Frequently Asked Questions
What is collagen? What does it do? When does it decrease?
Collagen is a structural protein found in various connective tissues in the body. As the main component of connective tissue, it accounts for 25% to 35% of the whole body protein content. Collagen is the fundamental building block of all tissues, skin, tendons, cartilage and joints made up of connective tissue. Although there are at least 28 different types of collagen known in the body, the most frequently encountered types are the type 1, type 2 and type 3 collagen.
How many types of collagen are there? What is the importance of type 1-2-3 collagen for our body?
A large part of the total collagen in our body, i.e. 80-90%, consists of types 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10. Among all collagen types, 90% of the collagen in the human body is type 1 and it can transform into other types of collagen in the body. It provides firmness, elasticity and moisture to the skin. Type 2 collagen is a component of articular cartilage. It promotes healthy joints by contributing to the production of cartilage in the connective tissues.
Type 3 collagen is found along with type 1 collagen in the skin, large blood vessels, uterus, and intestine. It represents about 15% of the collagen found in the skin. They are responsible of forming blood vessels and blood tissue, supporting wound healing together with type I collagen, providing resilience and firmness to the skin by maintaining skin elasticity.
What are the effects of collagen deficiency on the skin?
With the reduced collagen in our body over time, general signs of aging may occur including skin thinning, atrophies, dryness, fine and deep wrinkles, thickening of the skin tissue, mottling, sagging and a rough appearance.
What is the difference between natural collagen and hydrolyzed (peptide) collagen?
Collagen has a large molecular weight in terms of chemical structure; therefore it is difficult to use it completely and get high efficiency in the body if it is consumed without turning into a hydrolysate with a lower molecular weight by enzymatic processes. Even if it is in hydrolysate form, the molecular size of the collagen may not be so reduced that the body can benefit maximum due to the techniques applied. It should be noted that the molecular size is between 2000 and 5000 daltons. In addition, using collagen supplements together with hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and B increases absorption and effectiveness by the body.
(Size of Voonka Collagen products is 2000 daltons and they are in hydrolyzed (peptide) collagen form. It supports collagen production by containing hyaluronic acid and many vitamin-mineral supplements.)
Is collagen stored in the body? How should collagen be used and how often?
Collagen is one of the main components of connective tissue in the body and is used in the repair of connective tissue after it is taken into the body or in the formation of connective tissue components whose production is stopped / degraded. With this effect, it helps to repair the skin tissue and remove the appearance of wrinkles. The collagen taken is stored in the body, but after a while it disappears by being eliminated by the body. For this reason, it is recommended to be used regularly as courses of treatment.
The use of the products varies from person to person according to environmental conditions, age, smoking and eating habits.
In general, it is recommended to use Collagen Shake Drink Mix (the form containing 50 ml of collagen) as a course of treatment for 8-12 weeks (1 sachet every day) without interruption for users over 35 years old. In the weeks after completing the course of treatment, the use of collagen can be continued by starting to use only 1-2 bottles of Shake Mix per week or Voonka Collagen Hyaluronic Acid tablet or Collagen Beauty Gummies once a day.
For user under 35 years old, it is recommended to use Collagen Shake Drink Mix (the form containing 50 ml of collagen) as a course of treatment for a total of 8-12 weeks by discontinuing every other week. In the weeks after completing the course of treatment, the use of collagen can be continued by starting to use only 1-2 bottles of Shake Mix per week or Voonka Collagen Hyaluronic Acid tablet or Collagen Beauty Gummies once a day. Both products can be used without interruption.
What is the daily recommended amount of collagen?
Collagen need may vary depending on both environmental factors and individual genetic and metabolism differences. Considering that the amount of collagen in our body decreases after the age of 25, it would be a reasonable to have the amount of collagen to be taken in direct proportion with age.
Is there any difference between collagen products available in liquid, powder, and tablet form?
There is no difference between liquid or sachet (powder) collagen other than dosage and pharmaceutical forms. The main difference in Voonka collagen is that the sachet form contains a higher proportion of collagen. The only difference between the liquid collagen and the sachet is that the liquid used for consumption is added to the product during production. Users add liquid to the sachet form collagen before consumption.
