What is collagen and why is it so important?
The most abundant protein in the body, collagen has many vital functions including giving the skin structure, strength and elasticity. Starting in our 20s, we rapidly begin to lose our natural supply of it each year - resulting in visible signs of ageing. Sun exposure, smoking and alcohol consumption can accelerate this breakdown even further. Ingestible collagen provides the protein in hydrolysed form - meaning it is broken down into smaller units, including amino acids and peptides, which are easily digested and distributed throughout the body and skin.
What are thebenefits of ingestible collagen?
Ingestible collagen is clinically proven to hydrate and plump the skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity and density. It also strengthens hair and nails, promotes growth, and improves thinning and brittleness. Along with these beauty benefits, studies show it contributes to overall gut health by improving the intestinal barrier and preventing leaky gut.
What type ofcollagen does By Beth use?
All of our formulations use bovine collagen sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed Australian cattle.
Why bovine collagen?
Generally speaking, there are two types of collagen on the market: marine (derived from fish skin and fish scales) and bovine (derived from cow hides). We use bovine collagen because we believe it is of a higher quality and has a more traceable supply chain. Bovine collagen is more compatible with the human body than marine collagen. It is also rich in both Type I collagen (the most abundant collagen found in the human body) and Type III collagen (the second most abundant collagen), whereas marine collagen only contains Type I collagen. Bovine collagen is rich in amino acids: glycine, proline and hydroxyproline and contains 14% more proline and 41% more hydroxyproline than marine collagen, as well as helping to produce creatine, which is beneficial for building muscle. It has little to no taste, whereas marine collagen can have a fishy taste. Our collagen is premium food grade and contains no fat, carbs, sugar or lactose.
Where is the collagen sourced?
All of our collagen is ethically sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed Australian cattle. Australia has a global reputation for clean and green cattle farming, backed by strict quality controls and best practice systems in traceability, food safety and sustainability. In instances where there are shortages in Australian collagen (due to reasons posed by our harsh climate, such as drought), we supplement our supply with collagen sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed New Zealand cattle. In line with our commitment to constant betterment, we are dedicated to finding ways to remain as Australian as possible and vouch to only release products of the highest quality.
How is the collagen extracted?
Collagen in its raw form needs to be broken down into smaller units in order to be absorbed and processed by the body. This form of collagen is called hydrolysed collagen (also referred to as collagen peptides or collagen hydrolysate) and is the result of a process called hydrolysis. Our collagen undergoes the hydrolysis process in America and is then sent back to us in its final form.
What are the benefits of native Australian botanicals?
Native Australian botanicals have huge significance in indigneous culture and have been used for medicinal, healing and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years. More recently, their benefits have been backed by science. Due to Australia being geographically isolated from the rest of the world and faced with challenging growing conditions, our native botanicals have supercharged themselves with high levels of antioxidants and vitamins in order to not only survive but thrive. When it comes to beauty, native botanicals deliver results - naturally. Active ingredients transform the skin at a cellular level and, because botanicals are derived straight from the source - the ground beneath us - they don’t require human intervention to be effective. Incredible antioxidant properties give these powerful plants the ability to fight the signs of ageing caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. They also provide a delicate yet sophisticated aroma and taste.
Where are the native Australian botanicals sourced?
Our formulations hero locally grown native botanicals, sourced directly from predominantly indigenous producers. We selectively work with suppliers based on their sustainable farming and grazing practices which help to regenerate the land and reverse climate change. By turning our attention to the abundance of Australia, we support the local economy and have full transparency over our supply chain.
How often should Itake collagen?
There are a few different ways to incorporate By Beth into your daily routine.
For Daily Beauty (Maintenance)
Ideal for anyone wanting to elevate their routine and experience the benefits of glowing skin, glossy hair and gorgeous nails. Simply add 1 teaspoon to 250ml of your preferred liquid of choice and take 3-4 serves per day. Blends beautifully with hot or cold liquids.
For Boosted Beauty (Loading)
New to collagen, in need of rapid repair or preparing for a special something? We suggest loading to increase your collagen levels over a short period of time. Simply add 1 teaspoon to 250ml of your preferred liquid of choice and take 4-5 serves per day for 2-3 weeks. After this period, revert to the dosage above (3-4 serves per day) for ongoing maintenance. You can read more about collagen loading here.*click through to blog post
How long until I see results?
Most of our customers report results within the first few weeks of incorporating By Beth into their daily beauty routine. We recommend allowing at least 28 days (the time in which it takes the skin to undergo its natural cycle of renewal) and ideally up to 3 months of continued use to see optimal results.
Can this product be used for cooking?
We recommend adding 1 teaspoon to 250ml of your preferred drink of choice (water, juice, smoothie, tea, coffee etc). The formulations blend beautifully with hot or cold liquids. If you want to experiment with using By Beth products in cooking, we recommend using The Original, which is unflavored. Mix the collagen with a hot liquid until it begins to dissolve. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes until cool, then add to your recipe of choice (smoothies, soups etc).
How is By Beth environmentally friendly?
Our biggest beauty inspiration is nature. We carefully consider both body and planet in everything we do. Our formulations hero locally grown native botanicals, sourced directly from predominantly indigenous producers. We selectively work with suppliers based on their sustainable farming and grazing practices which help to regenerate the land and reverse climate change. By turning our attention to the abundance of Australia, we support the local economy and have full transparency over our supply chain. Our packaging materials have been selected for their environmental credentials and minimal impact. Our hero glass vessel is designed to be re-used for life. We are committed to constantly innovating our packaging to follow global best-practice, such as using soy-based inks and FSC certified paper, which has been harvested and produced in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
How does By Beth give back?
