FAQ: Ancient Nutrition

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type I collagen. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, tendons and the digestive system.

Collagen contains a whopping 18 different amino acids. Amino acids are the “building blocks of proteins,” and collagen includes a mix of both nonessential (also called conditional) and essential types.

When should I use this product?

You can use this collagen powder in the morning, afternoon, evening or right before bed. There is no specific time to take collagen, but you’ll maximize benefits by taking it consistently. Find a time that works best for you to take it regularly.

What probiotic strain is featured?

Bacillus coagulans, which is a tough, effective strain of SBO or soil-based organism probiotics. We chose to use SBO probiotics because they're resistant to extremes in temperature as well as the harsh digestive tract, which helps them survive and thrive in your gut.

How is this different from the old Multi Collagen Protein formula?

Our 2021 Multi Collagen Protein formula contains the same key collagen components as our original Multi Collagen Protein formula. But today’s Multi Collagen Protein also contains the added benefits of clinically studied: Bacillus coagulans (2 billion CFU*), a probiotic for gut health Vitamin C (from Lipid Metabolite Ascorbate) to help your body produce its own collagen Fermented eggshell membrane collagen—a powerful clinically studied ingredient In clinical studies, this fermented eggshell membrane ingredient consistently delivered real, noticeable results for joints, hair and skin—which is why we’re so excited to have it in our Multi Collagen Protein. You can learn more about it here. *at time of manufacture

What does this collagen formula do?

Scientific Studies Show that the Key Clinically Studied Fermented Eggshell Membrane Collagen Ingredient in Multi Collagen Protein: Promotes healthy hair thickness and growth, with a reduction in hair breakage† Improves the appearance of crow's feet after 4 weeks and skin tone after 8 weeks† Reduces knee stiffness at 7 days† Reduces knee stiffness, discomfort and improved function at 30 days† Reduces discomfort rapidly (7 days), continuously (30 days) and persistently (90 days)† Reduces exercise-induced joint stiffness in as little as 5 days† Possibly reduces collagen degradation with noticeable results in as little as 3 days† Provides rapid relief for exercise-induced joint discomfort (as early as Day 1) and stiffness (Day 5)† Supports healthy cartilage turnover† Helps joints recover faster from exercise-related joint stiffness and discomfort† Possibly helps reduce joint cartilage breakdown resulting from normal wear and tear† Helps protect joint cartilage from breakdown due to exercise† Helps reduce joint stiffness resulting from exercise† Helps support joint health and comfort† Reduces joint discomfort and stiffness† Reduces discomfort, both rapidly (7 days) and continuously (30 days)† Increases flexibility† Reduces range-of-motion-associated discomfort† Reduces knee discomfort and stiffness† Reduces discomfort, both rapidly (7 days) and continuously (60 days)† Improves immediate exercise-induced stiffness in as little as 7 days† Improves recovery from exercise-included stiffness in as little as 4 days† Improves recovery from exercise-induced discomfort in as little as 8 days† Helps maintain healthy cartilage† Reduces the biomarker CTX-II, related to healthy cartilage† Lowers exercise-induced stiffness by 18%† Improves exercise recovery by 56%† Reduces exercise induced stiffness and discomfort†

How is this different from Bone Broth Protein?

Bone Broth Protein features collagen from ONE source, either chicken or beef bone broth. Multi Collagen Protein includes 10 types of collagen from 4 sources. The original Bone Broth Protein powder contains more protein per serving (20g vs 9g) and typically contains more chicken bone broth collagen concentrate, which means you will typically and inherently get more collagen type II, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and chondroitin with Bone Broth Protein. But Multi Collagen Protein also contains the added benefits of clinically studied: Bacillus coagulans (2 billion CFU*) Vitamin C (from Lipid Metabolite Ascorbate) Fermented eggshell membrane collagen

*at time of manufacture

Why should I be supplementing with collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Up to 30% of all the protein in your body is collagen protein. Up to 70% of skin, hair, nails and nearly 100% of connective tissues are made from collagen. It literally holds you together, from the hairs on your head, to every inch of your skin, to your joint comfort and mobility. It even supports the integrity of your gut lining; collagen promotes normal tissue growth and cellular health, all of which can impact the overall health of your gut.

Collagen production naturally declines as we age… and it’s not being consumed in the standard modern diet. Supplementing can help support your body’s natural production, so you can reap all the rewards of collagen.

Are there other factors that contribute to collagen loss?

The natural aging process is not the only thing that can slow down production and diminish collagen in your body. If you’re worried about the breakdown of your own collagen, here are 8 lifestyle factors that are considered “collagen diminishers.”

Poor sleep Excess sugar consumption Sun overexposure Diet low in antioxidants Sitting all day and lack of activity Nutrient shortfalls of vitamin C and zinc Free radicals

You can fight back against collagen loss through a few combined approaches: Limit your exposure to damaging UV rays and other environmental toxins Consume collagen-boosting foods Support and promote the skin’s health by supplementing with collagen.

How can I tell if it works?

Some common ways to tell if the collagen is working is by noticing healthy skin, healthy nails, and joint comfort support.

How long before I can start looking for benefits?

Clinical studies have demonstrated noticeable results in as little as 24 hours.† However, everyone is different, and will have a different experience when using the product. What matters most is consistency. With consistent use, you can see even more results over the first several days and weeks. Here are some of the changes you may notice: Reduced exercise-induced joint discomfort as early as Day 1† Reduced collagen degradation with noticeable results in as little as 3 days† Reduced knee stiffness, discomfort and improved function at 30 days† Improved appearance of crow’s feet after 4 weeks and skin tone after 8 weeks†

Is Multi Collagen Protein vegan/vegetarian?

Collagen is found only in animals, mostly in the flesh and connective tissue. There are no vegan collagen supplements (although there are vegan foods and products that can support your body’s production of collagen). As a result, Collagen Peptides come from animal sources, so it is not vegan or vegetarian.

What are the benefits of taking collagen?

Collagen health benefits include support for your hair, skin, nails, gut and joints. Taking a hydrolyzed collagen peptides protein powder helps make the collagen easier for the body to use and absorb, so you can better experience the benefits of collagen.

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