Should other vitamins and minerals be taken in addition to using collagen?
When taking collagen supplements, choosing combinations supplemented with vitamins and minerals (especially C and B vitamins and selenium, zinc, copper minerals) is important for effectiveness. The use of complemented products increases the absorption and utilization of collagen in the body. If a well-prepared combination is used, it is not necessary to use extra vitamins and minerals.
Does collagen make you gain weight?
Studies on collagen have not shown any findings indicating that collagen makes consumers gain weight. Analyzes performed on Voonka collagen products showed that 10,000 mg of collagen was only 36 kcal.
(Our Voonka Collagen Beauty Plus product contains only sweetener and does not contain sugar.)
On the other hand, collagen supplements may also contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance found naturally in the body. It accumulates under the skin, attracts the water around it and swells. After a while after starting collagen supplements, hyaluronic acid begins to accumulate and swell under all skin tissue. This effect helps to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. Consumers may perceive this effect as bloating or gaining weight, but this feeling will disappear after getting used to it.
When could we start using collagen supplements?
Products containing collagen are in "food supplement" status and are approved by the Ministry of Agriculture for adult use. For this reason, they can be used at a young age. Considering that the collagen in our body decreases gradually from the age of 25, it can be used in appropriate doses at these ages. In addition, studies show that by age 40, the body's ability to produce collagen decreases by 25% and by over 50% by age 60. The use of collagen before these ages will help prevent wrinkle formation before it begins.
When should collagen supplements be taken during the day?
Hormones such as sleep hormone and growth hormone are secreted at night and initiate regeneration and repair processes in the body. Consuming collagen supplements in the evening hours will provide higher use and higher benefits in this regeneration process.
Is it possible to make natural collagen at home?
Food products such as bone broth, sheep's head and foot soup contain high levels of collagen. However, collagen is a large molecule due to its structure and it is difficult to be broken down and used by the body. Collagen taken with such food products is used by the body at low rates, meaning inefficiently. Collagen, which is found in supplementary foods, is obtained from natural food materials and prepared after being broken up into small pieces that can be easily used by the body in the laboratory environment. This process ensures that almost all of the collagen taken is used by the body.
Can pregnant women, nursing mothers and those with chronic diseases use collagen?
Products containing collagen are considered as food supplement. These products have not been studied on pregnant women and nursing mothers. For this reason, they can only use it in accordance with their doctor after consultation.
Is the use of collagen different for men or women?
There is no difference of use for men or women. The presence of vitamins and minerals to support physical performance in collagen supplements specially developed for men offers comprehensive solutions to meet the expectations of the user.
What is the importance of herbal extracts in anti-aging products?
In order to reduce the aging signs of the skin, many preparations as plant extracts are frequently used in anti-aging products due to their moisturizing, antioxidant and protective effects. Herbal extracts containing natural ingredients with antioxidant properties are of great interest, and among them green tea extracts and grape seed extracts are widely used. Green tea polyphenols used in cosmetic formulations show good penetration into the skin, water retention and moisturizing properties, neutralize reactive oxygen species, thus preventing lipid peroxidation and photo-aging. In addition, in vitro studies show that the antioxidant mechanism provided by green tea, partially with the combination of vitamin C and vitamin E, can in fact delay collagen aging. Grape seed extracts are one of the best known sources of proanthocyanidins. Resveratrol is a component of the polyphenol group and is usually obtained from grapes. Resveratrol is the first molecule that has been proven in many organisms with its anti-aging effect. It is known that resveratrol activates 1 of the secret, which is known to have improving effects on DNA repair gene and aging, and prolongs cell life by showing calorie restriction effect. In studies on resveratrol, an increase in skin elasticity, reduction in wrinkles and improvement in color tone were observed in women.
What types of collagen does Multi Collagen Powder contain?
Multi Collagen Powder product contains 7500 mg of type 1, 100 mg of Type 2, 2360 mg of type 3 hydrolyzed collagen. In addition, it contains 40 mg Vitamin C in its content.