Marine Collagen

Hydrolyzed marine collagen powder in a glass jar on a background of stones. Natural supplement. Healthy lifestyle concept. Close-up.

Collagen, in its many varied forms, is suddenly everywhere. You can’t open a women’s magazine without seeing an ad for the newest collagen cream or collagen supplement. And men’s publications aren’t much better with collagen powders vying with tubs of casein and whey protein powder for attention. So unless you’ve been living on a WiFi-less … Read more

Bodybuilding Supplements – What a Professional Takes!

Bodybuilding supplements - scoop of protein, bcaa and creatine, omega3 in pills on wooden background

Buying protein powder, collagen, vitamin supplements and concerned by the cost? Spare a thought for the poor bodybuilder! If you’ve every been curious about the bodybuilding supplements that a seasoned pro takes, read on. SmartPlay spoke to Tom Lawry, a competitive bodybuilder, to get an understanding of what supplements and vitamins he takes on a … Read more

Collagen Benefits

Collagen Benefits - face of a young, attractive woman, highlighting potential future ageing issues

Is it just me, or do collagen supplements seem to be everywhere suddenly? Whether it’s a mature, but youthful-looking, actor promoting a collagen powder, an Instagram influencer flogging a collagen cream or a news story about a suburban mum turning a collagen creamer sideline into a successful business, collagen is front and centre. So what’s … Read more

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

It’s time for a confession. I adore the mint and chocolate flavour combination. Mint slice cookies, after dinner mint chocolates, mint choc chip ice cream – I’m a sucker for them all. So it’s probably no surprise to learn that I simply can’t resist these Crunchy Mint Protein Cups. A perfectly balanced chocolatey, nutty bottom … Read more

Collagen Gummies – The Pros and Cons

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You might not be familiar with them yet, but collagen gummies are inching their way onto Australian pharmacy shelves and into online stores. 3 or 4 years ago you were hard-pushed to find anything about collagen on the beauty pages bar collagen serums and face creams and the odd promo for cosmetic procedures involving collagen … Read more

Collagen Gummies

Collagen gummies - multi-coloured supplement gummies spilling from a white bottle

If you have any interest in the current wellness or beauty trends, you’ll be aware that collagen powder and other types of collagen supplement are causing a stir at the moment. One form of collagen peptides that has yet to really grab consumers’ imaginations here in Australia, but which is already hugely popular in the … Read more

Collagen Powder – Collagen Peptides and Hydrolysed Collagen

Collagen triple helix - collagen powder (collagen peptides and hydrolysed collagen) are formed from this.

If you have dipped your toe into the wonderful world of the collagen supplement, you’ll know that there are not only an endless range of brands to choose from, but also that collagen powder appears to come in a number of forms – collagen protein, hydrolysed collagen (or hydrolyzed), collagen peptides and hydrolyzed collagen peptides … Read more

Collagen Explained

A young woman touching her face. Collagen stops the wrinkles forming in the focus bubbles.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware that all things collagen – from powders to serums – are everywhere at the moment. But what is collagen? Why is it suddenly being promoting by every Instagram influencer and beauty blogger under the sun? And what can it do for you? What is … Read more