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Bovine collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the bones, connective tissues, cartilage and hides of cows. Collagen from cows is the most common type of collagen used in supplements, likely because it closely mirrors the collagen in humans.
Three types of collagen—type 1, type 2 and type 3—make up the majority of collagen in human bodies, and bovine collagen supplements usually contain types 1 and 3. Found together in both bovine animals and humans, collagen types 1 and 3 play similar roles in supporting healthy skin, bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
In stores and online you’ll often see hydrolyzed bovine collagen, also called bovine collagen peptides. Hydrolyzed collagen is simply collagen that has been broken down into smaller units of protein (or peptides) via a process called hydrolysis. These smaller bits of protein dissolve completely in hot or cold liquids, so they’re easy to add to coffee, tea and smoothies—and they’re also easy for your body to absorb.
Comparing marine collagen vs. bovine collagen is fairly simple. It all comes down to sourcing. The former comes from fish (in NeoCell Marine Collagen , and is a great option for pescatarians. The latter comes from bovine animals, most often cows.
The benefits of marine collagen for skin and nails are essentially the same as bovine collagen supplements. They promote your body’s own collagen production and support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.
No. Collagen by definition is not vegan, as it’s a protein produced naturally in the skin and joints of humans and animals. Bovine collagen supplements specifically, including bovine collagen capsules and bovine collagen powder, are derived from animals in the bovine family, usually cows.
If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to collagen to support skin, hair and nails, check out
Made with baobab, bamboo silica, vitamin C and 9 vegan amino acids, it’s plant-based and formulated to help promote your body’s own collagen production.*
No. Bovine collagen is sourced from cows and other animals in the bovine family. Currently there are no available plant-based sources of collagen, as it’s a protein found exclusively in animals.
However, vegans and vegetarians can turn to plant-based collagen alternatives like , which promotes healthy skin, hair and nails with baobab, bamboo silica, vitamin C and 9 vegan amino acids.*
Bovine collagen is made from proteins extracted from bovine animals, and typically it comes from cow hides, bones and tendons. For NeoCell bovine collagen supplements like our best-selling Super Collagen line , we use grass-fed and pasture-raised cows.
Research on bovine collagen benefits is still in progress. So far, the evidence suggests that taking hydrolyzed bovine collagen peptides and other collagen supplements can help promote your body’s own collagen production, which slows over time. It’s a great way to support healthy skin, hair, nails and joints, to help keep you looking, moving and feeling your best at any age.*
When searching for a bovine collagen supplement, we suggest looking for the words “pasture-raised” and “grass-fed” on the label. This means the animals are able to roam freely and graze on native pastures, which ultimately reduces the need for processed grain feed and benefits the environment.