How To Tell Which Collagen You Should Be Taking
Interview with OPTY.NC Co-founder Cate Lilja
By: Ashleigh Austen for Body + Soul
Not all good skin powders are created equal.
So, to help start unwrapping the different types of collagen in our body, we asked nutritional, herbal, and complementary medicine scientist, and co-founder of Optima Nutricosmetics (OPTY.NC), Cate Lilja, to explain exactly what it is and which type of supplement is going to work best.
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FAQ with Cate about Collagen
Collagen is a vital protein that makes up approximately 33% of our body's proteins. It plays a crucial role in strengthening our bones, muscles, and joints. However, as we age, our body's production of collagen tends to slow down. This is where ingestible beauty supplements come in. But, how do you know which collagen supplement is right for you?
With so many collagen supplements on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one to take. However, understanding the different types of collagen and their benefits is an excellent starting point.
Marine collagen has a superior absorption rates compared to other types. This is because the smaller size of the collagen molecules allows for an increased rate of absorption. At OPTY.NC we use hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides, which are broken down into small, easily absorbed molecules that are readily available for our body to use. This high bio-available format is then incorporated into our formulas at clinically proven dosages making our ingestible beauty and wellness supplements highly efficacious.
We also value sustainability and ethical sourcing practices so finding a supplier of certified sustainable marine collagen in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards was imperative. This ensures all collagen used in our unique formulas are sourced from MSC certified, wild-capture, sustainable fisheries.
Whether you are looking for a healthy-aging solution or hoping to support your overall wellness, collagen can provide your body with the essential building blocks it needs to maintain healthy skin, joints, and bones. With the expert guidance of Cate Lilja, you can feel confident in your choice and enjoy all the benefits of collagen supplementation.