The craze for collagen drinks (or ‘shots‘ to give it its sexier moniker), started over 20 years ago in Japan. It’s only relatively recently that we in the UK have jumped on this particular ‘liquid beauty’ bandwagon.
“Anti-ageing wonder foods, beauty “cosmeceuticals” that you put in your mouth rather than on your skin, are set to become the boom of the decade. Research appears to show that some of the breakdown products of hydrolysed collagen taken by mouth migrate to areas in need of repair to boost skin and joint regeneration”.
Sunday Times Style Magazine Feb 2013
DERMAGLOW – COLLAGEN SKIN HEALTH DRINK
DermaGlo is a low-calorie drink that maintains normal hair growth and skin renewal while regulating hormones..and even tastes nice! All with the added benefit of reducing tiredness and fatigue. DermaGlo contains Marine Collagen, HLA, Vitamins and Minerals and natural colours and flavours. Collagen and HLA are vital components of skin structure that decline rapidly with age. They are responsible for the skin’s moisture, elasticity and youthful radiance.
Supplementation of the skin’s collagen automatically stimulates its production within the skin. The pure marine collagen in DermaGlo is easily absorbed and begins to work immediately. Users report seeing visible results within one month while clinical studies prove increases in skin elasticity, hydration and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles over 60 to 90 days of supplementation.
HLA (Hyaluronic acid) is a powerful supplement which gives fluid and elasticity to the skin. Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid secures moisture and creates fullness. HLA has been used for decades in medicine for the role of skin rejuvenation. HLA is also an effective reliever of joint pain.
Marine Collagen widely used in Japanese cosmecuticals to substitute naturally lost collagen and stimulate production of collagen on a continuous basis. Ingesting Marine Collagen through daily doses of DermaGlo Skin Health Drink gives a powerful surge of collagen to the skin’s dermis. This targets the areas which are affected by ageing and gives a pump of vibrancy to the appearance of the skin.
Vitamins A, B, D, E and K. Reduce tiredness, fatigue and strengthen hair and nails.
Minerals; Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium to support the immune system and protect and boost the appearance of the skin.
The jury’s still out on the anti-ageing health benefits of these liquid food supplements. Some reports claim it’s impossible for the body to absorb collagen, as stomach enzymes break this protein down to such an extent that it changes its molecular structure and therefore cannot enter the bloodstream as ‘collagen.’ Others say that research (mostly from Japan), has shown that Hydrolyzed collagen breaks down into small enough components that are able to be absorbed in sufficient quantities to be of benefit.
Then there are all the positive reviews from people who swear that these drinks improve and plump up dry, ageing skin. They can’t ALL be working for the collagen drink manufacturers’ payroll, surely?
DermaGlo contains Marine Collagen which is derived from fish skin, ie scales. Marine gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from fish skin. This is of particular interest to me because I know from personal experience that gelatin (the bovine variety at least), promotes skin, hair and nail growth. [More reading here on other health benefits of gelatin.]
The reason I’m a fan of collagen supplement drinks is that I always see an improvement and this time was no different.
Nails – longer and stronger, skin, less red, but most surprisingly, because it’s never happened to me before, the first fine shoots of little baby hairs at my temples. That is unusual.
This was a very sweet drink, if you’ve had trouble before with the taste of these drinks, then DermaGlo will go down smoothly.
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