What’s not to love about collagen – one of the key ingredients when it comes to maintaining the youthfulness of your skin, and keeping them plump and hydrated. Would it be simply convenient to have them in the form of bottle to drink it in, and wake up with your skin looking like five years younger? Read on to find out more.
Collagen is no doubt, a beauty magic ingredient purported to be the thing that you should have if you are serious about your anti-aging regime, though collagen is naturally produced by your body the amount gradually decreases as you age hence you need some additional collagen to maintain the youthfulness of your skin – you know the drill – plump and moist-looking skin, soft to touch, like a baby skin should, and of course the good stuff is also needed for your joints, hair and bones.
Though the question is if you drink any collagen-infused drink, would it provide the same effect as intended?
As Japanese beer Precious sold right now exclusively in Hokkaido with 2 grams of collagen per can and it’s marketed specially to women. Similar to what anti-aging supplements and skin care products work (though it’s likely none of the taste beers!) the collagen is thought to be digested and absorbed by your body, and eventually it will shows up to your skin. Simply convenient!
Though it sounds logical, in reality collagen doesn’t work that way. The molecule itself is too big and if the collagen used is not cut to size for proper absorption (should be less than 5,000 Dalton) the collagen will go straight to digestion system and wasted just like that. The keyword is to find ‘hydrolyzed collagen’ in the products with molecule size 5,000 Dalton at maximum.
Plus, to ensure absorption, you need a proper ‘carrier’ to enhance the rate of collagen absorption – that is, vitamin C at least (obviously, as vitamin C itself is the key vitamin needed for ample collagen production), along with zinc and copper.
To put it simply, these tips mentioned will help you a lot if your chosen collagen drinks is worth the money or if it’s just a sham. Though the experts are still inconclusive of regarding collagen drinks as the method to add to your skin care routine, there’s definitely no harm done to drink it, even in regular basis – just check the ingredients’ list before purchasing!