I’m sure you’ve heard of collagen — a protein that’s found in the bones, skin and joints of our bodies. We absorb less and less collagen as we age but there are some supplements that can help us get more of it.
But why is it so important?
Many people start taking collagen supplements for their health and beauty benefits.
If you’re not getting enough collagen, it may be noticeable on your face:
– fine lines will appear around eyes and mouth;
– skin texture becomes drier;
– lips lose plumpness;
– hands develop wrinkles or creases across palm area;
– hair thins at temples or crown; nails become brittle.
Why You Should Be Taking Collagen
Collagen is an essential part of every cell in your body. It gives us strong bones, cartilage and joints; keeps skin smooth; improves hair quality …you get it!
In recent years, collagen supplements have become popular. Most are Hydrolysed, which means the collagen is broken down to make it easier to absorb.
Your skin is a complex organ that gets thinner and less elastic as you age, which may lead to wrinkles and dryness. Collagen is one of the main structural proteins in your body, and it’s what gives your skin its strength and flexibility. As you age, your body produces less collagen which can lead to dryness, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Taking collagen peptides may help with these problems by stimulating your body to produce more collagen on its own.
One review of 11 studies focusing on women found that taking 300-1000mg (to keep fluidity with how we present our collagen peptide amounts) of collagen per day for an average of 69 days led to improvements in skin elasticity and hydration. Additionally, collagen supplements helped promote the production of other proteins that help structure skin, including elastin and fibrillin.
Joint Pain Relief
Collagen is the main component of cartilage and helps maintain the integrity of your joints. As you age and your body produces less collagen, the risk of developing degenerative joint disorders such as osteoarthritis increases.
Research suggests that collagen supplements may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce joint pain. The collagen supplement accumulates in cartilage and stimulates your tissue. In turn, this leads to lower inflammation, better joint support, and reduced pain.
While creams and other skin products containing collagen help improve the outer layer of skin, collagen supplements will increase collagen on a deeper level (in the dermis). The dermis handles keeping skin tight and firm, so the more collagen that reaches this level, the better your skin will look.
The benefits of collagen don’t stop with the skin; adding collagen to your hair care routine can be beneficial as well!
Collagen supplements have been shown to increase the body’s hair building proteins, which can result in longer, thicker hair and may help reduce the appearance of grey hair! By supporting the healthy structure of the hair follicle (where the pigment that gives hair its colour is produced) grey hair can appear darker and less dry.
What to look for in a collagen supplement
- You’ll want to look for a supplement that contains at least 1000 mg of collagen peptides.
- Look for hydrolysed collagen since that means the collagen is broken into smaller more easily absorbed and utilised compounds.
- Stay away from products that have any artificial flavours or sweeteners
We all lead busy lives. If you’re anything like us you want a product that uses the right, quality ingredients to do what it says it will and give you the results you’re looking for with minimal hassle!
Goodie Gum Drops™ Hydrolysed Collagen Peptide Gummies have been created as a way for you to get your daily collagen + other goodness without the fuss of capsules, powders, or shakes. Each serve is loaded with:
- Hydrolysed Marine Collagen Peptides | 1000mg – Healthier hair, skin + nails. Repairs joints + ligaments
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) | 24mg – Aids collagen absorption + production
- Selenium | 18mcg – Helps with healthy thyroid function
- Biotin | 15mcg – Promotes healthy cell production + boosts hair, skin + nail health
Goodie Gum Drops™ Collagen Gummies use sustainably sourced hydrolysed marine collagen peptides which studies have shown are the most superior when it comes to fast absorption in the body (1.5X faster than other collagen)! With the taste of fresh strawberries + ZERO artificial colours flavours or preservatives, this is one collagen product you’ll enjoy taking!