Which Collagen is Right For You?

Garden of Life is happy to offer multiple collagen formulas to meet your needs. The benefits of collagen are numerous
so your health focus may be different than someone else’s. Whether you’re looking for a great addition to your beauty routine,
wishing to support your joint health,† or all that—plus more—we have a collagen built just for you!

With so many to choose from, it may be difficult to know which one is best for you. We put together this Protein Finder to help you understand the differences and guide you in the right direction. Much of it has to do with your particular lifestyle or what your goals are. From a protein shake to easily boost your intake, to seeking a complete meal replacement shake, to wanting a satisfying way to lose weight, this breakdown should help guide you to your destination!

First, Choose Your Collagen Goal:

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Focus On Beauty

For those focused on the beauty benefits of collagen plus tried-and-true beauty ingredients.

  • Wild Caught & Grass Fed Hyaluronic Acid
  • Collagen Beauty
  • Collagen Greens Beauty
  • Collagen Super Beauty
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Collagen Straight Up

For those looking for 20g of Collagen Peptides for joints & mobility, skin, hair & nails.†

  • Wild Caught & Grass Fed Multi-Sourced Collagen
  • Grass Fed Collagen Peptides

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More Than Collagen

Specialty collagen formulas with added ingredients to provide additional health benefits.†

  • Collagen CBD
  • Collagen Turmeric
  • Collagen Creamer
  • Collagen Protein
  • Collagen Coconut MCT

What is Collagen?What is Collagen?

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the main structural protein found in the body’s various connective tissue such as cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments and skin. It makes up approximately one-third of the protein in your body, supplying structure to your skin, strength to bones and joints, and pretty much holding the body together. You may hear that it’s the “glue” that holds your body together so fittingly—the word collagen comes from the Greek word “kólla” which means glue.

Why Do I Need Collagen?

Our body’s natural production of collagen—which is essential to overall health, appearance, muscle, tendons and cartilage—diminishes significantly starting at around age 30. It’s important to supplement that “glue” that’s holding us together and keeping our bodies strong.

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How Much Do I Need?

Collagen should not be used to replace protein, however it is a plentiful source of important amino acids needed for building collagen in the body making it a great complement to protein for optimal collagen building. While consuming as little as 2.5g of collagen may provide benefits, a good rule of thumb to follow is: consume 1-2 grams of collagen for every 10 grams of non-collagen protein.

A simple example of this would look like the following:

  • A women who consumes 60 grams of protein per day would also consume 6-12 grams of collagen in addition to the other protein sources.
  • A man who consumes 120 grams of protein per day would also consume 12-24 grams of collagen in addition to the other protein sources.

Favorite Healthy Recipes

Strawberry Citrus Collagen Tonic

With added goodness of Collagen Beauty Peptides, this "tonic" is refreshing and yummy!

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Beet Hummus Plus

Here's a yummy hummus recipe that has a "plus"! We've added Beets Detox Powder to this recipe for added health benefits.

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Collagen Lemon Tart

Yum, Lemon Tarts. And these delicious tarts have the added goodness of collagen so what are you waiting for?

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