7 Tips for Buying the Best Collagen Supplement

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 01 Aug, 2016

Learn how to pick out the best collagen supplement that works for your skin and avoid the duds.

How to choose the right collagen supplement

Approximately 30% of the protein in our bodies is made up of collagen, which supports the structure of our skin, makes our skin strong and elastic, and keeps aging at bay. From pills and powders to tablets and liquid, collagen supplements come in many forms. 

Many companies in North America are beginning to ride the profitable wave of collagen popularity and making bold claims about the efficacy of their products. As a result, there are many collagen  brands to choose from, but not all collagen beauty supplements are created equal. Here are 7 tips for buying the right collagen beauty supplement.


There are 28 types of collagen in the body. The most abundant collagen in the body, type I collagen is the major matrix protein of the skin and gives skin its firmness. According to a study carried out at Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan, the daily ingestion of type I collagen improves skin properties.

Type II collagen makes up movable joints, so it is commonly used to treat joint aging and relieve pain associated with arthritis.

Type III collagen is the second most abundant collagen in human tissue. Babies and children have a lot of type III collagen, which is why their skin is so soft and plump. As we age, type III collagen is gradually replaced by stronger and tougher type I collagen.

Look for a collagen supplement that contains type I and type III collagen because they are the most abundant types of collagen in the skin.
Type I collagen is the most important, so make sure that any collagen supplement you purchase is made up of mostly type I collagen . The collagen peptide used in the LAC Taut Premium Collagen drink  is almost exclusively made up of type I collagen (90%) but also includes a small amount of type III collagen (10%).

The bioavailability of a collagen beauty supplement, or the percentage of the substance that is actually absorbed into your body when ingested, is a critical factor to consider when evaluating collagen supplements. Bioavailability largely determines the efficacy of any nutrient you ingest.

Bioavailability can be described as the ease with which a nutrient makes its way from the food you consume into your body. Nutrients that are highly bioavailable can be digested and absorbed at a high percentage. When nutrients are in liquid form, they provide the highest possible absorption rate of nutrients into the body. Therefore, tablets or powders cannot match the level of absorption that liquid collagen supplements offer.

The problem with collagen molecules is that they are huge, so unless they’ve been hydrolyzed , they are simply too big to be absorbed when ingested, and thus never reach the dermis, which is the underlying layer of the skin where collagen resides. The manufacturer of the LAC Taut Premium Collagen drink uses a hydrolysis process to break collagen molecules down into low optimum molecular weight peptides that can easily be reintegrated into collagen when ingested. Taking hydrolyzed collagen in the form of liquid significantly increases the absorption of collagen

If collagen has been hydrolyzed to the optimum molecular size and weight, it means that it has already been broken down naturally so that it is highly absorbable. For optimum bioavailability and rapid absorption, the molecular weight of collagen in a beauty supplement should be small. The "Dalton" is the unit of molecular weight. Commercial collagen supplements typically have molecular weights ranging from 3,000 Daltons to more than 50,000 Daltons. LAC Taut Premium Collagen has a very small and optimal molecular weight of 3,000 to 8,000 Daltons and hence Taut's bioavailability is an impressive 90-95%.

Layers of the skin showing where collagen resides | RenewAlliance

Experts agree that you need to consume collagen supplement with a dosage of at least 7,000mg per serving to see worthwhile results. The LAC Taut Premium Collagen Drink contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed type I marine collagen per 50ml serving, the highest concentration of collagen per serving currently available and almost 3 times the concentration of other brands. The molecular weight of Taut Collagen coupled with its high bioavailability results in a higher potency, which achieves fast, visible results. 

The following graph shows the ultrasound images of a 60 year-old woman’s face after drinking one bottle of Taut Collagen every night for the first eight nights, and then every other night during an 8-week clinical study.

You can see below that after 8 weeks,  her skin appears smoother with denser collagen structure (the yellowish orange areas) than before drinking Taut Premium Collagen. 
Before and After Drinking Taut Premium Collagen - 8 week clinical study | RenewAlliance
The high dose of collagen triggers our body's wound repair response - a process that identifies and repairs damaged collagen in the dermis by stimulating the growth of new collagen. High potency collagen supplements hydrate the skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Taking collagen on its own can have some positive effects, but the most powerful benefits lie in consuming a beauty supplement that contain a synergistic formulation of KEY ANTI-AGING ingredients besides just collagen and clean formulation. In addition to hydrolyzed marine collagen, key active ingredients in the LAC Taut Premium Collagen Drink are vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), coenzyme CoQ10, ceramide, and chondroitin sulfate. These complementary ingredients maximize the absorption of collagen as well as provide powerful and effective anti-aging benefits 

Vitamin C
 - Vitamin C plays an essential role in the synthesis of collagen. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance. LAC Taut Premium Collagen drink contains 300mg of vitamin C, which is 500% more than the US recommended daily allowance of 60g.

