06/26/2016

FAQ

What is Granulated Hydrolyzed Collagen?

Granulation is an extra process applied to collagen powders to make it easier to dissolve and absorb. Our granulated hydrolyzed collagen has smaller molecular weights than the usual hydrolyzed powder form.

What is Berry Flavour Collagen?

This product is specially formulated for those who love Berries. It has added Vitamin C that is crucial to the production and integrity of collagen in your body. It also has antioxidants that are very effective anti-ageing agents. The amazing Berry flavour makes it more delicious to drink, as well as masking the unfavorable fishy taste that some may experience.

What is the difference between fish, chicken, bovine and porcine collagen?

Fish collagen has superior bio-availability. Fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body which means it has superior bio-availability over bovine or porcine collagen. Because it is absorbed more efficiently and enters the blood stream more quickly, it is considered the best source for your body. Our collagen is refined to remove any fishy smell while retaining it’s nutritional profile.

Bovine and porcine collagen is sourced from cattle and swine respectively. Chicken collagen is extracted from poultry skin and bones. It is cheaper to extract, therefore is very commonly used in many skincare and cosmetics. It is believed that up to 3% of people are allergic to bovine collagen.

Capsule or powder collagen is better?

Powder collagen. Powder form is easier to digest and absorb compare to capsules.

The recommended daily dosage of collagen is 5 to 10 grams per day. The available capsules in the market are mostly 0.5 grams. That means you have to take 10 to 20 capsules per day!

Is Collagen Bliss suitable for everyone?

Collagen Bliss can be consumed by everyone.

How do I use Collagen Bliss?

Our collagen will dissolve in anything, really. You can add it to your water, cold or warm beverages, smoothies, soups, yogurt, cereals, etc… You can even consume it directly.

Can I take Vitamin C supplements with Collagen Bliss?

Yes, it is highly recommended. Vitamin C is very important for the synthesis of collagen in the body. It is involved in every step of collagen production. It works as a catalyst in a reaction known as hydroxylation. Hydroxylation is a necessary step for collagen synthesis because it gives the stability and tensile strength which are the characteristic of collagen. In cases of Vitamin C deficiency, scurvy occurs. It is a disease where collagen is weak and the body including skin literally falls apart! In addition, the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C makes it play a role in preventing oxidative damage of the skin which plays a part in skin ageing.

Our Berry Collagen contains both Vitamin C and collagen.

How many times can I take Collagen Bliss?

Take 1 teaspoon (5 – 10 g) of Collagen Bliss either orally or mix with any drink once per day (morning or night).

As for the bottle for 30 days supply, it comes with a scoop inside.

When will I start to see results?

According to clinical tests, the effects if collagen become visible after 3 to 4 weeks of consecutive use. Most people reported significant improvement to their skin, hair, nails, and joints after consuming Collagen Bliss for 90 days.

How many Calories are there per serving?

One gram of protein gives your body 4 calories. So a teaspoon of our product (5 grams) gives your body 20 Calories.

What is the source of collagen in Collagen Bliss?

Our product is sourced from freshwater fish.

What are the active ingredients used in our products?

Our products are formulated with you in mind. We use only natural active ingredients with small molecular weight so that it is easily absorbed by your body. Your entire body including joints and skin will receive luxurious nutrients, optimal nourishment and regeneration it needs to stay looking youthful, healthy and radiant.

Are Collagen Bliss products gluten free?

Yes of course! Gelatin and related products are totally free from gluten. Glutens are the proteins found in wheat, barley and rye flours. On top of that, our products are FREE from:

    • GMO
    • Heavy metals
    • Preservatives

Is Collagen Bliss tested on animals?

No, our products are not tested on animals. The founder of Women Infinity is an animal lover and she makes sure that all of the products are cruelty free. Collagen Bliss is clinically tested, as well as consumer-tested on a thousands of ladies and men.

Is Collagen Bliss tested for quality?

Yes, Collagen Bliss has undergone various quality assurance tests and adheres to GMP and HACCP standards. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is a system to ensure that products manufactured are consistently produced and controlled, meeting food safety, adhering to quality standards and legal requirements. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) can be part of GMP and is a systemic program to assure food safety.

Where are the products made?

Our collagen products are formulated by a Japanese company and repacked/ manufactured in Malaysia under stringent conditions.

Does Collagen Bliss have an expiration date?

The shelf life of collagen products are normally 5 years. You can locate the expiry date on the product label. Collagen Bliss products are at least 6 months fresh from the manufacture plant.

How should I store my Collagen Bliss products?

It is recommended that you store them in a cool dry place, away from moisture. Avoid direct light or heat.

What is an allergy? Can Collagen Bliss cause me allergy?

Your immune system has an important job: to defend your body from invaders such as bacteria and viruses that mean you harm. But when it makes war on substances it shouldn’t, that’s an allergy. Peanuts, eggs, or pollen, for example, can trigger reactions. They are called allergens.

During a reaction, your immune system releases antibodies. These are proteins that deliver a message to cells: Stop that substance! The cells then send out histamine, which causes blood vessels to expand, and other chemicals, and these trigger the allergy symptoms.

These antibodies are singled-minded. Each one targets only one type of allergen. That explains why someone might be allergic to peanuts but not to eggs.

Our product may give you allergic reactions of you already are allergic to fish products. If you are not, it won’t make you start having those reactions.

