Collagen is one of the most important and abundant proteins in our bodies, but unfortunately, it tends to break down as we age and we produce between 1% and 2% less collagen per year, as we get older from our mid 20’s. This reduction of collagen production can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dull or dry skin, sagging or loose skin and other skin issues, but luckily there are many ways to maintain collagen in our daily diet!
Collagen tea is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to get essential collagen protein into our body. It's not only great for skin, hair and nails, but it’s also good for your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles - making it a great choice for anyone who wants to look and feel their best as they start their ageing journey.
If you're looking for more information on collagen tea or just want to know more about how collagen works - then we’ve compiled the following Top 6 questions and answers below to help you understand all about collagen and how it works.
The 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Collagen and Collagen Tea
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein that makes up all of our soft and connective tissues in our body and is like the ‘glue’ that holds everything together inside of us. Collagen is found in our skin, bones, tendons, and cartilage, helps muscle mass, helps hair growth, and even nail growth, and also assists our body to heal after an injury or surgery. The main benefit you would have heard most about is that collagen helps to keep our skin looking young, supple, firm and hydrated, with more skin elasticity and plumper skin texture. However, as we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen which can lead to wrinkles, loose or saggy skin, dull or dry skin, hair loss, greying hair, weaker nails, weaker muscle mass and weaker bone density. Infact collagen is what keeps us looking young and strong, because it is responsible for so much of our connective tissue and body mass.
How can I get more collagen in my diet?
If you're looking for a more efficient way to boost your daily intake of collagen, try incorporating hydrolyzed collagen peptides into your everyday routine. Thankfully, Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea, has 11 unique blends of delicious antioxidant-rich and organic teas, all infused with collagen for skin, hair, nails, and joints, which will help to make your daily collagen consumption a lot easier. So easy, simply scoop one teaspoon of your choice of loose leaf collagen tea or powdered collagen tea into a cup, boil the kettle, pour and sip away two cups daily to help support your daily collagen intake.
What is collagen tea?
Collagen tea is one of many new products on the market that helps to support our health by supplying our body with collagen in an ingestible form. To increase our vitality, our skin's elasticity, and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, try Fusspot's tasty beauty collagen powder matcha tea and chai tea. Both of these collagen powder teas have no artificial flavours, fillers, sugars, additives, sweeteners or colourants. They’re organic and taste delicious and are highly beneficial with added benefits to help your skin from the inside along with the added boost of other herbs and ingredients offering antioxidants, and other health benefits.
Is collagen only for skin and joint health?
No. Collagen isn’t only for skin and joint health, as the overall health of the body's connective and soft tissues is key to optimal health and collagen can support all of these tissues. Collagen is well known to support skin, hair and nails as well as joints, but when you consider that all of your body's organs are made up of soft tissue and they in fact require collagen to function properly and efficiently, you then realise that collagen is the perfect supplement developed to support joint health, skin health, gut health, brain health, hair growth, nail growth, muscle mass and more.
Some additional benefits of collagen include the following:
- Collagen helps support and promote firmer, smoother and more hydrated skin, giving more elasticity and suppleness to the skin’s structure.
- Collagen helps with faster and thicker hair growth, hair health and can help to reduce greying or thinning hair, as well as hair loss.
- Collagen helps our nails grow faster and stronger, and to be less brittle.
- Collagen aids in speedy skin and wound healing ( both of the skin surface and the dermal layers below).
- Collagen helps enhanced athletic performance for improved muscle recovery and helps to strengthen muscle mass.
- Collagen has been shown to increase bone mineral density and slow down bone degradation.
- Collagen helps with joint aches and pains giving the joints, ligaments and tendons more structure, and in turn, to assist with some cases of arterial stiffness
- Collagen helps reduce inflammation in the joints, muscles and tendons.
- Collagen can also help with improved gut health, giving the intestinal walls more structure
Is collagen the same as gelatin?
No, collagen is not the same as gelatin. Actually, Gelatin is also a protein but with a different chemical structure, even though it is also obtained from animal skin and bones, but it thickens up, and is mainly used to thicken liquids, capsules, ointments and foods, giving ‘body’ to food products like jellies and puddings. Actually both gelatin and collagen are proteins made of amino acids, but the amino chains of collagen (peptides) have been broken down into smaller doses through a specific hydrolysis process. Collagen peptides do not have the gelling functionality of gelatin and are therefore more soluble by the human body. Collagen is actually made up of amino acids that form a triple helix structure and is usually ingested in the form of hydrolyzed collagen peptide which have been broken down into these smaller molecules for easier absorption when ingested – and various types of collagen like type 1, 2 and 3 are found in your skin, bones, tendons, and connective tissue.
What are the differences between ingesting collagen and using topical collagen creams?
Collagen was originally used as a component of cosmetics. Collagen is naturally located in the deeper layers of our skin, therefore its benefit as a topical cream has been questioned by dermatologists and it’s considered it’s more of a humectant – ie: helping to make the top layers of our skin appear to be more dewy when applied topically – but that’s all it is doing. It should be noted though, that the collagen fibers themselves are too big to penetrate the outer layers of the skin to make any impact to the deeper dermal layers and there is no evidence to suggest that collagen's shorter chains, known as peptides, are more effective at doing so. Therefore, collagen is most useful and most beneficial when consumed to penetrate the skin from the inside, including all of the connective tissue inside the body – impacting a difference from from within.
Collagen tea, supplements, pills, powders, and foods have exploded in popularity as people try to increase their collagen intake through what they hope would be better absorption by the body. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides have been processed further for better absorption by the body. Amino acids, which are the fundamental components of protein, are included in collagen, with some collagen supplements also including other nutrients such as Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, biotin, or zinc that contribute to healthy skin and hair.
Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea is made with Type 1 and 3 hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which are more easily absorbed by the body than the complex molecule that is collagen, and are the two main types of collagen most beneficial for our skin, hair, nails and joints.
Why should I drink Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea?
Fusspot Collagen Beauty Teas have been blended with Type 1 and 3, grass-fed bovine, bioavailable, hydrolyzed collagen peptides to help with boosting radiant, glowing skin, thicker and healthier hair, and stronger nails, bones, joints, and tendons. Each of our collagen beauty teas is a custom blend of organic tisanes, tea, herbs, botanicals, and spices developed to help you look and feel your best from the inside with the added benefits and boost of collagen, along with a plethora of polyphenols and antioxidants. Adding two cups daily of our collagen tea to your daily beauty routine is like giving your skin a beauty boost from the inside out.
How can I use the Collagen Powder Teas from Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea?
Fusspot’s collagen powder teas, like the matcha and the chai blends, are beneficial, delicious, affordable and easy to make - which is part of its appeal. Literally one teaspoon into a cup of boiling water and sip away. These collagen powder tea blends can be drunk any time of day, pair wonderfully with breakfast, lunch or dinner and contain other benefits that your body, and your skin, will simply love. You can also use these collagen powdered teas to make smoothies, boba tea, muffins, mocktails and even ice-cream, and they also come in recyclable packaging with 30 serves per pack! Delicious and beneficial – why wouldn’t you!
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