Questions about ENGAGE NUTRITION™ and our products? Here you’ll find some information about why Engage Nutrition is a great tasting protein supplement ideal for firm and lean muscles and to support healthy weight loss.


Is collagen different (or better) than other proteins like whey, soy, egg or pea?

Collagen is a special protein that differs from other proteins.  The magic is found in the content and ratio of amino acids that come together to form collagen.  Specifically, glycine, proline and hydroxyproline amino acids appear to be the key to collagen supplements.  While other proteins, such as whey, are a great general protein supplement, affecting many parts of the body, collagen supplements specifically affect collagen in the body. Other protein supplements don’t have the same effect on collagen because the amino acid content and ratios are different.

Can I get collagen in my diet or do I have to take a supplement?

Collagen in its natural form – for example, eating the skin from a chicken breast – is very difficult for the body to digest and absorb.  Engage Nutrition’s collagen supplements are hydrolyzed (e.g., protein molecules are broken down by a natural enzyme process) and are therefore easily absorbed and used by the body.  A collagen supplement is much more effective than eating natural forms of collagen.

Is collagen safe?  Are there any side effects or dangerous interactions with other supplements?

Collagen is very safe.  If you can eat protein, you can probably take Engage Nutrition’s Instafuel.  While you should always check with your doctor first, collagen may even be safe for children and pregnancy, people taking other supplements and anyone in their “golden” years.

Is there a vegetarian source of collagen?

No.  Cellulose gives plants structure, collagen gives animals structure.  Collagen does not naturally exist in plants.

What is the best way to take collagen?

Collagen should be taken on an empty stomach, without other proteins.  Fruits and vegetables are ok, as well as other non-protein supplements. First thing in the morning, last thing at night, after a great workout or any time you feel hungry throughout the day.  Wait 15-30 minutes after taking collagen before eating.

How long does it take to see results?  How long do the results last?

Collagen generally takes 2-3 weeks to see results.  We encourage customers to take a full month’s supply before evaluating results.  Because collagen is a matrix that is woven into the body, the results will last for months or years even after discontinuing use.

Is collagen the same thing as gelatin?

Yes and no.  Gelatin is composed of mostly collagen, but may also have some impurities and may be difficult for the body to digest and absorb.