1. What is bioavailability?
The word bioavailability refers to the part of the substance that is actually able to enter your bloodstream, and put to good use, once introduced to the body. In other words, it refers to how much of a supplement is actually being absorbed by the body, rather than just passing through and being eliminated. When we say that BUBS Naturals Collagen is “immediately bioavailable” we mean that they are highly digestible, and are easily absorbed by your body, and ready to be put to good use.
2. When is the best time to take collagen?
The truth is that anytime is a good time to take BUBS Collagen. While most people choose to add it to their morning coffee, making it easy to incorporate it into their daily routine, the full benefits of BUBS Collagen Peptides can be reaped no matter what time you choose to take it, as long as you are getting the full recommended dose. So whether you take it in the morning with your coffee in the afternoon as a pick-me-up, or at night in a comforting smoothie, the important thing is that you take it on a daily basis, not only to supplement but also help boost your body’s own production of collagen.
3. Can collagen be absorbed through the skin?
As research continues to confirm the proven benefits of collagen peptides for skin beauty and hair health, we continue to see a surge in collagen creams, lotions, and potions. However, it is important to remember that the only way to supplement your body’s collagen is by ingesting a supplement like BUBS Collagen. Collagen molecules are simply too large to be absorbed through our skin, and while your skin may look and feel more supple when you apply a product with collagen, the effects are only superficial -- while ingesting collagen peptides will help revitalize your skin from the inside out.
4. Where is collagen derived from?
BUBS Collagen is derived from the skins and hides of grass-fed cows, sourced from Brazil. Once the collagen has been extracted, the collagen peptides are manufactured using a strictly controlled enzymatic hydrolysis process.
5. How much collagen should I take daily?
Based on a number of clinical trials, the recommended daily dosage of collagen peptides varies from 10 to 20 grams, and a pre-clinical study shows that you need as little as 1 to 3 daily grams of BUBS Collagen Peptides to support joint health.
6. How do I use collagen?
BUBS Collagen Peptides is unflavored, highly soluble, and heat-stable -- how you incorporate it into your daily routine is completely up to you. While most people prefer to add it to their morning coffee, BUBS Collagen Peptides are a great way to boost the nutritional value of baked goods and other desserts and can be easily added to any beverages, soups, or pasta dishes. You can find some of our favorite recipes here.
7. What type of collagen is best?
While there are dozens of types of collagen, each with a slightly different amino acid composition and function, only five are commonly used in supplements. Choosing which collagen is best for you depends entirely on what you are trying to achieve. BUBS Collagen Peptides are made of Type I and Type III Collagen.
Because Type I and Type III collagen work synergistically within the body -- they are both found in bone, cartilage, joints, skin and other connective tissue -- we decided to combine them in our supplement. Over 90% of hair, skin, nails, bones, and ligaments are made up of Type I collagen, making it the perfect type to supplement with, and Type III collagen not only supports skin, bone and joint health, but it can also help heal your gut while boosting cardiovascular health. We may be partial but to us, BUBS Collagen Peptides are the best.