Whenever someone mentions collagen, we’re all instantly reminded of healthy and radiant skin. But, what exactly is collagen, and how it can help us improve your skin condition.
What is collagen?
Skin is built up by a complex combination of blood vessels, glands, and lipids. However, the skin’s structure and strength are determined by three primary proteins: collagen, elastin, and keratin. Collagen is the primary componant of connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. That is the reason why collagen has many important functions.
The most well-known benefit of collagen is supporting our skin with structure, as well as strengthening our skin, elasticity, and hydration. Additionally, collagen supports a healthy bone system, as bones are largely composed of collagen. More benefits of collagen can be derived, such as increasing muscle mass, relieving joint pain, and promoting heart health.
Our bodies are filled with collagen when we are young. However, after the age of twenty, our collagen production starts to decline. As a result, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile over time.
Where are the sources of collagen?
Through diet, we can increase our collagen levels. Collagen can be sourced from gelatin (bone broth), connective tissues of animals (chicken skin and fish) and the most popular source is Vitamin C, which is found in citrus fruits, broccoli, and bell peppers. It is, however, our digestive system that breaks down the collagen in food, so its effectiveness may be diminished. Maintaining a diet rich in collagen can also be difficult.
Therefore, collagen supplements have been used to increase our intake of this essential protein for beautiful and healthy skin, as well as for general well-being. Vitatree proudly introduces our collagen collections that you may need.
Vitatree Collagen Glow and Silico is an advanced blend of nutrients specifically designed for collagen production, and maintenance of glossy healthy hair, radiant skin, and strong nails.
Meanwhile, our Vitatree Marine Collagen Plus is packed with marine collagen, sheep placenta & Royal Jelly, which play vital roles in boosting the skin’s firmness and resilience, reducing fine lines, and strengthening your hair and nails.