Why should you take a collagen supplement?
Skin therapist Anne Berit Eide from Oslo Skin Care Clinic in Norway has more than 30 years of experience when it comes to skin care and has tried most products and treatments on the market since she stared in the business. “There is a big shift these days in how we think about skin care,” she claims. “There is no doubt that the most effective way to beautiful skin must start from the inside.” Eide promotes the use of bioactive collagen peptides as a supplement to achieve a lively, fresh and healthy appearance.
“What you eat can greatly affect the way your skin ages in both a positive and negative way. A lot of sugar and foods that are low in nutrients can advance aging of your skin by breaking down the body’s natural collagen production, a bodily process that is essential for maintaining smooth, firm and healthy skin,” she says.
THE SKIN’S BUILDING BLOCKS
Collagen is one of the most important building blocks in the skin and, amongst other duties, is responsible for keeping the body and skin hydrated so that all the body’s functions can do the best job possible. A total of 75-80 percent of the substances in our bodies that are not water are different types of collagen, including in our skin.
LOSS OF COLLAGEN RESULTS IN WRINKLES
Our bodies constantly produce new collagen to repair skin that is damaged. However, a natural part of the aging process involves a gradual reduction in our own collagen production, which starts around the age of 25-30.
“When the skin’s support system is weakened and the collagen fibers are no longer as close together, wrinkles will appear. Our skin becomes less full and starts to sag. We also tend to see cellulite appear on our thighs, bottom and arms when we start to lose collagen,” she explains.
COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS SLOW DOWN SKIN AGING
Luckily, it is possible to slow down this aging process by keeping a healthy diet and taking well documented, bioactive collagen peptides.
“The right kind of collagen supplement will help rebuild the skin’s support system and reduce the signs of aging,” she says. Anne Berit Eide goes on to explain that there are a number of collagen supplements on the market, but not all types have the capacity to rebuild collagen in the skin.
“There are many different collagen structures in the body. The most common are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is found in skin, hair and nails, while type 2 is the most important component in synovial fluid and cartilage. It is also important that the collagen is bioactive and hydrolyzed, or ‘broken up,’ into peptide lengths in a very specialized process. If not, all that happens is that we metabolize the collagen in the same way as any other protein.
The Solution™ is a collagen powder containing Type 1 collagen with a proven positive effect on wrinkles and skin aging, according to research. “At Oslo Skin Care Center, we are impressed by the great results our customers have achieved after taking The Solution™ Beauty collagen. We make use of 3D scanning and have seen major improvements in the depth of wrinkles, and firmness and elasticity of skin,” she concludes. See examples here.