I remember back when I was emailing all the suppliers of collagen, asking for the source of their collagen (to make sure it was sustainable), if they could guarantee the welfare of the animals, and thirdly if they could guarantee the efficacy of the collagen.After chatting to one of my food tech colleagues and telling them about how hard it was to find a company with transparency, they told me to contact a guy in Christchurch. We were stoked we found a company! Gelita supply our collagen, and we specifically use their VERISOL collagen if you are wanting to google and have a nosey.
Not all collagen is sourced or created equally. There are differences in the molecular size, weight, and source of collagen peptides. The smaller the size, the better the absorption. The more gently processed the better the taste (this is a biiiig one!) Nothing worse than tasting it when you really just would rather not. Because the collagen hasn't been heated during processing, it doesn't oxidise and so it has a much cleaner flavour.
But. Our collagen is 2kDa in case you were wondering the actual size, and is 95% type I and 5% type III. Verisol is unique and effective in that it's clinically proven to stimulate the fibroblasts in your skin and target your hair and nails as well and is 95% bioavailable.
The science behind our collagen peptides
I will hold off on explaining in too much detail but essentially theres 3 key areas; Skin, Hair, Nails.
The first thing you notice after 1 month of taking it, is better skin elasticity. Then over a period of 3 months, reduced wrinkle depth, and increasing skin density. After 6 months, decreased cellulite due to the increased skin thickness. Makes sense that it builds up over time, and obviously is slow and steady. Also improved wound healing - which makes sense if you're building up your dermal layer, right!
This one is a slow burn becasue you have to wait for your hair to grow. Increased hair thickness. And so each strand of hair is slightly thicker, because your cells that make hair grow have higher mitochondrial activity (read: more energy) to make hair. Its a vibe!
Essentially if you have brittle nails that chip or break or delaminate taking our collagen has been proven to help stop that from happening. Again, this is a slow burn because you're waiting for your nails to grow out before you see the effects. But they do grow faster (in my opinion) but that one isn't peer-reviewed haha!