What does collagen do?
Collagen is an essential protein that plays a vital role in the proper function of your skin, muscles, joints, bones and all your connective tissues. Collagen also helps with tissue regeneration and wound healing. Collagen is key to holding our body’s tissues and cells together and provides strength and elasticity to the skin.
How do I take collagen?
As we age, our ability to produce collagen declines, so it’s important to ensure you get enough through a healthy diet and supplements. Collagen-rich foods such as bone broth, fish and leafy greens will help to give your body a boost, as well as taking hydrolysed peptides in supplements like our marine collagen drink. SKINGLO uses liposome technology to deliver essential nutrients to the bloodstream fast and effectively, to ensure high bioavailability and optimal nutrient uptake. Be consistent, take supplements every day and try to take them on an empty stomach to increase absorption rates.
When does collagen production stop?
Collagen production decreases from around our mid-twenties to early thirties, with our skin producing one per cent less collagen each year. As our body’s collagen production drops, skin loses elasticity and hydration, wrinkles form, and our hair and nails can become dry and brittle.
Is collagen suitable for someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?
We would strongly recommend you discuss any supplements you are planning to take with a healthcare practitioner before doing so, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the best time to take collagen?
Collagen supplements can be taken at any time of the day, however, we do recommend you take the products on an empty stomach to increase absorption into the body even further.
Is collagen vegan-friendly?
Collagen supplements are traditionally derived from marine or bovine sources, however there are vegan-friendly supplements that are rich in essential vitamins and amino acids that support collagen production in your body. Our vegan collagen support contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to promote collagen production.
How much collagen should I take in a day?
Research has shown that adults can take between 2500mg (2.5g) and 15,000mg (15g) of collagen a day, this has been shown to be safe and effective.
Which collagen is best?
Bovine and marine collagen have been found to boost different types of collagens and as such will serve different purposes. Marine collagen increases types one and two, which are beneficial for skin and cartilage health. Marine collagen has also been found to have a higher absorption rate than bovine collagen.
Are collagen supplements effective?
Collagen supplements can improve the condition of your skin, hair, nails and even joint health if taken consistently for a period of time. You may begin to see effects from as little as two weeks if taken daily, however most people report seeing the effects after one month of consistent use.
Can collagen reverse sagging skin?
As we age, our collagen production levels drop and skin becomes more susceptible to damage and the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. While taking collagen can’t reverse the signs of aging, it can help to prevent future damage and lessen the effects of our environment.
Can collagen help with hair loss?
Eating a diet rich in collagen and taking collagen supplements can help to strengthen hair and prevent hair loss. Your body uses a selection of amino acids to build keratin, the protein used to make hair, including proline, one of the essential acids found in collagen. Collagen can also act as an antioxidant, which helps to fight off the free radicals which cause damage to hair follicles.
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