What to expect from Pure Hydrolysed Collagen

Everyone’s different, of course, and results will vary according to your age, diet and state of health, but generally you will see the first results in a few days. Bear in mind your body takes 3-4 months to replenish body tissue and increase the body’s collagen levels. When taken consistently, most people find their hair, skin, nails and joints all improve and remain that way.

A good way to measure what to expect when you take our Pure Hydrolysed Collagen is to (a) take a picture of your face and hair before you start. (b) write down all the things you want to change (thin nails, sore joints, hair loss, wrinkles, cellulite, floaters in the eyes etc). Then go back in 3 months’ time and see how many of these symptoms have disappeared. You do need to give your body time to replenish collagen levels and see results even though some see immediate results.

Collagen should be taken daily – it is food – and if used daily will produce sustained results. Even if not for cosmetic reasons, for the sake of your bones, cartilage, organs, and gut lining. It is a marvellous supplement for everyone. When it comes to health and beauty, consistency is key. There’s no magic bullet, although we do admit collagen does come close. These results will last as long as you take it as it reverses the body’s decline and keeps you younger (on the inside and outside) much longer. You won’t live forever, but you’ll have a better quality of life and look a lot better too.

Bovine collagen (which is type 1 – the kind found in our Pure Hydrolysed Collagen) is the most abundant in the body – therefore the most important one to take. Type 2 is also a good idea, but as it’s in short supply right now – bear in mind that type 1 STIMULATES the production of type 2 in the body.

Collagen is a protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues. Type 1 collagen provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure in hair, skin, nail, and bones. The collagen molecule is too large to be absorbed topically on the skin. This is why collagen creams DO NOT work as a delivery mechanism for collagen. Our Grace skincare uses collagen’s hygroscopic nature to store moisture while your skin naturally absorbs it.

Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures and maximising collagen levels in your body will keep your skin supple more than any other protein supplement.
Collagen begins to decline in the body around the age of 20-25, and signs this is happening include:

  • The onset of, increase in, or deepening of wrinkles
  • Decrease in skin elasticity
  • Decrease in skin moisture levels
  • Stretch marks

Getting a head start in your 20’s is the best way to age well. It’s a complex protein made from many different amino acids but most abundantly proline, glycine, lysine and hydroxyproline. These are not present in muscle meats! We don’t eat enough collagen-containing gristle and broths in the modern diet to get these valuable amino acids. That’s why collagen is such a precious supplement.

Hydrolysed Collagen is more easily digested and absorbed within 30 minutes and is beneficial in replacing the synovial fluids between the joints helping repair and rebuild the cartilage weakened by overuse through impact and stress. The human body is made up of 30% collagen, of which 70% are connective tissue. It will benefit hair, skin tissue, muscle, cartilage, ligaments and blood cell growth.

From the age of 25, collagen levels decrease at a rate of ~1.5% a year. By the age of 40, collagen is depleted faster than it is produced! And by age 60, over half of the body’s collagen has been depleted. It’s collagen which holds us together. It’s found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bone tissue, blood vessels, intervertebral discs, gastrointestinal tract and even in the cornea of the eye. We believe it’s one of those supplements everyone should take for more youthful looking skin, to reduce inflammation, and heal your gut. Collagen is a true nutritional powerhouse.