BY CLAIR WHITTY
Vollagen®, what’s it all about? If you’re interested in collagen but you are vegan, or you just can’t stomach the idea of taking a bovine or a marine sourced collagen supplement, then I have some exciting news for you. Terranova one of our favourite brands has launched Vollagen®, a range of supplements which are an alternative to collagen, with all the benefits of collagen and more!
What is Vollagen®? Where does it come from? Is it as good as animal sourced collagen? I didn’t know the answers, so I asked Laura. Laura is a Nutritional Therapist who works with Terranova. “Vollagen® is from bacterial fermentation and provides the building blocks (amino acids) for all human collagen types. There are 28 types of collagen, differentiated by the location in the body where they are formed and used. Regardless of the ‘type’, the amino acids are the exact same. Supplementing with Vollagen® allows the body to use these building blocks in the most appropriate way depending on individual needs of each person. The beauty of Vollagen® is that it’s also suitable for vegans, vegetarians and available in capsules. You don’t need to worry about animal origin or hydrolysis.”
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body where its key role is to manufacture connective tissue, a major component of skin, hair, bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage where is helps to make tissues strong, resilient, and capable of withstanding stretching. It’s also found in gut tissue. Research has shown collagen may be beneficial for those who suffer with gut disease restoring the integrity of damaged gut lining.
The ageing process results in a reduction of collagen production but other factors such as excess sun, free radical exposure, poor diet and inactivity also speed up of collagen degradation. Collagen supplementation has become a popular way to provide the raw materials needed to maintain and enhance this connective tissue within the body. However true collagen is always derived from animal source.
This new Vollagen range is totally vegan. Several products are coming on stream over the next short while, products will include Vollagen® Complex, Vollagen® & Hyaluronic Acid and Vollagen® & Glucosamine.
For more information check out our in-store information days, plus there’s 25% off the whole Terranova range for September.
Shop in store or online at www.naturalhealthstore.ie where you’ll be able to take a look at these supplements.
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Phone: 056 7764538