Breaking down the most used word in the beauty industry...
Collagen originates from the ancient Greek word ‘Kolla’, meaning glue.
The most abundant protein in the body, it’s essentially what holds us together and is found throughout the body, particularly in the bones, connective tissues and skin.
It strengthens the skin’s structure, giving it elasticity and firmness, crucial for a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age our natural collagen production decreases, which is when wrinkles and fine lines can creep in!
Encouraging your collagen production from the inside is a sure fire way to delay these signs of ageing and this can easily be done through diet and supplementation. You’ve probably seen collagen supplements on the market, many of which are derived from marine or bovine sources, designed to replace the collagen the human body is lacking, which are no good for vegetarians or vegans.
Rather than just replacing the missing collagen, a boost of vitamin c and amino acids can help promote the body’s own natural production of collagen.
Vitamin C has a potent antioxidant effect and does more than help reduce the duration of those nasty winter colds! It plays a crucial role in manufacturing collagen and supports the development of teeth, bones and cartilage.
Collagen-C contains 1000mg of Vitamin C, along with amino acids proline and glycine and is suitable for vegans.