Sagging Skin and Collagen Supplements: The Truth

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 06 Jun, 2016

We uncover whether collagen supplements can help sagging skin. 

Can Collagen Supplements Help Tighten Sagging Skin? | RenewAlliance Blog
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and acts as an outer shield. It protects you from the elements, environmental irritants, the sun’s rays, and more, so it’s no surprise that you start to see signs of wear and tear on your skin as you age. One telltale sign of aging skin is the loss of elasticity. Elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch and then return to its normal state.
Loss of Elasticity Causes the Skin To Sag
During the aging process, the underlying structure of your skin starts to break down, and your skin renews itself less frequently. Factors like sun damage, changes in your weight, and genetics are also to blame. Fortunately, by replenishing your skin’s collagen, you can counteract the loss of elasticity and keep your skin looking firm and youthful.
What's The Relationship Between Collagen and Skin Elasticity?
Collagen Type I & III makes up approximately 80% of the dermis, which is the deepest layer of the skin. It forms a dense network throughout the dermis. Together, collagen and elastin form the extracellular matrix, giving skin its elasticity, firmness, and structure. We naturally lose collagen as we age, and the skin starts to sag due to the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and fat. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and less springy, hence sagging skin.
Collagen in the skin is primarily produced by fibroblasts. Aged fibroblasts tend to synthesize lower levels of collagen, and an aged dermis exhibits changes in collagen and elastin production. For example, a photo-aged dermis contains disorganized collagen fibers and abnormal elastin. Smoking can also change components of the dermis and affect collagen synthesis. Activating fibroblasts results in the increased production of collagen, and that’s where the benefits of collagen supplementation lie.
Taking a collagen supplement can help with collagen depletion, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. | RenewAlliance
Topical Collagen Skin Care Products: Worth the Hype?
There are many collagen-based products on the market today that promise to make your skin look younger by stimulating collagen production. However, the benefits of these products are often questionable. Many people believe that they can tighten sagging skin with a topical collagen cream or serum, but the reality is that the collagen molecules from cream are far too large to actually penetrate the dermis of our skin. The only proven way to boost collagen production and help keep your skin firm is to take a hydrolyzed collagen supplement and stimulate collagen production from within.
Benefits of Ingesting Hydrolyzed Collagen Supplement for Skin
The molecular weight of collagen is measured in Daltons. In its natural form, collagen has a molecular weight of over 200,000 daltons, which makes it too dense to reach the dermis. In order for a collagen supplement to get transported into the dermis layer and produce noticeable effects on the skin, the collagen must be hydrolyzed and broken down into peptides small enough to cross the intestinal barrier and reach the bloodstream. A multitude of scientific studies have shown that taking a hydrolyzed collagen supplement can increase collagen production, rebuilding and strengthening the skin. 
How to Tighten Sagging Skin with the Right Collagen Supplement
Collagen supplements will produce the visible results if you pick the right one for the job.

It’s important to select a collagen supplement that is highly bioavailable and contains a high concentration of hydrolyzed Type I & III collagen. Bioavailability is defined as the amount of a dietary bioactive compound that crosses the intestinal barrier, reaches the bloodstream, and is available to be metabolized and stored in the body. A highly bioavailable collagen supplement is more easily absorbed by the body. Studies have shown that collagen peptides can be efficiently absorbed and distributed to the dermis where they stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and increase the density and diameter of collagen fibers. For a guide on how to buy the best collagen supplement, click here
Taut® Premium Collagen is a powerful, highly bioavailable collagen supplement that contains 13,000mg of marine collagen. Revolutionary patented hydrolysis technology has been used to break down the collagen molecules into tiny pieces with an average size of 5,000 daltons, which penetrate the skin’s dermis, helping to produce new collagen.Mixed together with other anti-aging ingredients, Taut® Premium Collagen Replenishment formula drink is rated as the most luxurious, powerful and effective formula to fight sagging skin and promote a youthful, radiant complexion. Featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, New Beauty and other leading magazines.
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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 22 Mar, 2017
Bye-bye Botox. The new beauty secret on everyone’s lips right now is collagen. There’s always been pressure to be ageless in Hollywood, but today’s celebrities are nixing the usual topical remedies and invasive treatments in favor of collagen of the consumable variety. Collagen drinks have been popular in Japan for years, but they have started generating more buzz among women in the rest of the world, including the rich and famous.

What does it take to achieve glamorous looks and a youthful complexion worthy of the red carpet? Celebrities often have access to a team of hair and makeup pros who can glam them up at a moment’s notice, but they also cling to their fair share of anti-aging beauty secrets – collagen drinks being one of them.

