Having them promotes skin elasticity! Collagen supplements, powders and liquids are popping up all over the place! Personally, I don’t feel fatigued although I do believe that when you practice “inside-out” wellness routines, they tend to be the most effective in the results you’re looking for. Talk about health and healthy skin.
I’m so excited to make this blog post because I’ve become very confused about what kind of collagen supplements really work when it comes to skin health? So in regards to skin health, collagen supplements are all about promoting skin elasticity. Plus, they promote digestive health, boost immune function, support bone health, manage weight, and strengthen hair & nails.
So how do you choose the collage for your skin? Collagen is an animal product, so when you buy it, you need to find a reputable source to buy it. This is extremely important.
- Look for collagen that comes from non-GMO, grass-fed, hormone-free, pasture-raised animals or wild-caught fish, and cruelty-free sources.
- Looking for Hydrolyzed Collagen. Collagens are hard to absorb in the system so when they are hydrolyzed means that the collagens are partially broken down and are much easier to absorb in your system.
- Your choice of Collagen should not have any fillers or additives. Cheap brands tend to add a lot of artificial fillers, so read your labels!!!
- Never purchase supplements that do not have or provide a certificate of analysis (COA) information. The COA verifies the product for safety and potency.
- Make sure the collage contains these five types of collagen. Collagen I, II, III, V and X (Bovine, Hydrolyzed Chicken, Purified Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Egg Shell Membrane and Poultry Sternum Collagen). My research shows NO vegan collagen.
Ultimately, which type of collagen is most effective? Capsules, Powder, Injection or Liquid?
It may depend on your lifestyle but I find that capsules and liquids are more effective than powders. The reason why liquid is more effective than powder is because liquid collagens are hydrolyzed, large proteins are broken down in liquid form so it is easier to absorb into our system. In addition, most liquid collagen is purely marine (fish collagen), compared to powders or capsules that are often derived from a combination of animal tissues. You can find marine, hydrolyzed collagen capsules, you just have to do your research and see what suits your lifestyle.
Please note that when you have too much collagen, your skin can stretch, thicken and harden, so when choosing which collagen to drink, you also need to research how much to take.
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