Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, making up about 1/3 of all protein. It forms the connective tissue for almost all of the structures in the body, including; muscles, tendons, skin, bones, blood vessels and digestive tract. It is essentially the glue that holds your entire body together. Unfortunately, collagen levels begin to decline in your mid 20's and unless you are eating a significant amount of gelatinous meat products and connective tissue every week, you will not be getting a whole lot of collagen in your diet!
Collagen supplementation may be beneficial, not only as you age, but also during pregnancy and lactation. Collagen turnover is incredibly high in pregnancy, both for maternal and fetal demands.
In addition to this, most women do not meet their protein requirements during pregnancy and postpartum. Recent studies suggest that approximately 1/3 of women in early pregnancy, and 2/3 of women in late pregnancy are not meeting their protein requirements. This is because daily protein requirements increase to as much as 70-120g during pregnancy (which is a lot). The increased protein requirements are needed for baby's growth and development as well as maternal milk production.
Collagen is in an optimal source of protein to support these requirements during your prenatal period and beyond. In addition to this, collagen may help:
- Strengthen hair and nails
- Promote skin integrity
- Support protein requirements
- Support muscle tissue and postpartum recovery
- Assist with blood sugar regulation
- Promote feelings of satiety (fullness)
Some of our beautiful reviews:
“After having the most outrageous postpartum regrowth (Albert Einstein move over), I couldn't bare the embarrassment and high maintenance work of keeping my flyaways+++ at bay. This collagen has been a lifesaver, I've been taking it for 1.5 months and can now say that my hair looks and feels fuller and healthier, and I no longer need to tame the flyaways” - Jessica H
“Amazing product! After having my first child I haven’t had any hair loss and I’m feeling better than ever.” - Emily I
“I have been using it for a month now. Noticed instant change in my hair. It doesn’t fall like it use to be as I am breastfeeding” - Rosangi B
“Can’t live without it! I ran out a week ago and have noticed a huge difference with my hair, nails & skin” - Tahlia C
“Already seeing growth and positive changes in my skin and hair post-bub. So glad I got a subscription - I’ll be Rapunzel by Christmas” - Phoebe W
“A month later and my postpartum hair loss is noticeably less!” - Sophie S
“I had less hair-fall; my hormonal acne has subsided, and my skin doesn’t feel dry” - Larah T
“After two tubs of collagen the regrowth has been incredible and I can't believe how quickly it has grown back. I didn't get these baby hairs the first time round so I truly believe the only difference is the collagen. I am so thankful to Maternally Happy; my confidence has grown and I no longer need to hide my bald patches. Would recommend to any new mum” - Monique M
Please consult your healthcare professional prior to taking any new supplement or medication.
Ingredients: Hydrolysed Collagen Protein, Organic Camu Camu, Natural Vanilla Flavour, Stevia Glycoside, Organic Vanilla Bean
~ Our hydrolysed collagen is sustainably sourced from bovines in Brazil. They are predominantly grass-fed however during the snow season are fed non-GMO grains.
- Our blend is third party heavy metal tested and microbiological tested to ensure high quality.
~ Each serving contains approximately 10.4g of high quality, bioavailable protein.
~ Manufactured in Australia in a HACCP & ISO9001 certified facility.
Maternally Happy collagen protein has been developed specifically with your prenatal to postnatal period in mind. However, it can be incorporated into any individuals diet, regardless of age or gender.
As with any new supplement or medication, please consult your healthcare professional prior to using.
How to use:
2 levelled scoops = 12g.
Consume 1-2 servings daily, depending on your daily dietary requirements or as advised by your healthcare professional.
Each container is expected to last approximately one month with 30 servings. We recommend starting with one serve everyday.
Shelf life is currently 18+ months, however always refer to your individual container packaging.
As with any supplement or medication, please consult your healthcare professional prior to consuming.