Collagen Peptides To Prevent Signs Of Aging




Collagen is the main structural protein of connective tissues including skin, meaning it is a main factor influencing the health and look of your skin.

Collagen peptides are basically small pieces of collagen that have been broken up into a powder so that they can be easily absorbed by the body and be used to increase collagen protein in the structural tissues of the body. You can read more about our full review on collagen here. 

As we age, collagen synthesis declines and we also start losing collagen. Skin is the largest organ of the body and so when collagen starts to decline we often notice the effects in the skin first.  For this reason, supplementing with collagen can help to boost our production of collagen and prevent the signs of aging.

Below lists the top skin benefits with collagen supplementation:

Decrease in wrinkles

Numerous studies have found that supplementing with collagen resulted with a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles. For example, this one study found that subjects who supplemented with collagen for 8 weeks had significant improvement in wrinkles specifically around the eyes. [1].



Improved skin elasticity

Skin elasticity is important for keeping skin tout and firm. Unfortunately, as we age skin elasticity decreases and our skin doesn’t bounce back the way it used to – an example of this is sagging skin of your face. Supplementing with collagen has been found to significantly improve skin elasticity, even in as little as four weeks. [2].

Improved skin moisture

Along with a decrease in wrinkles and improved skin elasticity, many reports have found that supplementing with collagen greatly improves the moisture content of skin and decreases dryness. [3, 4].



Decrease in cellulite

Collagen may even reduce the appearance of cellulite! Studies have found that supplementing with collagen decreased the appearance of cellulite in some individuals. You can read more about this here [5].



Main takeaways..

If you are looking for a natural way to improve your appearance, collagen should definitely be on the top of your list. We use collagen peptides almost every single day because we personally can see and feel the difference in our skin.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401291
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949208
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206255/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26362110
  5. http://www.jmnn.org/article.asp?issn=2278-1870;year=2015;volume=4;issue=1;spage=47;epage=53;aulast=Borumand




About the author: Sarah-Kate Rems is an Ivy-league trained Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in California with an expertise in preventative healthcare. She considers nutrition and exercise to be the basis of well-being and is a strong advocate for daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet. Sarah-Kate is also a co-founder of The Mindful Tech Lab

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