What Is Hydrolyzed Collagen?
Meet Your Hydrolyzed Collagen
You may feel a little wary of ingesting something called “hydrolyzed collagen,” and that’s completely understandable! Over time, we as a society have learned that it is important to be informed consumers, and any “funky” ingredient names can raise our suspicions. By reading nutrition and supplement labels, educating ourselves about common ingredients, and building a better understanding of how the products we put into our bodies affect us, we’re all paving the way to a healthier, more vibrant society. In this blog post, we’ll help you feel at ease and more educated on what hydrolyzed collagen is, how you can use it, and the benefits of including it in your healthy lifestyle regimen!
Heivy is proud to offer high-quality liquid collagen formulas to help you achieve health and beauty goals. Our products are made using marine collagen, which may be more easily absorbed than other collagen sources due to its smaller molecules. We also offer a variety of formulas that provide unique benefits on top of those from collagen alone. After you finish reading, shop our collagen supplements in our online store!
Why Do We Hydrolyze Collagen?
Collagen plays a vital role in our connective tissue, muscle, and skin. Aging and oxidative stress (sun exposure, smoking, etc.) can damage collagen, leading to skin that is more wrinkled and less plump. Taking collagen as a supplement may help remedy this breakdown, and it can also help your joints, potentially prevent bone loss, and improve the growth (and strength) of hair and nails.
Why can’t we just take “collagen?” What’s with this “hydrolyzed” business? Collagen in its natural state is very complex, and its chemical structure is quite twisty despite its smoothing effects on our skin. In order for our bodies to efficiently use the collagen from an oral supplement, the collagen must go through a process called hydrolysis. The hydrolyzed collagen can then be used in a powder, pill, tablet, or liquid form. At Heivy, we chose to deliver our quality collagen supplements in liquid form as the most convenient, flexible way to take your collagen.
To hydrolyze something means to break it (usually a compound) down by chemical reaction with water. Once collagen goes through this process, our bodies can more easily utilize it to reap its many benefits. You don’t need to fear the somewhat scary name; hydrolyzed collagen has no relation to the other nasty HC (high-fructose corn syrup).
How Can I Use Hydrolyzed Collagen?The wonderful thing about taking a collagen supplement from Heivy is that it’s so simple! There is no need to swallow a pill, handle messy powders, or worry that a bulk-sized bottle will go bad if you can’t use it in time. Our individual-serving bottles are perfect for using on-the-go or taking it slow. Our liquid collagen formula can be a great addition to any routine:
- Take it first thing in the morning to kick off your day.
- Throw it to your gym bag for a pre-workout boost.
- Enjoy it during your break to refresh your work day.
- Sip it after work as you wind down for the evening.
- Drink it before bed during your nighttime routine.
You can also experiment with Heivy liquid collagen in the kitchen. Mix it with your favorite drinks, your morning coffee (which is also your favorite drink, right?), or even add it to fruit puree and juice for a collagen popsicle. Our nearly tasteless liquid collagen formulas are so versatile, portable, and easy to drink, you’ll love incorporating them into your health and wellness routine.
Benefits Of Heivy Liquid CollagenAdding a collagen supplement into your wellness routine can increase your skin’s elasticity and suppleness, improve your joints, and even play a role in strengthening bones and gaining muscle mass. When used in addition to your existing healthy lifestyle, Heivy collagen supplements can contribute to improved performance and joint pain relief over time. Our liquid collagen formula comes in three varieties so that you can achieve the specific results you want. Each variety boasts a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and/or nutrients for added benefits beyond those of collagen alone:
- Heivy Skin, Hair, and Nail Formula with CoQ 10 and biotin to help your skin glow, and hair and nails grow and strengthen.
- Heivy Skin and Health Formula with vitamin C, added nutrients (lycopene, beetroot, spinach, olive, and black tea), and Synergene® Energy Boost Blend to promote immunity, stamina, and overall wellness
- Heivy Skin, Joint and Bone Formula with vitamin D and calcium blend, and Synergene® Energy Boost Blend to help increase energy and promote bone health