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Questions about collagen: the origin matters

We need to ask about the origin of collagen.

At the moment, you can choose between many collagen products of animal origin (beef, pork, fish or marine), and there are also vegan collagens, where the animal component has been replaced by a plant one - but here, on closer study, you will learn that these products are in a slightly different category: they are not collagen in the true sense, but a so-called "collagen builder", i.e. a mixture that helps the body to start the process of making its own collagen. This, of course, also has a purpose, and for those of you who avoid animal products, it's a sensible choice. Whether you choose a vegan or animal-based option, it's important to know their origins. By choosing brands responsibly, we help protect the diversity of life on Earth.


How do I choose animal-derived collagen responsibly?

By who you buy from, you are doing your part to support sustainable or, alternatively, unsustainable and nature-destroying production. Of course, this doesn't just apply to collagen.


Choose trusted brands

Brands that have nothing to hide will be happy to explain their sources and production methods. They answer questions, they don't lie. Most of the time, all the essential information is already directly included in the description of each product.

Don't buy suspiciously cheap products

We all like to buy quality at a bargain, but everything has a price. When someone offers discounts of 50% or more, or their starting price is a straight fraction of the price of similar products, it's strange to say the least. It may mean that they are cutting back on human labour, as we know all too well from the so-called 'fast fashion' sector, or that they are buying raw materials where the environmental impact is not addressed at all.


European farms are subject to stricter rules

Livestock farming rules across Europe are tightening all the time - both because of greater concern for animal welfare and because of climate change.
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Hemnia Collagen uses responsible European sourcing and verified suppliers

Hemnia's products are generally sourced from Czech sources and laboratories, and the final products are actually made here. Sometimes we have to import raw materials because at the moment we do not have a Czech manufacturer who can deliver the required premium quality on which our brand stands. This is also the case with our Collagen.

Hemnia Collagen is based on bovine collagen. In this case, we choose animal-derived collagen, where we see more significant results, whether it is firming, rejuvenating and hydrating the skin or enhancing the overall vitality and elasticity of the body and improving physical fitness.

Hemnia Collagen is based on bovine collagen. In this case, we choose animal-derived collagen, where we see more pronounced results, whether it is firming, rejuvenating and hydrating the skin or enhancing the overall vitality and elasticity of the body and improving physical fitness.


We manufacture collagen for you in the Czech Republic under strict quality control. The source bovine collagen comes from Germany, where it is a by-product, not the main product of animal production. Simply put: once the animal is slaughtered, it is used and processed completely, it is not wasted.

As a brand, we strive to ensure that the majority of our products come directly from the Czech Republic or the European Union and that the raw materials we use are as clean as possible in terms of environmental impact. We can therefore say with all responsibility that Hemnia is not and never will be involved in illegal deforestation in Brazil or elsewhere. The world we live in deserves the same attention we give ourselves when we look after our health and our mental and physical well-being.

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