Collagen as a supplement for skin health

Collagen as a supplement for skin health
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s actually the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles as well as our hair and nails. Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones  - think of it like the glue that holds your body together!

Best Collagen Supplements
In the last few years, collagen supplements have become popular with more and more people discovering the benefits and researching what collagen can do for your body.  Most collagens are  hydrolyzed collagen, or hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which means the collagen has been broken down, making it easier for you to absorb by ingesting it ( consuming it). There’s much speculation of which collagen is better, whether that’s bovine collagen or marine collagen, and which Type the collagen is, but overall, collagen assists with so many benefits, which we mentioned in our last blog, which detailed the benefits of consuming collagen! We talked about the variety of health benefits, from relieving joint pain, improving tendon health, to improving skin health, assisting faster growing nails and thicker hair, as well as supporting the skin structure to diminish the appearance of fine lines and the depth of wrinkles with results showing improved skin elasticity and more hydrated, more plump skin.

Collagen can help to improve your skin health
Collagen is a major component of your skin, and plays a role in strengthening skin, plus may benefit skin plumpness, elasticity and hydration. As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Various studies show we lose between 1% to 2% of our body’s natural collagen production per year from our mid 20s, so it’s vital that we continue to use collagen supplements to help slow the ageing process – whether that’s prevention, maintenance or management of our personal ageing process. The collagen peptides we have used in our range come from a globally well known, trusted supplier who have conducted studies that show proven results of less skin dryness with a significant increase in skin elasticity in just over 12 weeks from regular consumption of collagen peptides. When you add this to our formulated teas, you’re getting the super-boost of antioxidants AND collagen to really enhance your results, as tea contains antioxidants, polyphenols and catechins which all aid in the de-oxidative process of ageing skin.

The wrinkle-reducing effects of collagen supplements have been attributed to their ability to stimulate your body to produce collagen on its own, additionally, taking collagen supplements may promote the production of other proteins that help structure your skin.

Collagen Supplements and other health benefits
Collagen supplements may have other health benefits, but these have not been studied extensively, but many report great results such as…..

Hair and nails. Taking collagen may increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Additionally, it may stimulate your hair and nails to grow longer and much faster!

Muscles and Tendons. Taking collagen may help diminish degradation of tendons and muscles, as collagen may contribute to helping strength of tendons. We know tendons work together with muscles and bones that work in synergy, and we know tendons degrade and weaken with age, so without stronger tendon health as we age, we may not be able to complete some moves.

Gut health. Although we do not have any scientific evidence to support this claim, some health practitioners support the use of collagen supplements to treat intestinal issues and digestion and to aid in gut health as collagen can be beneficial to the intestinal tract as well as the stomach, as collagen has two key amino acids, glycine and proline, which have been shown to help heal the stomach lining and the intestinal wall.

Powdered Collagen
We have used powdered collagen, or hydrolyzed collagen peptides in our Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea range, as collagen peptides are a special form of collagen in which the protein has already been hydrolyzed, as peptides are in a fully broken down state, they are able to easily dissolve, and are  much easier to digest and absorb into the body, meaning peptides may be the best and fastest way to reap the benefits of collagen. 

Best Collagen Peptides
Taking collagen is associated with a number of health benefits and we believe collagen supplements help support skin health by enhancing the skin structure,  reducing wrinkles and dryness, promoting stronger nails and hair, as well as also support muscle mass, prevent bone loss, and relieve joint pain.

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