Assorted Marine Collagen Crushes

$15

Around the age of 25, your body starts to lose its ability to produce collagen, this super-protein that makes up over 75% of your skin, hair, nails, bones, and muscles.

Without these gatekeepers of hydration, structure and moisture in your skin and hair cells, you may have started seeing things like wrinkles, dark circles, and thinning hair.

However, drinking our collagen formula has been clinically proven to reverse those effects on skin & hair by rebuilding stronger cells!

Say hello to more hydrated, glowing skin and thicker hair with Crushed Tonic’s marine collagen protein peptides flavored with organic superfoods.

 

In each crush sachet there is:
— 10g of marine collagen | 10g of protein
— 2.5g of organic superfoods, if flavored

 

Pick and Pack:

Collagen, as a complex protein, contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids that our bodies depend on everyday for various functions of our body.

In Less than 30 Days
  • Increased hydration, dewiness & radiance in skin for a brighter glow
  • Clearer skin, fewer breakouts
  • Minimized appearance of dark circles, wrinkles & enlarged pores
  • Softer & smoother skin

  • The Science Behind It
  • Hydroxyproline - maintains youthful skin by increasing skin thickness & vitality
  • Arginine - restores visible skin damage
  • Histidine - soothes the skin with antioxidant properties
  • Methionine - protects the skin from harmful toxins
  • Lysine - strengthens the skin's surface
  • Proline, leucine & glycine - smoothes fine lines and wrinkles in skin

  • Thicker hair, eyelashes, eyebrows & beards
  • Quicker growth

  • Caffeine in Coffee and Matcha Boosts energy, concentration & memory
  • Improves brain function

  • Helps you in feeling full and satiated with the daily supplement of 10g of protein
  • Improves lining of digestive system for better digestion, metabolism and protection against stomach issues like IBS and leaky gut syndrome (gastritis)

  • Supports your immune system with anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, disease-fighting antioxidants
  • Increases bone density and mass
  • Helps lubricate joints
  • Optimizes muscle tissue building and restoration
  • Strengthens your nails, heart, teeth and more!

  • Fun fact: collagen contains 3x more amino acids than the regular protein powder!

  • 0 Added Flavoring, Sugars, Fillers or Preservatives
  • Fat, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Carb Free
  • Keto-friendly
  • Non-GMO
  • Sustainably Sourced Tilapia Skin
  • Kosher & Halal-certified
  • Made in the USA
  • Clinically Proven
  • 45 Calories per Serving
  • Our collagen comes from a blend of sustainably harvested non-gmo tilapia and pangasi raised in fresh water fish farms in Europe, with final processing in a Kosher certified facility.

    Sourcing Philosophy

    When it comes to sourcing, we like to think of ourselves as food more than supplements. There are 0 chemicals, 0 fillers, 0 sugars, 0 preservatives, 0 manufactured flavors; only fish skin powder flavored with organic superfoods.
    All of our superfoods come from the region that they are endemic to; for example our lucuma comes from Peru, matcha from Japan.

    Our collagen is primarily comprised of collagen type I & III.
    Type I and Type III collagen benefits include promoting healthy hair and nail growth, improving skin elasticity and hydration, as well as supporting joint health and function, and bone strength.

    However, the types of collagen do not matter as significantly as they all contain the amino acids we need!

    Collagen, as a complex protein, contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids that our bodies depend on everyday for our skin, hair and various functions of our body.

    Bingo! It does. Collagen, just like every type of protein powder, when ingested, becomes amino acids, which are what really what our bodies want and need.
    Most protein powders do not contain the necessary amino acids for skin however, which is why collagen is the most superior protein of all!
    Most protein powders do not contain the necessary amino acids for skin however, which is why collagen is the most superior protein of all.
    Once we ingest collagen, our body’s stomach acids break it down into amino acids.

    These specific amino acids are what we are really consuming for our skin, not actually the collagen itself.
    Collagen, as a complex protein, is the only protein that contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids essential in maintaining the health of our skin, hair, brain, bones, teeth, nails, heart, organs, muscles, and even joints.

    Powder collagen, when mixed with water, turns into a liquid collagen -- which by far is the most easily absorbed by the body. It also takes less for the body to break down liquid collagen -- while capsules can take more than 30-45 mins depending on what you had eaten that day.


    Collagen peptides are offered in a variety of forms: collagen pills vs liquid vs powder.

    Liquid Collagen
    A ready-to-consume product that comes in an 8 to 32 ounce bottle. Its collagen is in a base of water and often includes flavors to make it tastier, and you will have to consume it by having 6-10 drops of it daily. The liquid collagen will save you time mixing collagen powders yourself.

    Collagen Powder
    Collagen peptides in their most raw form are originally fine powder.​ ​Collagen powder is loose powder that is usually mixed with water (which then, the collagen powder turns into a liquid collagen).The key to assessing collagen powder is through its taste, purity, and color. Not all collagen powder is created equal, and to find a high-quality collagen powder type you can take every day, you should try a few different ones and see what you like best—meaning both in taste and in ease of use.

