Do Collagen Supplements Actually Work?

Collagen is one of those famous 'skincare words' that no one can get enough of - from topical products that can stimulate collagen production to actual Collagen Supplements, there's a massive hype over it! But, you may ask, do Collagen supplements actually work?



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What is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein fibre found in our bodies that works to provide the healthy functioning of skin, hair, nails, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Collagen plays an important role in keeping our bodies strong, supports skin elasticity, hydration, promoting firmer, younger-looking skin.

It's in our early 20's that we start to see a 2% per year decline in Collagen in our bodies. UV Radiation also results in an accelerated breakdown of collagen.

Do collagen supplements and powders actually work?

There has been some debating over Collagen powders and their efficacy, but the fact is,
scientific studies have shown that taking collagen orally does increase the elasticity and hydration of our skin.

Additionally, it also reduces the visible signs of ageing and wrinkles.

So YES, Collagen powders or supplements actually work!

Research has found these supplements are absorbed by the blood where they contribute to the production of collagen in our bodies, and that the level of collagen peptides in our blood increases significantly one to two hours after taking collagen powders or supplements.

I love my collagen powder, and every morning in my breakfast smoothie I have one scoop of collagen powder for my skin, joints and bones.

Which collagen supplement should I take?

My favourite supplement brand from Bestow Beauty. Here's what Janine Tait, Bestow Beauty Founder, says about collagen powders:

"Learning more about the two main amino acids that make up collagen completely swayed me. These amino acids are proline and glycine. They are both considered to be non-essential because technically, our bodies can make them from other amino acids. However, in reality, your body can’t make enough proline and glycine to meet its demands. This means we DO need to get them from our diet and unfortunately, they are both very hard to source in any meaningful quantity. The only known sources providing good amounts of proline and glycine are bone broth and, you guessed it, collagen powder!"

So the upshot of this is yes, collagen powders do work, and if you haven't yet added one to your diet, now is the time!

#ProTip when taking your collagen powder:

Taking your collagen powder together with Vitamin C optimises the collagen absorption and the bioavailability of collagen synthesis!

That's why Bestow Beauty Collagen powder is formulated with Vitamin C, as this is vital for your skin needs in making strong collagen. The powder provides more than double the minimum daily requirement of Vitamin C.

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The skin benefits of Bestow Collagen Boost

  1. Boosts collagen and elastin production for younger-looking skin.

  2. Improves skin hydration and smoothness.

  3. Helps to reduce and prevent wrinkles.

  4. Helps to plump out crow’s feet and laugh lines.

  5. Inhibits MMP1 and MMP2, enzymes that break down collagen fibres.

  6. Contains Vitamin C and Zinc to optimise collagen production.

  7. Contains anti-oxidants to promote the formation of strong collagen.

About The Author

My name is Sari Pols,
I have been in the skincare industry for over 15 years. My passion lies in ‘Health’. Health for the skin and body. My philosophy is if we have good well-being on the inside, then it shows our vitality on the outside.
I have furthered my knowledge of Skin Anatomy, Skin Concerns, and Fitness. I am a true believer in how to make my clients feel their best both inside and out. My emphasis is on guiding my clients through their journey of skin concerns and conditions. I do not like to band-aid a concern or condition but want to get down to the root of the cause. I aim to give personalised consultations with treatment and correct prescribed skin products.

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