Why Bamboo Silica is the Ultimate Vegan Collagen Alternative
Posted on 22 June 2020
Collagen supplements have taken the nutritional beauty industry by storm. The addition of a couple of scoops of collagen powder to your morning beverage carries with it the promise of plump skin and healthier hair.
Sounds amazing, right?
Except if you're vegan.
Since collagen products are primarily sourced from animal products, it's pretty much impossible to find a vegan collagen powder.
But there's good news.
Although you might not be able to supplement with collagen powders directly, you can support your body's healthy formation of collagen via supplementation. You'll often hear the term "collagen production." That's because collagen building is an intricate process that involves several key compounds.
There are various boosters available to help support your body's collagen-building process. Vitamin C plays a role in helping to stimulate collagen synthesis by joining with amino acids to help them form into a strong, helix shape.
Vitamin C is great for healthy skin in general but there's another collagen booster that people rarely talk about--silica.
Our bodies' natural collagen production starts to slow at around the age of 25. Many of us are aware of this. But did you also know that silica levels also start to dip at around the same age?
Silica acts as the "glue" that holds collagen together and, as collagen declines, so does the framework that binds the collagen. Without adequate silica, our body's natural ability to formulate and maintain collagen is greatly impaired.
If you're looking to support your body's natural ability to create collagen, bamboo silica is an absolute must.