WHY A DERMATOLOGIST THINKS YOU SHOULD SUPPLEMENT WITH COLLAGEN.
Dr. Sana Wazir. MBBS, MD Dermatology.
As we all know, aging is inevitable. Everybody gets older which eventually changes the skin as well as the body. Age-related skin changes start earlier than you might think- as early as 25 years! The good news is that they are preventable.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in different parts of the body including skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles and cornea. Collagen is found in the dermis of the skin making about 75 % of this organ and one-third of all the proteins found in the human body. It keeps the skin from sagging giving you that plump look.
As we age, the skin produces less and less collagen. In fact, by the age of 50 there is almost no new collagen production in the skin and the one that remains is fragmented and weak. This causes wrinkles, fine lines and saggy skin. Many factors, internal and external, contribute to the aging process of the skin like diet, smoking, stress, various diseases, and most importantly excessive sun exposure.
There are new anti-aging skincare products on the market every day, so choosing the right one is not an easy task. As a dermatologist I recommend supplements containing Collagen because of its innumerable benefits and importance as an anti-aging protein. A growing number of laboratory based researches claim that collagen peptides in drinks or supplements tend to improve skin and reduce wrinkles by strengthening the body’s collagen networks.
Collagen helps the skin structure and elasticity, so boosting your skin collagen levels will help you look younger and healthier. It will help enhance the skin tone and resistance. Not only that, collagen also improves hair, nail, heart and joint health. It also stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid which keeps the skin hydrated and younger looking.
SO COLLAGEN is a Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen liquid supplement. It contains 10,000 mg of Collagen per 25 ml. Its hydrolyzed formula makes it easily absorbed in the gut and more bioavailable unlike other whole collagen supplements. Its liquid form is easy to ingest and digest. Collagen creams cannot be absorbed through skin and tablets are less absorbed in the gut due to their larger molecules. SO COLLAGEN also contains essential vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B6 which further improves skin health. A single dose of 25ml of SO COLLAGEN each day will reduce fine lines and signs of aging, improve joint health, hair and nail health and cardiac health.
Now that you understand the role of collagen for your skin, it is important to combine a healthy diet with a collagen supplement to reduce the effects of its loss.