Many women can remember the first time they saw their reflection and thought, “My skin just isn’t what it used to be.” Whether it’s softening the appearance fine lines or reviving brightness, we all want our skin to look more vibrant. What if there was a magic potion that could make our skin appear younger and fresh?
Collagen supplements aren’t magic, but they could be just the thing you’re looking for. Read on to find out more about drinking collagen—and learn some of the myths and facts about this revolutionary supplement.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is more than just a buzz word. It’s the most common type of protein found in the human body. Collagen occurs naturally in many parts of your body, including your muscles, bones and skin. As a supplement, collagen comes from animal sources such as cows and pigs.
Why Do We Need to Replace Collagen?
There’s a reason younger people have gorgeous skin; simply put, their bodies are producing more collagen. As you age, the amount of collagen your body produces decreases. Starting at age 20, you produce 1 percent less collagen each year. After menopause, women’s bodies make a significantly lower amount of collagen. Less collagen results in reduced elasticity and contributes to the visual appearance of fine lines, dryness and sagging, leading to fine lines, dryness, sagging—and yes, wrinkles.
MYTH: There’s no scientific evidence that collagen supplements work.
FACT: While there isn’t an abundance of research on drinking collagen for youthful skin, there have been some scientific studies with good results.
A 2014 study from the University of Kiel in Germany found that taking a specific collagen peptide improved skin elasticity for women ages 35 to 55. Another study conducted in 2014 in London found that using a specific collagen supplement helped reduce visible signs of aging. Additionally, a 2015 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral collagen supplements increased skin moisture after eight weeks.
In the years to come, we can expect more research into the age-defying properties of collagen supplements.
MYTH: Consuming any collagen product will replace collagen in your skin.
FACT: You might have heard the word “peptide” thrown around when it comes to skincare. A peptide is an amino acid chain that your body can actually use.
Collagen comes in many forms and is present in some foods. However, for collagen to be absorbed by your body, it needs to be broken down into peptides. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides are made up of shorter chains that are easy for your body to digest. Before you take a collagen supplement, make sure it contains collagen peptides for easy absorption.
MYTH: It takes a long time to see the results of taking collagen.
FACT: The scientific research on collagen shows that collagen supplements can begin to have a positive effect on the skin after just four weeks.
MYTH: All collagen supplements taste bad.
FACT: Many YANA users say they love our daily collagen shots, which taste like tangy fruit juice. However, if you’re not keen on it, it’s easy to add your daily collagen shot to your morning juice or smoothie to mask the flavor.
MYTH: Collagen is the same as gelatin.
FACT: You may have heard the terms collagen and gelatin used interchangeably, but the two are not the same. Collagen and gelatin are both made from the bones and tissues of animals. As such, they both contain the same amino acids. When collagen is boiled and processed, it becomes gelatin, a substance used in many foods and as a supplement in its own right.
Why YANA Daily Collagen Shots Really Work
Our YANA Daily Collagen Shots are part of a healthy skincare routine, starting from the inside out. This innovative beauty drink not only contains hydrolyzed collagen peptides but also an ultra-nutraceutical antioxidant complex to contribute to the visual appearance of smoother, more radiant skin.
Like all of our products, our Daily Collagen Shots use the most up-to-date scientific research to help your skin look its best. You can rest assured that YANA Daily Collagen Shots are of the highest quality. Drink daily to support the health of your skin!