Vegan Collagen Enhancer – Love Your Skin
Everywhere we look, be it online, on TV, or even, in days gone by on the radio. People have been advertising anti-aging products that are “guaranteed to make you look 10 years younger”.
If only rolling back the years were as easy as applying a facemask and loading the latest Bowie cassette into your brand new walkman.
The truth is that as we age, our skin starts to become looser. Wrinkles appear and make themselves at home in the natural contours of the face and hands.
This is due, simply, to everyday life. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin known as the dermis.
While the various creams and formulas may not show results – there is one thing that will. Simple collagen supplements.
When the collagen breaks down – the best answer is to replace it with our natural, vegan collagen.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a structural protein that is found pretty much everywhere in our bodies. From our bones to our muscles, our skin to our tendons, collagen is the stuff that holds us together.
It makes up about a third of the protein in our body. It is a hard protein and its molecular structure is long, thin and fibrous.
You can picture collagen like the long wires on a suspension bridge. Though these wires appear to be solid pieces of metal, they are actually very flexible. And, their flexibily is what allows the weight of the whole structure to be balanced, without placing too much weight on any one spot.
Your skin acts in a similar way. You often hear it said that skin is the largest organ, and it’s true. The human body has around 2 square meters of skin and to keep it smooth it has to be strategically anchored in place.
This, in simple terms, is the role of collagen fibres. They give the skin strength and elasticity and they’re good at it.
Type 1 collagen fibrils, the most common in the body, have a huge elastic potential. They can be stretched and unstretched almost endlessly before breaking and gram-for-gram, they are stronger than steel.
Why am I losing collagen?
Although we just told you that collagen is stonger than steel and that it has amazing elastic properties, it’s also true that our bodies are exposed to more rigorous treatment than anything else in the world.
The fact that we can still move at all in our old age is a minor miracle. Every step, every touch, even every breath requires our skin to twist and turn and writhe. And we’re doing this twenty-four hours a day, even in our sleep.
Thus after 30 years of non-stop flexing it’s only natural that the bonds start to loosen and our skin begins to sag.
Another reason for this is exposure to UV. Spending too much time in the sun – while great for your tan – is actually very bad for the health of your skin. This is part of a process called photodegradation and leads to the premature aging of the skin. This is why many people with tanned skin often appear to have more wrinkles.
The same is true of sun beds, which can cause serious damage to the elastin fibres within the skin. When these fibres are damaged the skin loses its ability to snap back into shape and as such wrinkles begin to form.
What are the benefits of supplementing collagen?
Studies show that at around the age of thirty, the body’s natural collagen production cycle begins to slow. And this trend continues with age. Without collagen our skin does not repair as easily, wrinkles begin to form, and the skin starts to get drier and rougher.
Supplementing with collagen is a great way to fight these effects.
Supplementing the diet with collagen may help the skin look smoother and more firm, reduce the signs of stretch marks, and reduce joint pain.
It can also help strengthen hair, skin, and nails as collagen is a key building block of these. An additional benefit of collagen is that it may aid in adding lean muscle mass to the bodies frame, which in turn will boost the body’s metabolism
Where do we source our vegan collagen?
Most non-vegan collagen is found in animal foods rich in protein, such as meat, chicken, and fish.
Our optimal vegan collagen blend, however, takes away the need for animal and dairy products.
We take our collagen from simple, natural, sources that are as good for your diet as they are for your skin.
The effective components of the plant formula include ellagic acid from pomegranate shells and juice, glycoconjugates from Goji, polyphenols from the Rhodiola, eleutherosides from Siberian Ginseng, flavonoids from Gingko Biloba, and acerola-derived vitamin C.