One of the crazy things about supplements in this country is that they are not regulated by the FDA like food is. By comparing standard food and supplement labels side by side, we can see that we have a lot more knowledge about foods than we do supplements! If we pick up a box in the grocery
store, all we have to do is look at the label and see the complete list of ingredients and the nutrition facts, which includes many things such as the amount of carbs, protein and fat as well as certain vitamin and mineral contents. If you are to find a supplement product that is proud enough to list their ingredients and facts on the label (mmhmm..ItWorks!) chances are they have ingredients that they are proud of and want to disclose to the country!
Maybe to give you a better idea of how high-quality supplements work, we should compare your everyday joe collagen to our cutting-edge CollagenWorks. If you go to a mass-production website, you can certainly find basic collagen. These products tend to come in the form of bovine collagen (because this country eats a lot of beef!) which is manufactured into a powder which appears very similar to our CollagenWorks when pouring into a glass.
But here’s the thing: basic bovine collagen can only do so much for the body when the body
doesn’t have the tools it needs to make our bodies gleam! Think of it like a sports car that has plenty of
gas; but it has no engine oil, no starter fluid, and no transmission fluid! This beautiful and fierce car
cannot roam the streets and show off its luster until it has the basic elements that it needs to do so!
Now keeping that in mind with our collagen, lets take a deeper look into CollagenWorks.
Oh boy, a nutrition and ingredients label! This is already a good sign. Wait, it’s not just bovine
collagen but 4 other kinds of collagen too? Ok, now why would this matter? Actually it does! While
bovine may be the most common sources of collagen, it does not mean that it has all of the benefits
that collagen can offer. The second ingredient in CollagenWorks is fish collagen, which has much higher
levels of gelatin than other collagen sources and has been shown to particularly improve skin moisture
and appearance. Not only this but CollagenWorks uses one of the top…and yes I said TOP brands of fish
collagen out there – TruMarine. This fish collagen is wild-caught and sustainably sourced, which means
you aren’t dealing with any of the nasty unmentionable conditions that farm-raised fish live in and
absorb through their scales. Wild-caught fish are much cleaner in America than farm-raised fish and it
shows in the quality of the products they are in!
The ingredient list isn’t the only source for superior quality information on here – let’s take a
look at the nutrition facts as well! In CollagenWorks, we can see that this product does not contain just
collagen, and that’s a GOOD thing! Our bodies need more than just collagen to look its best, and some
of those main ingredients are vitamins and minerals which are responsible for maintaining skin integrity.
These nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, copper and selenium. So wait, this means
that not only does CollagenWorks provide superior collagen ingredients for skin, but it also contains
nutrients that are necessary for overall skin health! You can’t get that from just plain collagen products,
and this is why you can buy those items online and may never notice a difference.
Our bodies are a collection of complex systems working together in synchrony to display the
very best it can with what it has. We may not be able to fully understand every interaction that each
nutrient has with one another, but there is something we can do: we can read the label. Then, when we
have this information we are able to discover just how much these nutrients do for us (gotta love
Google!). Then we can finally come to find that not all collagen is created equal!
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