Vegan collagen: myth or reality ?
The vegan lifestyle is a response chosen by some to the ethical problems posed by the consumption of animal proteins and requires a targeted choice in all areas of nutrition.
Food supplements for ageing, which are directly concerned by the issue, have therefore gradually seen the arrival of newcomers in the world of nutricosmetics.
Declared “vegan”, these supplements not only claim to be ethically impeccable but also go further: the collagen they contain is “not of animal origin”.
Is this really possible? Where does the collagen in so-called “vegan” food supplements come from? Is there a real alternative that is closer to vegan values? The MyPureSkin team has investigated for you.
To answer these questions, we must first establish an indisputable fact: collagen is a protein produced by animal species.
Since they do not need collagen in any way, plants do not produce or consume it.
It is therefore impossible to find collagen that does not come from the animal kingdom.
Why do animals produce collagen?
Abundantly present in animals that produce it to have a structure on which to build their bones, tendons, muscles and other organs, collagen is a large protein, considered the most abundant in mammals.
But what is "vegan" collagen after all?
From this observation, the question remains: how do we obtain vegan collagen? This concept is in fact based on the notion of animal welfare.
Indeed, over the last few decades, marketers have seen the rise of vegan sensibilities and the lifestyles that go with them.
Taking ethical risks out of the equation, some engineers have managed to genetically modify certain bacteria (notably E. coli) and yeasts (such as Pichia pastoris) to force them to produce a form of collagen very similar to that produced by the human body. Vegan collagen was born.
Vegan collagen: an innovation... with uncertain consequences?
By accommodating arguments that echo vegan trends, the brands marketing products that are derived from them forget to specify an essential fact: vegan collagen is necessarily derived from a GMO.
This is all the more important in the age of innovation in food engineering, as there is still little evidence of the long-term consequences of frequent consumption of GMOs.
Furthermore, the mere presence of GMOs may be a barrier for many vegans, whose consumption habits are often accompanied by a search for ‘better eating’ stamped ‘organic’ and ‘natural’.
Finally, the studies specifically looking at the risks and benefits of such a collagen are also still very few and it is therefore difficult to evaluate the risk/benefit ratio of the consumption of vegan collagen over several years.
Death of vegan collagen: what proven solution?
The mirage of vegan collagen is gradually fading as consumers realise the true face of this molecule produced by animal organisms.
But isn’t there a solution for those who want to continue to enjoy a natural ingredient while keeping their animal welfare footprint to a minimum?
Moving away from questionable solutions: bovine and porcine collagens out of the running
The food industry has been the main supplier of collagen for decades, a source of unsystematic but very frequent animal cruelty.
Extracted from the carcasses of pigs and cows, the macromolecule often came from animals whose living and dying conditions were difficult to determine.
In addition, epidemic episodes such as “mad cow disease” led to increasing public concern about the risk/benefit ratio of substances extracted from cattle and pig carcasses.
Marine collagen: a sensible choice
It is in this context that marine collagen has gradually taken off.
Obtained from the scales and skin of farmed fish, the marine collagen in nutricosmetics such as MyCollagenLift has the advantage of avoiding the ethical problems posed by bovine and porcine collagens.
Moreover, marine collagen is a proven solution with known and controlled effects, compared to vegan collagen.
In this respect, marine collagen has proved to be a discreet but highly appreciated revolution for both consumers and manufacturers.
Marine collagen peptides: ideal shape and weight
Are you looking for the most animal welfare friendly form of collagen? Do you want to continue to take care of your body while avoiding taking risks with technologies that are still little known?
Marine collagen peptides often prove to be the ideal solution for those who are looking for the right compromise between respecting their environment and supporting healthy skin.
Hydrolysed to be more bioavailable thanks to a lower molecular weight, collagen peptides are better assimilated by your body for more radiant results.
MyCollagenLift: combining transparency and the quality of natural ingredients for your skin
Far from preconceived ideas and false promises, the results offered by MyCollagenLift are essentially based on the relevance of an exclusive formula and the care taken in the choice of the ingredients that compose it.
Of 100% natural origin, the marine collagen bio-peptides in our food supplement are delivered to your cells in a synergy comprising a batch of active ingredients that are as qualitative as they are effective. In fact, the flagship anti-ageing nutricosmetic of MyPureSkin products is a collection of elements that allow to :
- Help nourish your skin cells;
- Support them in their fight against oxidative stress;
- Helping them to maintain an environment adapted to their needs.
To achieve this, MyCollagenLift contains :
- Highly bio-available marine collagen bio peptides;
- Hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a good level of hydration;
- Wheat oil ceramides to complete the moisture maintenance effort for your skin;
- Vitamin C from acerola fruit to help protect your cells from oxidative stress;
- Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant;
- Grape OPCs, which support your body in its antioxidant protection efforts;
- Organic silicon to structure your skin and increase your defences against the harmful effect of free electrons.
Ready to change your life by adopting a nutricosmetic that respects your values and your health? Then it’s time to start your first 3-month course of MyCollagenLift.
In less than 4 weeks, the first results will be obvious!