Collagen is one of the hottest new trends in the world of wellbeing.
Although in its early stages, research into collagen powder appears promising for some areas of health and wellness. There are so many great products containing this exciting little protein.
So if you’re looking for a good collagen powder in Australia, here’s our guide to eight of our favourite collagen powder products.
But first, a little explainer.
What exactly is collagen?
Collagen is a protein that helps provide structure for your hair, skin, nails, joints and cartilage. Our bodies create collagen by themselves but as you get older, collagen production may slow down.
This is why many people choose to take supplements – to try and give their bodies a helping hand.
Potential collagen benefits
Some people take it as part of their beauty routine, others to help keep their joints healthy.
More research is needed, but the initial findings are promising. If you want to read more about this seemingly magical little protein, check out our How Does Collagen Work? explainer.
Collagen powder formulas for skin health
Many of the collagen powders you might see are marketed as beauty collagen powder. These formulas may contain both collagen and other ingredients such as vitamin C that may be beneficial for skin health.
We’re huge fans of The Beauty Chef Deep Collagen Inner Beauty Support Berry. It’s made of certified sustainable marine collagen peptides that may contribute to skin elasticity, hydration, collagen density and protection deep within the skin. It also contains the digestive enzyme bromelain and The Beauty Chef’s exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GUT5Y™ for enhanced absorption.
The Healthy Chef Marine Collagen contains pure hydrolysed collagen peptides that are easy for the body to absorb and use. Tasteless and odourless, it's your daily go-to collagen to support joint, bone, skin, and gut health!
Another favourite of ours is the ethically sourced, organic collagen powder INCA ORGANICS WELLNESS Bioactive 100% Pure Collagen Peptides + Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C. This formula uses a bovine collagen source that’s Halal and Kosher certified and it’s unflavoured, so you could sprinkle it on food or pop it in your drink.
If you’re looking for something flavoured with Australian superfoods? IQ.N Healthy Glow Collagen Beauty Powder may be the one for you. Made with bovine grass fed collagen powder, it’s specially designed to be easily absorbed. It also includes kakadu plum and finger lime for a vitamin C boost, plus probiotics and prebiotic fibre to keep the gut happy.
Collagen powders formulas for joint health
Research indicates that collagen supplements may be helpful for your tendons, your joints and your cartilage because it helps them become stronger and more resilient.
If it’s joint support you’re after, we can’t get enough of the Blackmores Collagen Joint Renew. Containing hydrolysed collagen, vitamin C, zinc, boron and vitamin D, it may help support healthy joint cartilage growth and to maintain joint health.
Similarly, Nutralife Joint Formula + Msm Lemon Powder has also been formulated to support joints and help reduce mild aches and pains that might come with ageing bones. This lemon flavoured formula is perfect in iced water. It also contains manganese, vitamin C, copper and other minerals your knees and ankles may thank you for.
Vegan collagen powder
You might be wondering if there’s anything on the market for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. While you can’t really get ‘vegan collagen’ as collagen is naturally only found in animals, there are vegan supplements available which are designed to help support collagen production.
If you’re into a bit of a berry boost, Tropeaka Body Bloom is a delicious natural berry flavour. This powder is specially formulated with ingredients that may support your body’s collagen and keratin production. Also, may we take a moment to appreciate the beautiful botanical art on the packaging? Perfection.
Last but not least, Nutra Organics Hemp Protein Beauty Berries is a certified organic, vegan blend containing hemp and pea protein. This one has a sweet, nutty taste and is perfect for blending in a smoothie or adding to bliss balls.
Always follow medical advice
As always, if you have any questions about collagen powders, your health professional is in the best position to advise you. Remember to always read the label on supplements and to follow the directions for use on the pack.
Reviewed by the healthylife Advisory Board January 2021.