Would you like to improve the condition of your skin? Would you like to transform your skin despite the upcoming dry winter weather? A more healthy and youthful appearance? Collagen can help.
However, many popular collagen products are little more than a waste of money. They either do not contain the right type of collagen or the right amount. There is a collagen catch.
Did you know that most studies that show a significant transformation in skin appearance use 5 to 10, and sometimes even 12+ grams of collagen per day?
What’s more, there are over 30 different types of collagen. The type that can transform your skin is Type I. But, if you’d like more benefit from your collagen powder, you can choose a collagen that has 3-4 different types that support ligament, joint, digestion, and immune health.
How do you get Type I Collagen?
Type I Collagen is most abundant from bovine and marine sources. However, some experts have concerns regarding bovine (cow) allergies and disease from cows. Many believe the “cleanest” and best Type I collagen comes from marine sources like fish (1).
In addition, it’s important to get enough. Since most human studies show benefits when participants consume 5-10 grams of collagen per day, powders are the best form. Unfortunately, gummies, pills, and collagen-fortified foods often contain 0.5-1 grams collagen.
Lastly, for best results, choose collagen in the form of hydrolyzed collagen powder. Hydrolyzed collagen is the form that is most efficiently absorbed and distributed throughout the body and skin. In the skin, hydrolyzed collagen has been shown to 1) provide building blocks for skin collagen and elastin fibers, and 2) stimulate the creation and growth of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (2).
A 2014 study of 46 women, ages 35-55, showed that eight weeks of collagen powder supplementation improved skin elasticity within just 4 weeks (3).
When skin’s elasticity is improved it can stretch and rebound better, without sagging. This increases a youthful appearance.
Another 2014 study concluded that collagen supplementation reduced wrinkles after just 8 weeks of use (4).
What’s more, a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology concluded that collagen supplementation not only improved skin moisture but also produced younger-looking, less-fragmented skin (5).
In a 2017 lab study, researchers found that 6 months of oral consumption of collagen increased the collagen content in the skin. It also improved the skin structure and improved the density of different types of collagen (type I and type III).
This resulted in improved color and luster of the skin and fur. While this was a study on mice, it is promising for human skin and hair as well (6).
The same study that showed increased skin elasticity showed a measurable decrease in transepidermal water loss and dryness of skin.
Our skin is constantly under assault from oxidative stress from our environment (smoke, pollution, UV rays, etc.). By increasing the antioxidant activity in the skin, we increase our chances of fighting these assaults and reducing age-related results (8).
In a 2009 lab study, researchers found that collagen supplementation produced quicker wound closure and better tissue regeneration at the wound site. What’s more, the treated mice also formed thicker and better-organized collagen fibers (10).
We depend on our digestive tract to absorb the nutrients our cells, tissues, and organs need to thrive.
Collagen can help improve digestion, thereby increasing the beneficial nutrients, fats and amino acids that reach the skin.
Again, there are over 30 types of naturally-occurring collagen. Many types support human health.
First, Type II collagen supports your immune function and encourages recovery when you are sick. It also supports joint, ligament, cartilage and digestive health. Type II is a major part of our gut lining, and it acts as a barrier between the substances we consume and our bloodstream. This helps both digestion and immune function. It is found in chicken- and bovine-sourced collagen.
Next, Type III Collagen promotes cardiovascular health. Remarkably, it helps form arterial walls. Type III collagen is often sourced from bovine and other animals.
While 80-90% of human collagen is types I, II, and III, there are other types. Two other important types are V and X. These are important for cell membranes, placenta health during pregnancy, bone formation, and more. When you get chicken or bovine sources collagen, you are usually getting at least a small amount of these types as well.
Ready to add hydrolyzed collagen to your daily routine? Fortunately, it’s easy.
In fact, Keto Zone Hydrolyzed Chicken Collagen and Marine Powder is a great source of all these collagens, especially Types I, II, and III. Since it is marine and chicken sources, you’ll get enough Type I collagen to support skin health, while also benefiting from Type II and Type III collagen.
What’s more, each serving contains 16 grams of total collagen!
It’s incredibly easy to mix into your coffee, yogurt, or smoothies. Or, try our Daily Whipped Frappe for Healthy Joints!
Whether you’re looking to transform your skin, joints and ligaments, or support immune health, Keto Zone Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder is a great start! It includes both chicken and marine collagens, and you get the 3 most important types of collagen in each scoop! It’s easy to add to your daily routine and has so much to offer your body. Get started today!