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Why you should incorporate a collagen supplement into your wellness routine

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Why you should incorporate a collagen supplement into your wellness routine

If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the hunt for new and easy ways to improve your general health and boost your beauty regime.

Glowing skin, stronger bones, healthier hair and nails, and improved joint health. These are just some of the potential benefits of incorporating a collagen supplement into your health and beauty routine. 

 

Firstly, what is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that’s made in your body and acts like a glue for connective tissue. It is the thing that gives your skin elasticity, holds your joints together, and makes a whole bunch of other bodily functions possible. 

As we get older, our collagen starts to decline. While ageing is a beautiful and natural process, it's pretty normal to want to slow down the visible signs and less enjoyable factors such as weakening joints, loss of bone density or thinning hair. 


What causes collagen levels to decline?

Ageing is one cause. Other factors that can lead to a reduction in collagen include:

  • Certain diets (e.g. too much sugar or alcohol)
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • UV exposure 
  • Smoking
  • Vitamin C deficiency

 

How do collagen supplements work? 

The job of a collagen supplement is to replenish the collagen in our bodies that we lose with ageing or other lifestyle habits. 

One of the most common kinds of collagen found in a supplement is marine collagen peptides. The supplement is usually taken in the form of a capsule, powder or liquid. 

Collagen can also be found in certain foods. When consumed, digestive enzymes break down the collagen into individual amino acids and peptides. However, collagen in supplements has already been broken down (aka hydrolyzed), meaning it’s much easier for the body to absorb it. 

 

When to start taking collagen supplements

Most people will start considering collagen supplements when they start to notice the visible signs of ageing. But regardless of your age, if you’re concerned about dull skin, thinning hair or joint pain, collagen could be a good option for you. Taking a supplement will help replenish the collagen in any areas of concern, and can also be taken as a method of prevention to help maintain your collagen levels.

 

What is collagen good for?

There are heaps of potential benefits to taking a collagen supplement.

1. Improve skin health

One of the biggest benefits of taking a collagen supplement is the potential improvement to the health of your skin. Regular collagen intake can give you a glowing complexion and improved hydration. 

This is one of the most well-researched benefits of collagen. An extensive study from 2019 trialed over 800 patients and found a promising relationship between collagen use and skin health. So if you’re wanting to hang on to those youthful looks, a collagen supplement could be the one for you.

2. Assist with hair and nail growth

Studies suggest collagen is also fabulous for your hair and nails! With age, it's normal for nails to become more brittle, and for hair to thin out. But luckily, incorporating a collagen supplement into your everyday can help slow down that process. Collagen helps to keep them strong, so replenishing the protein means the hair or nail follicle won’t break as easily, 

3. Reduce wrinkles

Another great benefit of taking a collagen supplement is the improvement in skin elasticity. Skin elascticiy helps your skin stay plump and firm, which is important if you want it to stop from becoming saggy. As we age, the elasticity decreases, which makes it easier to form wrinkles. Therefore, maintaining your skin integrity and structure with the help of a collagen supplement, will have you feeling 21 forever!

 

How long does it take for collagen supplements to work?

It usually takes about eight to twelve weeks to notice the difference from taking collagen supplements.

 

Arravite’s Collagen 20 Collection

Our Collagen 20 range features premium French marine collagen peptides. There are four options in the Arravite range, all of which target women’s health.

Whether you’re wanting essential nutrients for healthy skin, relief from bloating, gut health or a general antioxidant boost, our collection of collagen powder has been carefully formulated to fit into your wellness routine, whenever and however you like to take it. 

With the option of lime, vanilla bean, Japanese matcha or strawberry, Arravite’s flavoured collagen powder makes taking supplements more enjoyable. You can add it to a smoothie, pair it with your favourite milk, add it to a baking recipe or simply have it with water. 

If you’re curious about adding a collagen supplement to your routine to support naturally healthy skin and bones, check out our Collagen 20 Range.



Disclaimer

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Do not use if cap seal is broken.

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