By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD
Collagen makes up one-third of the protein in your body. It is found in your skin, hair and nails to ligaments, tendons, bones and muscle. Numerous studies support the ability of collagen supplementation to improve signs of aging, including wrinkles.
Collagen is a primary component of your skin. As early as age 25, your body naturally begins making less collagen, and collagen of lower quality. Decreased collagen production leads to skin problems such as dry skin and wrinkles. When combined with unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as a poor diet, collagen production may be further inhibited.
What’s more, sunlight exposure can cause hydrolyzing proteins to break down existing collagen, leading to premature wrinkles and other sun damage.
Taking a collagen peptide supplement may increase the density of collagen in your skin within just a few weeks and boost your body’s natural production of collagen. Collagen peptides may help rehydrate your skin, reduce dryness and promote elasticity. Furthermore, collagen supplements may boost production of proteins like elastin and fibrin, which play a role in the structural integrity of your skin.
Consequently, many people have experienced an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging after consistently using collagen supplementation.
Collagen taken orally has been shown to positively impact wrinkles through numerous research studies.
In a 2014 study, 69 women ages 35-55 years were given 2.5-5 grams of collagen once daily for 8 weeks. Compared with a placebo group, the women who took collagen experienced less skin dryness and much improved skin elasticity.
This effect was also observed in a 2015 study in which women drank a collagen-containing beverage daily for 12 weeks, experiencing a significant reduction in skin wrinkles and an increase in skin hydration.This study also found that 90% of the hydrolyzed collagen in supplements taken orally was absorbed within the first 12 hours.
In a 2016 study, 25 Japanese adult women were given 7 grams of collagen, which contained 5 grams of fish type I collagen hydrolysates daily for 6 weeks. The authors found that the moisture content, elasticity, pliability and smoothness of their skin increased. The women also experienced a reduction in sky dryness and roughness.
Native Origins Collagen Peptides has been specifically designed to help improve skin elasticity, improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles that commonly occur as a part of the natural aging process.
This product incorporates type I, II, and III hydrolyzed collagen from beef and chicken for maximum bioavailability, combined with microencapsulated Vitamin C to help your body naturally produce more of its own collagen. Our unflavored powder dissolves easily into hot or cold beverages and is easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
So adding a dose of collagen peptides daily can help keep skin smooth and beautiful. With our 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee, all you have to lose is a few wrinkles.
Research shows that regular collagen supplementation is required to maintain its anti-aging benefits.