Collagen for Skin Health
Collagen is essential to young and healthy looking skin. After learning a bit about Collagen, We decided to dig deeper and ask the following questions.
What is Collagen? Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues.
Why do I need Collagen? From our early twenties onwards, the body’s own natural production process of collagen declines (falling by 1.5% per year). This means by the time we’re 40 we are actually producing 25% less collagen.
How will Collagen contribute to my pursuit for young healthy looking skin? Collagen is the molecule that in conjunction with Hyaloronic Acid, maintains and improves on skin elasticity. Hyaloronic Acid is needed to bind Collagen to Elastin thus, improving skin elasticity.
How effective is Collagen in serums and moisturizers? Fact: “Cosmetic products that claim to increase collagen levels are unlikely to do so, as collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin.” …”Such over-the-counter treatments are also not classified as drugs, meaning that there is no requirement for scientific validation of the claims made regarding their efficacy.” Therefore, for optimal results Collagen should be taken orally.
Collagen Supplements come in different forms. Some of the most common forms of supplements are powder and pills. Collagen can be derived from many sources including bovine, fish, chicken and many more. The bioavailability varies depending on the source.
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