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"Yes, There Is Such Thing as Vegan Collagen: Here's What You Need to Know"

Updated: Mar 4

Hey there, it's Steve Pilot, your friendly neighborhood-certified vegan nutritionist, and personal trainer.

Today, we're going to talk about something near and dear to my heart (and skin): vegan collagen.

"The Benefits of Vegan Collagen Supplements for Skin Health"

Now, I know what you're thinking.

"Steve, isn't collagen only found in animal products?" And I'm here to tell you, my dear friends, that you couldn't be more wrong.

Yes, traditional sources of collagen are derived from animal parts, but that doesn't mean we vegans have to miss out on the benefits.

So, what do we vegans use to replace collagen?

Great question! Plant-based sources of collagen exist, like bamboo and sea buckthorn, and other vegan ingredients like vitamin C and zinc support collagen production in the body.

Plus, plenty of vegan collagen supplements on the market use these ingredients to deliver the same benefits without harming any animals.

"But Steve," you might ask, "how do vegans increase collagen?" I'm glad you asked.

Lifestyle factors like avoiding smoking and excessive sun exposure, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep can all help support collagen production.

And of course, eating a healthy, plant-based diet rich in the nutrients needed for collagen production is key.

Now, you might be wondering what vegan collagen is made out of.

Well, as I mentioned before, plant-based sources like bamboo and sea buckthorn are used to create vegan collagen supplements.

Some brands also use vegan-friendly ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid to further support skin health.