    Collagen Tablets
    Generally one capsule or tablet provides one gram collagen (equal to 1000 mg). To get the daily serving of 6-10 grams daily, you will need to take 10 capsules/tablets daily.

    Candied Collagen / Collagen Gummies
    There are candy, gummy, confectionary alternatives for collagen-- however, they are usually made with high fructose corn syrup or other artificial sweeteners. Collagen gummy bears are often made with gelatin.
    We went with powders over tablets, capsules, gummies, and liquids as I hate the feeling and experience of swallowing pills (and to swallow ten? No thank you!) But whether it be in liquid, powder, capsule or candy form, its essence is all the same: collagen peptides. It starts off as powder, which is then added to water to become liquid collagen (which is by far the most beneficial for the body as it is absorbed most efficiently), or divided into capsule pills.
    However you consume it, the most important aspect is to ensure that you are taking it daily, and at least for 4 weeks straight, for best results.

    Hydrolysis is a fancy word to describe the process of breaking something down with water. So in this case, the large collagen compounds, will get broken down with water and enzymes into small and short chains of amino acids so that our body can actually absorb.

    The unflavored crush delicious in coffee, tea, smoothies, and even baked goods. The secret to making Crushed Tonic unflavored crush drinks clump-free is to mix the crush into a reusable water bottle with 1/3 cup of water. After turning the crush into a "shot," you can then add this concentrate elixir to anything flavored, like coffee, tea, smoothies or even soup!

    For recipes, check out our blog!

    FAQ

    We made a conscious choice to use only fish collagen, despite bovine collagen being much, much cheaper— and so should you.
    Not only is fish collagen free of slaughter-house diseases, more sustainably sourced, and frankly better tasting, it is also more effective. Plus, between sterilized fish skin and cow hides, it's really a no-brainer. Right?
    Besides, we would never want to cut corners, especially when it comes to health.

    1. It is the most effective. Tilapia skin collagen is the most bioavailable (AKA smallest in size and therefore best absorbed by our body).
    Tilapia skin also has the highest concentrations of protein and amino acids in their scales.

    2. It tastes best! Other collagen types are known for a stronger, gamier taste, while tilapia collagen is essentially flavorless.

    3. Our tilapia is sourced ethically and sustainably; because tilapia is so abundantly over-farmed (and the skin is so often discarded), sourcing collagen from tilapia is the most environmentally friendly.

    Though much more expensive, marine collagen is more beneficial to the environment as it comes from discarded fish skin that goes to waste as the western diet does not incorporate as much fish skin into our diet!

    You can test for quality of collagen by adding it to a cup of water; it should dissolve perfectly as shownhere. We will always choose marine over bovine collagen— though other types of collagen, such as bovine collagen, is cheaper to source (almost half the price), we went with marine collagen as bovine collagen is made from cow hides (something we personally would never consume), while fish skin, source of marine collagen, is something we eat everyday.

    Our aquacultured collagen contains 0 metals (upon scrutiny, there was less than 0.01 parts per million).

    In contrast, many breeds of wild fish that collagen is sourced from now contain high levels of mercury and other toxic metals

    In addition, all of our tilapia collagen goes through a validated and safe process (sterilization and pasteurization, filtration, UF, and demineralization), something that many collagen companies cannot stand behind. Lastly, our collagen is not irradiated!

    We recommend around 10g to 20g daily.

    For best effects on hair and skin, please make sure to consume daily as our bodies cannot store extra amino acids overnight!

    The benefits of collagen and keratin may take up to 7 days for skin and 14 days for hair.

    Our marine collagen itself is so pure and flavorless that you would have no idea that it's made from fish!
    We needed our drinks to taste delicious, so it was important for us that you couldn't taste the collagen powder (there is often quite prominent smell in other collagen brands). We tested, tasted and vetted through hundreds before landing on our specific formula of collagen and superfoods!

    We recommend around 10g to 20g daily.
    Like all protein powders, it is more about consistency and sticking to it daily than taking too much! However, it is also important you are taking at least 10g daily!

    We recommend before any food in the morning; however, it can be taken anytime: before gym, for good night’s sleep, etc.
    For those who do not consume as much protein on daily basis, it may take your body some adjusting to, so we recommend you take your Crushed Tonic with food!

    During pregnancy

    Taking collagen supplements can be helpful during pregnancy and postpartum. Pregnant or breastfeeding women can experience brittle hair and even hair loss, so collagen can help restore hair back to health.

    As the baby grows, more and more pressure is put on your joints.
    Collagen peptides promote joint health by helping to repair joint matrix degeneration and improve long-term joint comfort and mobility, as well as helping to restore bone mineral density and support healthy bone metabolism.
    There’s a LOT of stress put on our joints as we carry the weight of growing baby.


