How to Super Boost Your Collagen Routine
Collagen powders claiming to be master anti-agers took over the beauty and wellness market this past decade. Health enthusiasts battled it out on social platforms over chicken collagen vs. fish vs. beef vs. vegan. But while everyone seemed to be fighting over which type of collagen worked best, they forgot an important detail: the type of collagen you use is mute if it’s not bioavailable.
Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a substance that enters the body and can have an active effect. If your body isn’t properly absorbing and assimilating collagen, you won’t get the effects you paid for.
Increasing bioavailability of collagen is absolutely critical to reap the anti-aging benefits—but how exactly can we do that?
Well, we can tell you from experience.
For more than a decade, we’ve tried tons of collagen products, and while some worked better than others, we knew it could work even better. So we set out to make our own collagen. But instead of creating just collagen, we supercharged it for max bioavailability.
The result is our Beauty Collagen Complex formula.
It’s not just collagen—it’s collagen supplemented with potent antioxidants and herbal adaptogens to boost natural collagen production, promote skin cell turnover, and slow aging.
Today, I’m going to introduce you to our non-GMO bio-active collagen peptides and the four superstar ingredients that boost its function for real results. Before we get into the superstar ingredients, let’s talk about why our collagen peptides are different.
Bioactive Collagen Peptides for Real Results
As we age, collagen production in our body slows, increasing signs of aging and affecting mobility.
Our bioactive collagen increases the absorption and availability of powerhouse beauty ingredients for younger-looking skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical study, 5g of our collagen showed a 13 percent reduction of wrinkles around the eyes and a 10 percent reduction of wrinkles around the mouth over 90 days. In the same study, our bioactive collagen showed a 13 percent increase in hair strength and health. And after 12 weeks of intake, our collagen decreased the fragmentation of the collagen network by 31 percent and increased skin hydration by 28 percent after eight weeks.
Our clinically proven collagen complex promises four things: max absorption, digestibility, bioactivity, and 3-10X bioavailability—for better beauty results.
Superstar Ingredients that Boost Collagen Bioavailability for Beauty
I know, I know. After reading about our already bioactive collagen peptides, you’re probably wondering how it can get any better. Well, it can, and it does. These four ingredients are not only beauty powerhouses on their own, but they also enhance every vitamin, nutrient, and mineral found inside our formula.
Black Pepper Fruit Extract
Black pepper is one of the most common cooking ingredients used to spice up a meal, but it doesn’t receive as nearly as much credit as it should in the wellness world.
Black pepper’s active ingredient, piperine, offers tons of health benefits, including improved memory, immune system, mood, metabolism, and mental skill. But what exactly does it do to supercharge collagen and beauty?
One of the many benefits of piperine is increased nutrient absorption. Sometimes referred to as “bioenhancement,” piperine can absorb and assimilate a higher amount of other nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, and more.
Another way that piperine increases nutrient absorption is by improving thermogenesis by increasing internal body temperature. It can also boost metabolism and break down fat cells through this process!
When we were formulating our Beauty Collagen Complex, we knew that we needed to add piperine. So when we discovered Bioperine, a more bioavailable and higher-concentrated form of piperine, we were ecstatic.
Our formula includes the top beautifying ingredients, including collagen and powerful vitamins and nutrients. The only difference is that we made sure to add ingredients like Bioperine that would enhance the absorption and assimilation of every other ingredient for real results.
Beyond its ability to increase absorption and assimilation, black pepper fruit extract is an abundant source of antioxidants, vitamin K, iron, and fiber for better skin, brighter eyes, stronger hair, and healthy digestion.
We’ve talked about collagen, and we’ve talked about black pepper, but now we must talk about acerola cherry.
This beauty powerhouse increases the bioavailability of both our bioactive collagen and black pepper fruit extract. That’s a win-win-win.
The beautiful superfruit is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C—around 50-100 times more than an orange or lemon! We know that vitamin C builds collagen, helping to supercharge the effect of a proper collagen supplement.
Acerola also contains a plethora of phytonutrients like carotenoids, anthocyanins, and flavonoids. Its high phytonutrient reserve means an extremely high antioxidant capacity and biofunctional properties like anti-aging (5).
Acerola also helps with iron absorption, which is key for energy, wound healing, healthy hair, strong nails, and a radiant glow.
We know that aloe vera does wonders for hydration and detoxification. And that when applied topically, it can hydrate your skin like you didn’t even know was possible. But did you know that aloe vera is a master polysaccharide that plays a huge role in bringing together amino acids to help produce collagen when taken internally?
Studies show that polysaccharides may promote stronger collagen strands for tighter, plumper skin. Research also shows that aloe improves the absorption of both vitamins C and E.
This particular study looked at the effect of aloe vera on the human bioavailability of vitamins C and E. Vitamin C promotes a clear complexion and collagen synthesis, while vitamin E promotes circulation, reduces fine lines, regenerates skin cells, and accelerates scar healing.
The results indicated that aloe allowed for a slower absorption of the vitamins and lasted longer in the plasma.
Complementing these vitamins with aloe is an efficient way to harness their beautifying effects.
So yes, we included aloe to help supercharge collagen and hydrate your skin from the inside-out—but we also included it to help you reap the benefits of vitamin powerhouses.
Organic Bamboo Extract
Bamboo extract is the richest source of silica, which has a potent effect on hair, nails, and skin. Silica is a naturally occurring mineral found in water, plants, and rocks and has tons of health and beauty benefits.
This essential mineral boosts skin elasticity, nourishes hair, promotes stronger nails, and more. For thousands of years, Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine have been prescribing Bamboo extract to treat psoriasis and promote skin and wound healing.
The Universidade de Sao Paula in Brazil says that bamboo extract is necessary for collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, which work to improve skin stretch and elasticity. Research also found that hair strands with higher silicon content had a lower rate of falling out and a greater brightness (6).
It makes sense why collagen and bamboo extract make such a great team. But that’s not all silica is good for. Silica’s presence also naturally boosts iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium—vital minerals for beauty and overall health.
Supplementing with bamboo extract will enhance beauty from the inside-out.
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