Skincare Sunday with Janu & Nicole: Hydrolyzed Collagen

hydrolyzed collagen
Image by Nicole Simmons.

Look, aging is inevitable. It’s also a beautiful gift that signifies our time on this Earth. It’s a blessing to be alive, and the lines on our faces tell a story of the kind of lives we’ve lived and how many emotions we’ve conveyed. What sucks is the pain that comes with our depleting collagen levels (starting in our mid-twenties) via our bodies sending us S.O.S signals.

“You are what you eat” isn’t all that wrong of a statement. Our skin is our largest organ and what we consume, and don’t consume, will undoubtedly affect the workings of this organ. Collagen is a protein that affects almost every part of our body that has connective tissue- about 65% of the protein in our bodies is collagen. Our body’s collagen levels decrease with age, causing instability and weakness in our joints, ligaments, organs, skin, and muscles, and deterioration of bone density. Of these, the most noticeable sign of decreased collagen is our skin.

hydrolyzed collagen
Image by Nicole Simmons.

Our bodies naturally produce collagen by repetitively breaking down food in our digestive system to create amino acids, which are absorbed through our intestinal walls and enter our bloodstreams to be reassembled as collagen where our bodies need it- ie. the skin. The downside to this natural method of replenishing our collagen levels is that as we age, our protein digestion process is often incomplete which leads to….drumroll please…lower collagen levels.

hydrolyzed collagen
Image by Nicole Simmons.

Taking hydrolyzed collagen supplements regularly may actually help our bodies heal and healthily maintain their functions (talk to your doctor first though, you know?). These supplements are produced in a way that they can be digested with very little effort to reap optimal results. With the choice of either pasture raised or marine collagen available to consumers, this supplement really does work around various lifestyles. We’d recommend grabbing yours at your local Bulk Barn.

Seeking a low down on the benefits? Say less.

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Infographic by Janu Ys.

 

Recommended use: ingest one tsp. daily via your smoothies, coffee, OJ, water, whateva.

Wishing y’all a love filled week ahead, and a glowing inside and outside! And remember, we’re not doctors…so don’t try to come for us.

Ble$$ up,

Janu & Nicole