Collagen 101: What You Need to Know.

If you’ve never heard of collagen before, or even if you’re already a believer in its regenerative powers, understanding some background when it comes to our supplements is always helpful. Our experience providing collagen protein and peptides for humans, dogs and horses gives us unique insight into how collagen can work for your needs.

Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the body, much of it occurring in the skin, bones, and connective tissues.

Different types of collagen work in different ways. Collagen plays a key role in restoring skin elasticity and hydration, with the amino acids in collagen helping to improve uneven complexion and darks spots and scars. It cushions joints, helps provide structure to bones, teeth and muscles, and supports tissue growth.

Over time, your naturally occurring collagen diminishes in strength and quality. But other factors, such as refined carbs, UV light, and smoking can all have damaging effects to the collagen in our bodies.

And, this is true for not only humans, but animals as well. Just as we do, your pet produces collagen that weakens with age.   

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In order to restore collagen in your system, you need to regularly consume a supplemental amount of collagen proteins.

Step Above Proteins has two different formulas, one for human consumption (made from bovine proteins) and animal (made from pork proteins).

These are distributed in powder form and can be sprinkled in food or drinks. Our formulas are 100% natural and grain-free, and have no GMOs, additives or preservatives.

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Supplementing with collagen maintains good health by helping build and strengthen cartilage, bone, muscle, hair follicles, and nails.

  • Faster recovery from injury or surgery
  • Can relieve symptoms from issues with knees, shoulders, back, and joints
  • Great for pre/post surgery
  • Helps with arthritis
  • Produces healthier, stronger hair and nails
  • Helps restore skin elasticity and hydration

Additional benefits for dogs:

  • Helps with Luxating Patellas, CCL, by strengthening the affected muscles, tissues and cartilage supporting the respiratory tract.
  • Promotes a healthier coat
  • Improves stamina

 Additional benefits for horses:

  • Helps support and strengthen ligaments and tendons for improving chronic lameness
  • Enhances hoof health
  • Promotes a healthier coat
  • Improves stamina

Most importantly, collagen supplements are safe. People of any age, gender, size and ethnicity can enjoy the benefits of collagen. And we’ve got your pet covered, whatever breed, size, weight or age.