Dear my beloved readers,
With its latest trends in the beauty industry, there are different types of collagen supplements available today. With all these options, it can be a little confusing to pick the best collagen supplement for you. In this post, I will explain the formula that I’m created for choosing the best collagen using formula “A-M-U-S-T” in the market.
A – Action
What is the action that you benefit from the collagen? The main benefits of hydrolyzed collagen are to speed up production of new collagen and elastin in our skin and replenish the loss of collagen and elastin in our skin. There are a lot of collagen that just supplementing collagen only. They even have side effects when stop consuming. (skin might look dull and dry)
Molecules of the hydrolyzed collagen are much smaller into what are known as hydrolyzed collagen peptides. These molecules are bioactive, which means that the body can absorb and then utilize them faster, giving you all of the health benefits of collagen consumption extremely quickly. Hydrolysis reduces collagen protein fibrils of about 300 – 400kDa into smaller peptides with a molecular weight of lower than 5000Da. Collagen peptides are also known as hydrolyzed collagen or collagen hydrolysate.
U- UV RAYS
Collagen can protect us from UVA & UVB seem like a dream come true. It has been proposed that pomegranates can protect against UV-induced damage in human keratinocytes, both UVA and UVB in two separate studies in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. Vitamin C and E also help give your skin a glow and boost skin’s natural protection from UV-light (NPR).
It is important to pay attention to the type of sugar in the ingredients of the collagen supplement you will be taking every day. Many collagen brands use fructose or high fructose corn syrup. Sometimes these are the second or third ingredient because they are the cheapest source of sugar, or they are hidden and not disclosed unless you look for it. Also watch out for artificial sugars, like Aspartame and Sucralose that can also cause long-term health issues. These common artificial sugar are used to provide sweetness without the calories. According to health officials, the best type of sugar is natural, plant-based, with a low glycemic index: palm sugar, coconut sugar, raw honey, molasses, and stevia.
One of the latest Technology of the collagen is Viqua®. It uses active pomegranate extract to innovatively rejuvenate and whiten skin complexion. In clinical trials, it has also been shown to cause a noticeable reduction in the intensity of dark spots and blemishes, smoothen wrinkles, increase skin hydration and boost blood micro-circulation. The overall result, as verified by trial volunteers, is bright, youthful-looking skin which shines. There are other technology in the collagen that you are consumed too. Look at your collagen ingredients and details for more information.
Happy trying !
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Viqua concentrates the beautifying essence of Pomegranate in its most powerful and bio-available form.
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