Zint Collagen – a beef collagen powder that claims to improve skin, joints, and other health concerns. There are also thought leaders who believe collagen can promote weight loss, but our researchers wanted to learn the facts.
The team took to the ground running – digging into the hydrolyzed beef collagen, how it works in the body, possible effects and side effects, and more. Here is the bottom line on Zint Collagen.
Zint Collagen is grass-fed beef collagen (pure collagen peptides powder) that’s supposed to help everything from your nails to the skin to joints. Drinking collagen has grown in popularity in the last decade, with many people (and some science) proving there may benefit the practice.
Does It Work?
Hydrolyzed Collagen — “studies have shown that HC has good biological functions such as increment of cell proliferation, water-holding capacity, moisture absorption, retention, and anti-aging in skin”
Role of Collagen Hydrolysate — “Collagen hydrolysate is of interest as a therapeutic agent of potential utility in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis”
Zint Nutrition is the company responsible for Zint Collagen. The company is entirely transparent about contact information, so we know exactly where the company is located and how to get in touch with someone by phone, mail, or email.
Write: 5070 Rt 17M Unit 474, New Hampton, NY 10958
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Zint Collagen Claims
According to the product description on the official website, Zint is the “most bioavailable form of collagen” that supports a variety of benefits, including:
“Restores youthful skin, hair, teeth, nails, and joints.
Sourced from grass-fed bovine.
Most bioavailable form of collagen and more bioabsorbable than gelatin.
Completely neutral in flavor and texture.”
Zint Collagen Ingredients
There is a single ingredient in Zint Collagen.
Grass-Fed Bovine Collagen
Details on Ingredients
Based on the Zint Collagen claims, you can expect some pretty amazing results from taking the supplement. But does the science actually stand behind the claims?
Grass-Fed Bovine Collagen
Recent research, as published in the journal Nutrients, shows that collagen peptides, when taken orally, may help reduce skin aging. The research was completed on aged mice, not humans.
Additional research in Nutrients shows that up to 36% of the total daily protein intake can come from collagen peptides. That’s much more than once thought. Collagen is a source of “indispensable” amino acids.
As for the claims of improved skin health with topically-applied collagen, we found research in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences that claimed topical collagen might improve skin health, look and feel.
Probably some of the best research was published in the journal Nutrition Research. According to the published data, oral intake of collagen “might be an effective solution to slow down the hallmarks of aging.”
Zint Collagen and Weight Loss
Bovine (cow) isn’t the only source of collagen. Research in Marine Drugs shows that collagen extracted from the skin of a Skate (fish) showed promise “in the reduction of body fat in overweight adults.”
We found no research that showed the same benefit from bovine collagen.
The British Journal of Nutrition published research in 2015 that claimed with collagen, when partnered with resistance training, it helped improve body composition with the loss of fat mass.
Zint Marine Collagen offers the same claimed benefits as beef collagen, but the sole ingredient is hydrolyzed fish collagen.
Directions for Use
How to Use Zint Collagen
You mix one scoop of Zint Collagen into smoothies, shakes, coffee, and other, non-carbonated drinks or you can use the collagen in a variety of recipes.
Cost and Where to Buy
Cost and Where to Buy
You can purchase Zint Collagen from the official website. You can expect to pay about $27 a pound. There are smaller packages available, including a series of Beauty Elements sweet collagen drinks that sell for varying prices.
Sweet Collagen 3-Day Starter Kit: $7.49
Sweet Collagen 15-Servings: $23.74
Sweet Collagen 30-Servings: $34.99
We also found Zint Collagen on a long list of trusted retail websites including, Amazon, Walmart, iHerb, and more. Shockingly, the price on Amazon is far higher than on the official website.
Pros and Cons
Pros and Cons
At the end of all the research, what are the star points that stand out with Zint Collagen?
You can purchase a trial kit before making a larger purchase.
There are a variety of flavors in the Sweet Collagen series – peach, strawberry, pineapple.
The trial kits are less than $10.
Neither Marine nor traditional Zint Collagen is vegetarian or vegan-friendly.
What Users are Saying?
What Users Are Saying
“Collagen is easy to use – tastes good, and hopefully helps with joint pain.”
“I’ve been taking this fairly regularly for the past few months for the supposed benefits. I’m not a big meat eater, but I do make my own bone broth (that I consume when I have it). To be honest, I can’t say that I feel/look any different…”
“I found this Zint brand and thought it was a bargain until after I had used a good portion of the first bag. I was using the same dosage (mg/day) as with the two previous brands, but my nails started breaking again and by the time I was at the end of the bag of Zint my nails were breaking daily!”
Bottom Line on Zint Collagen
We are intrigued by the popularity of collagen supplements. From one perspective, Zint Collagen doesn’t take the vegetarian or vegan into consideration – and there are marine alternatives that may fit more appropriately. But, there is some indication that collagen, taken over time, may help with body fat.
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