I’ve been using collagen for the past few years on an almost daily basis in my green juice or mixed into double cream yogurt. What I can tell you for sure, after trying out a number of collagen powders available on the market, they are not all the same and they can be very expensive, which is why I am so excited to tell you about Be Bright Collagen, so far, it’s the best quality and best-priced collagen I’ve tried to date.
But First – The Benefits Of Collagen
Collagen is already found naturally, as a fibrous protein, within our own bodies, but as we age, our natural ability to produce collagen starts to decline, starting from as young as age 25 & rapidly declining in women in menopause. There is no way to prevent this decline so I started about 3 years ago supplementing my diet with collagen powder.
Collagen is a fibrous protein that is already present in our bodies. Our bodies naturally produce it and it is the single most abundant protein we have, making it essential to our overall wellbeing. Collagen is accurately referred to as the ‘glue’ in the human body – it holds everything together and provides strength, structure, lining and cushioning throughout our body.
Collagen has many health benefits,the least of these being providing structure for firm skin, healthy hair and strong nails. Far more importantly to me, as a woman in her late forties, is collagens ability to reduce inflammation within the body, improve the digestive tract and support strong bones and joints.
A steady production of collagen is central to providing strength and structure for firm skin, healthy hair and strong nails. Its regenerative properties support and enhance the health of our bones, joints, cartlidge, tendons and ligaments. Its reparative properties support gut and vascular health. As we age, our body’s natural production of collagen slows down, bringing with it the unwanted effects of aging. As our natural supply of collagen tapers, the existing collagen structures become weak and disorganised. Introducing and maintaining hydrolysed collagen in your daily diet at any age is enormously beneficial, and supplementing with hydrolysed collagen from as early as your twenties is an excellent preventative measure in helping to maintain your collagen structures before they have a chance to start weakening and breaking down.
Why Supplement Collagen
I’ve read so many articles about how collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin and that collagen creams are the biggest con of the beauty industry. HOWEVER – hydrolyzed collagen is highly digestible, rich in the amino acids proline, hydroxyproline, glycine, glutamic acid, and alanine. These amino acids are what the body uses to build new collagen fibers and repair and restore weakened collagen structures. The consistent daily intake of hydrolyzed collagen feeds your body with these amino acids enabling this restorative process to occur.
Why Hydrolyzed & Grass-Fed?
And this is important, there are a few keywords you want to look out for when choosing your collagen, hydrolized is one of them. Hydrolyzed means that the long amino acid chains that form collagen have been broken down via an enzymatic process into peptides, making the Be Bright Collagen Powder readily available for better absorption through the gut (that’s the really important bit – after absorption, it travels throughout the body, repairing, rebuilding and providing energy!)
Grass-fed beef is significantly more nutritious and of better quality than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is the only kind of beef that contains conjugated linoleic acid. Grain-fed beef has none. Conjugated linoleic acid is a type of fat that has shown to be very important for preventing weight gain. Grass-fed beef is also far more likely to be antibiotic and hormone-free.
COST – The Final Reason Why Be Bright Is My Collage Of Choice
Collagen doesn’t come cheap, certainly not grass-fed hydrolized collagen but from my own experience, Be Bright Collagen is the best priced. You can get a 350g jar for R470 which should last you approximately 35 days or, my favorite, a 700g jar, about 70 days worth for R800!
You can also get Be Bright Collagen with free shipping until the 11th of October, so what are you waiting for?
Disclaimer – I was sent a 700g jar of Be Bright Collagen in exchange for this review