FAQ

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What is collagen, exactly?

Collagen is a protein found everywhere in our bodies, making up over 60% of our total protein. Collagen protein contains 18 amino acids, including proline, arginine, glycine and hydroxyproline. These promote rebuilding, rejuvenation and growth in: Skin, Muscles, Hair, Joints, Nails, Hearts, Liver, Prostate, Blood, Cells and Lungs.

Unfortunately our body’s collagen production drops off as we grow older. By age 40, our collagen depletes faster than it is produced, and by age 60 we only produce 50% of the collagen we did at age 30. That’s a significant decrease.

How do I take Amandean collagen?

Collagen peptides dissolve into liquids, meaning it can be mixed into smoothies, soups or even some baked goods. Collagen is tasteless, so your meal will be as edible as it was before.

How is Amandean collagen produced?

Our collagen is sourced from 100% pasture raised grass fed South American cows. It is non-GMO, contains no gluten, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, soy, or yeast. We rigorously tested for purity and packaged in the USA at a state of the art FDA-cGMP compliant facility.

Is Amandean Collagen Natural and Free of Contaminants?

YES. Our hydrolyzed collagen is 100% all-natural collagen and free of pesticides, hormones, chemicals and contaminants. Amandean collagen contains no additives.

What is the molecular weight?

5000 Daltons for Beef Collagen
3000 Daltons for Marine Collagen

What does pasture raised mean?

From birth, our cattle are raised on lush grasslands, giving them space, areas to graze and freedom to roam. Stress-free cows means a better product.

What countries do the cattle come from?

From South America, including Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. With abundant open pastures, these countries favor grass-fed grazing for their cattle. We select the best of these farms and source our bovine hides from there.

Are Amandean’s collagen peptides hydrolyzed using heat or are they enzymatically processed?

They are enzymatically processed, which is the best way to keep the health benefits intact.

Can I take collagen with other prescriptions or medications?

We recommend that you consult your Doctor before mixing any or our products with your current prescriptions or medications.

Can my children take collagen?

We highly recommend that you talk with your pediatrician before introducing your children to collagen, as each child’s nutritional needs will differ.

How do collagen peptides differ from gelatin?

Collagen peptides dissolve in hot or cold liquid, whereas gelatin can only mix in hot liquids but will return to its gel state once the liquid cools. In a health context they are very similar, although the shorter amino acid chains in collagen peptides are a little easier to absorb for our bodies.

How should I store collagen?

It is recommended to store in a cool, dark area away from moisture.

I am new to collagen, which product should I start with?

Each of our collagen products offer different applications, which you should consider before making a purchase:

Beef Gelatin is ideal for cooking & baking as it blooms in hot liquids and can be used for soups, broths, and baking.

Marine Collagen & Collagen Peptides are both cold & hot-water soluable and are easy to mix in coffee, smoothies, and juices.

Although the benefits of our collagen products are similiar, beef gelatin has longer protein chains which can travel further down the intestinal tract before being absorbed, therefore having a greater effect on gut health.

What is the difference between Beef Collagen & Marine Collagen?

The difference is the animal source of the protien. Amandean's Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin contain collagen protein found in grass-fed cows. It's almost identical to the kind of collagen we have in our bodies, which is what makes it such a popular and effective dietary supplement.

Marine Collagen is derived from the skins of wild-caught Atlantic fish and offer the similiar health benefits as collagen from cows. Marine Collagen has shown to have up to 150% more bioavailability in humans making it a popular choice as a supplement.

Do you perform testing on your products?

All our Amandean products are rigorously tested for quality and purity in the USA in registered facilities. We adhere to cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices).

When do products expire?

Most of our products have a 4-5-year shelf-life. Best by dates are printed clearly on the bottom of each product container.

Are Amandean Products Vegan?

None of our collagen products are vegan as they are sourced from beef or fish. As of right now, we have yet to find a known source of vegan collagen. Our Boswellia Serrata Extract is Vegan-friendly.

Where can I purchase Amandean products?

You can purchase all Amandean products here on our website or on Amazon.

What is Boswellia Serrata?

Boswellia, also known as Indian Frankincense, is an herbal extract taken from the Boswellia serrata tree. Resin made from boswellia extract has been used for centuries in Indian medicine to treat chronic inflammatory illnesses, as well as a number of other health conditions.

