I think the most frequently asked question on collagen is, which collagen is better? What is ideal for me might not be for somebody else, and what is it that my body needs. There are many collagen supplements in the market that offer collagen enhancements for the skin, joints, bones, hair and overall health, but which is the best for me? With the range of products to choose from, they also come in different forms, either liquid or powder collagen and both has its own benefits.
With Sumiss, rest assured that our ready-to-drink collagen is formulated with the best quality ingredients comprising of hyaluronic acid, tripeptide collagen and astaxanthin, that is packed with antioxidant. One thing about liquid collagen is that if you are always on the go, an avid traveller or just don’t have the time to prepare elaborate breakfasts before you leave for work in the morning, then the ready to drink collagen is for you. You can drink it straight from its packet without having to dilute it water. Meaning, it is also portable! Just drop it in your handbag and off you go. But powder collagen might be more eco-friendly as they come in a single jar or bag instead of the many tiny bottles and sachets you see with ready to drink ones. Sustainability goes along way with powder collagen.
Now, liquid collagen absorbs more easily and faster into the bloodstream as compared to solid supplements, making it more efficient as you gain faster results. However, some powder collagens are more potent as they have more collagen per serving. While there is still no recommended dosage for collagen currently, it has been suggested by experts that you should be taking a range of 10 – 20 grams daily at least. Fret not, Sumiss drink as a whole is 30 grams per sachet, containing more than enough collagen for you!
Sumiss ready to drink collagen is derived from marine source, mainly Tilapia (fish) and Jellyfish which contains predominantly types I and II collagen, great for the skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, ligaments and gut lining. Most powder collagens come from bovine sources and when being processed, the proteins are turned into gelatine, as compared to liquid forms where the enzymes are hydrolysed, as mentioned, it produces a more rapid absorption. Furthermore, bovine collagens are mostly to facilitate overall health and well-being.
The popular demand over powder collagen is that it can be mixed with food and drinks. You name it, coffee, smoothies, oats, almost anything making it the trendier choice and palatable. Liquid or ready to drink collagens are mostly very tasty, just like juices because of its flavouring. Sumiss uses natural blueberry extract which contains high antioxidant with minimal add of flavour, and a consistent dose of collagen is what’s most important. With that said, powder collagen might have a little drawback as it is made up of both large and small nutrient molecules and as you notice when drinking powdered form supplements, the smaller molecules tend to sink at the bottom of the mixture.
Whether in a powder or ready to drink form of, both comes with an array of advantages. The main concern is to look for ones that are high quality and preferably natural and safe ingredients.