In the era of Kylie Jenner’s lips, collagen has become synonymous with needles.
But what about drinking collagen?
Firstly, fortunately (or unfortunately for some) supplementing your diet with collagen will not give you a duck pout or a frozen face.
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies, and it plays a key role in how the body functions. Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body. It’s the building block for our vital organs and joints, as well as our hair and nails. Our skin (our largest organ) is made of 75% collagen.
As we age, our collagen levels begin to naturally decrease at the rate of approx. 2% a year from the age of 25, until production ceases completely. Add in poor diets, toxins (think smoking and too many drinks), sun damage, stress, not enough sleep and harsh environments (wind, air con, dry heat with no humidity) – the ageing process and breakdown of collagen accelerates rapidly. This results in a dull complexion, dehydrated skin, brittle nails, dry and damaged hair and generally feeling like vitality is slipping away.
We are constantly bombarded with advice on what to do with our skin; juice detoxes, dragon blood, bee sting creams, peels, laser, lotions, light therapy, nips, tucks, botox, fillers, elixirs and miracle potions. We’ve all heard: 50+ SPF is key, wear a hat, don’t tan, don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t even think about taking recreational drugs, chocolate gives you pimples and drink 2L of water a day.
It’s exhausting! So how do we balance it and what really gets results?
The fact remains that our skin is the greatest indicator of our age and lifestyle. But if you don’t want to go under the knife, be a pin cushion, or have more meds and supps in the cupboard than a hypochondriac…
What’s the alternative?
The answer is MARINE COLLAGEN!
Vida Glow marine collagen comes in pure hydrolyzed collagen peptide. The secret behind the formula is our low molecular weight collagen powder which has a high rate of bioavailability that ensures maximum absorption and efficacy.
Once Vida Glow’s protein is ingested, it takes the form of peptides ready for absorption and the collagen peptides travel via the bloodstream to reach the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis. Once collagen reaches the dermis, it stimulates the fibroblast (skin) cells, which encourage growth of collagen and elastin – smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin hydration and assisting in skin healing and repairing. Vida Glow is designed to boost the collagen levels and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, working from within to hydrate, plump and rejuvenate skin to give a natural and radiant glow.
During a 6 week trial of ingestion of marine collagen, participants showed a significant rise in skin’s hydration levels by consuming 6g of marine collagen a day (Vida Glow’s Prosperity Pack). Other studies also showed improvements in skin elasticity and firmness, improvements to sun damaged skin, and skin healing. There are also worthy benefits of preventing hair loss, and strengthening and promoting overall growth and quality of hair and nails.
However, it’s not only your hair, skin and nails that will be singing its praises. Collagen is a unique protein that renews cells in all areas of the body including; teeth, cartilage, bones, tendons, organs, arteries, blood vessels, hemoglobin and immune cells.
This means that the benefits of Vida Glow marine collagen are more than just skin deep. By incorporating collagen supplementation into your daily diet you’ll also gain results in muscle toning and definition, a reduction in hormonal belly fat, restful sleep, balanced insulin levels, stronger immune health, reduced sugar and carbohydrate cravings, healthy joints, healthy cholesterol, healthy circulation and increased energy.
So sipping collagen, rather than applying it topically or injecting it, is what gets results. And it does so fast! The majority of our customers’ report seeing results between the 2 – 4 week mark, with as little as one serve a day!
Vida Glow is available in 3g sachets or a handy pre-measured scoop. Our pure collagen powder is easily dissolvable in coffee, tea, juices, smoothies, shakes, yoghurt, porridge, soups or simply water. The original Vida Glow marine collagen is tasteless and odourless and blends clear into foods or drinks, making it incredibly convenient to add to anything. Or you can try one of our delicious flavours made from naturally derived Mango, Blueberry, Peach or Pineapple for a touch of sweetness and extra antioxidants.
Vida Glow is independently tested in a NATA accredited laboratory in Sydney, Australia and undergoes stringent testing for heavy metals (mercury), pollution and toxins. The tests confirm that our products are 100% safe for consumption and of high protein quality. We take pride in sourcing our Deep Sea Red Snapper from sustainable fishing practices.
Make the Vida Glow sachets your handbag essential!