Collagen: The Natural Way To Achieve A Major Glow Up
The natural glow is something that is longed for by the majority of people and collagen can help you achieve it.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a family of proteins that makes up about a third of all the protein in the human body, more than any other type of protein in the body by mass. There are 28 different types of collagen, each type categorized based on its amino acid composition.
What are the four main types of collagen?
+ TYPE 1: This type accounts for 90% of your body’s collagen and is made of densely packed fibers. It provides structure to skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth.
+ TYPE 2: This type is made of more loosely packed fibers and is found in elastic cartilage, which cushions joints.
+ TYPE 3: This type supports the structure of muscles, organs, and arteries.
+ TYPE 4: This type helps with filtration and is found in layers of your skin.
Clearly, collagen is a massive contributor within the human body, but did you know that once you hit age 25, the skin begins to lose elasticity and the body starts to produce 1% less collagen per year?! Turning 25 doesn't mean you need to lose your glow, which is where collagen supplements come in, so let's dive in -- liquid vs. powder.
Everyone has an opinion on which they prefer, so after hearing multiple thoughts surrounding collagen, I decided to dive in and do the research myself. I am sharing the top 3 reasons I found that explains why liquid collagen is the way to go --
+ Absorption Rates
Medical studies have shown that liquid extracts have faster absorption rates; higher optimization rates and is more easily digestible. Liquid extracts take about 1-4 minutes to assimilate, where as powdered collagen takes about 30 minutes just to simply (or not so simply?!) break down before the body can even start to assimilate them.
+ Body Utilization
The human body uses 98% of our liquid extracts. For powders, capsules, and tablets, the body is only able to utilize between 40-50%.
+ Concentrated Doses
Collagen powders on the market generally derive from a combination of animal tissues such as cattle, pigs or fish. When processed, the proteins are turned into gelatine. This gelatine is then broken down further to form a powder. So, do you really know the dose you are getting? Or, if you are even getting any collagen at all? Liquid collagen does not have to go through the phases of processing and breaking down, therefore you are able to get a more pure and concentrated dose of real collagen.
Go ahead, incorporate some liquid collagen daily and get ready to find your glow.