Collagen Supplements: Fad, Fiction, Or Facts - Featuring Skinade
Curious about collagen but not sure what you should take and what it's for? Read about collagen supplements and Skinade, our favorite way to get collagen!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It acts like glue, working to hold the body together and giving skin its strength and elasticity. It keeps us intact, but it also give our skin that youthful plumpness.
The good news is that the body naturally produces collagen. But the bad news is that collagen decreases with age and exposure to ultraviolet rays and other environmental factors and lifestyle habits, ultimately resulting in sagging and thinning skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Research shows that supplementing collagen to the skincare diet can improve skin elasticity, increase hydration in the skin, help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and increase the density of the skin
Worried about your collagen health? Here are three facts you need to know:
- There are many types of collagen, but three types (1, 2, and 3) make up 80 to 90 percent of the body, each serving separate purposes.
- Types 1 and 3 help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin’s elasticity and circulation, and slow hair loss, while type 2 supports cartilage and joints.
- Among the most common sources of collagen supplementation are bovine (from cows), marine (fish), chicken, and porcine (pigs).
If you are taking a collagen supplement, check to see what type it is. If you are taking it for hair, skin and nail health, it should contain Type 1 and 3.
At Radiance, we love SkinAde, sourced from the skin of fresh water fish (no, it does not taste fishy!). It has a very low molecular weight which means it starts being absorbed as we are drinking it and has a 98% absorption rate. It also has other ingredients our body needs to make collagen; Vitamin C, L-Lysine, B complex of vitamins, Omega 3 & 6 and MSM. It is flavored with peach and mangosteen with a nice flavor. Come in for a sample taste and to get more information.
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