    During breastfeeding
    The postpartum benefits of taking collagen can help with skin elasticity by helping to tighten back loosened skin on the stomach, and preventing stretch marks and hairloss.

    During breastfeeding, women are at risk of bone resorption; therefore, a daily collagen supplement may in turn reduce a woman's risk of osteoporosis later in life.

    Collagen isn't just for women— as it is with all protein, both men and women can benefit from collagen!
    Our male customers’ love Crushed Tonic for its postive impact on hair growth and hair loss prevention (especially thickening beard growth) and athletic performance by building muscles and bones.

    Study 1
    
Method: By measuring the time and quality of skin's ability to return to the original state after stretching and pulling it using a cutometer (a skin elasticity meter).

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:

  • 18% increase in skin firmness
  • 27.2% decrease in skin elasticity
  • 22.8% increase in skin hydration

  • Study 2
    
Method: By measuring the shadows cast by one's wrinkles. At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to an average of -9.73% in length of respondents' wrinkles' shadows.

    Study 3
    Method: By studying perioral and Crow’s feet wrinkles on 95 healthy 55-60 year old females.

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:
  • improved skin elasticity
  • reduced facial wrinkle appearance
  • improved skin complexion homogeneity and radiance
  • decrease of the mean score of facial wrinkles

  • This study was conducted by CPCAD / Hospital of Nice (France) and biomechanical measurements of volunteers were controlled by certified dermatologists. It was performed according to French regulatory competent authority (ANSM) and approved by the local Ethical Committee (CPP).

    Study 4
    Method: By measuring the degree of deformation and the time required for the skin to return to its original state.

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:
  • improved skin elasticity
  • decreased links
  • improved skin complexion homogeneity and radiance

  • The Cutometer® DUAL probe (Courage and Kazhaka, Köln, Germany) using a suction method measured a deformation perpendicular to the skin surface. A negative pressure of 450 mbars was applied to the skin through the probe for 2 seconds, followed by a relaxation period of 2 seconds. This cycle was performed 5 times.

    Pescaterian

    All-Natural

    10g of Protein

    Clinically Proven

    Made in USA

    NON-GMO

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 112 reviews
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    Kasey Gerst (Chicago, US)
    Clearer skin

    I’ve seen such a difference with my skin after introducing collagen into my daily routine! I’ve been struggling with my skin the past 2 years but recently my skin has been so much clearer and glowy. LOVE Crushed Tonics assorted flavors! So easy to drink daily and on the go!

    J
    Jessica Zertuche (San Antonio, US)
    Saw results and tasted delicious!

    This multi variety pack was PERFECT for testing out all the flavors and deciding which crushed tonic drink to add to your daily routine. These drinks taste delicious and leave me feeling beautiful and plump.

    J
    Jenny (Huntington Beach, US)
    It’s a great crushed tonic

    Love these collagen with different flavor. It’s easy to drink and give my body look and feel good inside & out.

    I
    Ishani Sawant (Saranac Lake, US)
    Loved it

    I used it while rock climbing and hiking. Loved it

    C
    Cassy Brainard (San Jose, US)
    I can't taste it!

    Where else is No Flavor a plus? But really, it's the best plus ever about collagin. The unflavored IS unflavored. And it dissolves without being clumpy or gummy.

    C
    Casey Cromwell (Colorado Springs, US)
    Easy, yummy-friendly protein

    I struggle with getting in enough protein and collagen hasn’t done well on my stomach in the past. I love that the marine base makes this collagen so much easier for me to digest, along with the added probiotics and superfoods!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 112 reviews
    92%
    (103)
    4%
    (5)
    2%
    (2)
    2%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    K
    Kasey Gerst (Chicago, US)
    Clearer skin

    I’ve seen such a difference with my skin after introducing collagen into my daily routine! I’ve been struggling with my skin the past 2 years but recently my skin has been so much clearer and glowy. LOVE Crushed Tonics assorted flavors! So easy to drink daily and on the go!

    J
    Jessica Zertuche (San Antonio, US)
    Saw results and tasted delicious!

    This multi variety pack was PERFECT for testing out all the flavors and deciding which crushed tonic drink to add to your daily routine. These drinks taste delicious and leave me feeling beautiful and plump.

    J
    Jenny (Huntington Beach, US)
    It’s a great crushed tonic

    Love these collagen with different flavor. It’s easy to drink and give my body look and feel good inside & out.

    I
    Ishani Sawant (Saranac Lake, US)
    Loved it

    I used it while rock climbing and hiking. Loved it

    C
    Cassy Brainard (San Jose, US)
    I can't taste it!

    Where else is No Flavor a plus? But really, it's the best plus ever about collagin. The unflavored IS unflavored. And it dissolves without being clumpy or gummy.

    C
    Casey Cromwell (Colorado Springs, US)
    Easy, yummy-friendly protein

    I struggle with getting in enough protein and collagen hasn’t done well on my stomach in the past. I love that the marine base makes this collagen so much easier for me to digest, along with the added probiotics and superfoods!