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!
Collagen is the most abundant protein 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 a powder, 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 than provides amino acids that are needed by the body to build connective tissue and help regenerate cell growth.
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, collagen peptide powder helps improve your skin because of the powerful effects of the amino acid profile in our Collagen For Her Collagen Peptides. Our skin is made of up 70% collagen and as we age we produce less and less so by supplementing your body with collagen peptides you help replace the diminishing levels your body can no longer reproduce.
Additionally, because of the quick absorption of collagen peptides in the bloodstream studies have shown the benefits are more powerful than applying anything topical.
If you don’t want to take our word for it, here is what some of our customers are saying:
“[Since taking Collagen For Her] I've noticed a difference in my skin! Like clockwork for the past 5 years, one week a month my face typically gets 3-4 large painful blemishes that last about 4-5 days. This month I had 2, and they were barely noticeable AND cleared up within 48 hours!” – Lauren T.
"The best thing I've done for my skin yet! I drop a spoonful in my coffee or smoothie each morning and can already see the benefits.” –Alethea C.You can read all of the Collagen For Her 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!
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