If you noticed any allergic reactions after taking Collagen Bliss e.g. skin rash or face swelling, you are advised to see a doctor immediately.

The product tastes fishy, what can I do?

Some customers may feel the fishy taste of Collagen Bliss. It may be due to the fish origin of our products.  Drinking fruit juice (milk or coffee, etc any drink) can mask the “unpleasant” taste.

You can also try out our Berry Flavoured Collagen.

I am pregnant or breastfeeding. Can I take your product?

Even though Collagen Bliss is completely safe, we would still advise pregnant or lactating women to take this after the birth of the baby or after consulting a doctor.

Getting enough collagen while pregnant is critical because it provides essential proteins that our bodies utilize daily and that promote optimal health for a growing baby. The eating pattern of a mother is not related to the size of the baby. If a pregnant lady eats too much, the baby will only take what’s enough for it’s growth.

Collagen helps to build and repair our bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, intervertebral disks, and much more. Collagen is needed to ensure a strong body and to help you to continually heal. Hydrolyzed collagen will help to repair the pelvic muscles and help you regain your figure. It will also help to fix any skin or hair problems as a result of hormonal spikes due to pregnancy.

I am afraid collagen will make me gain weight.

Collagen Bliss does the opposite of that. It helps you lose weight. It is a protein, and it has few calories and it doesn’t contain fat. The good side of the story is that the collagen helps you lose weight!

I drink alcohol. Can I take collagen?

You can even take the collagen and consume alcohol, but drinking dehydrates the body and the effects of collagen can be diminished if you abuse alcohol.

General Questions About Collagen

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. About 65% of the body’s total protein content is made up of Collagen.

Collagen itself is a polypeptide molecule. Like all proteins, it is made up of a chain of amino acids – like glycine, proline, arginine, and hydroxyproline.

Collagen has a complex series of processes in the body. It affects almost every part of our body that has connective tissue, including the heart, skin, lungs, muscles, hair, arteries, bones, joints, discs, cartilage, nails, blood cells, liver, and prostate.

What is hydrolyzed collagen?

Hydrolyzed Collagen is produced from collagen found in the bones, skin, and connective tissue of animals. Usually, the bone is crushed, ground, defatted, soaked in acid to remove the calcium, soaked again to break the collagen bonds and then dehydrated. This process results in small, intact amino acids which have not been damaged. These amino acids are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and are used as the building blocks of new collagen.

What is hydrolysis? And why does it matter?

Hydrolysis (Greek hydro-, meaning “water”, and lysis, meaning “to unbind”) usually means the cleavage of chemical bonds by the addition of water.

Hydrolysis results in the reduction of large collagen proteins into smaller sizes. This size is the determinant of the absorbability of the collagen. For optimum uptake at the cellular level, smaller is better.

What are amino acids? Why some of them are essential?

Amino acids are the building units of proteins. They are crucial the many functions of the body. Those proteins participate in the structure of bones, cartilages, muscles, skin and all the parts of the body.

Most amino acids can be synthesized by our bodies form carbohydrates, for example. An essential amino acid is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by our bodies, and thus must be supplied in our diet. Deficiency of those amino acids can have hazardous effects on our health.

There are nine amino acids humans cannot synthesize. They are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine.

What is the amino acid content of hydrolyzed collagen?

The amino acid content of hydrolyzed collagen is the same as our body collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen contains 19 amino acids, predominantly glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which together represent around 50% of the total amino acid content of collagen.

Hydrolyzed collagen contains 8 out of 9 essential amino-acids as it contains no tryptophan.

What is the difference between gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen?

Gelatin is made through a process of incomplete hydrolysis where the particles are broken down to relatively smaller particles. If you do complete hydrolysis, you end up with hydrolyzed collagen particles, which are 75-150 times smaller than gelatin particles and are essentially more absorbable.

My body has it’s own supply of collagen, why do I need to take collagen supplements?

The answer is collagen loss. We age every day. Every part of our cells dies every day. We need to regenerate every day. The main amino acids in collagen are the basic amino acids to build body proteins. As the body gets older, our collagen levels naturally decreases. One of the most noticeable signs of decreased collagen levels is in our skin: our skin and muscles start to sag as we get older.

Decreased collagen levels lead to more than just skin and muscle problems. They also cause instability and weakness in the organs. The heart and prostate may become enlarged, for example, while other organs may start to get weaker.

Your bones will also start to lose density as collagen levels naturally drop with age. Your joints and ligaments will become weaker and less elastic. Collagen typically acts like a cushion between your joints and bones. When that collagen isn’t as abundant anymore, it can degrade this cushion and cause health problems.

Collagen loss also leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems as you get older. Arteries will weaken and become less able to resist atherosclerosis. No heart or blood vessel or other organ could possibly perform its function without collagen. No heart or blood vessel can be maintained in healthy conditions without Vitamin C.

Okay, then I will take collagen only from food?

Hydrolyzed collagen is pre-digested to be easier to absorb. It has a very high bio-availability which means that almost every bit of it is absorbed and very little of it goes to waste.

Instead of forcing your body to break down amino acids and then re-assemble those amino acids into collagen, Hydrolyzed collagen skips that step. Hydrolyzed collagen basically gives your body small, usable chain peptides and amino acids that are ready to go within your body.

Hydrolyzed collagen is easily digested by your body. Your intestine then absorbs more than 90% of it and transfers it as small peptides in the blood with measurable accumulation in cartilage and skin after 6 hours.