Known as one of the biggest anti-ageing supplements in the beauty world, collagen is often referred to as the 'scaffolding' of your face. Here at Primal, we want you to know the benefits of collagen, how collagen supplements work and how it can help keep our skin and bodies healthy and happy...
What is collagen?
Collagen is a natural component of the skin and a major structural protein which can be found inside and outside our bodies and forms your connective tissue and skin.
It's a unique building material and provides strength and structural support to our skin, hair, nails, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When it comes to ageing, collagen helps the skin to preserve its firmness and elasticity. During the natural ageing process, skin loses its firmness, causing wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
When we're young, our body consistently produces collagen but as we age, production naturally declines and as a result, the structural integrity of the skin leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles, sagging and yes you guessed it, un-plumped skin.
As the cells that are responsible for producing collagen naturally (fibroblasts) begin to decrease due to ageing, the visible signs of ageing become slightly more obvious. Collagen, however, helps form a fibrous network where new cells have the chance to grow.
Who is collagen for?
If you think anti-ageing products are only designed for 50+ skin, then think again. You see, your skin is made up of around 80% collagen, but as we've just mentioned, as we age - even from the age of 25 - collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% a year and by the time we get to 40, we will have lost around a third of our collagen.
While collagen is often associated with anti-ageing effects, a lack of collagen may also impact other physical aspects such as our joints, ligaments and bones. Think of it this way: collagen also acts as the glue that holds everything in place.
How does collagen work?
When taking an oral collagen supplement like ours, collagen metabolism is affected past the epidermis (outer) layer of the skin and gets to work in the dermis (thickest) layer where collagen fibre is.
Our Primal Collagen Beauty Shots & Powder Shots contain VERISOL® . In a study provided by VERISOL®, it was found that by taking a VERISOL® collagen supplement every day for 4 weeks, skin elasticity increased and the collagen in skin increased by 60%.
What is VERISOL®?
After intensive research, we decided to include VERISOL® in our collagen supplements for its natural bioactive collagen peptides.
VERISOL® is the bioactive collagen peptides from GELITA - a leading company for manufacturing and marketing collagen proteins.
VERISOL®, administered orally, influences the skin metabolism directly from the inside and is produced from native collagen is known for its excellent bioavailability.
The benefits of VERISOL®
- Contains Bioactive Collagen Peptides®, which stimulates skin cells to produce more collagen.
- Results are seen from the inside out, as VERISOL® stimulates collagen metabolism of skin right in the dermis layer of skin.
- A study by VerisolBioactive Collagen Peptides® found that collagen in the skin increased by 60% after just 4 weeks of treatment
- These same Bioactive Collagen Peptides® can also help improve the growth and health of fingernails.
- In a recent study by VERISOL®, 75% of women perceived their nails as longer, 71% said their nails grew faster and became longer
What is bovine collagen?
Our Primal Collagen Drink is sourced from Bovine because of its health benefits that go beyond just skincare.
Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein present in the connective tissue, bones, cartilage, and hides of cows. There are several types of collagen, each composed of different amino acids. The collagen from cows happens to be similar to the collagen we have in our own bodies. These three types of collagen—Type I, Type II, and Type III—comprise roughly 90% of all the collagen in the human body, and our Primal bovine collagen supplements contain Type I and Type III.
Type 1 and Type 111 are found together in the body and benefit the body in numerous ways from the health of our skin to the goodness of our gut - because we know just how important our gut health is for our overall health and mood too.
In fact, you could say Type 1 and Type 111 are pretty wonderful types of collagen. You see, they contain three essential amino acids that are crucial building blocks of collagen, tendons and ligaments. They've also been shown to help support our health in a number of different ways too, from fighting inflammation to supporting immune function.
The benefits of Primal Collagen Beauty Shots & Powder Shots
- May help plump and hydrate skin
- Promotes good gut health
- Boosts your collagen levels from a natural source
- May help support muscle strength
- Promotes nail & hair growth
- Contains 100% NRV of Vitamin C to help boost collagen formation and aid the normal function of the immune system
Both of our Primal Collagen Beauty Drinks can be taken in shot form or as a drink. Our shots come as a gorgeous collection of 28 mini glass bottles, whereas our powder shots come in sachets (10 days worth) and can be emptied into a glass of water.
To find out more about flavour, ingredients and dosage, please head to our product pages below...
Primal Collagen Beauty Shots
Primal Collagen Beauty Powder Shots