Ingesting collagen?

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POST-TRIAL UPDATE

This Collagen Shots product has been tested now for 2 weeks in combination with topical products for the first week and on its own for the second week and we are truly impressed.

It is a turbo-charged perfector, improving the quality and elasticity of skin in a very tangible way. Skin is smooth to the touch and brighter too.

Will definitely continue using on a regular basis as this does a great job at a fraction of the cost of some very expensive branded creams out there.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

PRE-TRIAL NOTES

At the risk of sounding condescending to Defy Age readers (who are already well informed), the below bears repeating:

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It forms connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments and gives skin texture and resilience. Elastin is a protein in connective tissues that provides elasticity and helps keep arteries flexible. Collagen and elastin play a critical role in the ageing process – the depletion process causes visible signs in the form of facial wrinkles.

The big question has always been: can we ingest products that would supply the body with collagen and elastin?

In addition to vitamins C, B and E, we need to add plenty of phytoestrogens (chemicals found in some plant foods that mimic the effects of estrogen) to our diet.

Gelatin, a protein formed when collagen is broken down, can also help.  Gelatin is an animal product often derived from cows and pigs but also obtained from fish and poultry.

When I was a little girl, I would marvel at my grand-mother separating the gelatinous substance from soup bones and adding it to her plate. She had a few more tricks up her sleeve and was a beautiful woman till very old age.

But can you get enough of all of these goodies in your daily diet without a personal chef who is nutritionally up to speed?  Probably not…

Enter the food supplements and more recently, the collagen drinks.

We are on day 1 of testing one of these, Collagen Shots by Rejuvenated. Looking at the contents of the pleasant smelling powder in the pack, we are suitably impressed.

Again, the proof of the results is in the trying. Our entire Defy Age staff has taken to the powder, so we won’t have the opportunity to trial it for the entire month it’s supposed to last, but should be able to report any visible improvements (or any collateral benefits) in 10 days or so.

Stay tuned.