You’ve heard all about our new product ICARIA Glow: Advanced Collagen, but do you know why collagen is so important? Read on to learn all about this powerful protein and what it can do for you.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the body’s most important structural protein, making up to 90% of every tissue from your hair and skin, to your muscles and bones.
But, starting in your twenties, your body begins producing less of this essential ingredient – losing about 1% each year.
Collagen is the glue that holds your body together. With the depletion of collagen, skin sags, hair thins, and nails become brittle.
You begin to age.
Why do I need collagen?
Once your body becomes unable to produce an optimal amount of collagen on its own, you need a collagen supplement to keep your body healthy.
When you take a collagen supplement, you’ll find yourself looking younger and more refreshed.
The benefits of collagen are numerous:
- Improved skin elasticity and hydration
- Reduced wrinkles
- Longer, thicker, softer hair
- Longer, stronger nails
- Better mood
- Better sleep
- Improved muscle
Not only does collagen help you look better, but it helps you feel better too, leading to a more confident you.
How does collagen work?
Most collagen products use Type II or Type III collagen, but different types of collagen produce different effects.
Your body needs hydrolyzed Type I collagen more than any other types, as it is the most abundant collagen your body produces.
- Type I collagen produces the most noticeable and desirable effects, improving your hair, skin, and nails
- Type II protects your joints
- Similar to Type I, Type III improves your skin’s elasticity and hydration, but unlike Type I, it doesn’t affect hair and nails
Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that has gone through the hydrolysis process, where collagen proteins are broken up into small units to better be absorbed by your body.
Collagen is a large protein; your body can’t absorb it all at once. When it’s broken into smaller units, your body has an easier time.
As your body absorbs collagen, over time, you’ll begin to notice positive changes in your appearance and overall well-being.
Where can I find collagen?
Collagen is found in the connective tissue of animals. Foods like chicken and pork skin, beef, fish, and bone broth are all collagen sources.
Food collagen is not as effective as hydrolyzed collagen supplements.
With food collagen, your body has to work to break down the collagen into a digestible form. With hydrolyzed collagen supplements, the collagen is already broken down and ready for your body to absorb.
Therefore, we recommend Tranont Health’s ICARIA Glow: Advanced Collagen supplement. Containing Type I hydrolyzed collagen, Glow delivers collagen more efficiently than any other product on the market.
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