Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our body. It is responsible for keeping our skin supple, our joints pliant, our liver and digestive system running smoothly, and much more. While you can get collagen from eating a well-balanced diet, as you age, the collagen you get from food might not be enough.

This is where supplementing collagen can really help you get glowing, plump skin, healthy bones and joints, and better immunity. In addition to getting all the health benefits of collagen, peptide powders also help you meet or maintain your diet and lifestyle goals. Zen Principle collagen powders are made from hydrolyzed collagen peptides that give you health benefits without the added calories and cholesterol. 

What is the best form of collagen to take?

You can find commercial collagen in three basic forms:

  1. Raw Collagen
  2. Gelatin (partially hydrolyzed collagen)
  3. Collagen Peptides (fully hydrolyzed collagen)

Out of these three, collagen peptides are the easiest to digest since they are fully hydrolyzed before being packed and sold commercially. For example, Zen Principle Beef Collagen Peptide Powder is packed with pure type 1 and 3 collagen and essential amino acids and is easily soluble in both hot and cold liquids. Choose collagen peptides if you are looking for an easy-to-digest collagen solution that is flavor-free and doesn’t change the consistency of your drinks.

On the other hand, choose gelatin powders if you want to add some texture and structure to your food and drinks. Our Beef Gelatin Powder is also great for making gelatin face masks

How much collagen powder should I take each day?

You can safely consume 2.5 to 15 grams of collagen daily. How much you take each day depends on a number of factors like your age, collagen requirement, your experience in taking collagen, and the form of collagen you are taking. For example, for a simple smoothie, you might only require one tablespoon of Zen Principle Beef Collagen Peptides Powder but for a fruit snack you may add up to 6 tablespoons of Zen Principle Gelatin Powder. If this is your first time taking a collagen supplement, we recommend starting small and then increasing your dosage gradually.

When is the best time to take collagen?

Collagen supplements can be easily taken morning, day, or night. Add Zen Principle Marine Collagen Peptides Powder to your morning coffee and get a boost of energy with a side of rejuvenated skin, nails, and hair. Make your favorite snack with some Beef Gelatin Powder to ensure your bone health. Add a tablespoon of Beef Collagen Powder to some milk and take it at night for a good night’s sleep.

What should I look for in a collagen powder?

Not all collagen powders are equal. When choosing a collagen powder, pay close attention to how and from where the collagen is sourced, how it is processed and packed, and whether it is free from harmful additives. For instance, Zen Principle Collagen Powders are sourced from only grass-fed, pasture-raised cows from South America and wild-caught codfish from the North Atlantic Ocean. We make sure our collagen powders are free of any harmful additives and packed and sealed to maintain their purity and freshness. 

How long does it take for collagen to work?

Just like any health supplement, you need to take collagen powders consistently for some time to see any visible results. According to our research and feedback from our clients, our collagen powders start showing results after 6-8 weeks of consistent usage. (Some benefits of collagen, like better sleep quality, can be seen earlier while it may take longer to see some other benefits like hair growth)