Everything You Need to Know About the Collagen Craze
Everything You Need to Know About the Collagen Craze

Everything You Need to Know About the Collagen Craze

The beauty and wellness industry has been abuzz with the word “collagen” for the past few years. With claims that it can improve skin elasticity, strengthen hair and nails, and promote joint  and heart health—among other benefits—it’s easy to see why. But as with many trends, not all the buzz is entirely accurate. Let’s delve into the collagen craze, dissect some of the misleading marketing claims, and introduce you to a game-changing product. 

Understanding Collagen and Peptides

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, providing structure to our skin, hair, nails, and connective tissue. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and weaker joints—to name a few of the challenges. This is why collagen supplements became so popular; they promise to replenish the body’s collagen stores and restore youthful vitality. 

However, not all collagen supplements are created equal. One common misconception is the interchangeability of collagen and peptides. Here’s a breakdown of the two: 

Collagen: This is the whole protein we naturally produce and which is supplemented through products derived from animal sources. It’s a large molecule that, when ingested, must be broken down into smaller components to be absorbed in the body. 

Peptides: These are smaller chains of amino acids that result from the breakdown of collagen. Peptides are more easily absorbed by the body, making them an efficient way to deliver the benefits of collagen. However, they aren’t actually collagen, so supplementing with them won’t have quite the same impact.  

The marketing around collagen often blurs these lines, leading consumers to believe that all collagen products are equally effective, regardless of whether they are peptides or whole collagen. 

Marine and Bovine Collagen: Not a Complete Solution 

The peptide vs. collagen conversation isn’t the only concern for those selecting a collagen supplement. Most collagen supplements on the market are derived from marine (fish) or bovine (cow) sources. While these sources can provide benefits, they come with limitations:

Incomplete Amino Acid Profiles: Neither marine nor bovine collagen contains all of the essential amino acids required for optimal health. This means that while they may support certain aspects of skin and joint health, they may not provide a comprehensive solution. 

 Sustainability Concerns: The sourcing of marine and bovine collagen raises environmental and ethical questions. Overfishing and intensive farming practices can have significant ecological impacts. 

Introducing Collagen+: A Revolutionary Approach

At Hush & Hush, we believe in harnessing the power of nature through innovative and sustainable practices. Our Collagen+ powder is a vegetarian alternative that addresses the shortcomings of traditional collagen supplements. 

Collagen+ is crafted from recycled eggshells, a unique and sustainable source that not only helps reduce waste but also provides a complete amino acid profile. You get all the essential amino acids necessary for the body to effectively utilize collagen. 

Benefits of Collagen+

Complete Amino Acid Profile: Unlike marine and bovine collagens, Collagen+ offers all the essential amino acids, ensuring your body gets the full range of building blocks it needs. 

Sustainable and Ethical: Using recycled eggshells reduces waste and supports a more sustainable approach to wellness. 

Vegetarian-Friendly: Perfect for those who prefer to avoid animal-derived products without compromising on efficacy. 

Why Choose Collagen+

When choosing a collagen supplement, it’s crucial to look beyond the marketing hype and understand the actual benefits and sources of the product. Collagen+ by Hush & Hush stands out for its innovative approach, sustainability, and complete amino acid profile. 

By incorporating Collagen+ into your daily routine, you can support your skin, hair, nails, heart health, and joints in a way that’s both effective and environmentally responsible. So, if you’re looking to jump on the collagen bandwagon, make sure you’re choosing a product that truly meets your needs and aligns with your values. 

Explore the benefits of Collagen+ and join us in our quest for beauty and wellness that is kind to both your body and the planet. 



Greta Wolf
Greta Wolf is an accomplished writer with more than 10 years of experience specializing in the beauty and wellness industries. Known for her meticulous research skills and insatiable curiosity surrounding health topics, she excels at analyzing clinical findings to provide trustworthy, evidence-based insights in an approachable, digestible format. Her writing aims to demystify and inspire. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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