Collagen is more than what meets the eye
What is collagen?
Collagen is a type of fibrous protein found in the various connective tissues in the body. Besides acting like a 'glue' that holds the body together, it is the main component of our skin (the more collagen the skin has, the firmer and smoother is the skin) as well as the bones, joints, cartilage and other important tissues. When we eat protein (from meats, fish and dairy products), the protein will be digested and broken down by our digestive system before re-forming into essential amino acids that help repairing and strengthening the body. Besides, this important protein or collagen also helps boost the elasticity and moisture level of the skin.
Collagen and Skin: What is the correlation?
In the early 20s, our skin consists of approximately 75 percent of collagen, but various factors such as:
Because of this, it causes your skin to sag and become rough and wrinkled – leading to premature ageing skin. Besides, less collagen production comes with increasing age. In other words, once you are over 30 years old, the production of collagen is reduced by 1.5 percent per year. Hence, your skin is more wrinkled, and your joints are greatly weakened. With this being said, this is one of the reasons why many women who love to take care of themselves are finding new ways to look after their collagen, be it taking care of the existing ones and replenishing the body with more collagen.
Because of this high demand, it causes the market to supply us with different types of supplements
Whether in water-soluable powder forms or creams, to help you maintain your youthfulness and firm looking skin. Collagen is, therefore, a popular choice for women of all ages who want to nourish their skin before it shows any signs of ageing. With the added benefits of locking in the moisture within the skin layers, collagen can help your skin look healthier.
Collagen is not only good for the skin, it is widely used in the medical field
Besides the benefits of nourishing and slowing down the deterioration of the skin, this type of fibrous protein has many other benefits that not many people know of. In the medical field, Collagen is usually found in the bone tissues and connective joints, is sometimes used for strengthening the joints and bones as well as reducing pain and inflammation, especially after surgery. Research has revealed that Collagen is absorbed through the digestive system and then accumulated in the cartilage. This can help relieve joint pain, especially in the neck and back.
To be safe, how to choose collagen for yourself?
To be most effective (and safe), FDA has suggested to consume Hydrolyzed collagen because the body can absorb this type of collagen more quickly and effectively. Besides, it is suggested to consume about 5,000-7,000 milligrams of collagen per day (and should not exceed 10,000 milligrams per day). When consuming collagen supplements, it is recommended to drink plenty of water as to get all the benefits from the supplement. Lastly, for better absorption, it is recommended to take your collagen together with food that contains high vitamin C.
Collagen Matrix is a 100% pure collagen supplement that combines Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptide from France with the Hydrolyzed Dipeptide from Japan. Using the “Targeting-Dipeptide” technology, the molecule size of Collagen Matrix is much smaller, allowing the body absorb the collagen better and quicker. For maximised benefits, try mixing and matching Collagen Matrix with your favourite dish. Because Collagen Matrix contains “no flour”, it can be easily mixed and dissolved with your favourite drink or dish without any hustle. What's more Collagen Matrix contains “no sugar” and “no fishy or odour” so your food will remain tasty as before. So no matter whether you are into sweet or savoury food, you can reap up double benefits.