Collagen is one of the key ingredients for helping to keep skin youthful and firm. It’s one of the most abundant proteins found in the human body, and as the body ages the level of collagen in our skin decreases. Our collagen levels must be topped up in order to keep us looking young! Continue reading to find out more…
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons. This wonder ingredient has been scientifically proven to improve the skins elasticity and decrease joint inflammation. Two of the main causes of wrinkles and skin ageing are: the reduction of muscle mass and the reduction of collagen and elastin in the skins dermis.
Here are a few known facts about Collagen:
- Collagen is an insoluble, hard and fibrous protein that makes up on-third of the protein found in the human body
- Some types of collagen fibrils are stronger than steel!
- The collagens found in the human body are flexible and strong
- Collagen gives skin its strength and elasticity
- Collagen naturally replaces and restores dead skin cells
- The natural production of collagen deteriorates with age. The structural integrity of the skin declines, joint cartilage weakens and wrinkles form
- Collagen is used medicinally by health professionals
(Source – Medical News Today).
How Can I Increase my Collagen Levels?
There are many collagen supplements on the market, however not all of them are effective. Products such as collagen lotions that claim to increase collagen levels are unlikely to work, as the collagen molecules are too large for the skin to absorb.
BCAA Energy from Xtreme Energy Group is a new health-combined energy drink that contains 7g of Collagen per 500ml can. These drinks can be quick energy fix any time of the day, or as a pre / post workout drink. They are packed with protein, essential amino acids and added vitamins with no sugar and no harmful additives such as aspartame, so you can feel confident you are drinking a clean energy drink without the compromise! As a bonus you will notice a significant cosmetic improvement to your skin, hair and nails ensuring you feel great on the inside and look fabulous on the outside.