What conditions is Boswellia Serrata Extract beneficial for?

Boswellia serrata extract can act as a very efficient pain reliever comparable to NSAID pain medicine. The biggest benefits of boswellia include lowering inflammation, reducing joint and arthritis pain, speeding up healing from infections and treating as well as potentially preventing auto-immune diseases.

What does Boswellia do for the body?

Studies show that boswellic acid can prevent the formation of leukotrienes in the body. Leukotrienes have been identified as a cause of inflammation and may trigger asthma symptoms. Four acids in boswellia resin contribute to the herb's anti-inflammatory properties.

What makes Amandean's Boswellia Serrata a premium product?

Our Boswellia Serrata is extracted from the premium third harvest of the gum resin, which is considered to be the highest grade and have the most effective natural health results on inflammation and joint pain.

 

 

 

 

Where do you source Amandean Boswellia from?

Amandean's Boswellia Serrata Extract is sourced from India ( not China like many competator brands).

How much Boswellia is each serving?

A potent 65% serving of boswellic acids in each 500g veggie cap.

Is Amandean Boswellia Vegan friendly?

Yes. Our Boswellia Serrata Extract is Vegan-friendly and also soy-free.

What is the difference between Boswellia and Frankincense?

The boswellia tree creates a precious resin long used in perfumes and natural medicines. Oil produced from this resin is called frankincense and is often used as an oil or as an insence.

Boswellia serrata extract is from the gum resin of the boswellia tree and is certainly one of the most effective pain inhibitors of 5-LOX inflammation.

How often should I take Boswellia Extract?

The recommended dosage of our Boswellia Serrata is 1 tablet, 1-2 times daily.

What is the difference between regular Vitamin C and Liposomal Vitamin C?

Liposomal Vitamin C is significantly more bioavailable (up to 90%) in the body, meaning it has a higher absorption rate than traditional forms of Vitamin C capsules, tablets, or pills, which have a much lower absorption rate of approx. 20%

Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) allows for more effective delivery of nutrients ( Vitamin C ) directly into the cells, rather than having to be absorbed the conventional way through transport proteins. This delivery system results in higher bioavailability and increased absorption, making Liposomal Vitamin C much more effective.

What is LET?

LET stands for Liposomal Encapsulation Technology – it’s the term used to describe the delivery system that delivers Vitamin C nutrients directly to your cells.

What is a Liposome?

Liposomes are submicroscopic fat-soluble spheres, resembling tiny cells, with Vitamin C intentionally trapped inside the water-soluble center. Liposomes deliver the vitamin C directly into other cells in the bloodstream. The body normally excretes excess vitamin C in regular forms, but our advanced liposomal delivery allows the body to utilize almost all of the dosage delivered. Amandean's Liposomes are created using a class of essential phospholipids called Phosphatidylcholine (pronounced FOSS fah tie dal KO lean), sourced from the highest quality non-GMO sunflower oil lecithin.

Are there any side-effects of taking Liposomal Vitamin C?

No. Our Liposomal Vitamin C is in an easy-to-use liquid format that not associated with any digestive discomfort, even at high dosages.

As we recommend with all supplements, it is suggested you consult your physician before use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much Liposomal Vitamin C should I take?

Take 5 milliliters (one teaspoon) daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. Pregnant or lactating women, and persons under 18 years of age should consult their physician prior to use of this product.

What is the expiration date?

We recommend you use your product within two (2) years of the manufacturing date. Once opened, refrigerate and use within 45 days.

Is Liposomal Vitamin C Vegan?

Yes, Amandean's Liposomal Vitamin C is vegan, soy-free, and sugar-free. It is also a non-GMO product.

What is the best way to take Liposomal Vitamin C?

We recommend taking Liposomal Vitamin C by mixing them into juice, or water. You can even take it on its own.  Just don’t mix it with cranberry juice – it destroys the liposome.

Can I take Liposomal Vitamin C with other supplements?

Yes, you certainly can. We recommend combining Liposomal Vitamin C with either our Premium Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides or our Premium Anti-Aging Marine Collagen made from Wild-Caught Fish to increase collagen production and maximize anti-aging benefits. You can read more about combining Liposomal Vitamin C and Collagen here.