You’ve likely been hearing more about collagen lately. It's popping up in supplements and skincare products more an more these days. Trainers are name checking it on YouTube and Instagram. We were definitely intrigued, but still had questions. Like what exactly is collagen and how are you supposed to choose the right one when there are so many flooding the market?
Put simply, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. In fact, over 30% of the protein in your body right now is made of collagen. Often dubbed “the body's scaffolding,” it's the main structural protein that forms the connective tissue throughout our body, from skin and bones to muscles and ligaments. Perhaps a more fitting description would be the body's glue.
To be a bit more scientific, collagen is a complex protein made from over a dozen different amino acids. They serve as building blocks, which help the body repair itself while preventing injury. The body naturally makes its own collagen by breaking down dietary protein into amino acids. But as we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen (and most diets today contain minimal amounts). So supplementing collagen is seen as a simple way to retain our youthful vigor.
Collagen peptides (sometimes referred to as “hydrolyzed collagen”), found in supplements, are slightly different from our own collagen. They're made of the same amino acids but are more easily absorbed by our bodies. According to a 2019 review in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, taking collagen supplements for several months can improve signs of aging while increasing density in bones and relieving stiff joints and knee pain.
Recent studies have proven that regular supplements of collagen will boost the body's ability to produce more of it on its own. It's also been shown to aid in rehab and return from injury. But collagen's ability to boost your resilience and overall health is only as good as the raw ingredients of your supplements.
This is why so many elite athletes rely on Momentous, a brand that has long proved its commitment to quality ingredients and transparent sourcing. What separates Momentous from the others is that their NSF-certified formula consists of 10 grams of high-quality collagen peptides from pasture-raised, grass-fed bovine hide, further optimized by the addition of 5.2 grams of FORTIGEL, along with 50 mg of Vitamin C, which helps boost the efficacy of collagen in your system.
But it's the FORTIGEL that gives Momentous its performance edge. It's been scientifically proven to target joint and ligaments to stimulate and strengthen your body's natural collagen. And consistent use helps decrease joint pain while improving overall mobility.
What's more, Momentous offers one of the easiest formulas to mix. The collagen peptides are unflavored for versatility, with no additives or preservatives. We were definitely impressed. The team mixed them in with our pre-workout protein shakes and even a cup of coldbrew coffee without altering the taste or texture. We even tried mixing it with plain water and never noticed because it disolved so well. How's that for easy?