As we age our body’s ability to produce collagen degrades - this is a problem! Collagen is the glue that keeps your entire body connected. It’s in your skin, bones, muscles, tendons and joints and if you want to look and feel younger you need to care about collagen because your skin reflects the status of your inner health.
By the time you reach 60 your collagen levels are half of what they were in your 20s however studies show collagen supplementation can improve levels of skin elasticity after just 4 weeks. The key to increasing the activity of collagen-producing cells is to take a supplement that provides your body with the building blocks to manufacture collagen. The 7 collagen building blocks are lysine, proline, silica, zinc, selenium, glycine and Vitamin C and we’ve included them all in this powder which we’ve given a neutral flavour that works well with juice. Our plant-based collagen is a peptide builder, that is when you take it your body chews it up to make protein peptides and Vitamin C and this, in turn, produces collagen.
WHAT’S IN IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Collagen is formed from three complex, fibrous long-chain proteins and encourages vibrant, glowing skin tone and texture. It’s great for skin hydration, healthy hair and nail maintenance and has anti-inflammatory properties for joint health. We use plant-based collagen which has become more widespread over the last decade due to the rise of plant-based diets. In addition to its ethical appeal, it has fewer contaminants than animal collagen and is easier to pass through our intestinal wall.
Hyaluronic acid is well known in the beauty industry for helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as being used in many creams used for wound healing. In layman’s terms, it is a substance that protects the water molecules in the skin, thus keeping your skin hydrated and youthful-looking.
Taking hyaluronic acid internally has the added benefits of helping to relieve joint pain in people suffering from osteoarthritis by keeping bones well lubricated.
Selenium is an essential mineral found in brazil nuts and grains. It is well known for its antioxidants and its ability to reduce oxidative stress. Selenium is one of our hero minerals when it comes to protecting the body against thyroid problems and cardiovascular disease.
Probiotics play an essential role in gut health, creating the right balance of friendly bacteria in your digestive system to keep your body healthy and functioning at optimal levels. Remember your gut is your 2nd brain, so keep feeding it with the good stuff.