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Which collagen supplement is right for me?

Which collagen supplement is right for me?

‘I’ve heard of collagen supplement benefits but don’t know where to start. Can you help?’ is one of our most asked questions. We have pulled together some of our best-selling products and who they are most suited to, to help you decide which is best. 

Collagen supplements are one of the most popular ways to keep the skin young. While they vary in strength and form, it can be hard to keep up with the latest studies and updates if unfamiliar. At Proto-col, we’ve been studying the science behind collagen since 2003, which means we’re the perfect people for the job. We know what type of collagen and how much collagen you should digest for particular desired effects. It’s easy to ask yourself if collagen supplements work, but we believe our studies, reviews and customer feedback does the talking. Head to the bottom of our product pages to read our latest reviews

So, let’s get you acquainted with what collagen is and how it performs. CEO and founder James Greenwell describes it as the glue that holds us together. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. With 90% of the skins protein made up of it, collagen provides the amino acids that keep our skin soft and bouncy, wrinkle-free and with a youthful glow. Not only this, but collagen helps to keep our hair and nails growing strong and supports us internally. Collagen supports our tendons, muscles, and ligaments, keeping us moving flexibly and at ease with little pain.

From our mid-20’s, the natural production of collagen in our bodies begins to deplete by 1.5% per year. By our 40's we’ve already lost 30% and when females reach menopause, this loss rapidly increases for up to 5 years. Collagen is crucial for helping us feel confident in not only our movement but our appearance.

Are collagen supplements safe?

We know that our collagen supplements are perfectly safe, with a high bioavailability to get to the areas that need it most quickly. There are many ways to digest our collagen supplements as they are available in a variety of forms. All our products labels inform you about our recommended daily dosage.

Collagen Shots

The best collagen supplement for nails

The best collagen for nails with incredible results is bovine collagen. We provide bovine collagen in all of our supplements after extensive research concluding its effective and unmatched results.

Bovine collagen is associated with many health benefits including improved skin, hair and nail health, arthritis relief, gut health, and bone and muscle support due to being Type I and Type III. Unfortunately, marine collagen only contains Type I collagen, which means it has limited benefits. Bovine collagen plays a role in recovery and the body’s elasticity, enabling quick restoration. At Proto-col, we continue to research the best collagen for our customers because we understand you want effective result-driven supplements. However, we are always open to formula development and continue to be a trusted source of collagen.  

If you want healthy and strong nails, try our red berry Collagen Shots. These collagen drinks contain 5000mg of VERISOL B ®. It is a unique formulation of Type I and Type III collagen hydrolysate, a bioactive collagen peptide which is clinically proven to improve nail growth specifically. Studies found a 65% increase in type I collagen after 56 days; a substantial boost in a short amount of time. Not only this, but 71% of women said their nails grew faster and longer. 

If you prefer to take a quick capsule before breakfast or at bedtime, try our Pure Collagen Capsules (2500mg) which contain 2500mg of bioactive collagen peptides. Demonstrating the same results as the Collagen Shot, these capsules are one of the original products we launched and remain a best seller to this day.

The best collagen supplement for hair growth

If you are looking for a collagen supplement for hair, Collagen Shots and Pure Collagen Capsules (2500mg) are the perfect fits for the job. However, we also extend our range to a Collagen Cordial, ideal for socialising and sharing with friends who also wish for better hair, skin, and nails. Also formulated with the same unique blend as the Collagen Shot and capsules, this dilutable collagen drink is perfect for on-the-go in a water bottle; socialising with friends, meaning you always have some in the fridge ready to go. Refreshingly fruity, this drink improves hair thickness with 2500mg of Bioactive Collagen Peptides ®; it is an award winner of collagen for hair benefits with Pure Beauty Global Awards 2020 and Beauty Shortlist Wellbeing Awards 2020 finalist.


The best Collagen supplement for skin 

All of our collagen supplements are formulated to help with hair, skin and nails. However, one product provides a rich amount of collagen with a wealth of added vitamins and minerals; making it the perfect candidate for great skin. The collagen supplement gel, Complete Collagen is one of our most recent launches after a lengthy trialling process. Complete Collagen has been created to be one of the most enjoyable tasting collagen gels on offer. With a citrus burst in every sachet, Complete Collagen will help you achieve a youthful complexion within weeks. Not only this, but the double formulation of two types of collagen blends is designed to help the bodies flexibility and movement.

Presented to our customers as one of the highest performing supplements we offer, Complete Collagen contains 8000mg of premium collagen, vitamin B6, C, E, biotin, zinc, and copper. Customers can see results in as little as 28 days.

During our studies, candidates said:

  • 15% increase in skin elasticity.
  • 20% reduction in wrinkle volume.
  • 18% increase in elastin.
  • 11% reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

A gradual introduction into collagen with some added vitamins

If you like the sound of Complete Collagen but are not ready to commit to 8000mg of premium collagen; then take a look at Skin Plus. Skin Plus is our one-stop formula for skin, hair and nails. With a smaller dosage of collagen at 1060mg per serving, this supplement is ideal for those who are new to collagen supplements and want the extra vitamins. It contains vitamins A, C, D and E to nurture and protect the skin and the body. It also contains zinc to support healthy nail and hair growth.

vegan collagen

I am vegan but want the collagen powder benefits

We understand the demand for a vegan supplement that performs like collagen, which is why we spent a lot of our time researching the formula behind Skin Radiance; made with rich antioxidant-based fruits such as Champagne grapes and French melon. With endless reviews of a brighter complexion, reduced age spots and blemishes and calming contributors to red or inflamed skin, Skin Radiance is the ideal vegan collagen-boosting supplement. Each serving supports skin luminosity, elasticity and firmness.

Candidates in studies found:

  • 62% found their skin smoother
  • 67% found their skin texture refined
  • 68% found their skin firmer
  • Age spots were less visible by 21%
  • Redness improved by 19%
  • The colour of dark circles decreased by 19%

Finally, if you are asking us how we know Proto-col collagen is better than other brands? The answer lies in our hundreds of reviews. We want to make sure that we are familiar with our customers that you can tell us when something is not right when you want a formula perfecting or want even better results. At Proto-col, we value you and your feedback and always prepare research to provide five-star-rated products. Shop our collection here


If you still have questions about our collagen supplements, then check out our FAQ page. Or directly contact us-

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