We’ve all heard about it, we’ve probably heard it’s good for your skin, but what does it actually do? And how can we work it into our beauty routine? The word “collagen” has become synonymous with healthy skin care, and for this reason, collagen supplements, powders and boosters for inner beauty seem to be popping up everywhere.
If you want to incorporate a little collagen into your everyday life, check out our tips on choosing the best possible collagen supplement for you.
By Irene Falcone
What is collagen?
Collagen is so much more than a skin care ingredient. It is actually the most abundant protein in your body, and not just any protein – it is a structural protein found in your body’s connective tissue that helps maintain the structural integrity of your body.
This is why collagen is so important to skin health. Our collagen stores naturally begin to deplete by the late 20s, resulting in loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles and general dryness.
What is a collagen supplement?
An ingestible collagen supplement like a collagen powder or elixir can help slow collagen loss and increase your body’s natural collagen production. Consuming a natural collagen powder daily can support the health of hair, skin, nails, joints, and the digestive system. Most can be easily mixed into smoothies, juices, and even water.
There are different types of collagen. To really get the benefits, it is important to choose a collagen supplement with the best type of collagen for your skin. Marine collagen is best for the skin because it contains mostly type 1 collagen, which is most similar to the collagen in our skin, hair, and nails. So, look for a collagen powder that contains collagen from a marine source.
The new Wild Marine Collagen from Nourished Life contains one of the few collagens that comes from wild fish and is sustainably harvested from the clear water of the North Atlantic. Our wild marine collagen is superior in terms of absorption and bioavailability because of its low molecular weight. Collagen in food often occurs as long fibers that are difficult for the body to absorb. The natural process of making Nourished Life’s Wild Marine Collagen Peptides provides a fine powder that contains absorbable Type 1 collagen, which is rich in amino acids and the building blocks for healthy skin. Where many collagens are made with harsh acids and chemicals and come from farmed fish raised in unsanitary conditions, our collagen comes from sustainably caught Norwegian cod that is both pure and fully traceable – right down to the individual fishing vessel!
What should you look for in a collagen powder?
It’s worth looking for a collagen supplement that contains even more skin-loving ingredients than collagen alone. In addition to collagen, the Nourished Life Wild Marine Collagen Powders in Unflavored and Super Berry contain prebiotic fiber, which helps breed good bacteria in our intestines, as well as organic marine minerals from red seaweed, which contain 74 trace elements and minerals. The Super Berry Collagen has already become a favorite on the Nourished Life team as it contains a number of high antioxidant superfoods, including açai, goji, blueberry, pomegranate, elderberry, strawberry and raspberry. This particular powder also has an ORAC reading of> 50,000 mol / 100g which means it is a really healthy super fruit blend and is very high in antioxidants.
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Brand: Nourished Life