Everything you ever wanted to know about Collagen

There's a lot of hype around Collagen, but how much do you really know about it? Buckle up, we're taking a deep dive!

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the Collagen that comes from cows (Bovine) is the most similar to what we already have in our own bodies. 

Bovine Collagen typically contains Collagen Types 1 and 3 which are best known for supporting metabolism and lean muscle mass, strengthening hair and nails, and encouraging skin elasticity and glow. 

It’s a common misconception that Marine Collagen is superior to Bovine - mostly because of the higher price tag and the way it’s marketed. But, Marine Collagen is mostly Type 1 Collagen and while it is rich in some amino acids, it lacks the essential Type 3 present in Bovine Collagen that give us all those beauty boosting benefits we love so much.


Here are 5 pretty cool things Collagen Types 1 & 3 are doing for you:

1. Glowy, glowy skin

Collagen is a major component of your skin. It plays a role in strengthening skin, as well as in elasticity and hydration. As you age, your body produces less and less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Studies are showing that Collagen (like in My New Tum™ PROTEIN) may help slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness. Rejoice!

2. Same goes for hair and nails

Our hair and nails also become weaker with age and taking Collagen is shown to improve brittleness and help with growth! Downside - you might be visiting the hair and nail salon a little more often! 

3. Juicier joints

Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage, and even has potential pain-relieving effects.  Researchers theorise that taking Collagen may accumulate in joints and stimulate your tissues to make more of its own Collagen, leading to lower inflammation, better joint support, and reduced pain. Giddy up!

4. Bone structure and strength

Did you know that your bones are made mostly of collagen? Bone mass deteriorates with age but studies are showing promising signs that supplementing Collagen along with Calcium (like in My New Tum™ MULTI) can improve bone mineral density and reduce risk of bone fractures. YAY!

5. Boost muscle mass

Nothing beats Whey Protein when it comes to building muscle. But, because Collagen promotes the synthesis of muscle proteins like creatine, thereby helping to stimulate muscle growth and strength after exercise, it is certainly the icing on the cake! 


So, how long does it take to feel all these lovely Collagen benefits found in My New Tum™ PROTEIN? Allow at around 8 weeks of supplementing with Collagen daily before assessing whether collagen is working for you.

My New Tum™ PROTEIN is proud to deliver a massive 30g of total protein in each and every shake. 5 of those grams is our premium Collagen, and the balance is made up of NZ Whey Concentrate and NZ Whey Isolate.

We use certified pure and sustainably sourced Collagen, because we care about things like that! The cattle are free from hormones, antibiotics and anabolic steroids, and they’re raised outdoors, spending 100% of their lifetime on grass and pasture. Aw. 

Little tip - Taking a multivitamin (like My New Tum™ MULTI) with your My New Tum™ PROTEIN actually compliments and stimulates collagen production. Total dream team!


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