Let’s talk collagen

Let’s talk collagen

Author -  Good Health

What is collagen?

Collagen is an abundant building block in the body that helps support the structure and elasticity of our skin. Collagen is the main structural protein found in the body and is an important component in various connective tissues, including our skin. Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we age, the existing collagen stores break down and it gets harder for our bodies to keep up optimal collagen production.

Why do we need collagen?

Collagen plays an important role in the structure of skin and bone, as well as in repair and ageing. Collagen naturally decreases as we age and is one of the main reasons the skin starts to show signs of ageing such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hydrolysed marine collagen yields peptides in an optimal extract ratio to support healthier, youthful looking skin and stronger hair and nails.


What does hydrolysed mean?

Hydrolysed is the term used to describe the natural process that is used to break down collagen into smaller, more absorbable particles. The smaller the peptide, the easier it the body to absorb during the digestive process.

Using a natural process, marine collagen is then broken down into a smaller particle size, making this nutrient a lot easier to absorb during the digestive process, to get to where it is needed in the dermal layers of the skin. This results in a brighter complexion, with lush vibrant hair and stronger nails.


Why marine collagen?

There are many sources of collagen, from bovine to marine and more. There are up to 28 types of collagen and each type has specific benefits targeting different health concerns.Marine collagen contains Type I and Type III in the optimum ratio to benefit skin health.

Collagen is made up of amino acids called peptides which are absorbed by the body to support the natural production of collagen and collagen stores. Marine collagen is made up of smaller peptides than other sources, such as bovine. This means that marine collagen is more bioavailable (easily absorbed) by the body. Due to this, a much higher dose of bovine collagen would need to be taken to match a smaller dose of marine collagen for absorption.


Getting the most out of the collagen -

Absorption of collagen is extremely important when trying to reach the layers of the dermal matrix. Vitamin C provides antioxidant support and it is a key nutrient in getting the most from your collagen supplement. Vitamin C can help to not only encourage optimal collagen production, but also utilise it effectively in the body.


Include collagen in your daily routine –

Incorporate marine collagen into your daily routine, mix into water your favourite drink or a smoothie as part of your daily beauty routine.

Research shows collagen produces results within 4 weeks, however it is encouraged to incorporate collagen into your daily routine to achieve more effective and longer lasting results.

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