Plant-Based Vegan Collagen 101: How to Boost Collagen Production Naturally
Let’s talk about collagen and how to increased collagen production through plant sources. First off, there's actually no such thing as vegan collagen! How "vegan collagen boost" work is instead helping to support your body's natural collagen production through vitamins and amino acids found in plant botanicals.
Collagen is a structural protein of different connective tissues, and is made of the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. The benefits of collagen are many and include:
- Glowing skin (through moisture retention & skin elasticity)*
- Reduced wrinkles*
- Strong hair & nails*
- Joint health*
- Tendon & bone health*
The human body naturally creates collagen; however as our bodies pass the age of 25, we lose the ability to synthesize enough of it on our own.* Our modern diets also contain minimal collagen.* That’s where Copina Co. comes in – we make plant-based vegan collagen boosters that help boost your body’s collagen synthesis without the need to consume animal products.
Is Collagen Vegan?
There's actually no such thing as vegan collagen. What there is out there is a variety of ways to boost your collagen levels. One is through taking actual animal-based collagen peptides and another is through vegan collagen boosting plant botanicals.*
Typical collagen peptide supplements on the market are not vegan and come most often in the form of bovine hides (cow skin), fish skin or scales, or egg shells. Copina Co, however, is different – all our collagen boost blends plant-based, vegan, keto, and paleo-friendly.
Here’s the great news – you don’t have to consume animal products in order to increase your body’s collagen levels! Copina Co. offers similar benefits of consuming animal-based collagen peptides, but in plant-based form.* Whether you are interested in more plant-based options, trying to explore the power of plant botanicals, live a plant-based vegan lifestyle, or just do not feel like eating animal skins or shells, there many reasons to be excited about plant-based vegan collagen alternatives!
How do Plant-Based Vegan Collagen Boosters Work?
Plant-based vegan collagen supplements work by supporting your body’s natural process of building collagen.* Our ingredients have been shown through research and historical use to help boost your body's collagen production levels.* They do this through the specific amino acids, vitamins, and minerals they contain.* That means all the hair, skin, nail, and joint health benefits without the need to consume animal products.*
What’s in Copina Co’s Plant-Based Vegan Collagen Boosters?
Tremella Mushroom Extract
The tremella mushroom, or tremella fuciformis, is an edible species of fungus that has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries. It helps to boost skin hydration and has been shown to pull moisture into the skin and fight aging. Tremella mushrooms contain proline, lysine and glycine which are all important amino acids for collagen production.*
Bamboo is one of the richest sources of silica in nature and supports collagen production and hair, skin, & nail health. Silica is a naturally-occurring mineral found primarily in plants and water sources. It has been shown to help promote luscious hair and fight aging. *
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule made up of sugars that our bodies produce naturally. It binds to and retains water (each molecule can hold up to 1,000x its weight in water), aiding collagen production and helping our skin attract and retain moisture.* It has also been shown to help smooth wrinkles and boost skin elasticity, firmness, and radiance, as well as promoting joint health.*
Amla (Indian gooseberry) has been traditionally used to increase vitality, enhance digestion, stimulate hair growth, and promote longevity. Amla is an adaptogen which has historically been used to help the body better regulate stress and is high in Vitamin C, both of which have been shown to support increased collagen production.*
Grape Seed Extract
Grapeseed extract powder has been shown to help boost antioxidants in the and is often used to treat gut candida. It’s also been shown to help boost collagen production in the body and support bone health.*
An ancient medicinal herb that’s been shown to promote calm by blocking stress pathways that regulate chemical signaling in the nervous system.*
A whole-leaf green tea we source from Japan. Its helps boost energy in a steady way without an energy crash, all while helping to boost antioxidants.*
Meet Copina Co.
Copina Co’s plant-based vegan collagen boosters come in three delicious flavors:
Original Beauty – an unsweetened blend of coconut milk powder and collagen-boosting botanicals that tastes a bit like white chocolate.
Matcha Beauty – a nourishing and energizing blend of matcha, coconut milk powder, and collagen-boosting botanicals that’s lightly sweetened.
Cacao Calm Beauty - a calming and cozy blend of cacao, ashwagandha, coconut milk powder, and collagen-boosting botanicals that’s lightly sweetened.
A Fit For Any Lifestyle
Our plant-based collagen boosters are all vegan and can be enjoyed in just about any way. Each bag comes with 28 servings - use them with hot water, nut milk, coffee, matcha, smoothies, oats or baked goods.