Frequently Asked Questions

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and it accounts for over 30% of the body’s protein. As the key building blocks that provide support and structure to our bodies, collagen is present in all connective tissues such as skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. As the structural framework of the body, collagen plays a crucial role in terms of supporting and connecting everything together.

Where is the IW collagen from?

The Inspire Wellness Collagen is Certified SOLUGEL grass-fed collagen peptides which is a pure and sustainably sourced collagen peptides. The cattle are raised outdoors, spending 100% of their lifetime on grass and pasture, and they are free from hormones, antibiotics, and anabolic steroids. The raw material sourcing and process of production to obtain the grass-fed SOLUGEL product are certified by LIAF Control SRL., a member of American Grassfed Association.

What are the health benefits associated with collagen?

Several clinical studies have proven the positive health benefits of collagen peptides in relation to the skin, bones, joints, weight management and sports performance.

Are Collagen peptides protein?

SOLUGEL collagen peptides are pure proteins. This natural ingredient is free from gluten, sugar, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates, artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. It does not contain any additives and preservatives.

What is the production process of IW Collagen peptides?

SOLUGEL collagen peptides are extracted from collagen-rich raw materials by a strictly controlled process that involves enzymatic treatment, extraction, drying, etc. The state-of-the-art-technology we use guarantees premium quality products. Collagen peptides are produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin and bones of animals, using hot water. During the production process, ions and salts are removed and water is taken out to finally end up with a dry product. The hydrolysis breaks down the original collagen into smaller units, so that they can functionally serve: either as gelatin, an all-round texturizer for food products, but also an indispensable ingredient for the pharmaceutical industry, or as collagen peptides to be absorbed by the body for health and nutrition purposes.

How is it absorbed?

Collagen peptides are further hydrolyzed into smaller peptides or even free amino acids along the human digestive tract. They can also easily be absorbed in the intestine. Tests have proven that they reach the bloodstream within 15 minutes and are available to exert different functions in target tissues. The presence of peptides reached a maximum level after 1-2 hours and then decreased to one-half of the maximum level 4 hours after the ingestion.

How do we promote sustainability?

Upcycling: The company upcycles the remains of animals slaughtered for the meat and fish industry to produce collagen peptides, which are u