Research Outline

Ingredient Interaction Research


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.