Holista’s Ovinex™ is the world’s first food-grade sheep collagen. It is supplied in a form of spray-dried powder that can be easily digested and absorbed by the human body.
The premium collagen has many applications and can incorporated into food and beverages, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. Ovinex™ is also halal-certified, making it a safe alternative for many in Asia who cannot consume collagen from cows and pigs due to cultural and religious barriers.
Ovinex is manufactured in Holista’s state-of-the-art plant in Enstek, Malaysia using patented Australia technology and several proprietary processes. The enzymatic process is rigorously controlled to obtain a precise degree of hydrolysis, achieve optimum molecular weight, and create a final product with the finest organoleptic properties.
Why Sheep Collagen?
Collagen is the body’s “cement” and plays a key role in the health of human skin and bone. The most common sources of collagen for cosmetic purposes are bovine (cow), porcine (pig) and marine (fish). Collagen has also been sourced from chicken, mice and rats, and is usually taken from the skin or tendons. Holista’s Ovinex is unique in using sheep as its source of collagen.
Holista’s Ovinex contains all the benefits of mammalian collagen without any associated cultural issues. In Asia, the consumption of cows and pigs poses religious and cultural barriers for many – even avian (bird) sources require strict disease control. Non-mammalian sources such as fish collagen are also not ideal as they are cold-blooded and do not benefit human biology.
Ovinex poses no health risks as it is sourced from certified disease-free sheep in Australia, the only country to receive the relevant certification by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Ovinex is a combination of Type I and Type III collagen, the same types found in human skin. This combination is commonly found in collagen from the skin of cows, pigs and sheep. The amount of Type III collagen in skin decreases with age.
When comparing collagen products, it is important to determine the source, type, purity and quantity of the collagen used. The purity of the collagen, which may range from 20% – 98%, depends on the method of preparation. Some products that claim collagen content may contain less than 1% of a collagen of just 20% purity.