Did you know that your body produces less collagen as you get older? Keep reading to find out why collagen should be the latest addition to your skincare routine.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein. It’s found naturally in your body and is the main component in the tissues that make up your tendons, muscles, and skin. Collagen has plenty of roles, from strengthening your bones to helping blood clot effectively, but (in the wellness industry) it’s often associated with firmer, supple skin — this is because collagen is what gives skin its structure.
Collagen is available to take as a supplement, usually in the form of capsules, powder, or gummies.
Why do people take collagen supplements?
As we get older, our bodies start to produce less collagen — that’s one of the reasons our joints can become weaker as we age, and why our skin may start to lose its elasticity. This is natural, of course, but many people take collagen supplements to look after their skin from the inside out. Think of collagen as anti-wrinkle cream in supplement form.
Others may take collagen to supplement their diet with extra protein. For example, collagen powder can be added to smoothies, pancakes, and oats for an extra protein boost.
What type of collagen supplement should I try?
The best supplement for you is often the one that is the easiest to take. We have various types of collagen supplements that are easy to add to any routine:
Our Collagen Beauty Gummies contain 120mg of hydrolysed collagen per serving. The natural strawberry flavour is delicious, and there’s only 3g sugar per serving. Gummies are a great alternative to traditional capsules if you don’t like swallowing large pills.
If you want to incorporate collagen into your diet, our Unflavoured Collagen Powder mixes easily with any shake or smoothie. Try adding to baked oats or a pancake mix for a protein filled breakfast.
Our high strength Collagen Complex Capsules contain five types of collagen, from bovine and marine sources. Simply follow the directions and take your capsules on an empty stomach for best results.
Our Liquid Collagen is easy to take — you only need one tablespoon a day, which can be mixed into other drinks if needed. Plus, this formula has added Biotin to support healthy hair, skin, and nails.