As an Australian brand that harnesses local ingredients and native botanicals, we have a deep connection not only to our land but our people. We work with carefully selected charities to help create a brighter future for both our country’s biodiversity and traditional land owners. We are proud to align with i=Change on our philanthropic vision, donating $1 from each sale to causes we feel strongly about. You can read more about our charity partners here.
What does By Beth taste like?
The Original contains 100% unflavoured bovine collagen. It has a neutral taste and blends seamlessly with your favourite hot or cold drinks. Wood & Spice contains unflavoured bovine collagen alongside native Australian botanicals Wattleseed, Davidson’s Plum and Cinnamon Myrtle. It has a deeply aromatic and calming flavour profile. Fruit & Floral contains unflavoured bovine collagen alongside native Australian botanicals Qaundong, Muntries and Strawberry gum. It has soft and subtle floral notes.
Is By Beth Australian made and owned?
Yes. All of our ingredients are sourced locally including our collagen and native botanicals. Our collagen undergoes the hydrolysis process in America and is then sent back to us in its final form. All of our products are bottled and packaged in Australia.
Is By Beth Halal certified?
While By Beth collagen is currently not Halal certified, we will be offering Halal certification from January 2024. We look forward to offering Halal collagen soon.
Is By Beth kosher?
The unflavoured bovine collagen that makes up the basis of our formulations is kosher, however the factory where we package our products in Australia is not kosher, therefore we cannot claim that our products are kosher. The native Australian botanicals found in our Wood & Spice and Fruit & Floral blends are not kosher.
Is By Beth gluten-free?
Is By Beth lactose-free?
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Is By Beth paleo-friendly?
Do By Beth products contain artificialflavours or colours?
No. Our products only contain bovine collagen and native Australian botanicals.
Can By Beth be used if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is best to check with a medical professional as everyone is different, however we have a number of customers who do take our collagen whilst pregnant and breastfeeding.
Can I take By Beth if I am on medication?
This product is sold as a food and not as a therapeutic good, however it is always best to ask a medical professional for personal advice.
Can I take By Bethwith other supplements?
By Beth should be able to be taken alongside other supplements however it is always best to consult a medical professional for personal advice.
Do you provide samples?
We do not currently provide samples however you could try our travel sachet pack which contains smaller sizes of our product range to see what you like best before purchasing the full size.
What if I open the product and don't like it, or it upsets my stomach?
By Beth is proud to offer an 8 week guarantee. This allows you to purchase the product, try it for 8 weeks and then return it for a full refund if you are unsatisfied, no questions asked.
How should I store my By Beth products?
To ensure the longest life and highest quality of your product store out of direct sunlight and heat, keep the product airtight at all times, and do not store the product in the fridge or freezer.
Is By Beth safe for children?
This product is sold as a food and not as a therapeutic good so should be safe for people of all ages, however it is always best to ask a medical professional for personal advice about whether this is right for your child.
Do you offer subscriptions?
By Beth is pleased to offer a subscription service. This insures you never miss your collagen supply and have the convenience of it arriving automatically. This is a no obligation service as you are able to cancel at anytime. You are also able to manage your subscription yourself through your customer account so you are able to make changes to how often the collagen refill pouch arrives and what flavour your receive.
Why not organic?
The simple answer is we weren’t able to find someone local who could supply bovine collagen with organic certification. In all honesty it was unexpectedly difficult to find someone local who was able to supply the bovine collagen as is (most collagen brands source their product off-shore), let alone an Australian collagen supplier who also came with organic certification. Knowing where our product comes from is of utmost importance. We are comfortable having transparency over the supply chain and knowing that our bovine collagen comes from pasture-raised and grass-fed Australian cattle. The cattle are kosher certified, which means they have been managed in a very strict manner according to global best practice. While not organic by the technical definition, it’s very close and something we will strive towards in the future.
What is By Beth’sresearch in the body actually being able to absorb the collagen and convert tobe utilised by the body?
‘Native collagen’ is found in bones, skin and connective tissue of animals (i.e. cattle, pigs and fish). As a protein and long-chain amino acid, native collagen is not easily digested by the body. In order to be absorbed, it must be broken down into shorter chains through a process called hydrolysis. These shorter chains are interchangeably referred to as collagen peptides or hydrolysed collagen.
Research shows that due to its low molecular weight, hydrolysed collagen is highly digestible, absorbed and distributed in the different tissues of the human body. Hydrolysed collagen is shown to reach the deeper layers of the skin and improves skin physiology and appearance increasing hydration, elasticity, firmness, wrinkle reduction, and skin rejuvenation.
According to the Open Nutraceuticals Journal, when you ingest hydrolysed collagen its first destination is the small intestine where it is absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of small collagen peptides and free amino acids. Through your network of blood vessels, these collagen peptides and free amino acids are then distributed throughout the body, in particular to the dermis (the layer of skin that lies below the epidermis), where it has been proven they can remain up to 14 days.
Hydrolysed collagen acts in two different ways in the dermis:
1. It provides the building blocks for the formation of collagen. Free amino acids provide building blocks for the formation of collagen and elastin fibres.
2. It stimulates the production of new collagen. Collagen oligopeptides act as ligands, binding to receptors present on the fibroblasts’ membrane to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.