Drinking collagen, rather than applying it topically or injecting it, provides the entire body with the building blocks it needs to support the creation and repair of the body’s connective tissues – a process that starts to break down by 2% every year from your mid-20s.
Collagen is comprised of long chain proteins, and when you drink collagen (or foods aiding in collagen production) your digestive system breaks down the proteins into amino acids. These amino acids are then absorbed and used as building blocks that support collagen production throughout the body, and assist in healing the body from within.
Vida’s Glows marine collagen (first time coupon code at bottom of this blog) powders are a particularly rich source of the amino acid glycine, which supports metabolic functions and detoxification. Additionally, research suggests that collagen supplements may help with our inner and outer health, including:
- Thickening hair
- Enhancing skin texture
- Improving the nails bed and strengthening nails
Vida Glow’s marine collagen supplements are one of the easiest additions to any healthy lifestyle. There are no pills, it’s tasteless, and it takes all of three seconds to add a sachet to your water, tea, coffee, and even food. With offerings in five flavours, including original, blueberry, peach, mango, and pineapple, results are seen within a month of daily use.
Benefits are seen in:
- Skin texture and appearance
While collagen is beneficial to the entire body, it is most noticeably beneficial to the skin. Collagen peptides are a natural bioactive ingredient in Vida Glow that improves epidermis moisture content and prevents skin ageing.. They may bring about the production and reorganisation of new collagen fibres by stimulating the fibroblasts cells. Furthermore, some studies show that collagen peptides increase the density and diameter of collagen fibrils in the dermis and may improve the strength of skin.
- Hair health
Collagen greatly helps with hair growth and hair regeneration as it possesses antioxidant properties and fights the production of free radicals in the body. These free radicals are naturally produced in the body as a result of the body’s different metabolic processes and they are responsible for damaging the hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Drinking collagen for hair growth can improve the overall volume of your hair by increasing the diameter of each individual hair, therefore giving it a fuller appearance.
- Nail growth
Peeling and splitting nails are often the results of ageing as our collagen levels reduce year by year. Because collagen protein is the building block of your fingernails, adding Vida Glow’s marine collagen to your diet can help reverse dry, damaged and brittle nails. In a study using hydrolysed collagen, the subjects receiving marine collagen had significantly positive effects on nail improvement and quality, as well as an improvement on nail growth.
Available in Level 1 (Gratitude), Level 2 (Prosperity), and Level 3 (Love), Vida Glow’s marine collagen packs are an excellent boost to your diet to encourage healthy hair, skin, and nails.
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