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The ScoopHow to choose the best collagen for you

Collagen is becoming one of the most popular supplements on the market for a reason. Who wouldn’t want improved skin elasticity, supported joints, and thicker looking hair and nails? However, not all collagen supplements are created equal. Let’s go over some basics so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you.

What is collagen and what does it do?

Collagen is the body’s most important structural protein. It plays a key role in helping our tissues be more elastic and withstand stretching which means fewer fine lines in our skin, less brittle hair and nails, improved joint mobility, and stronger muscle mass to support an active lifestyle.

As you age, your existing collagen breaks down, and it gets harder for your body to produce more. Supplements are a great solution as they support your body's natural collagen production. 

There’s a reason why collagen is so popular right now—because it works! You’ll likely notice that your hair is better, your nails are better, you’re feeling better, you have a glow—you’ll see a difference!” explains Dr. Nathalie Chevreau, member of Tranont’s Scientific Advisory board.

What to look for in a collagen supplement:


Different forms of collagen have different amounts of collagen per serving. While there's no official recommended dosage, current research supports taking between 2.5–15 grams of collagen per day.  Be sure to read your labels so you know exactly how much collagen you’re getting, and avoid brands that skimp out on dosages to save money.

Hydrolyzed peptides

Collagen is a large and strong protein that is difficult for your body to absorb. Make sure you choose a fully hydrolyzed collagen, which means it’s already broken down into peptides for easier digestion.

Type 1 collagen 

There are several different types of collagen, but we recommend finding a supplement that contains type 1. Type 1 is the strongest type of collagen. It also makes up 90% of your skin, hair, and nails and is highly compatible with your body. You should also be wary of products that contain multiple types.

Women’s health expert and author Lorna Vanderhaeghe explains

The body uses type 1 collagen peptides to increase all types of collagen in the body so you don’t need other types—your body can make what it needs from type 1.

Ease and portability

Consistency is key to getting the best results. So make sure you choose a collagen that will be easy for you to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. If you're looking for a quick grab-and-go option, liquid collagen is a great choice. It’s highly concentrated, absorbable, and ready to use straight from the bottle—no preparation, stirring, or clean-up required like collagen powders.

Advanced formula

Beware of formulas that contain useless fillers and additives (high-calorie sweeteners, dyes, gelatin, etc.) Opt for a formula with beneficial supporting ingredients. For example, the ingredients in Glow were thoughtfully selected for their ability to support each other and add extra benefits for your body. 

When you take Glow you’re getting collagen protein along with:

   • 4,500 grams of biotin to stimulate keratin production for stronger hair & nails

   • Hyaluronic acid for enhanced moisture and hydration of your skin & joints 

   • Antioxidant blend to help neutralize free-radical damage in your skin

   • L-citrulline, a nitric oxide precursor for better circulation & glowing skin

Now that you know what to look for and what to avoid, we’re confident you can find the perfect collagen supplement for you!