Can You Drink Your Collagen?

These days you can find collagen in many different forms with liquid collagen being one of the most convenient and quick ways to help boost your skin health.

Dr. Martin Godfrey – Independent Medical Consultant Minerva Research Labs explains the facts about drinking liquid collagen and how it can boost your skin’s health.

How is Gold Collagen digested?

“Firstly, Gold Collagen is in a liquid format which means it is easier to digest and easier to swallow. As a liquid it is more readily absorbed as soon as it enters the stomach. Daily dosage (50ml) of Gold Collagen contains a high content of hydrolysed collagen (up to 5,000 mg) which can be up to 20 times more than a typical collagen tablet. The star ingredient in the formula is hydrolyzed collagen which is made up of small peptides (highly digestible pieces of collagen) these peptides are then easily absorbed and distributed throughout the body via the blood stream at a high rate.”

How it supports natural collagen formation

“The collagen naturally present in our skin, joints, tendons, and ligaments has a high molecular weight. If applied on skin topically, it cannot be absorbed and if ingested, as is not easily digested or absorbed. The collagen used in this product is hydrolyzed collagen which helps the body to form new collagen structures. It provides the amino acid building blocks and also stimulates the production of new collagen, elastin and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid molecules.”

Expected results

“Typically, if taking the supplement daily one should see increased skin hydration after just 3 weeks and reduction in the appearance of fine lines after 6 weeks. Clinical trials conducted at Minerva Labs have shown that after 3 weeks volunteers saw a 12 percent increase in skin hydration and up to a 20 percent increase in skin elasticity after 9 weeks.”

The decrease in body’s ability to produce collagen

“Approximately 80 percent of young and healthy skin is made up of collagen, however, with time and natural ageing the body’s ability to replenish collagen decreases by about 1.5 percent per year in the dermis (middle layer of skin) each year after 20. With time collagen levels start to decline – there is a drop in production and an increase in degradation. The collagen structure becomes more fragile and brittle leading to a weakening of the skin’s structural support. The skin loses volume and firmness and starts to thin, sag and wrinkle. The reduction in collagen production also results in the loss of hyaluronic acid further impacting on the hydration and suppleness of the skin.”