagen synthesis
- Improve skin elasticity
- Amino acids
These ingredients within this superfood mushroom all help boost collagen production and polysaccharides specifically are a carbohydrate chain that helps promote collagen synthesis in the skin. This all leads to improved skin elasticity and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.*
Studies have shown that tremella mushrooms also have anti-inflammatory effects.* You can find Tremella Mushroom and Amla Berry in all our drink blends, including our Vanilla and Original Plant Based Collagen Boosts.
Bamboo leaf extract is one of our favorite ways to boost our hair, skin, and nail health.* Bamboo extract is a rich source of silica, a naturally occurring mineral found in plants, which supports the body's collagen production as well as healthy hair, skin, and nails. Silica-rich bamboo has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese herbal medicine for centuries as a remedy to heal skin ailments, relieve congestion, promote bone health, and more.*
- Supports body’s natural silica levels
- Improve skin health
- Replenish lost collagen
- Help decrease inflammation
- Fights hair loss and thinning due to its hormone supporting tendencies
What is not commonly known is that plant sources contain much higher levels of silica than animal sources and that bamboo contains the richest amount of silica of any plant! Bamboo is composed of nearly 70% silica (nearly 10x the amount of silica in horsetail herb or stinging nettle) making it one of the richest and most sustainable sources on our planet.
Biotin is a member of the vitamin B complex family. You probably have seen biotin in the daily supplements you may take or on shampoo labels. Its primary functions include turning the nutrients we ingest (i.e. proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) into energy that our body can use. Each Copina Co. blend contains 3,000mcg Biotin per serving. That amounts to over 10,000% of your daily value.*
- Helps with brittle nails
- Support collagen synthesis
Biotin is also critical for the daily use of fats, carbohydrates, amino acids (like in collagen), and energy (ATP).*
Gotu Kola is an Ayurvedic herb with a history of healing the skin, which contains collagen-synthesis enhancing triterpenes such as asiaticoside.* It was selected by our herbalist partners because of its historical use in treating patients with skin ailments and surface wounds. Gotu Kola has been shown to enhance the cross-linking of collagen and support increased collagen production in the body.* Several studies have shown that skin thickness, elasticity, and collagen levels all increased with the addition of Gotu Kola to a patient’s regimen.*
- stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen creating more firmer and hydrated skin
- Promotes a more even skin tone
- Beneficial to acne and blemishes due to its wound healing properties
Hyaluronic acid, also referred to as hyaluron, is a molecule made up of sugars that our bodies naturally produce. Our cells produce hyaluronic acid to balance moisture levels in our bodies, but make less of it as we age.* Our food-grade hyaluronic acid helps to boost collagen production in our bodies and helps our skin attract and retain moisture, helping with aging* and can be found in all of our beauty blends. It’s also been shown to help smooth wrinkles, boost elasticity, help with skin firmness and boost skin radiance.* Another amazing thing about hyaluronic acid is that it has been shown to help lubricate joints and promote joint health.*
- Wrinkle fighting
- Retaining moisture in other ways throughout the body
Our food-grade hyaluronic acid has been shown to help boost natural collagen production in the body and to help the skin attract and retain moisture, which can help mitigate signs of aging, such as smoothing wrinkles, boosting skin’s elasticity, firmness, and radiance (aka that #CopinaCoGlow!).* Its primary function is to bind to and retain water within the body, keeping tissues well-lubricated and moist. Each molecule can hold up to 1000x its weight in water! Just like collagen and elastin, our body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but the rate of production declines as we get older, and supplementation becomes a key factor in maintaining optimal levels of hyaluronic acid.
Maintaining high levels of hyaluronic acid can also be beneficial for healthy, lubricated joints, which can contribute to less pain and a greater range of motion as we age as it keeps the space between bones well lubricated.*
Special to different mixes:
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen – this means that it’s a plant that helps our bodies adapt to stress and maintain overall balance.* KSM-66® Ashwagandha is the highest concentration ashwagandha extract powder on the market and has been shown, through extensive research, to have a wide array of health benefits including blocking stress pathways that regulate chemical signaling in the nervous system.*
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- It May help minimize the signs of aging
If you want to read more about how these specifically benefit women, read our blog that dives a little deeper into the evidence found behind Ashwagandha.
Taking our Cacao Calm Plant-Based Collagen Boost Drink Blend + ashwagandha will help promote calm and focus by helping you block stress signal pathways in the brain. This plus the beauty-boosting benefits it gives you makes Cacao Calm the best nightcap to add to your routine before bed.
Matcha green tea, unlike regular green tea, is grown in the shade rather than in the sun, enabling it to develop higher chlorophyll levels which give it its vibrant color. Matcha is an excellent substitute for coffee. One cup contains about ¼ of the caffeine of a cup of coffee and helps the person enjoying it get a steady energy boost without the crash.* Matcha is also rich in L-Theanine, an amino acid that works to promote brain function, concentration, and a sense of calmness without nervous energy or jitters.* L-Theanine can also work to reduce anxiety because of the high and raw amounts that are found in matcha.* You can find matcha in our Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost Drink Blend Stick Packs or 25-serving pouches which are available on our site.
- It’s an antioxidant powerhouse
- It eases stress
- Matcha contains essential vitamins
- Matcha contains high levels of chlorophyll, a green pigment found in the plant that promotes clear and healthy skin, hair, and joints.*
Matcha contains 137 times more EGCG which is an antioxidant found in regular green tea. EGCG has been researched and linked to encourage healthy metabolism and improve signs of aging.* This antioxidant fights against DNA damage done from UV rays which in turn combat signs of aging skin.
Green tea is packed with Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both incredibly essential for maintaining healthy skin. B2 plays an essential role in balancing collagen levels which improve skin texture and firmness.* Vitamin E encourages cell growth and enforces hydrated and nourished skin.
We take pride in our vegan collagen boosters and choose ingredients that don’t cut corners in order for you to get the best glow out of our supplements. With the help of professional herbalists, we made our doses and sources of all the above ingredients just right for your benefit. Using our supplement powders helps both fight collagen degradation and promote collagen production.* We also believe that balance is the key to healthy hair, skin, and nails. Eating healthy and making sure to nourish yourself from the inside out in tandem with Copina Co supplements can help you strengthen your collagen production at any age.
Using our powders daily in your smoothies, coffee, or as a warm drink before bed can help boost your collagen and help you get that #CopinaCoGlow!
If you are looking for ways to work our collagen-boosting powders into your diet, look no further! We have a wide variety of recipes on our tik tok (LINK) and blog. Below you can find some of our favorite recipes.
Looking for recipes using Copina Co.’s botanical blends?
If you have a sweet tooth you will love:
If you want to try out some new smoothie recipes:
- Vanilla Avocado Protein Smoothie
- Mint Chip Vegan Collagen Boost Smoothie
- Vegan Coconut Cloud Smoothie
If you are into Lattes: