Collagen is the MOST abundant protein in the human body and the second largest substance in the body behind water. What this means is that it’s naturally occurring, our bodies actually produce it for our benefit. Well. That is up until about 25. Then it begins to decline, in the process known as ageing.
Supplementation with natural collagen can help us turn back the clock and give us a boost in the essential amino acids necessary for optimum wellness.
Let’s explore the benefits of collagen supplementation on:
From the age of 30, fibroblasts activity starts to slow down, leading to a loss of collagen density and the beginning of the visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, dehydration and loss of firmness.
As we age, the production of new collagen fibres declines as the collagen synthesis by fibroblasts decreases. Collagen is also hindered by its own ageing process. With age, collagen becomes more cross-linked and fragmented. This makes the skin tougher and limits the protein’s ability to bind large quantities of water, making the skin appear dry.
Marine collagen supplementation can counteract the effects of ageing and promote a more youthful appearance by supplying a boost and a restructuring effect on the skins collagen network from within. Smooth, firm and younger-looking skin require optimum levels of well-organized collagen fibres to ensure it retains elasticity, firmness plus its moisture-binding capacity.
Collagen is the main structural element of the skin, it’s responsible for its characteristic properties, such as firmness and tonicity. Collagen’s role is to maintain the structure and resistance of the skin, creating a network which anchors the layers of the skin and forms a support base for components such as elastin, to maintain skin elasticity and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. Collagen fibres, constructed within skin cells (fibroblasts), are responsible for the maintenance and resistance of the skin. The presence of collagen peptides regulates the activity of fibroblasts in the skin and stimulates the production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid, which is important for skin hydration.
Collagen can also assist in hair growth because as an antioxidant it fights off free radicals that can affect your hair's texture, growth and thickness. Restoring collagen in the hair shaft can not only improve hair growth but also strengthen hair and increase the diameter of individual hairs, giving your hair an overall fuller appearance.
Struggling with weak and brittle nails? Do your nails just not grow? Have you put your nails under the added pressure of acrylics and shellac?
If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these, then collagen is the answer. The good news is that Vida Glow customers usually report their nails strengthening as one of the first visible results they see. Restoring Collagen levels in the body will encourage healthier, stronger and fast-growing nails, repairing weak nails.