How drinking collagen can help your skin
March 13, 2019
Collagen supplements and drinks are thriving in the beauty market.
Whether your favourite beauty bloggers and Instagram influencers are drinking collagen bone broth or are adding a dash of collagen to their workout shakes, it’s clear that collagen is fast becoming a must-have beauty product. Research shows that collagen is now the leading functional ingredient of ingestible beauty products in all regions of the world.
But with the rise of collagen supplements, it’s easy to wonder if it’s just a fad. Does drinking collagen actually help your skin?
The short answer: yes it does!
We naturally produce collagen in our bodies, but as we get older that supply decreases. Collagen is responsible for soft, smooth skin, which is why wrinkles and sags appear as we age. Aside from ageing, factors like pollution, smoking and alcohol consumption lead to a high rate of collagen degradation over time.
Drinking collagen will stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen, helping your skin from the inside out. Liquid collagen actually works better than powder or tablets, as the amount of hydrolysed collagen peptides in liquid form is absorbed better into the bloodstream and contain no fillers or binders.
Here are three other surprising benefits of drinking collagen:
Collagen can help your gut
Drinking collagen can help improve a leaky gut, also known as intestinal permeability. Collagen helps strengthen the tissues surrounding your organs. It also regulates stomach acid secretion, helping to prevent heartburn, stomach ulcers and other digestive conditions caused by an overly acidic environment.
Collagen can help your joints
Bones wear down due to age and collagen deficiency. Collagen may help rebuild joints and reduce joint pain as well as muscle degradation.
Research shows that drinking collagen can help reduce swelling in joints. It can also ease the painful symptoms of arthritis.
Collagen can help hair growth
Drinking collagen is shown to help hair growth as well as keep hair strong and shiny.
Absolute Collagen’s in-house trichologist, Eva Proudman, conducted a perception trial and found that Absolute Collagen improved hair texture, decreased hair fall and calmed inflamed itchy scaly scalps.
So there you have it, drinking collagen can help keep you looking younger as well as assist with many other areas of the body. Get your daily dose of Absolute Collagen today.