VeCollal® Vegan Collagen: What is it and how does it work?

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If you’ve been browsing our collagen supplement, you may have noticed it contains VeCollal®. We wouldn’t be surprised if this is the first time you’ve come across the term. It’s not common knowledge among wellness consumers.

We want you to know exactly what’s going into your Arella Beauty collagen supplement and how it works. So, if you don’t know anything about VeCollal® collagen, read on. We’ll give you the lowdown on what it is and how it works.


What is Collagen?

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It provides firmness, bounce, strength and elasticity to your tendons, bone tissue, skin and hair growth.

Around the age of 25, collagen levels naturally decrease. In the beauty department, this leads to fine lines and thinning hair. Elsewhere, it means a weaker gut lining and artery walls, alongside stiff connective tissue causing joint pain.

Read more: 7 Incredible Benefits of Collagen Supplements.


What is VeCollal®?

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VeCollal® is a vegan, plant-based and ethically sustainable product that generates collagen synthesis. It’s not technically collagen - at least not in the same way as animal and marine collagen. Instead, it’s a biomimetic alternative.

A biometric alternative mimics the chain of amino acids your body naturally uses to produce collagen. 90% of your collagen is type 1, and that’s the type VeCollal® provides.

Read more: 5 Different Types of Collagen You Need to Know.


How VeCollal® Works and Why It’s Better Than Animal Collagen

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You would think consuming animal collagen would be the best way to enhance your collagen levels. But as it turns out, that’s not the case.

Animal collagen is made of three strands of amino acids that your body breaks down into peptides. Peptides are a mixture of amino acids you digest into individual amino acids. The body then has what it needs to build new collagen.

However, animal collagen amino acids are different from type 1 human collagen. They’re similar but more like siblings than twins.

VeCollal® uses cutting-edge technology to decipher the exact amino acids that create human collagen, known as a biometric profile. This makes VeCollal® identical to type 1 collagen in humans, which is unavailable in animal collagen. It also provides amino acids directly to the body, skipping the digestion process.


Read more: The Beautiful Benefits of Collagen for Gut Health.


VeCollal® Plant Extracts

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VeCollal® formula uses plant extracts that contain the same amino acids in humans for collagen synthesis.

  • Vitamin C - An essential vitamin for collagen, vitamin C  is well-known in the wellness world for its beauty and health benefits. It contains vital amino acids to build collagen.

Read more: The Truth About Vitamin C: Do You Really Need It?

  • Asiaticoside - Extracted from the herb Centella Asiatica, asiaticoside naturally generates collagen in the body.
  • Ginseng - Ginseng is an anti-inflammatory that triggers collagen synthesis to increase cell turnover for firm and youthful skin.

Read more: The Truth About Ginseng For Your Skin.


What are the Benefits of VeCollal®?

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If you’re still on the fence about using VeCollal® for its collagen synthesis technology, read on for its incredible benefits.

Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable

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Animal collagen causes mass deforestation. Farmers cut down and burn miles of trees to make space for cattle to keep up with the collagen supplement demand. 

The process harms large areas of the Amazon rainforest, destroying wildlife and ecosystems. The cattle produce methane gas, damaging the ozone layer and contributing to climate change. Marine collagen is also a problem, as it can lead to over-consumption of certain types of fish.

The good news is that VeCollal® uses plant sources to extract amino acids for collagen production. This makes it a sustainable and eco-friendly option.

Read more: The Terrifying Truth Behind Animal Collagen and Deforestation.

Vegan and Cruelty-Free

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Unfortunately, many wellness supplements, including collagen supplements, are not vegan and cruelty-free.

Animal and marine collagen don’t use the whole part of the cow or fish, just the hide, bones, tendons, and scales. The animals and fish are often crowded together without a good quality of life.

VeCollal® is made from ginseng, vitamin C and asiaticoside to replicate the amino acids for type 1 human collagen perfectly. It is entirely plant-based, and there is no need to use animals or marine life.

Read more: 5 Vegan Collagen-Rich Foods to Hack Your Hormones.


Backed by Science

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VeCollal® is scientifically engineered and backed by research to ensure it works. Studies show that it increases collagen production by 134%, and 80% of participants saw reduction in wrinkles after just 4 weeks.


Why Arella Beauty Use VeCollal®

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In 2012, our founder Laura was diagnosed with Chron’s disease, a chronic condition that inflames the gut. After trying countless medications, she switched to a vegan diet. Going plant-based gave her essential amino acids to produce collagen and strengthen her digestive system. After making the change, the condition has been in remission for over ten years.

Read more: The Beautiful Benefits of Collagen for Gut Health.

Laura saw a gap in the market for liquid vegan collagen, which is strange considering the environmental crisis. That’s why, when formulating her collagen supplement, she knew VeCollal® had to be part of Arella Beauty’s vision.

Small Changes Make a Big Difference

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We understand that a vegan lifestyle is a huge commitment and may not be sustainable or appropriate for everyone. However, small changes make a big difference. Laura wanted to give the option of a vegan collagen supplement that works just as well (if not better) than animal and marine collagen.


Begin Your Vegan Collagen Journey With Arella Beauty

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We’re proud to say that our liquid collagen supplement is formulated with the wonderful VeCollal®, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! So, if you want a plant-based, ethical and cruelty-free collagen supplement backed by science, look no further. Try our vegan collagen supplement today.


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Written by Arella Beauty.

Emma is a holistic beauty and wellness writer. She has three years of experience in the well-being industry and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Wellness. Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.