How do collagen supplements work?
Written by Chelsea Tromans
Collagen is the building block for plump, firm skin. As we age, our body’s natural production of collagen decreases, which can lead to lines and wrinkles forming. In the past, we’ve turned to anti-ageing skincare formulas to help boost our skin’s collagen production and maintain our youthful glow. But lately there’s been a lot of buzz around collagen supplements and their ability to help keep our skin plump from the inside out. But do collagen supplements really help your skin? Are all collagen supplements the same? Here’s what you need to know.
What is marine collagen?
A lot of the collagen supplements opt to use marine collagen in their formulas, as opposed to bovine collagen. Marine collagen is a collagen supplement derived from fish (such as via the skin, bones and fins), whereas bovine collagen is derived from cows (such as the hide, skin and bones).
Collagen supplements benefits
One of Australia’s leading ingestible beauty brands who uses sustainability sourced marine collagen in its formulas, Vida Glow, notes that studies have shown that marine collagen benefits the appearance of your hair, skin nails.
How to add collagen supplements to your daily diet
There are a number of easy - and delicious - ways to add collagen supplements into your day. Collagen powders can be mixed into a glass of water, juice, smoothie or drink of your choice. You can also sprinkle your daily dose over your morning cereal, porridge, or any other food you wish.
Not sure if you’ll like the taste of collagen supplements? We have a selection of Vida Glow Marine Collagen Powders in a variety of flavours, so you’re sure to find one you love:
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