Collagen has a laundry list of benefits including “improved skin”, but what does that really mean and how does collagen actually help to improve your skin? Read on!
There are a lot of creams, foams, pills, and other products on the market that all claim to work wonders for breakouts, wrinkles, anti-aging, etc. We are not saying that some of those products don’t work, but instead we are going to focus on why collagen actually does help with all of these things!
All About Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, but as we get older our bodies naturally make less and less of it. When people hear collagen, the first thing that comes to mind is usually collagen creams or collagen injections because these are the traditional ways that collagen has been used to improve skin; however, collagen powder has become increasingly popular because of its effectiveness.
When collagen is taken as an ingestible, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, helping replenish your body with collagen more effectively than a topical product.
Our collagen peptides are also "hydrolyzed", which means that they have been broken down through a particular type of water synthesis to allow them to be absorbed much quicker than non-hydrolyzed collagen or gelatin. Hydrolyzed collagen then provides amino acids that are needed by the body to build connective tissue and help regenerate cell growth.
Collagen and Amino Acids
While our collagen peptides contain a total of 20 amino acids, eight of which are labeled essential (you can read more about that here), there are two in particular that directly impact and help improve your skin:
- Lysine: This essential amino acid is an anti-aging agent that helps prevent hair loss, combats wrinkles, and strengthens the elasticity of skin. It also has additional benefits like helping leaky gut syndrome and improving bone health.
- Methionine: This essential amino acid is a powerful antioxidant and plays a critical role in your body’s metabolism. It has also been shown to help fight radicals in your body and slow the aging process.
To summarize, hydrolyzed collagen powders like Collagen For Her can help improve your skin because of the powerful effects of the amino acid profile. Our skin is made of up 70% collagen and as we age we produce less and less so by supplementing your body with a collagen supplement you can help replace the diminishing levels your body can no longer reproduce.
Additionally, because of the quick absorption of hydrolyzed collagen peptides in the bloodstream studies have shown the benefits are more powerful than applying anything topical.
You can always read more about the positive changes other women using Collagen For Her are experiencing in our product reviews here!
How Long Until I Know It's "Working"?
It is important to remember that collagen isn’t a diet product or a quick fix. Collagen is an all-natural supplement that should be used in order to increase overall health by replenishing collagen levels in your body that naturally decrease overtime. Joint and bone health is just one of the benefits of taking a daily collagen supplement. Just like eating healthy or exercising, you need to take collagen consistently for a minimum of 60 days (or longer) before you can expect to see any changes. Every person is so different so unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer but the key is consistent use overtime to see any benefits. Learn more about how long it takes to see results here.
Did you see? We recently launched our brand new Marine Collagen Beauty Blend! What is “beauty blend”? We combined hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides, 100% daily Vitamin C, biotin, and hyaluronic acid to create a collagen blend that has added benefits for hair, skin, and nails. You can read more about our beauty blend here or check out product reviews here!
Improved skin is only one of the ways that collagen helps women look and feel their best. Collagen also helps with hair and nails, joint pain, digestion, metabolism, gut health, and so much more! Let us know in the comments below if this article was helpful and we will write about some of the other benefits of collagen as well!
*Full list of references available here.