When it comes to glowing, healthy skin, what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. As we age, the body’s ability to produce some of the primary building blocks of health, including collagen, begins to decline. We’re then met with thinning hair, wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin – and it only increases with age.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body that works with elastin to provide the skin with strength, smoothness and elasticity. Often described as the glue that holds everything together, collagen – in the form of elongated fibrils – is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and the dermis of the skin where it acts as a structural scaffold.
As a fairly large molecule, collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin, making countless anti-ageing creams that claim to enhance plumping redundant. The way to build collagen with the body is to provide it with the right nutritional building blocks. As collagen is a protein, be sure to incorporate protein into your diet to provide the amino acids necessary for building these important structural body proteins.
The appearance of our skin reflects our diet and internal health. Radiant skin requires us to consume a healthy diet incorporating proteins, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals.
Vitamin C is essential for collagen production and plays an important role as an antioxidant protecting the skin from free radical damage, along with anti-ageing benefits. Vitamin C helps us to utilize proteins in the diet which are needed to build collagen, keratin and elastin.
Additionally, antioxidants and polyphenols are vital in minimising and protecting the skin from damage, and help prevent ageing by inhibiting the breakdown of cells by oxidation. They also help to protect the skin damage caused by the sun and smoking. Beneficial antioxidants such as blueberry, turmeric, high-polyphenol pomegranate and various teas including green and rooibos teas are widely favoured for their anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing skin benefits.
Vida Glow’s marine collagen further aids in maintaining optimal functioning of the skin, supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails. As a low weight hydrolysed collagen peptide powder which is highly bioavailable, Vida Glow’s marine collagen is very effective in achieving the results we want to see. Studies have previously shown the absorption rates of liquids (or powders dissolved in liquids) to be between 85 – 95%, and tablets and capsules between 30 – 40%.
Your outer beauty routine begins from within, so the next time you look in the mirror and notice those fine lines creeping up on you, remember that you are what you eat! Collagen is the unsung hero – the foundation of youthful-looking skin, ensuring everything from suppleness to elasticity stay in check.
Vida Glow’s marine collagen, derived from the scales of ocean fish, comes in five different flavours original, pineapple, mango, peach, and blueberry that can be had with food and drink. They are an excellent supplement to have daily on top of your regular beauty, health and exercise regime.