With exponential sales growth in the world’s wellness and beauty products, and predictable future market growth, the market is flooded with skincare and supplements marketed with ‘increase your collagen; stay young’ advertising claims.
But are all ‘collagen products’ the same and do they deliver the same results as their advertisements claim?
The onus is really on consumers to do their necessary homework. The least one can do is to look at the product ingredients. The following are the DON’TS.
Don’t choose collagen from fish! Consuming their collagen will not become ours 😂 And in any case, collagen is large in structure. After going through our stomach, they will become amino acids. It is no longer a collagen for the effects that we want 😨.
Some have mentioned their collagen has been nano-sized or hydrolyzed into smaller structure, e.g peptides or amino acids for our body easy absorption. But the result is, they are no longer a collagen after the process.
The only way for our body to have more collagen is to consume plant foods that are very high in antioxidants. With these antioxidants, our body makes its own collagen for the body’s different usage 😉👍