Why Collagen is Important
Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues. It’s essentially a natural glue which provides strength, elasticity, and hydration. Collagen is the foundational ingredient for our skin, hair, muscles – it’s what provides the desirable plump and youthful look.
Collagen is important for our skin, hair, bone and joint health. And as we age, our ability to produce collagen declines. We can feed our bodies with the right nutrition to stimulate collagen production or think about supplements to replace the natural process.
What is Collagen Made From?
Collagen occurs naturally in the food we eat and is commonly found in animal-based foods such as red meat, poultry and from bone.
Protein-rich foods including fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, and legumes contain the amino acids that your body uses to make collagen. Zinc and vitamin C, which can be found in shellfish, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, are also both necessary for collagen production. A well-balanced diet may help to provide the components needed to make collagen.
Collagen supplements are extracted from the connective tissues, skin or membranes of bovine or marine sources (cows or fish), mixed with additives to preserve the collagen structure.
The Benefits of Collagen for Skin
From as early as our mid-twenties, natural production of collagen starts to diminish. Supplements have been associated with menopausal women, but now hitting the nutrition industry and being considered by those in their twenties, thirties as well as by men.
Benefits of a collagen supplement include:
- Improved skin and hair
- Reinforced teeth and nails
- Stronger bones
- Boosted metabolic rate
- Limits sagging skin
Power Health Collagen Product
Collagen supplements are available on the high street and can be consumed as a powder, a pill, or a liquid. Just like protein powder, collagen powder can be mixed into a breakfast smoothie or shake, into baked goods or even a cup of tea or coffee. The liquid tends to be more gel like - literally like glue - so that can be taken alone, or to mask the favour can be better enjoyed when mixed with water or flavoured drinks.
We offer a bovine collagen with a marine tablet shell in 40 capsule pots to be taken as two a day. Collagen is a type of protein which is fibrous in nature. It connects and supports bodily tissue such as skin, bone, tendons, muscles, and cartilage. This essential protein also provides amino acids to help supplement protein levels. Each of Power Health's capsules contains on average 400mg of Hydrolysed Collagen.
✔ Natural ingredients
✔ Easy to swallow capsules
✔ Available in pots of 60s
About Power Health
We’re Yorkshire’s leading independent health shop. We pride ourselves on developing vitamins and supplements for sports nutrition and general wellness. We’re a leading independent health shop that has been in the business in East Yorkshire since 1972. Whether you’re here to boost your immune system or simply to take steps towards a healthier and happier life, our expertise will help you find exactly which products you need. As a family-run business we understand that a healthy family equals a happy one.