Did you know that collagen supplements are becoming the most popular anti-aging supplements? This is due to many scientific studies that show powerful anti-aging properties for skin, bones and joints… all parts of our body that age impacts. Collagen is a miracle food! After using it for 4 weeks, I couldn’t believe how amazing my skin looked. It’s like a magic age-eraser! My skin started looking so much more clear and vital.
Collagen and Cancer
Did you know according to a recent study cancer cells stay dormant by secreting a specific type of collagen. When collagen levels fall, the cells turn malignant? (Study) Adding collagen to the cancer cells’ environment forces them to remain dormant. When collagen is lost, chemokine levels increase, and the cancer is allowed to grow faster. The research was published in Cancer Cell.
Why Take Collagen Supplements?
Unfortunately, as we age our ability to naturally produce collagen is depleted…Collagen production begins to decline in our mid-20s and by the time we hit 40 our collagen levels have fallen up to 30%. This is the cause of the signs of aging. Hydrolyzed collagen supplements actually help encourage this collagen growth to healthy levels.
Collagen for Skin
As is turns out, collagen is an an essential building block for proteins and connective tissues in our body that help maintain strength and elasticity.
One recent study conducted on women ages 45 to 65 showed that taking collagen peptides as an oral collagen supplement had a significant improvement in eye wrinkles after only eight weeks — no Botox required (study).
In fact, a 2014 double-blind, placebo controlled study discovered that women who took 2.5 grams of collagen each day over an eight-week period reduced their eye wrinkles by 20%.
However, probably the most impressive study was published in the medical journal Skin Pharmacology and physiology. It was a double blind, placebo controlled scientific study that found a positive correlation between collagen consumption and significantly improved skin elasticity, structure and moisture.
Collagen protects from UVA and UVB damage
Did you know that you can protect your skin from harmful UVA rays by supplementing with collagen? UVA rays cause the collagen in your skin to break down at a higher rate than normal aging .
To understand how collagen can protect from harmful UVA rays, it’s important to understand the layers of the skin.
Your skin consists of the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, the dermis, directly beneath, and the hypodermis located beneath the outer and middle layers.
When UV light hits the epidermis most of the UV is blocked. The rest is absorbed by the collagen that is concentrated in the second layer, the dermis.
So that means the less collagen you have, the more you are at risk for damage from the sun.
Collagen for Bones, and Joints.
Multiple studies have discovered that you can prevent and relieve osteoporosis by taking hydrolyzed collagen because of its ability to stimulate bone-creating cells (osteoblasts).
In this 6-month trial for patients with joint pain in the limbs and spine, participants taking 1,200mg of collagen daily reported a significant improvement in their symptoms and pain compared to those who only took the placebo.
Where to find Collagen Supplements
The quality and source of hydrolyzed collagen is very important as it will affect your results. Therefore, to ensure the best results possible, Livingtraditionally has decided to make our own Collagen Peptide which you can purchase at the Livingtraditionallystore.com.
Our body’s ability to absorb and process nutrients is very important, otherwise it will just go through you. This is why Livingtraditionally Collagen is Hydrolyzed, the digestive breakdown is half done for you! You will also notice that Livingtraditionally collagen powder is very fine, which means your body will quickly break it down and absorb the benefits.