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Collagen Peptides vs. Collagen Gummies: Which One's For You?

by Grace Gavilanes - October 24, 2021

Everyone's wellness routine is unique, which is why we at Vital Proteins® offer a wide range of collagen offerings to boost any type of lifestyle. One of our fan-favorite supplements? Original Collagen Peptides ($27; shop now), an unflavored collagen powder that can be easily added to hot and cold liquids. We love recommending it to those who want to elevate their wellness routine with ingestible collagen – a must-add if supporting your hair, skin, nails and joints** is what you're about.

But what if you're on the go and are looking for an even simpler routine? Enter: our Collagen Gummies ($17.99; shop now), a 1-step collagen routine you can bring with you. It's a grape-flavored wellness boost in a bite.

Aside from both forms being sourced from bovine, there is a key differentiator between these wellness staples: the type of collagen in each. Keep reading to raise your collagen IQ.

First things first: What is collagen? In our Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Aniston's words, "collagen is the glue that holds everything together." And she's right. As the body’s most abundant protein, collagen helps provide structure to hair, skin, nails, joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. Thanks to collagen, we're better able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen is also behind helping hair shine, skin glow and nails stay strong.**

Spotlight On Original Collagen Peptides

Our blue tub is a mainstay on Instagram feeds and a favorite among influencers, fitness experts and even tops our CCO Jennifer Aniston's list of wellness must-haves. It's easily one of our more versatile products as it's unflavored, odorless and dissolves in hot and cold liquids. Plus, it gets a boost thanks to the addition of two powerhouse ingredients: skin-loving hyaluronic acid (80mg of it!) and 100% DV of vitamin C, which helps to support the body's natural collagen production. The most popular ways to use our Original Collagen Peptides? Adding 1-2 scoops to your daily coffee and smoothies. But that's only the beginning. For more recipe ideas, visit our Lively blog.

Spotlight On Collagen Gummies

Collagen, meet gummies. Shield your wellness with our convenient, grape-flavored Collagen Gummies, which contain VERISOL® collagen. Enjoy a wellness boost in a bite while improving skin, hair & nails** and reducing fine lines & wrinkles.**^ Just take 4 gummies each day at any time, as part of your daily wellness regimen.

^After 8 weeks of supplementation with VERISOL® bioactive collagen

So, What's The Difference?

"VERISOL® collagen differs from Original Collagen Peptides in that the former has works at a concentrated dose of 2.5g per serving," Olivia Peláez, our in-house functional nutrition expert, tells Lively, adding, "while our Original Collagen Peptides supports healthy hair, skin, nails, bones and joints** at an ideal dose of 20g per serving."

Can I Take Both At The Same Time?

Yes, you can. "Think of our Original Collagen Peptides as the foundation, and our Collagen Gummies as a bite-sized, delicious boost to your daily collagen intake," says Peláez. "These Wellness Gummies are meant to complement your current routine – not replace it."

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