Collagen. The beauty booster that is all-natural, pure, and encourages youthful radiant skin.
Maybe you've heard of collagen already – from a friend who swears by its many benefits; stronger nails, hair growth, improved skin condition, and joint health. As the predominant protein in your body, collagen accounts for about a third of the body's protein composition – one of your the most essential nutrients responsible for healthy bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin.
Let's take a look at 3 key benefits of taking marine collagen to support beautiful healthy skin.
1. Increased Skin Hydration
Your skin's structure is about 75 - 80% collagen. Collagen is part of your skin's connective tissue: it plays a role in skin regeneration and helps keep it supple, flexible, and firm. Clinical studies have shown the positive effects of using collagen supplements on skin health - one study found that women who consumed a drink mixed with collagen every day for 12 weeks saw an increase in skin hydration and fewer wrinkles. Collagen peptides (small collagen particles able to be absorbed by the body) improve the skin's elasticity, density and hydration. It also helps slow down the appearance of ageing by reducing fine lines and the formation of wrinkles. Studies have shown that collagen supplements can stimulate the body to produce collagen on its own.
2. Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
Collagen Production Decreases With Age.
Collagen production decreases with age – by about 1% per year after you hit your mid-twenties. Post-menopausal women experience about a 30-50% loss in collagen. Outside factors such as smoking, a poor diet, overexposure to sunlight, and stress can also decrease the amount of collagen the body produces.
When the body's natural collagen production decreases, it brings about a host of changes with it - most of them related to visible signs of ageing.
- Joint problems.
- Brittle nails.
- Thinning hair.
- Dry and sagging skin.
Since collagen is responsible for the skin's plump and hydrated appearance, a considerable decrease can make people look older than they are. One of the best ways to help your body hold on to its remaining collagen stores is to eat right, not smoke and manage your stress levels. Once you handle that end of the business, you should supplement your body with a high-quality collagen supplement.
3. Bioavailable nutrients your body can effectively use.
You've maybe seen lotions, face creams, and skincare touting collagen as a key ingredient for the reasons above, it's good for skin! However, the body cannot effectively absorb collagen through the surface of the skin! Skin is designed as a protective layer and a natural barrier to our environment, and the molecular structure of collagen is too large to be absorbed through pores into the body. The best way to increase collagen is through consumption - eating good healthy foods, taking quality supplements, or consuming natural sources of collagen such as organic bone broth or organ meats - but these are generally not frequented on the menu for most people.
When it comes to supplementing with collagen, capsules or powder are an easy and convenient way to support your skin health with a simple addition to your usual routine. Whether you take capsules with breakfast, or add collagen powder to a smoothie, water, juice or iced coffee – a quality supplement is simple. Our Black’s Health COLLAGEM is all-natural, pure, and wild-sourced – meaning no GE, GMOs, fillers, artificial additives or sweeteners. Just pure ingredients sustainably harvested and carefully packaged just for you.
Try collagen for skin to see the benefits for yourself!
- Black’s Health NZ