As a woman over 30 who is keen to continue being asked for ID at the bottle shop, I am always on the lookout for ways to keep a youthful glow.
And as a big fan of beauty starting from the inside out, you can imagine how pumped I was to learn that I can get a big dose of anti-ageing collagen every day in my morning coffee – and no, I don’t mean from the caffeine (although a hit of that stuff at 8am never goes astray).
What’s The Role Of Collagen?
Collagen is basically the building block of your skin, it provides strength, elasticity, and hydration. But I hate to break it to you, once you turn 25, your body produces about 1 per cent less collagen every year. Depressing, I know. Decreased collagen production often sees the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as thinning hair and brittle nails.
The tricky thing is, all the lovely anti-ageing amino acids found in collagen are very hard to find in meaningful quantities in food. Don’t get me wrong, I love a grilled salmon steak or a nice bone broth, but it’s a lot of effort to get that in your diet every day. And topical creams that include collagen are great, but will never be as effective as your ability to generate collagen from within. That’s where Vida Glow’s Marine Collagen comes in.
So what exactly is marine collagen?
Marine collagen is a type of protein derived from the scales of fish (so no, it’s not vegan-friendly). But unlike other types of protein powders that are available on the market, the protein in marine collagen is broken down into tiny molecules called peptides.
Because peptides are so small, they are easily absorbed into the body – and, they get bonus points for being odourless and tasteless. Which is why you’ll find me adding my daily dose to my coffee every morning. I know what you’re thinking, surely you can’t add a supplement to a hot drink?! Well, with this one you can.
One of the best things about marine collagen is that it is heat stable. This means that when added to coffee or tea, it still retains all its nutritional goodness. Don’t drink coffee? Pop a sachet in your smoothie or juice. Or if that doesn’t appeal, these little sachets will even dissolve in more substantial foods like soup or porridge! Great for cold winter days.
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Does It Actually Work?
I have been taking Vida Glow’s Marine Collagen for a month now, and I can happily say that my nails are much stronger, and my skin has a definite “bounce” that it didn’t have before. My hair is also looking longer and stronger than it has in years. If I ever forget to add to my coffee, I have a few sachets in my desk drawer or handbag to have in a glass of water. Anything else you need to know?
– It is sustainably sourced from the scales of the Deep Sea Red Snapper
– Supports the body by decreasing inflammation & stabilising blood sugar
– This supplement also helps to support a strong immune system
– Each serving is individually packaged, making it super convenient to take
– The ingredients are 100% natural without synthetics, gluten or dairy
– Quality source of protein & collagen for pescatarians or people avoiding meat
– Also available in a range of flavours like pineapple, peach & blueberry
★★★★★ Can’t live without it – Nadia
“I have been using this product for 2 months now and now I cannot go without it! My skin has never been so clear! And my nails haven’t been so healthy, long and strong in years. One sachet every morning in my coffee does the job for me. LOVE IT!”