CoQ10 - CoQ10 is an enzyme that is present in every cell of our bodies. It is a potent antioxidant that fights free radical damage and the signs of aging skin. Our ability to produce CoQ10 diminishes with age, and research has shown that consuming beauty drinks is more effective at increasing CoQ10 levels in our skin than applying topical applications.

Hyaluronic acid - Hyaluronic acid is a form of sugar molecule naturally produced in our bodies that maintains the skin’s ability to retain water. Hyaluronic acid makes our skin look plump and hydrated, but hyaluronic acid levels in our body decrease as we age.

DNA - It is theorized that DNA, an important source of nutrients in our bodies, works together with hydrolyzed collagen to form new fibroblasts in the dermis layer of the skin.

Ceramide (from corn) - Ceramide is a waxy lipid molecule that is key to the health of the epidermis, which protects underlying layers of the skin and attracts and retains moisture.

Chondroitin sulfate protein complex A food-grade ingredient that helps to maintain beautiful skin by aiding with tissue lubrication, holding water, and transferring various nutrients between the cells.
Key Ingredients For Taut Premium Collagen | RenewAlliance
Make sure that any claims regarding the efficacy of a collagen supplement are backed by science. Multiple journal-published research trials conducted in Japan, the United States, and Europe prove that the key active ingredients used in the LAC Taut collagen drink are effective.
CLICK HERE to see our list of clinical studies. 

The three main types of collagen found in supplements are bovine (cow), procine (pig), chicken, and marine (fish) collagen.

Marine collagen extracted from fish is the purest and safest form of collagen. The body's cells easily absorb marine-derived collagen and use it to keep the skin tight and wrinkle free. While harvesting collagen from marine sources is more costly, it produces a much more pure collagen, especially in comparison to cheaper bovine and porcine collagen sourced from the byproducts of slaughterhouses. Marine collagen that is extracted from cold water fish has up to 1.5 times more bioavailability than bovine or porcine collagen.

Beware of collagen supplements made in China and other countries with loose manufacturing controls and standards.

LAC Taut Premium Collagen is sourced from deep-water red snapper from the Indian Ocean and produced in Japan using environmentally friendly production processes, which guarantee the highest degree of purity and effectiveness.  Taut Premium Collagen supplement drink isISO-9001 certified, BSE-TSE Free, Allergen Free and Chemical-Free.  It contains no porcine, bovine or chicken collagen.

Evaluate the reputation and track record of a collagen drink’s manufacturer in its country of origin and abroad. Taut Collagen is manufactured by a leading, publicly traded manufacturer of health supplement and nutricosmetics in Japan has ISO-9001 certification.  It  has also received FDA Clearance as a dietary supplement. 

The owner of the LAC brand and marketer of Taut worldwide is a subsidiary of the  top-rated, Singapore-based public company OSIM Inc. , which own hundreds of the luxury retail health and wellness chains in Asia and Australia. OSIM Inc. was also the parent company of the Brookstone retail chain in the US until 2014

 Boost Depleting Collagen and Get Younger Looking Skin with the best collagen supplement: LAC Taut® Premium Collagen Supplement Drink.

The dermis is made up of 95% collagen. Rejuvenate aging skin and restore your youthful beautiful skin with LAC Taut® Premium Collagen beauty supplement drink, a proven product loved by millions of ladies in Asia and has now created a wave in North America. 

Taut Premium Collagen has also been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and many other leading magazines and media.  

Drink collagen for youthful radiant skin. | RenewAlliance


By RenewAlliance, Inc. 30 Sep, 2016

Are you concern with thinning hair or hair loss? You are not alone. 

Besides wrinkles and sagging skin, hair loss and thinning hair are  the biggest concern for women and men. 

What you should know is, everyone sheds hair to some degree, but if you feel like your hair is shedding at an abnormal rate, you might be suffering from hair loss.

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is not a disease that only affects the guys. Women actually make up 40% of hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association . Hair loss can be absolutely devastating for women. Losing your crowning glory may make you feel unattractive and hurt your self-esteem.

