The experts on the power of collagen to revitalize, restore, and protect our total body
As a 30-something-year-old woman and nutritionist (who’s not getting any younger), collagen has been one unique product that I had my eye on. Why collagen? Unfortunately, as we age, collagen density and dermal thickness decrease, and this lack of collagen cues the all-too-familiar signs of skin aging. No wonder we’re obsessed with trying to get more of it.
What some critics say are concerns: Admittedly, collagen has been a hot topic and for good reason. We all want to look younger, so a product that touts any sort of beauty benefits will no doubt come under a lot of scrutiny. In recent years there has been a growing body of evidence and even larger review studies that collectively point to the same conclusion – collagen supplements promote healthier-looking skin, and decrease visible signs of aging, without any adverse side effects.
Another concern that has been shared is that there may be a risk of contaminants and heavy metals in collagen. Although there is merit to this, the truth is that not all collagen supplements are created equally. When choosing a collagen supplement that is bovine-sourced (cattle), it’s best to look for a product that is pasture-raised, grass-fed, and steroidal-hormone- and antibiotic-free. When choosing a marine-based collagen supplement, always look for one that is extracted from wild-caught and sustainably sourced fish, like whitefish.
Why Total Body Collagen? Revitalize, restore, and protect your skin from within. Support your muscles, joints, and ligaments.
— NATASHA PAROUTIS, Nutritionist and Collagen Expert
Regularly add collagen to your diet. Why?
When it comes to feeling good and looking good, I am going to share my secret weapon...it is called Total Body Collagen. I take it with a vitamin C supplement in the morning for my hair, skin, nails, and bones, and it couldn’t be easier. With Total Body Collagen, my hair is thicker and healthier, and I lose less hair in the shower and in my brush. Fine lines and wrinkles on my face are getting better as I age, and my skin looks and feels more hydrated. My nails are stronger with fewer ridges and grow much faster. As an added bonus, Total Body Collagen supports my bone matrix for healthy teeth and bone density.
Is collagen good for men? Absolutely.
Does it help reduce the signs of aging? Yes, collagen hydrates our skin, reducing wrinkles and giving us that plump, youthful glow, healthy hair, and skin.
— JULIE REIL, MD and Beauty Expert