Elevate Your Beauty From the Inside
Elevate Your Beauty From the Inside
You’re likely familiar with how advanced skin and hair care products can benefit your appearance, but how much attention do you pay to getting the right nourishment from the inside.
We’re all over the newest beauty releases and skin treatments, but when it comes to achieving radiant, healthy skin and lush, resilient hair, what we consume plays a big part, especially as we age.
It’s why taking a collagen supplement has become so appealing and alongside your daily skincare and SPF, is now widely considered a key part of a modern beauty routine. Consuming an advanced collagen powder is a simple approach that helps support the natural processes in our body including collagen production. Our body naturally produces collagen, but the natural stores decline with age. A discouraging thought as that drop can contribute to dry skin that can emphasise fine lines and wrinkles, dull lacklustre hair and weakened, peeling nails.
So, we know it’s worth taking, but how do we know which one is best? It’s definitely worth doing some research as not all collagen is of equal benefit to our skin, hair and nails.
Beauty Editor Megan Bedford spoke to Good Health’s naturopath Sharlene Ronayne about what is important to look for in a collagen supplement, and how Imaglow™ Skin and Imaglow™ Hair & Nails are more effective than other options.
What is collagen and how do we utilise it?
Collagen is one of the most abundant structural proteins found in the dermal matrix, providing an important building block for skin, hair and nails.
Naturally present in our bodies, collagen diminishes with age. What visible changes in our appearance are impacted by a loss of collagen?
One of collagen’s roles is to support skin elasticity, strength and recovery, and strong, healthy hair and nails. As we age and our natural collagen stores diminish, we might notice dry skin, dull, brittle hair and weakened or peeling nails. When skin lacks moisture and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles may appear more prominent.
How does taking a collagen supplement benefit our natural collagen stores?
Our body’s natural collagen production begins to with age. A collagen supplement will help support collagen production and formation at an optimal level.
Which type or source of collagen is most beneficial for our skin, hair and nails?
Collagen supplements are derived from a variety of sources, including marine and bovine, with each source containing two different types. There are up to 28 types of collagen in the body, and
marine collagen contains two of the most common in an optimal extract ratio for more resilient skin and strong hair and nails.
Absorption is key. Why choose Imaglow Skin and Imaglow Hair & Nails?
Both use sustainably sourced hydrolysed French marine collagen. Hydrolysed marine collagen peptides are smaller than bovine and other sources of collagen, so they are easier for our bodies to absorb. Imaglow Skin and Imaglow Hair & Nails also contain vitamin C – a necessary component to support the absorption and production of natural collagen in the body.
What benefits do the additional nutrients in Imaglow Skin and Imaglow Hair & Nails provide?
Imaglow Skin is formulated with New Zealand blackcurrant, an antioxidant, vitamin C to support collagen production and absorption, and zinc to support skin protection and repair. Imaglow Hair & Nails has biotin and boron to support hair thickness and vitality, bamboo silica to strengthen nails, and vitamin C, an antioxidant and to support the production and absorption of collagen.
Oxidative stress can be linked to visible signs of ageing. How do Imaglow Skin and Imaglow Hair & Nails help?
We face oxidative stress daily, from UV rays, pollutants, and air conditioning, to the chemicals in our skin care and haircare. Hydrolysed marine collagen is a rich natural source of active components such as hydroxyproline, which helps support collagen-containing tissues in the body through regeneration.
How soon after taking supplementary collagen might I see visible results?
It varies with each individual, but research shows that taking a high level of collagen consistently over a four-week period can yield substantial visible improvements. It’s important to maintain
consistent use for longer term results.
Always read the label and use as directed. Supplementary to a balanced diet.
For more information, visit www.goodhealth.co.nz/products/imaglow