Did you know that 70 – 80% of your skin consists of collagen?
You’re probably familiar with the claims about collagen’s magical anti-aging properties for your skin health. But what does the research say?
In one recent study, scientists wanted to see how collagen would affect collagen peptides found in the skin. The study observed 69 women between the ages of 35 and 55 for eight weeks. Women who took a collagen supplement showed noticeable differences in skin elasticity compared to women who took a placebo.
What’s even more interesting is the older women in the collagen group actually experienced more noticeable improvements, possibly because collagen production decreases with age, leaving greater room for improvement. Another study found that oral supplementation with collagen improved skin hydration levels in just eight weeks [*].
Here’s an important finding to note: Researchers discovered the changes in the participants’ skin only when hydrolysed collagen was consumed [*]. Why? When this form of collagen is ingested, it’s immediately absorbed by your gut and is sent straight to your joints and skin through the highway that is your bloodstream.
Reasons for decreasing collagen:
- UV radiation decreases collagen production.
- Vitamin C deficiencies decreases collagen production, since Vitamin C is required for the proper formation of collagen.
- Smoking decreases collagen production.
- Stress and lack of sleep decrease collagen production.
- High blood sugar and diabetes decrease bone quality.
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