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Do collagen supplements work?

Do collagen supplements work?

What is collagen?

Collagen is one of the most powerful skin ingredients. It’s a substance our body produces naturally, it’s the building block for hair, skin, and nails, and it’s responsible for keeping our skin looking firm and youthful. As we get older, specifically early to mid-twenties, our collagen production slows down! There are many collagen supplements out there both topical and ingestible but for collagen to really benefit you, ingestible is the way to go.

How does it work?

Essentially, taking collagen supplements boosts your body’s collagen formation, it will encourage skin elasticity, firmness and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works because you’re giving your body the substance that kept you looking young! As mentioned, your collagen formation is on a decline once you reach your early 20s, so by taking collagen supplements, you’re giving your body a helping hand to produce more.

Where does it come from?

 Collagen is an animal by-product; you’ll typically find collagen powders and supplements contain marine collagen (derived from fish) or bovine collagen (derived from the cow). Unfortunately, this means there are no vegan options, but there are vegan foods that support collagen formation. These foods work because they’re rich in vitamin C, a vitamin that is known to help support collagen formation. Vegan foods rich in vitamin C include:

  • Broccoli
  • Citrus fruits
  • Papaya
  • Lychees

If you don’t suffer from allergies or specific dietary requirements in terms of eating animal by-products, you can also support your collagen formation with the following:

  • Bone broth
  • Eggs
  • Liver
  • Fish skin

Why take collagen?

Collagen benefits a lot more than just the skin! Collagen is also responsible for joint health, muscle strength and bone density. Depending on your problem area, collagen supplements may benefit your body internally, too.

Maximising results

If you are keen on bringing back your youthful glow, then combining topical treatments with ingestible supplements will bring optimal results. Topical treatments containing collagen will help with moisture retention, supporting skin hydration. Keeping your skin well-hydrated is important for skin texture. When the skin is dry, it is not as resilient, you are more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Another powerful ingredient in terms of moisture retention is hyaluronic acid. Combining collagen with hyaluronic acid will really help with skin health and appearance. You can read more about the benefits of ingestible hyaluronic acid supplements here, and the benefits of it in topical form here.

Collagen gummies

Although unflavoured collagen powder is on the market, some people prefer it in tablet or gummy form, the gummies are a much tastier way to get your daily dose of collagen, and they’re also more convenient. Haircarebear collagen gummies are here to defy ageing! They contain 1000mg marine collagen per gummy, and have a sweet, natural strawberry flavour. You can find our collagen gummies here.

Combining skin supplements

Earlier we touched on the significance of hyaluronic acid, which is also a substance our body produces naturally. Hyaluronic acid can lend a hand in supporting collagen formation, even though it’s a vegan substance! These two ingredients combined will hydrate the skin, keep it plump, and encourage skin elasticity. They’re the perfect pair for a youthful glow. Check out our Hyaluronic Acid gummies here.

Collagen supplements do work. Think about it, we’re just boosting what our body is slowly losing. We’re essentially lending our body a helping hand to support skin firmness, integrity and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The best results are by far shown by taking oral supplements, so if you’re starting to notice diminished skin quality or fine lines, start taking collagen today! Your skin will thank you for it. Boosting your collagen production is sure to boost your confidence, too!


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