Ever since I hit the big 3-0, and inspite of putting on sunscreen everyday. I became more obsessed with keeping my face and body as young as possible. Age is just a number right? With that in mind, they say our Collagen production depletes as we grow older. That’s why taking supplements does help in slowing down the aging process.
Over the years I’ve tried A LOT of products. From tablets, capsules, to drinks! Which one works, which ones doesn’t?
Find out by reading my individual review listed below in chronological order.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body.
It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles (Source).
Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones (Source).
In recent years, collagen supplements have become popular. Most are hydrolyzed, which means the collagen has been broken down, making it easier for you to absorb.
There are also several foods you can eat to increase your collagen intake, including pork skin and bone broth.
Consuming collagen may have a variety of health benefits, from relieving joint pain to improving skin health (Source).
BENEFITS OF TAKING COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS
- Improve skin texture and firmness. An average of 13% reduction in wrinkles according to scientific studies
- Decreased appetite
- Lighter/brighter skin appearance and reduction of age spots
- Increased bone strength
- Improved skin moisture and hydration
- Improved tendon, and joint flexibility
TYPES OF COLLAGEN
- Bovine (cow)
- Fish/Marine (best kind)
- Bad lingering taste in the mouth. this usually subsides after 30-60 minutes
- Allergic reaction to sources
- Decreased appetite. Depends on who’s taking it, this can be a side-effect or potential benefit
Reviews (ordered by date reviewed)
- Pure Beauty Collagen
- Shiseido the Collagen
- IVI Collagen Drink
- Cosmo Skin Elite Collagen
- YouTheory Collagen Supplement
- DAISO Collagen Tablet
- Shiseido the Collagen Tablet
- DHC Collagen
- Orihiro Placenta Jelly
- Fracora Placenta Liquid
- Otsuka Collagen C Jelly
- Neocell Collagen
- Meiji Amino Collagen
- Tatiomax Hydrolized Collagen
- Beauoxiwhite Collagen Drink
- Belo Collagen Powder Drink
- DHC Nameraka
- IVI Premium Collagen
Any anti-aging supplement you want me to try next? Let me know and leave a comment below!