Ingredient Interaction Research

Goals

To determine whether bovine collagen, marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid, lemon juice concentrate, carbonated water, citric acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Ester gum, Biotin, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, acacia gum, caffeine, monk fruit extract, Zinc sulfate and lemon oil react with each other or remain stable. This information will help determine if a health drink with these ingredients is safe to sell.

Early Findings

Bovine Collagen

  • Bovine collagen is a protein that mostly comes from cows.
  • It contains "more than 94 % protein (on a dry weight basis), contains 18 amino-acids, including 8 out of 9 essential amino-acids." It predominantly contains "glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which represent around 50 % of the total amino-acid content."
  • Important properties are that it has excellent solubility, heat-stability, is stable against food acids.
  • Lemon juice concentrate and citric acid would be food acids. This article confirms that citric acid and bovine collagen are a stable combination.
  • This source provides a profile of bovine type 1 collagen but does not specify whether it reacts with other drugs or chemicals.

Summary of Findings

  • During the initial hour of research, we focused on finding information on bovine collagen.
  • The information found, touched on two ingredients (food acids) that would remain stable when combined with bovine collagen.

Proposed next steps:

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Wonder can continue the research on ingredient interaction. We can start by investigating any chemical reactions bovine and marine collagen would have with the other ingredients listed. We would describe what bovine and marine collagen are in the respective requests, their chemical composition, and determine if they react with the other ingredients listed. This would be supported articles (academic or otherwise) that show whether the ingredient reacts or remains stable. We would research: 1) if bovine collagen reacts with marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid, carbonated water, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, ester gum, biotin, Vitamin B3 in one request; 2) if bovine collagen reacts with Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, acacia gum, caffeine, monk fruit extract, Zinc sulfate, and lemon oil; 3) If marine collagen reacts with hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid, lemon juice concentrate, carbonated water, citric acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, ester gum, biotin; and 4) If marine collagen reacts with Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, acacia gum, caffeine, monk fruit extract, Zinc sulfate, and lemon oil.
To provide insight into whether ingredients go well together, we can also take an alternative approach by looking at other drinks on the market that contain collagen. We can list 5 drinks containing collagen (bovine and or marine) available on the market, list the ingredients they contain, and, if there are complaints, mention 2-3 complaints that are most prevalent.