Collagen is quite the buzzword these days. It’s been used in beauty products for years, and is recently finding a home in protein, broths, and peptide powders. But what it is it, exactly? Collagen is actually made naturally in your body. It’s the most abundantly made protein in your body, and can be found in your bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and many other important organs.
Although collagen supplementation may be helpful in supporting joint and tendon health,* we’re going to focus on the skin for this blog. Collagen provides the tensile strength of skin (1).The natural decline in collagen production that occurs as we age is part of what leads to those outwardly visible signs of aging skin like wrinkles, dryness, and sagginess. Believe it or not, the decline in collagen production actually begins in our twenties (2)(insert frowny face emoji), though the telltale signs of aging skin don’t tend to begin to present themselves for a while longer.
There are multiple ways to get our skin to behave more like it did in its younger years: botox anyone? But we know injections and cosmetic surgery aren’t on everyone’s to-do list, so Nourish + Bloom wanted to provide less invasive (and delicious) method of helping to increase your body’s collagen production.*
That’s when our Beauty Blend Chews made an entrance.
Each serving of our chews contains 2500mg of Verisol collagen. We chose this amount because it was the dose given to women in three separate clinical trials. In trail 1, the collagen group saw significant improvements in skin elasticity over 4 and 8 weeks of daily intake when compared to the placebo group* (3). In trial 2, the collagen group saw a statistically significant reduction in eye wrinkle volume after daily use over 4 and 8 weeks as compared to the placebo group* (4) And finally, in trial 3, the collagen group saw statistically significant improvements in the appearance of cellulite compared to the placebo group* (5).
Each of these studies were performed in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in women aged 24-55.
We know we made you a good product. It’s time for your inner beauty to shine on the outside!
(1) Schunck, M., Zague, V., Oesser, S., & Proksch, E. (2015, December 01). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. Retrieved April 14, 2017, from /https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003457/
(2)Why does skin wrinkle with age? What is the best way to slow or prevent this process? (2005, September 23). Retrieved April 14, 2017, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-skin-wrinkle-wit/?print=true
(3) Proksch, E., Segger, D., Degwert, J., Schunck, M., Zague, V., & Oesser, S. (n.d.). Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Retrieved April 14, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949208
(4) Proksch, E., Schunck, M., Zague, V., Segger, D., Degwert, J., & Oesser, S. (n.d.). Oral intake of specific bioactive collagen peptides reduces skin wrinkles and increases dermal matrix synthesis. Retrieved April 14, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401291
(5) Schunck, M., Zague, V., Oesser, S., & Proksch, E. (2015, December 01). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. Retrieved April 14, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4685482/