While picnics in the sun are great, too much sun exposure and over-consumption of sugar and refined carbs (that means your favourite pastries-sorry) can have damaging effects on your body’s collagen production.1,2
What Is Collagen?
So, what is collagen? Not only is it one of the most important proteins in your body, it’s also a key building block of your skin, muscles, bones and more. In a way, it holds everything together - the word collagen actually takes its name from the Greek word ‘kólla’ which means glue.
Collagen and Your Diet
Collagen is naturally formed in the body and as we age, we start to produce less and less of it.3This is what can make us look ‘aged’ through wrinkles and sagging skin. To make collagen, your body needs a range of foods from different food groups. This includes foods rich in protein, such as pulses and chicken, fish and dairy products, sources of vitamin including citrus fruits and minerals like zinc and copper, such as nuts and shellfish.4 It’s likely that you get most, if not all, of these nutrients from your daily diet.
Why Take Supplements?
We mentioned earlier that different food sources are your best friend when it comes to increasing collagen levels in your body, however, you may struggle to get your intake through your daily diet.
However, supplements are also a good option to help maintain the normal function of your skin, hair, nails and more.
It’s important to remember that when it comes to your skin, most of the evidence for skin health is due to the vitamin C rather than the collagen.
Nails & Hair
VÖOST’s new collagen formation tablets also contain Selenium and Biotin which both contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails. So, if you’re tired of your nails always breaking and your hair looking less than lustrous, taking collagen supplements could help.
Your skin is the biggest indicator of your age. Vitamin C is important when it comes to the normal health of your body in particular, our skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage. Its role in the formation of crucial collagen helps these parts of the body to function properly.
NEW VÖOST Collagen Formation contains 500mg of hydrolysed marine collagen, 100mg of vitamin C and 8µg of biotin to support skin health, connective tissue health and the reduction of free radicals. Get yours today at Superdrug.
Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Contains fish products.