What is Collagen?
Unless you’ve been living on the moon, or a shed in the middle of nowhere, it can’t have escaped your attention that there’s a lot being said about Collagen at the moment.
Something of a buzzword, especially in beauty circles, it’s the kind of thing everyone assumes everyone knows about, but I suspect would provoke a fair amount of mumbling and stuttering if you were actually put on the spot with the direct question: What is Collagen?
Well to those who don’t know, Collagen is a protein found in your skin, bones, tendons and muscles. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and effectively provides the framework that holds your body together. Quite important then!
How does the body make Collagen?
As with all proteins, Collagen is made up of amino acids. When we ingest dietary protein in the form of meat, fish, plant proteins or supplements, they are then broken down into their constituent Amino Acids and these can then be rebuilt into Collagen. This type of Collagen is Endogenous Collagen, which occurs naturally, being produced by the body.
Alongside protein, our bodies also require vitamin C for the synthesis of Collagen and I’m not talking about the many vitamin C serums and moisturisers out there, I’m talking about the stuff you eat.
Because vitamin C is water soluble and not stored in the body, it’s vital to eat foods rich in vitamin C often, to maintain a healthy level of it.
If you want to maximise the natural production of Collagen in your body, it’s important to ensure you’re eating plenty of foods rich in vitamin C and eating them often.
If you’re not eating enough vitamin C your body won’t be able to make Collagen, simple as that.
We all know that Vitamin C can be found in Citrus fruits, but did you know it is also present in lots of other fresh fruit and vegetables for example broccoli, peppers and brussel sprouts?
What does Collagen do?
In a snapshot, Collagen builds muscle and repairs tissue, improves the health of your digestive system, maintains joints and - perhaps less well known - also promotes deeper sleep.
However, Collagen is best-known for its ability to improve skin quality by providing strength and elasticity. We can safely say that Collagen is an extremely important part of us!
What is Hydrolysed Collagen?
The Collagen found in supplements is called Exogenous Collagen. This works in exactly the same way as your own naturally-produced Endogenous Collagen. The Exogenous Collagen in Good Night Sleeping Beauty is Peptantm Hydrolyzed Collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a by-product of the meat/fish industry. It is the process whereby the strands of protein in animal collagen are broken down into much shorter Peptides, which makes them much easier for the body to absorb into the bloodstream. The Amino Acids in these Peptides can get to work, almost immediately, strengthening target areas and even stimulating the body’s own collagen production. Rich in Glycine, Proline, Alanine and Hydroxyproline, it’s been scientifically shown to be highly-digestible and to have excellent bioavailability. This means that a significant quantity of this protein is absorbed into the circulation and has an active effect.
Hydrolysed Collagen has been developed to supplement the body’s own Collagen supply. It can be created from different animal sources, such as bovine, porcine or chicken products. The Hydrolysed Collagen in Good Night Sleeping Beauty Collagen Plus Beauty Shot is Marine Collagen, which has major benefits over other sources of Collagen, the principal benefit being the size of the effective particles. In Good Night Sleeping Beauty Collagen these Marine Collagen particles are much smaller than other types of Hydrolysed Collagen, so more of the Collagen particles can enter your bloodstream and deliver benefits more quickly.
This is not only a win-win for your body, but also for the environment, due to the nature of the specific marine extracts used in the manufacture of hydrolysed Marine Collagen: skin, fin and bones, all of which would ordinarily be considered waste products in the fish processing business.
Did you know there are many different types of Collagen?
There are well over 17 Collagen types, all responsible for the growth and repair of your cells, each concentrating on specific areas within your body.
Due to its important role in the maintenance of healthy skin, Good Night Sleeping Beauty Collagen Plus Beauty Shot uses Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen, which is made up of extremely strong fibres that create that vital structural support for your skin, hair and nails.
Because of its superior bioavailability, the type 1 Marine Collagen in Good Night Sleeping Beauty Collagen Plus Beauty Shot is recognised as the most beneficial for skin rejuvenation.
You can expect a smoother, clearer skin that glows with vitality. Your fine lines and wrinkles are diminished.
Let’s not forget that confidence boost you’ll enjoy, when you can see the results!
What damages your skin?
Just a word of caution regarding certain lifestyle choices and your skin; smoking, sun over-exposure and high sugar consumption all cause significant damage to the skin and negatively impact the ability of both natural and synthetic Collagen to do its job.
So, if any of these are among your guilty pleasures, perhaps it’s time to have a re-think.
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