As we age, our skin quality declines. The three biggest issues that make you look older are sagging skin, wrinkles and loss of skin radiance. Your body’s ability to produce collagen naturally slows down and decreases further before, during and after menopause.
Collagen is your skins primary support system and is what keeps your skin firm, taut and lifted. Without it, your skin would literally be unable to hold itself up and would be lacking in structure.
Replenishing your supply of collagen internally every day through supplementation is one guaranteed way to help give your skin a much-needed boost from within and prevent ageing. It’s something you can do at home in less than a minute without knives and needles and will assist your skin to look firmer, tighter and less droopy with visible results in just a few weeks.
Type I collagen makes up over 70% of our skin and is the most abundant collagen in the body. Its positive benefits range from reversing the aging process and decreasing the prominence of wrinkles and cellulite, to enhancing skin hydration and firmness.
Marine collagen is the most researched form of collagen in relation to skin ageing. It’s rich in amino acids glycine and proline which are the primary components of collagen and fuel the production of new collagen throughout the body. Glycine is foundational to DNA and RNA strand creation, while proline is foundational to the human body’s ability to naturally produce its own collagen. Glycine has many significant functions for the body, including blocking endotoxin and transporting nutrients for cells to utilise as energy. While prolines main function is to ensure collagen synthesis, also acting as an antioxidant by protecting cells from free radical damage.
Sustainably sourced marine-sourced collagen is derived from the by-product of fish skin and scales and is extremely rich in Type I collagen. So, if your goal is to enhance your beauty and slow down skin aging, then marine collagen is the best choice.
Benefits of Marine Collagen
Maintaining Youthful Skin
Collagen in our skin begins to break down as early as our mid-twenties. Replenishing collagen is vital to maintaining youthful skin. As we age, we lose more of our own collagen and our ability to replace collagen is impaired. The most significant decrease in collagen occurs during and after menopause. Other lifestyle factors that cause collagen levels to become depleted include smoking, sun exposure, unhealthy diet, stress and lack of sleep.
Marine collagen has been shown to decrease wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite. It may also help improve skin firmness, hydration, smoothness, suppleness and elasticity.
Support Gut Health
Collagen is an important contributor in the maintenance of the gut lining and can assist with nutrient absorption, elimination, general digestive health and immune function.
Support Healthy Hair and Nails
Amino acids found in collagen specifically proline and glycine, support hair and nail growth. Several in vitro studies have shown that collagen enhances the cells responsible for creating connective tissue and replenishing cells in the dermis and in turn encourages hair growth and nail strength.
As Type I collagen is a major component in the dermal matrix of skin, it also determines the rate of wound healing. Marine collagen may alleviate scars and increase the speed of wound healing due to its ability to promote protein synthesis and cell proliferation supporting skin tissue strength by regenerating the extracellular matrix. From scratches, burns to scars, marine collagen is your new best friend.
Stabilisation of Blood Sugar
Glycine has been studied for its numerous benefits including stabilisation of blood sugar. Researchers have recently found evidence that low levels of glycine in the body may lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Supplementing with marine collagen increases glycine in the body.
Reduce Inflammation and Fight Bacteria
Hydrolysed marine collagen consists of bioactive peptides that have antioxidant properties. These properties can help in the reduction of reactive oxygen species - unstable molecules containing oxygen that cause the aging of tissues. Increasing antioxidants may assist with boosting immunity and reducing inflammatory responses. The bioactive peptide collagencin found in marine collagen may help inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen
The primary difference aside from the type and source of collagen, is the molecular size. When marine collagen is hydrolysed, it is smaller and more readily absorbed. Marine collagen primarily consists of Type I collagen whist bovine collagen is Type I and III. Type I helps in the formation of skin, bones and other tissues and is the most effective for wound healing and rebuilding the body.
When studying the effects of collagen on the skin, I discovered other clinically studied ingredients with skin transforming effects that could amplify results even further. By including a proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients including the world’s most phytonutrient rich berries bursting with a potent variety of vitamins, minerals, carotenes, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, our Bioactive Collagen Booster is a super concentrated whole food source of polyphenols, anthocyanins, xanthones, resveratrol and carotenes and offers whole body antioxidant support.
To turbo charge the results, these ingredients with youth restoration properties help enhance healthy skin, hair, nails and gut health. This unique formulation has superseded any other supplements on the market and includes the following:
- Acai – A rich source of anthocyanins and contains healthy fatty acids
- Acerola - One of the richest sources of vitamin C and contains bioflavonoids, which are required for the absorption of vitamin C in the body
- Aloe vera – Soothing and calming supporting gut health
- Amla – High in vitamin C and polyphenolic compounds
- Astaxanthin – UV protection from the inside out
- Cranberry – A rich source of flavonoids called proanthocyanidins, and high in carotenoids
- Davidson Plum & Kakadu Plum –
- Goji – One of the richest food sources of carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin
- Jaboticaba – Rich in the unique plant compound jaboticabin
- Jerusalem Artichoke – Prebiotic, inulin assists gut health
- Mangosteen - Particularly rich in xanthones, a class of potent plant compounds
- Maqui - Rich in anthocyanins and other plant compounds
- Pomegranate - A rich source of ellagic acid, tannins and anthocyanins
- Resveratrol – Powerful antioxidant beneficial for repair and protection of skin
- Schisandra Berries - An adaptogen, that supports the body's own natural functions to help it resist internal and external stressors
- Strawberry - High in anthocyanins, flavanols, catechins, ellagic acid and ellagitannins
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Hyaluronic acid is widely used as a topical moisturising product and is an ultra-hydrating substance that plays a vital role inside your body as well as acting as a volumiser. In order for your skin to stay smooth supple and wrinkle resistant, skin cells have to maintain ample amounts of moisture otherwise they dry out and lose volume which in turn causes the skin to crease shrivel and deflate in much the same way as grapes turn into a raisin.
Hyaluronic acid acts as a moisture magnet that helps your cells to retain the hydration. Skin cells need to stay full and plump to illuminate your skin. As we age HA tends to decline resulting in thinning skin, wrinkles and a dull complexion. As a supplementation, ingesting HA has shown incredible results long-term.
A 2017 study showed that participants "showed significantly diminished wrinkles compared with the placebo group.” After 12 weeks they saw a significant increase in skin lustre and suppleness as well. The most profound way to correct wrinkles and dull skin especially over 40 is by hydrating your skin from the inside out.
If your goal is visibly firmer more lifted looking skin, fewer lines and wrinkles and a beautiful radiant complexion, then incorporating one simple step daily in your routine will amplify your skincare results no matter what age you are.
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