If you fancy a skincare change, It’s usually a new cream or lotion, right?
When we’re young, skin texture tends to appear much the same for all of us, it’s only as we age that there’s a noticeable difference. Change is a leap of faith and it requires trust as well as feeling confident about what you’re buying.
Ellactiva Collagen& is that product but it’s not a cream! It’s a delicious award winning nutritional soft chew packed full of optimised bioactive collagen peptides, vitamins and minerals. And, if you haven’t already heard the media hype about collagen, you may find this interesting….Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and contributes enormously to the vitality associated with a youthful and radiant appearance. It helps give skin it’s firmness and elasticity, hair it’s strength and lustre and significantly improves weak or brittle nails. But, less commonly known is collagen’s significance for maintaining inner health – found in muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels and the digestive system. It simply serves as the ‘glue’ that holds the body together, preventing the decline of its internal and external integrity.
Imagine looking after your skin and your body all at the same time? Now that’s music to my ears. Especially as I’m now going through what hundreds of women go through, the menopause. It’s a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as the oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. Mine started at 48.
From around the age of 25 collagen levels begin to decline and the first signs of ageing start to become apparent on the surface of the skin. Mainly the face, neck and hands. Fine lines appear first and wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of elasticity become noticeable over time. So, starting a collagen boosting skincare regime early is always advisable, like I constantly try to tell my daughter and have done since she was 16!
Although we are able to replace some collagen from food that we eat, many factors such as pollution smoking, alcohol and the ageing process itself, continue to play a significant role in the tell telling signs of ageing skin.
You’ve heard that saying look after yourself from the inside out? Ellactiva collagen& is just that. Simple, easy and no fuss. Taking Ellactiva’s Collagen& soft chews helps boost and replenish this vital substance, whilst each product in the range also contains its own unique blend of multi-nutrients to support inner health too (immunity, Bones & Energy – you choose!). Simply helping restore and support the body’s health from the inside, whist delivering beauty benefits on the outside. The Bioactive Collagen Peptides® they use are a composition of different peptides optimised for specific physiological benefits. The peptides are derived from a highly controlled patented production process of collagen, which is determined by hydrolysation conditions. As a result these Bioactive Collagen Peptides® differ in physiological functionality to other sources of collagen. They are optimised to maximum stimulation of the human cell types involved in collagen biosynthesis.
With claims for visible skin benefits in as little as 4 weeks, here’s five great reasons to give it a whirl!
1. Higher skin elasticity 2. Significant reduction of wrinkles 3. Improved skin surface structure and decrease of cellulite 4. Promoting growth and health of fingernails 5. Replenishes natural procollagen by 65% in 8 weeks
And here’s the science bit - The specific fraction of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® they use in Collagen& has been proven to support their beauty claims in high quality clinical trials. The clinical evidence was obtained in double blind, randomised, placebo controlled clinical studies (RCTs), the gold standard in clinical research and as a result the studies have been published in peer reviewed scientific journals. This is vital because it sets the quality of evidence for Bioactive Collagen Peptides® light years apart from the evidence backing other sources of collagen.
I’m just finishing month one, and I’m loving this product. The lovely flavours of the soft chews, the flexibility, the convenience and of course the look of my skin just after 4 weeks! I will update you again with another blog and results soon.
If you start using this product or are currently using it, we’d love to hear from you and see your results!
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1. Proksch et al. (2014). Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27:47-552. Proksch et al. (2014). Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis, Skin Pharmacology Physiology. 27:113-93. Schunck et al. (2015). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology, Journal of Medicinal Food. 18:1340-13484. Hexsel et al. (2017). Oral supplementation with specific bioactive collagen peptides improves nail growth and reduces symptoms of brittle nails. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 16:520-5265. A study with 105 women aged between 25 and 50 years shows that the daily oral intake of 2500mg of the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& significantly decreases their cellulite score. The effect was measured after 3 and 6 months supplementation, which also showed the beneficial effect on skins extracellular matrix, restoring the normal structure of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.6. Another study with more than 100 women aged between 45 and 65 years shows that in ingesting the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& (2500mg/day) significantly reduces wrinkles after 4 weeks and leads to a significantly higher skin pro-collagen concentration.7. A study with 69 women aged between 35 and 55 years revealed that the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& leads to significantly higher skin elasticity – up to 15% – compared to placebo treatment. This effect could be measured after just 4 weeks of treatment and persisted after 8 weeks of taking.
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