Collagen plays a vital role in all areas of our body. As we age, we lose our ability to reproduce our collagen, leading to visible signs of ageing in our skin, hair and nails. Our joints become stiffer and we struggle to recover from injuries.
Replenishing our bodies collagen enables us to combat these physical issues. But not all collagen supplements are created equally.
ONE: Consider the source of the collagen
When choosing a supplement, it is important to look at the source of the collagen. Cheaper supplements often use bovine (sourced from cows) or even collagen from chickens. Both of which have been proven to be less effective than marine based collagen, which is a key ingredient in Ingenious Beauty.
TWO: Check the molecular weight – Daltons
This describes how easily the collagen may be absorbed. The higher the weight, the harder it is for the body to absorb. The best collagen is 2,000 Dalton or below.
THREE: Liquid, capsule, powder or pill?
There is much confusion about which type of collagen supplement is superior. Many liquid supplements claim that their absorption levels are better than powders, pills or capsules. However, no matter what a supplement claims, ALL forms of collagen will break down in the stomach unless it is specifically protected.
Ingenious Beauty is the ONLY collagen supplement that protects the collagen as it passes through the stomach. Its award winning delivery capsule only dissolves once it reaches the small intestine, the site of optimum absorption. That’s what makes Ingenious Beauty so ingenious!
FOUR: Are there any complimentary ingredients?
Some collagen supplements contain extra ingredients, these can either be beneficial to our skin and body or simply used as a ‘fillers’. It’s therefore a good idea to double check what’s in the product and do a bit of research into the extra ingredients.
Ingenious Beauty only contains two complimentary ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid and Astaxanthin. The former is a gentle yet powerful moisture-binding substance that acts as a cushion for joints, nerves, skin, eyes and keeps the skin hydrated.
Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that is 6000 times more powerful than vitamin C! It has the ability to repair and protect your skin from UV damage, boost your immune system and aid muscle repair.
FIVE: Will the quantity of collagen be effective?
Many collagen supplements quote results from studies carried out over a decade ago. These found that 10g of ingested collagen a day over 12 weeks reduced wrinkles and fine lines by 28% (Dermscan, France, 2008 – Study 2008 – A00654 – 51).
However, most supplements that quote these results only provide a fraction of the amount of collagen. In fact, even if a collagen supplement does contain 10g, the vast majority of this is broken down in the stomach before the body can reap the benefits.
Ingenious Beauty is the only collagen supplement in the world with a patented method of protecting the collagen. Our unique capsule allows the collagen to pass safely through the stomach and reach the small intestine (the site of maximum absorption). Therefore, Ingenious Beauty contains the exact amount of collagen that the body needs to replenish its stores. Recently Ingenious Beauty was tested in the largest serious clinical trial ever carried out on a collagen supplement (both double-blind and placebo-controlled) and it proved conclusively that Ingenious Beauty works! You can learn more about the clinical trial here.
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