Collagen drinks are a boon for hair loss sufferers who are looking for ways to combat shedding and grow thicker, fuller hair. 

Collagen production in your body starts to decline as you age, and this makes your hair more vulnerable to breakage and loss. Taking a collagen supplement can help to replace lost collagen and increase your body’s hair-building proteins.


The Difference Between Hair Shedding and Hair Loss

 It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day. If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your hairbrush or pillow than usual, you might be suffering from telogen effluvium, which is characterized by excessive hair shedding. There are various factors that can cause telogen effluvium , including the following:

  • High stress levels
  • Giving birth
  • Losing 20 or more pounds
  • Undergoing surgery
  • Recovering from an illness, particularly one accompanied by a high fever

In most cases, your hair starts to grow back a few months after the stressful event has passed. Within six to nine months, the hair regains its usual thickness. This type of hair shedding is different from hair loss, which occurs when your hair stops growing altogether. The most common causes of hair loss include the following:

Some medications and treatments

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Harsh hair care products
  • Hairstyles that pull on the hair
  • Poor nutrition

If you’re suffering from hair loss, your hair will not grow back until you address the underlying cause. 

The good news is, you can  help prevent and treat hair loss by making a collagen supplement a part of your daily regimen.


The Connection Between Collagen and Hair Loss

 In February of 2016, a team of researchers in Japan discovered that decreasing collagen levels near hair follicle stem cells is linked to hair loss. The lack of this particular type of collagen, type XVII collagen, leads to the damage of hair follicle DNA. Scientists observed this phenomenon in mice that were 18 months old, which is the age at which mice start to lose their hair. Older mice have fewer, thinner hair follicles than younger mice. The study showed that hair loss was less common in aging mice that continued to produce collagen.

In mice that lack type XVII collagen, the damaged stem cells turn into skin cells and are sloughed off like dandruff. This leads to hair follicle shrinkage and hair loss. Scientists believe that the same mechanism applies to humans.

In a separate study of the human scalp, the Japanese researchers found that the hair follicles of women in their 50s and older were smaller than the hair follicles of women in their 30s and 40s. Scientists are excited about these findings because it could help them find the cure for baldness.


Collagen: The Secret Ingredient Offering Hope for Hair Loss

Collagen is well known for helping to restore a youthful complexion , but its benefits are more than skin deep. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that is essential to healthy skin, hair, and nails. Collagen is the building block of the hair and surrounds each strand, so it is key to your hair’s quality and structurally reinforces it. 

Hair is primarily made up of keratin protein , which your body produces most effectively when the blood supplies amino acids. To increase the supply of amino acids in your blood, you can take collagen supplements, which are absorbed into your small intestine. Hair follicle cells use these amino acids to produce keratin protein.

Collagen also increases blood circulation in your body. An increase in blood flow to your scalp is a great way to promote scalp and hair health. It ensures that your hair follicles get the nutrients they need and helps your hair grow faster.

As you age, your hair may become dry and coarse. Collagen can be used to treat dry, brittle hair by increasing the hair’s moisture levels and repairing split ends. Collagen can also reduce the appearance of gray hairs.


Prevent Hair Loss and Make Your Hair Thicker with a Collagen Drink

Multiple Taut® Premium Collagen Supplement users have commented that their hair feels much thicker, smoother, and shinier after taking the supplement. 

Taut Premium 13,000mg hydrolyze Collagen is formulated with patented technology and anti-aging ingredients most effective for delivering into the dermis layer of our skin, and kick-start the rebuilding process.

Within just weeks, you too can experience thicker fuller hair,  youthful skin, and stronger nails with Taut Premium Collagen . 

By RenewAlliance, Inc. 02 Sep, 2016

Anyone who’s interested in maintaining a youthful complexion and reducing wrinkles has likely heard of collagen supplements. Collagen is a protein that serves as a key building block in connective animal tissue. It is the most abundant protein in the human body.

The dermis, or inner layer of the skin, is made up of mostly collagen, which gives the skin its resilience, strength, and texture. Aging leads to the breakdown of collagen, causing wrinkles, sagging skin, and rough texture. By the time we reach 30 years of age, we stop producing collagen and our body loses collagen at a rate of 1-2% each year.

There are two types of supplements that stimulate collagen growth for skin: collagen builders consisting of key essential amino acids and ingestible hydrolyzed collagen.

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