Updated: Sep 23
Guest post by our friends at Copina Co. Affliliate links included and post has been sponsored.
Daily morning rituals can make a big impact on quality of life. The morning beverage we choose, whether it’s coffee, matcha tea, or lemon water, is not only for kicking off the morning, but can also be a meditative experience and a chance to reset, shaping the tone for the rest of the day. Since the heat is still very alive in most places around the country right now, we wanted to share a chilled and refreshing version of matcha tea that we think you will love! Iced Mango Matcha Vegan Collagen Boost latte is perfect for anytime you need some chill time during the hot summer days. We love our morning (or afternoon) lattes as much as the next person, but love them even more when they are filled with Copina Co. vegan collagen supporters.
Copina Co. Collagen Boost Benefits
Before we get into the making of an Iced Manga Matcha Collagen Latte, we wanted to tell you something cool—you don’t have to turn to animal products to increase your collagen levels. You can support collagen production through herbs and plants, which assist your body in making more of its own collagen. We have an amazing guide on our website, but here is an easy breakdown of how our plant botanical ingredients help your hair, skin, and nails:
Bamboo Leaf Extract: This plant extract is an incredible source of the mineral silica. Silica plays a role in collagen synthesis, helping the body build and absorb collagen. It also supports the skin’s ability to retain water, helping the skin look plump and glowing, and has been found to reduce hair breakage.
Organic Tremella Mushroom Extract: This superfood mushroom (also known by its nickname “the beauty mushroom”) contains amino acids and zinc, both of which are essential for collagen production. It is also packed with carbohydrate chains called polysaccharides, which helps to prevent the breakdown of collagen and reduce hydration loss, which may lead to improved skin elasticity and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles!
Organic Amla Berry: Amla berry is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to support healthy and vibrant skin. It is one of the most potent sources of antioxidant-rich vitamin C, one of the key vitamins needed for collagen production. It is also a great source of copper, an essential mineral that is also key for collagen synthesis.
Gotu Kola: This powerful anti-inflammatory herb has been shown to support collagen production while also protecting existing collagen.
Biotin: This B vitamin plays an important role in the production of keratin (protein found in hair), and helps support healthy and strong hair, skin, and nails.
Hyaluronic Acid: Food-grade hyaluronic acid has been shown to help boost natural collagen production in the body and to help the skin attract and retain moisture, which may help mitigate signs of aging, such as smoothing wrinkles, boosting skin’s elasticity, firmness, and radiance (aka that #CopinaCoGlow!).
In order to create collagen, the body needs the primary constituents that synthesize collagen — amino acids, vitamin C, zinc, and copper. Vegan collagen-supporting supplements contain specific plant-based ingredients rich in these elements so that the body has the building blocks it needs in order to naturally produce its own collagen. Unlike animal-based collagen, these plant-based products get to the root issue behind why your body isn’t producing enough of its own collagen and give it the support it needs to boost its collagen production and prevent collagen breakdown.
Copina Co's Plant-Based Collagen-Supporting Blends help address both collagen degradation and support your body's natural collagen production. They're available in 4 varieties: Matcha and Cacao Calm, which can be used in lattes or smoothies and Vanilla and Original, which make amazing creamers or blends in smoothies.