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Collagen Supplements – Do they really work?

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Supplements at 12:50 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
collagenIt makes up 65% of our total protein. Although it is the largest and most abundant protein that our bodies produce, its production slowly diminishes as we age. The molecule we’re speaking of is collagen. Signs of production slowing down appear in the form of every woman’s worst nightmare – wrinkles and sagging skin. Since all of our bodily structures are made out of collagen connective tissue it seems like a no-brainer to aid its production with the help of a daily supplement. The all-important question, of course, is: does it really work?

The short answer is “yes”, but it’s a little more complicated than that. Getting positive results largely depends on what type of collagen you’ve chosen. Don’t bother with topical toners, serums or creams. You will notice little to no difference in the appearance of your skin due to collagen’s large molecular size.  Now let’s talk supplements. The key to finding a collagen supplement that works is to look for hydrolyzed collagen. During the hydrolyzation process this large molecule is broken down into low molecular weight peptides that can now be readily absorbed by your body.

Our favorite supplement is Neocell Laboratories Super Collagen Plus C. As long as you follow the directions and take three capsules in the morning and three in the evening on an empty stomach, you will see results. After one bottle, you will notice a fuller, plumper complexion and a more youthful appearance.  Keep in mind that the pill size is pretty large compared to other supplements.

If swallowing pills is not for you, you can always try the powdered form. Even better, try this delicious Appletini flavored collagen. Gather up the girls on a Saturday night and have a martini collagen party. Beauty never tasted so good!

 




3 Responses to “Collagen Supplements – Do they really work?”

  1. joe wilson says:

    Hello, from what source is the cologen derived from? Some companies use cologen from aborted babies, some from placenta,or other. ???????????Thank you.

  2. Jessica Justh, Senior Editor says:

    Hi Joe, I contacted Neocell and here is their reply: “Thank you for your inquiry. All of our products that are 1+3 types is a bovine sourced collagen. Our Fish Collagen product is sourced from Tilapia fish skin, and our Type 2 Joint Complex is a Chicken Sternal collagen.” Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Thank you again and have a great day!

  3. Tammy says:

    For the skin, are you saying that Type 2 Collagen is not the best one? Some say fish is good for the skin. The Neocell Collagen product I saw on the website, just states “collagen” – not the type or if it’s organic – otherwise the animals would be contaminated with pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.

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