Liquid or Powder?
Collagen is taking over store shelves everywhere. Today, consumers can find ready-made collagen supplements in products of various types: from powders to sports drinks, juices and teas, coffees and smoothies.... The list goes on to the end of your need and your imagination.
Its popularity does not surprise us. After all, it is a very important, if not the most important, protein that exists in our body, making it the building block of our overall health. It contributes to beautiful skin, healthy hair and nails, strong bones, joints and muscles, as well as helping to maintain the stomach lining. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose? Today we'll break down the pros and cons of the two most common types of collagen products-powder and liquid-and hopefully help you make the best decision. We'll compare the two from the following perspectives: 1. Quality of ingredients, 2. Bioavailability, 3. Convenience, 4. Sustainability.
- - Quality of ingredients. Before buying, we should inspect the product's ingredient list and pay special attention to two things: its collagen content and other ingredients. Generally, powder-type products contain a higher potency of collagen in their daily dose (ranging from 5 to 20 grams) than liquid beverages (mostly 2 to 5 grams in a bottle). Also, to make the drink more appealing in terms of flavors, many collagen drinks will have a longer ingredient list with added ingredients such as sugars, sweeteners, oils, etc., while the powdered type usually has a plain flavor. Both types may have additions such as vitamins and minerals, which can give an extra boost to their benefits. From this perspective, we suggest you choose a product like Glo's Skin910, whose daily dose will provide you with 5g of pure hydrolyzed collagen peptides, and 5g packed with other skin benefits: goji berry (vitamin C), inulin, bamboo extract, DMAE, hyaluronic acid and nothing else.
- Bioavailability. Raw collagen is not easily absorbed, but in its hydrolyzed form, collagen peptides become bioactive. The absorption and efficacy of the peptides do not differ depending on the type, whether in powder or liquid form. Skin910 uses Peptan collagen®, which has a high bioavailability because "it is easily digested and excellently absorbed, so it becomes highly available in our bloodstream, even as quickly as one hour after ingestion."
- Convenience. Both types have their own advantages. Bottled beverages are ready to go, while the powder can be made into anything. Skin910 can be dissolved in hot or cold water, and you can add it to your plant-based milk, smoothies or morning coffee.
- Sustainability. Collagen powder is more environmentally friendly for obvious reasons. One bag of Skin910 can last a month while giving you the best result. Bottled collagen drinks are useful when you're really busy, but perhaps not the best choice in consideration of the environment.
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