Lack of Collagen Pulling you DOWN?
FIND OUT WHAT THE HYPE IS ALL ABOUT
I am sure you have heard talk about collagen supplements and how people constantly NEED to be on it. You have probably even thought that people are taking it too seriously and that the world has lost it senses. That is why this blog will explain two things to you:
- Why people aren’t as crazy as you think, and
- Why you need to consider taking your own collagen supplement
Collagen is the most structured and ample protein found in your body. It holds cartilage and bones together, provides for healthy hair and nails and keeps your skin strong and firm. As you age your collagen is produced at a much slower rate. If you lived a perfectly healthy life, your collagen production decreases by 1.5% per year from the age of 25. But our stressed and unhealthy lives, increases this yearly percentage loss (I know, it’s scary!).
Collagen degradation in the skin as you get older.
The same collagen loss goes for your bones, hair, nails and cartilage
Have you experienced incidences where your body did not bounce back as fast as you expect it to? Do you remember saying to yourself that you are getting old? I am 26 and I can tell you that it has happened to me a couple of times already! That is because our collagen levels keep depleting and it can no longer perform the way it used to. We in turn, need to help replenish that loss or it will only get worse. Let’s break it all down…
What are the benefits of using a collagen supplement?
- Drastically minimizes or diminishes joint pains
- Improves flexibility and comfort for people suffering with arthritis
- Improves your hair, skin and nail quality
- Strengthens the elasticity in your skin
- Improves the hydration in your skin
- Decreases the signs of ageing
- Some give you and energy boost
- Strengthens your bones and cartilage
- Improves your immune system
- Speeds up your recovery after an injury or surgery
- Helps to improve skin conditions like eczema
Sounds great, don’t you think?
Here is a fun fact: The word “collagen” is derived from the Greek word “kolla,” meaning glue. That tells us that collagen is the glue that keeps it all together.
For more fun facts on collagen visit http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php
What more can be done to decrease your collagen percentage loss?
- Maintain a healthy life style
- Avoid smoking
- Maintain a low sugar diet
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and constantly apply sunblock when out and about
- Take Vitamin C for internal anti-oxidant protection
What do you need to look out for?
- Not all collagen supplements are vegan and halaal friendly. Ask your product expert.
- You need to make sure you take in a high enough dosage for you to feel and see the improvements.
- Look out for collagen type 2 supplements. This is the main collagen you need to replace.
- Check that your product has valid registrations and is approved by health organisations like the FDA.
- Check that your product is backed by science.
- Check that the product does not contain extra ingredients that you might be allergic to
What collagen supplements do we offer at The Aesthetics Centre?
We sell two collagen supplements at The Aesthetics Centre in Benoni: Purelogicol Collagen Capsules and ProActive Collagen Liquid. Both these supplements are good and we will recommend one according to your needs:
After all of that, you can see why collagen should be on the top of your monthly shopping list! Just remember collagen is not just an aesthetic product, but was formulated to improve your all round wellbeing.
‘What is Collagen? 7 Ways Collagen Can Boost Your Health’, https://draxe.com/what-is-collagen/ – Accessed August 2016
‘Benefits of Collagen for your Skin’, http://wellnessmama.com/60867/benefits-of-collagen/ – Accessed August 2016
What is collagen? What does collagen do?’, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php – Accessed August 2016
Written by Danike Bouwer
Edited by Dr Jenni Irvine
©The Aesthetics Centre August 2016