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Collagen for sagging, does it work?

Did you know collagen helps keep our skin firm and looking good? Read on to find out how.

#1. Providing skin structure: The main structural components of the dermis (the intermediate skin layer) are collagen and elastin. Both substances are responsible for giving our skin strength and flexibility, which is why they are key to maintaining a firm and elastic complexion. But collagen also provides both the support and cohesion to the skin tissues too. 

#2. Collagen and hyaluronic acid – the relationship: Collagen and elastin fibers are steeped with a gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which helps lock in the water, keeping the skin hydrated and giving the skin that youthful ‘plump volume’ feel and look. 

#3. Why we need to boost our collagen levels: As we age, our body’s’ start to decrease the natural production of collagen and it begins from the age of 25 years.  At the same time, free radicals or an inadequate diet are other factors that contribute to reducing the levels of collagen, meaning our skin loses its firmness very fast. Postmenopausal women are one of the groups that experience a greater decrease in the amount of collagen in the skin. This is mainly attributed to the decrease in the production of oestrogens, or oestrogen, a hormone that plays various roles in the body including helping to maintain good bone health (1). 

However, ageing is the key reason we lose natural collagen and that means our skin loses firmness too.  As a result, we need to bridge dietary gaps if hydrolysed collagen to help keep our joints, muscles, bones and our skin healthy, feeling and looking good.

#4. Hydrolysed collagen for sagging: The lack of collagen in the skin results in the appearance of wrinkles, dry skin, laxity of the skin tissues and a loss of facial volumes. In fact, various studies suggest that hydrolysed collagen, like the Colnatur range (link to shop) could slow down this skin ageing process. Above all, it seems that this protein could help reduce wrinkles and dehydration and increase skin elasticity (2,3). 

Plus, research has also found that hydrolysed collagen could help promote the production of elastin and fibrillin, other key structural components for the skin (3).

#5. Colnatur®, hydrolysed collagen for the skin*: When choosing the best collagen, make sure that it is of natural and pure origin (without chemical residues and nasties). This allows it to be taken continuously, without rest periods. It is also essential our body can digest it and use it optimally. The Colnatur hydrolised collagen mimics the body’s digestive system which means it is very easy to digest so that the body can use the collagen fast. In addition, the Colnatur range includes vitamin C vital of the health and wellness of our skin, bones, cartilage, teeth, gums and blood vessels. This nutrient also participates in the protection of cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Hyaluronic acid also plays an essential role in hydrating the skin, another ingredient benefit within Colnatur® Complex and Colnatur® Complex Turmeric. 

Colnatur® Complex has been formulated for all those who want to take care of themselves naturally, exercise, sometimes feel tired or fatigued or want to take special care of their skin, especially after 40 years. Contains collagen with magnesium, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.

Colnatur® Compex Turmeric is great news for those people ageing, especially for people from the age of 50 years, women pre menopause, people with obesity and high-intensity athletes who need to calm their joints. * Contains collagen with magnesium, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and 1 gram of turmeric (95% curcuminoids).

When taking Colnatur® hydrolysed collagen for the skin or any other indication, the recommended amount is around 10 grams per day. 

  1. Castelo-Branco, C. et alt. Relationship between skin collagen and bone changes during ages [online]. Maturitas, 1994. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8015503>
  2. Borumand, M. et alt. Effects of a nutritional supplement containing collagen peptides on skin elasticity, hydratation and wrinkles [online]. Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, 2015. <http://www.jmnn.org/article.asp?issn=2278-1870;year=2015;volume=4;issue=1;spage=47;epage=53; aulast = Borumand>
  3. Proksch, E. et alt. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study [online]. Skin. Pharmacol. Physiol., 2014. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949208>

* Vitamin C contributes to the normal formation of collagen for the normal function of bones, cartilage, gums, teeth and skin.