The Glue That Holds Your Entire Body Together.
Look and feel your best with our hydrolyzed collagen powder, available in 5 oz. and capsules.
- **Beneficial: Supports healthy hair, skin, nails and joints**
- Easy To Use: Soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee and smoothies
- Dietary Compliant: Whole30 Approved and Paleo-Friendly
- Expertly Sourced: Grass Fed and Pasture Raised
The Best Beauty Secret You’ll Ever Hear.
Collagen is the glue that holds everything together. As we age, production declines. Our products focus on wellness from within.
"I am 55 years old, and I have a full head of voluminous hair... strong nails... a healthy glow..."
-Karen, BalanceGenics Customer
The word collagen is derived from the Greek word kólla, meaning "glue”. Collagen is known as the protein that holds your entire body together because it forms the connective tissue for almost all of the structures in your body. Collagen is found in organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, cartilage, and your digestive system. Starting at about age 25, natural collagen production begins to decline. By age 40, collagen begins to deplete faster than your body can reproduce it, and by age 60, over half of your body’s collagen has been depleted. Additional factors that affect collagen production include smoking, pollution, and excessive sun exposure.
Fibroblasts are cells that manufacture and maintain connective tissue, the structural framework that supports all of the organs and tissues in the body. They give connective tissue its strength, form, and the ability to adhere to other tissue types. The main structural protein secreted by fibroblasts is collagen, but they need access to amino acids in order to produce it. Collagen proteins supply your fibroblasts with amino acids so they can continue to do what they do best. Adding BalanceGenics Clean Collagen to your daily regimen is essential for supporting the natural production of collagen in your body.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides - Creating Absorbable Collagen
The molecular structure of collagen is too big and strong to penetrate the surface of the skin, making it difficult to create effective collagen moisturizers and supplements. Many moisturizers and serums containing collagen claim to support the body’s natural production of collagen, however, they can’t replace the collagen in your skin. The same goes for collagen supplements you ingest —the molecule is too big to be absorbed or have any effect.
Several years ago researchers in Japan discovered a solution to this problem. They invented a process called Hydrolysis by which collagen becomes hydrolyzed collagen. In this process, the collagen molecule is broken down into tiny pieces using various enzymes and high-pressure steam. Now, it’s not uncommon to see the label “hydrolyzed collagen” used interchangeably with “collagen peptides”—both refer to the more easily dissolvable form of collagen protein.
Fully hydrolyzed collagen is soluble in both cold and hot liquids. Unflavored and odorless, it is easy to mix into smoothies, fresh fruit juice
or even water.
Enhances Natural Beauty
As we age, our skin starts to look loose and have wrinkles, our hair becomes dull and dry, and our nails tend to split or break more often. Women might even begin to notice that their stretch marks or cellulite are more apparent. This is because collagen protein is essential for keeping these areas of the body firm. It plays a role in strengthening skin, and can benefit elasticity and hydration. There are two main layers that make up the skin: the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis contains fibroblasts, which are cells that produce elastin and collagen. For the skin to function normally and appear youthful, the structure of the dermal layer needs to be maintained. Taking collagen peptides has the ability to stimulate your body to produce collagen on its own. BalanceGenics Clean Collagen can help to increase moisture retention, boost elasticity, and works to smooth out that dimpled appearance, as well as wrinkles.
Supports Digestion and a Healthy Weight
Collagen helps to turn your body into a fat-burning machine, even when you’re at rest. It contains essential amino acids like glycine, which forms muscle by converting glucose into energy. Having more lean muscle tissue gives your metabolism a boost because muscle burns more calories than fat. Another amino acid in collagen is glutamine, which also has shown to support the body’s metabolism, and helps to curb your craving for sugar and alcohol.
The protein in collagen helps to maintain a healthy weight by making you feel full longer. People tend to use protein powders to supplement their protein intake. The problem with many of these powders is that they are filled with fillers, sweeteners or unnatural additives which could potentially do more harm to your body in the long run. BalanceGenics Clean Collagen is a pure source of protein without the fillers, sweeteners, and preservatives.
Studies have shown that collagen can also help support a healthy digestion because of its amino acid profile. The amino acid glycine can help stimulate the production of stomach acids, which is essential for digestion and improves its ability to absorb nutrients. Glutamine has been identified as a key amino acid in helping your body have a healthy inflammatory response within the gut. Similar to how collagen supports the health of your skin, it does the same for your digestive tract.
Boost Your Workout Routine!
The high amino acid content in collagen makes it an optimal post-exercise nutrition. It is absorbed easily by the body, and can support the natural repair of proteins broken down during exercise. Protein loss occurs in muscles during and after long periods of exercise due to inflammatory reactions and naturally occurring oxidation. The high amino acid content of collagen protein makes it ideal for muscle repair and recovery.
Increasing your muscle mass, strength and endurance is key to any fitness program. The health benefits of building muscle in your body include a healthier metabolism, reduced injury risk and improved ability to perform daily tasks. Muscular contractions, which is present during most exercise routines, is dependent on creatine, a molecule made of three amino acids – glycine, methionine, and arginine. Collagen contains glycine and arginine, which supports the synthesis of creatine in the body to improve muscle building and overall performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hydrolyzed collagen?
Hydrolyzed collagen is simply collagen that's been broken down into smaller units of protein (or collagen peptides) through a process called hydrolysis. These small units of protein are easy for you to digest and absorb, making them more effective in the body.
How Do Collagen Supplements Work?
Although topical collagen skin moisturisers have been popular in the past, nutritionists have noted that collagen helps to deliver specific amino acids, which are considered the building blocks of collagen synthesis and can only be achieved through oral supplementation. Studies show that collagen is absorbed in the GI tract and, following digestion, is circulated in the blood and can accumulate in the skin.
Is BalanceGenics Collagen Complex non-GMO?
The collagen used in our formula is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Since our collagen is derived from cowhide, it’s important to consider the food that the cows ingest. Traces of pesticides and other toxins in a cow’s diet could affect the collagen produced from them, which is why the cows associated with our collagen are fed a non-GMO diet. This ensures our formula is free of any genetically modified organisms, and that you are consuming only natural ingredients that are safe for your body.
How long will it be before I see results, and how long will the results last?
Collagen begins to support the natural repairing process of your skin, bones, joints, ligaments and your gut immediately. We recommend staying consistent in consuming collagen peptides to receive the maximum benefits for your individual body. Supplementing with BalanceGenics Clean Collagen is not a temporary fix, it’s a lifelong dedication to better health.
How is collagen absorbable by the body?
BalanceGenics Collagen Complex is a hydrolyzed collagen protein which means it is collagen that studies have shown to be the most absorbable form. Hydrolysis is a process that breaks down the protein which helps your body have an easier time digesting, absorbing and distributing the amino acids throughout your entire body.
Is BalanceGenics Collagen Complex Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free or Dairy-free?
Our premium formula contains only the highest-quality collagen from bovine hides. Our collagen is soy, dairy and gluten-free, however, it is not vegan or vegetarian.