Collagen Supplements and Skincare

Dietary Collagen supplements have been making its way into the skincare industry. Just in the last few years there have been some impressive studies showing that ingestible collagen can indeed impact the appearance of skin. A myriad of supplements have bombarded the shelves at super markets and it is important to know some important facts.

Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our body's connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, and gut health.

It’s the glue that holds the body together.

As we get older, we break down collagen faster than we can replace it. Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age. We can thank this degenerative process for signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pains due to weaker or decreased cartilage. Other lifestyle factors — like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking, alcohol and high amounts of sun exposure — also contribute to depleting collagen levels.