May 12, 2020 4 min read
There are days, especially now, when you just KNOW you’re going to need glue to hold it all together to get through the day.
And well - this can’t just be us.
Enter Collagen and why our Miracle Collagen is so revered and generally kind of worshipped around here. We’re a little fanatical, we know, but hear us out because Collagen is the glue we speak of, the one holding it all together everyday on our behalf - literally.
Collagen is the main structural protein that forms connective tissues in your body like muscles, ligaments, skin and bones.
“Collagen is actually the glue we speak of, the one holding it all together everyday on our behalf — literally.”
Proteins, like collagen, are both built from and can be broken down into amino acids.
There are twenty essential amino acids that the body needs to be able to move and function, heal, rebuild and repair from the constant duress that our bodies are under.
Of these 20 essential amino acids, your body only produces nine itself, meaning the rest have to come from your diet.
Although there are 28 different types of collagen proteins in your body, 90% are made from five different kinds, referred to as Types I, II, III, V, IV. These types of collagen are found abundantly in the body in our youth and manage things like skin, hair, nails, gut health, muscle and muscle repair.
Collagen is a touch of ancient wisdom that you can now, simply add to your coffee. It’s been widely used in some cultures for over 2,000 years both topically and internally for wound healing, and we’re onboard.
Really, it’s pretty powerful stuff.
Our bodies do naturally produce collagen, and in fact, your skin (the largest organ in the body), is made up of 80% collagen peptides alone. Collagen is actually referred to the scaffolding of the skin; just like the structure of a building, it’s collagen that holds everything together, holds it up and acts as the main support to keep your skin tight, plump and glowing. Without collagen, your skin would droop from day 1.
As we age our body produces less and less collagen and we use more and more of our natural stores to keep our tissue happy and healthy.
Our stores are also depleting at an accelerated rate with higher exposure to air pollution, toxins and the sun. We are literally losing it faster than our bodies can make it.
A brutal, unforgiving truth — we know.
Between infancy and our mid thirties, we lose our collagen production at a rate of 1% per year and in the first five years of menopause, it skyrockets to 30% overall.
“We lose our collagen production at a rate of 1% per year, a brutal, unforgiving truth — we know.”
In some cultures, people have been eating their collagen sources for hundreds of years in a myriad of ways — and over time, putting these ancient practices into play, we’ve advanced to more accessible, tasteless and odourless forms.
Our Miracle Collagen is hydrolyzed, meaning the long amino acid chains are already broken down from their natural sources and huge protein molecules into very small, easily absorbable matter called short-chain amino acids, with their high level of bioavailability, and the lowest molecular weight we could achieve.. This means your body has a better chance of soaking it up and using it in the places your body needs for repair the most, and fast.
“The IMBIBE Miracle Collagen has been developed to specifically target this level of bioavailability, and is the lowest molecular weight collagen on the market.”
According to the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, using a hydrolyzed collagen supplement increases, not only your skins elasticity, but also your overall collagen density in the body, hydration and ability to repair tissue at an accelerated rate.
Can we say - YES PLEASE!
So what’s the hype around different collagen supplements? Plant based, Marine and Bovine?
Here’s the scoop: there is no such thing as a plant-based collagen - it’s not possible. You can only support the preservation of collagen left naturally in the body.
Marine Collagen is sourced from fish and is primarily Type 1 Collagen, targeting your skin and hair.
Bovine Collagen, like IMBIBE’s Miracle Collagen is made up equally of Types I & III, which targets not only hair, skin and nails, but also GUT HEALTH, tissue repair and cellular regeneration.
Which is the bees knees of health care, as you may know from our constant plight on gut health!
Take collagen. Now, forever, and always.
Your body will thank you and your skin will love you.
And we will too.
This blog is based purely on the author's personal experience. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment. The author is neither a medical nor health professional and cannot guarantee that the information in this blog post is accurate, reliable or complete. If you use this information, you do so at your own risk and should consult a qualified medical or health practitioner before relying on any information contained in this blog.