Vegan Collagen: Is It Real?

Vegan Collagen: Is It Real?

Collagen is quite a buzzword among beauty enthusiasts—and for a good reason. Collagen is a major protein that forms connections between tissues, thus providing structural support.  Collagen makes your skin, hair, bones, muscles, and cartilage strong and hardy. It also makes them sustain stretching without getting damaged in the process.


Collagen is, in fact, the most abundant protein in your body. Then why do you need to take collagen externally? The fact is, collagen production slows down with age and gets impaired due to various environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and lack of sleep. Age changes the structural nature of the collagen network and other factors can damage collagen fibers.

This collagen loss and damage can cause various symptoms: both external and internal. Externally, you might notice skin sagging, wrinkles, and hair loss. Internally, your bones might become brittle and you will experience slower wound healing.

The solution? Collagen supplements. These can make your skin more elastic and hydrated. They can also slow down skin aging and reduce wrinkles. What’s more, collagen supplements have also been found to reduce joint pain and joint damage as well as to improve osteoarthritis symptoms.

However, there’s one caveat. Most of the available collagen supplements are derived from animal sources. If you’re following a vegan lifestyle, these animal-based supplements will not suit you.

Enter our Vegan Collagen Gummies that contain 100% plant-based collagen-boosting ingredients. This vegan collagen supplement will support the formation of collagen and help promote health and beauty. It’s free of animal products and also from artificial colouring, flavors and GMO so you can enjoy its goodness without having to worry about the quality.

Here we discuss the key ingredients included in our collagen-boosting gummies.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important nutrient that stimulates type 1 human collagen production in the body. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) claims that vitamin C  helps normal collagen synthesis, at the same time protecting DNA and proteins from oxidative damage. Taking vitamin C will increase collagen formation and reduce free radical damage, thus keeping your skin supple and healthy.

Vitamin D2

According to the EFSA, vitamin D boosts immune function and regulates inflammatory responses. It also maintains muscle function and increases calcium and phosphorus absorption in the small intestine. Vitamin D naturally occurs in two main forms: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 usually comes from animal sources while vitamin D2is derived from yeasts and plant sources. In our vegan collagen gummies, we use the D2 form which is plant-based. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a popular antioxidant in skin and hair care products and it is known to protect cellular components from DNA damage. Vitamin E can protect the skin from damage due to sun exposure and can also speed up wound healing. 


Niacin is another ingredient added to our plant-based collagen supplement. A major form of niacin, known as niacinamide, is known to inhibit protein oxidation, thus protecting protein matrices such as collagen. It also smooths out fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin collagen production. This form of niacin also reduces skin pigmentation and lightens skin complexion. According to the EFSA, niacin helps to maintain skin and mucous membranes. 


Zinc is a vital mineral that is important for the maintenance of skin, hair, and nail health. It contributes to DNA and protein synthesis, thus it speeds up wound healing. Zinc is also important for the collagen synthesis.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that helps with wound healing, tissue regeneration, and immunomodulation. It’s also been found to increase skin hydration and stimulate collagen synthesis thus making your skin smooth and plump. It also reduces wrinkles, repairs scars, and rejuvenates the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is usually extracted from animal tissues, but worry not. In our vegan collagen supplement, we use hyaluronic acid which is 100% sourced from plants so it’s vegan-compatible.

Bamboo extract

Bamboo extract is a rich source of silica (silicon) which is important in crosslinking and synthesis of collagen. Silicon is also a major structural component of hair, nails, and skin. Bamboo extract also contains other nutrients vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc, which act as antioxidants and at the same time contribute to collagen synthesis.

Our gummies contain bamboo extract which will boost your collagen production while scavenging free radicals, thus improving your skin, hair, and nails and slowing down ageing.  

Protein building blocks

Our collagen supplement also contains amino acids (which are the basic units that makeup proteins such as collagen). It contains branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) which enhance collagen production, along with some other amino acids such as L-tryptophan, L-Histidine, and L-Phenylalanine.


In summary, vegan collagen supplements work by enhancing collagen synthesis in your body. They contain important ingredients vital for collagen production which also come with added health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These compounds work in synergy to boost your health and beauty while supporting a graceful ageing.


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Dr Peter McQuillan
BDS, MFDS P1, Dip Ortho Founder & Chief Formulator
With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Dr McQuillan is a highly esteemed professional in the healthcare space.


Akil Memishi
BSc Hons Pharmacology, ICH GCP Founder & Chief Clinical Researcher
Akil Memishi, co-founder of Novomins, combines his extensive clinical research experience with a passion for developing scientifically-backed nutritional products.
Review Date:
3 February 2023
Next Review:
3 February 2025
Published On:
22 January 2024
Last Updated:
4 October 2023