The likes of Drew Barrymore, Lady Gaga, and the Kardashian sisters swear by these nutrient-rich beauty drinks. Below are some of the reasons why more and more celebrities are incorporating collagen drinks into their routine.

1.   Repair, strengthen, and rejuvenate skin with collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is a major structural protein, making up about 75% of our skin. Skin with healthy collagen levels looks smooth, plump, and youthful. After the age of 25, however, collagen production slows and you start to lose approximately 1.5% of your collagen each year. The breakdown of collagen causes the skin to get thinner and leads to the formation of wrinkles.

Collagen gives the skin its strength and smooth appearance, so it’s crucial to protect and promote collagen growth. The active collagen fragments in collagen drinks are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body and to the skin. Skin cells called fibroblasts produce collagen. 

Collagen drinks containing hydrolyzed collagen promote collagen synthesis by stimulating these fibroblasts to produce new collagen. Clinical studies shows ingesting 10,000mg a day for a period of 8 weeks help to increase skin thickness and collagen density, reduce wrinkles. See Clinical studies.


2.   Hydrolyzed collagen can be absorbed into the bloodstream, and stay in the dermis of our skin

In their natural state, collagen molecules are too big to penetrate the skin’s surface, so the effectiveness of many topical collagen products is limited. Collagen molecules are also too large for your body to absorb when ingested. The process of hydrolysis breaks collagen down into fragments that are small enough for your digestive enzymes to break down completely. Hydrolyzed collagen consists of small peptides with low molecular weight that are easily digested, absorbed, and distributed throughout the body.

 While traditional collagen serums only penetrate the top layer of the skin, hydrolyzed collagen is more easily absorbed by the body and can thus boost collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. A 1999 study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology showed that orally administered hydrolyzed collagen was digested and more than 90% of it was absorbed within 6 hours, with measurable accumulation in the skin and cartilage.


3.   Collagen drinks are better than powder or pills

Collagen supplements come in all forms, including tablets, capsules, chewables, softgels, powders, and even marshmallows. The problem with collagen pills and powders is that they could pass through your digestive system without being broken down. Pills are also hard for some people to swallow. Moreover, they typically contain fillers, binders, stabilizers, and chelating agents, making them less potent than liquid supplements.

The secret to success with collagen supplementation is taking collagen in liquid form. Collagen drinks are absorbed into your bloodstream faster than other supplements because the collagen is already dissolved in the liquid. Collagen drinks are also a lot more convenient than pills and powders. They come ready-made in small bottles that you can easily carry in your purse, so you can drink them on the go. No messes or mixing necessary.  Additionally, collagen drinks are a lot more potent than other collagen supplements, so you can get a higher dose of collagen.


4.   The higher the potency, the better

While there is no recommended daily allowance for collagen, high-end supplements typically contain more than 5,000mg of collagen. For maximum results, drinking a collagen supplement with at least 7,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen is recommended. Anything less than that simply isn’t potent enough. LAC Taut® Premium Collagen drink contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen per 1.7oz bottle,  which is two to six times the concentration of other collagen drink brands.


5.   There’s more to collagen drink benefits than meets the eye

In the first few weeks of taking a liquid collagen supplement, you might not notice any physical differences in your skin, but skin readings would suggest otherwise. Skin graphs showing the facial images of a 60 year old woman who drank one bottle of LAC Taut® Premium Collagen every night for the first 8 nights and then every other night after that showed a noticeable increase in skin thickness and hydration levels after just four weeks.

Drinking high-potency marine hydrolyzed collagen is also shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Several controlled clinical studies have been performed that prove the efficacy and benefits of collagen peptides in the reduction of wrinkles. A study conducted by Rousselot SAS France showed a 30% decrease in the formation of deep wrinkles after supplementation with 10g of hydrolyzed collagen. In another study published in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging, daily supplementation with 1g of hydrolyzed collagen for 12 weeks led to a significant reduction in skin dryness and wrinkles. The authors of the study suggested that dietary supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen can physiologically counteract natural and photo-aging processes. Hydrolyzed collagen is an important weapon in the fight against wrinkles and aging skin.


So the question is "Can we drink our wrinkles away?"

Yes we can! 

Drink Your Way to Firmer Younger-Looking Skin with Taut® Collagen

LAC Taut® Premium Collagen drink contains 13,000mg marine hydrolyzed collagen with active ingredients that work together synergistically to make your skin look younger and healthier while boosting hydration and elasticity. In addition to hydrolyzed marine collagen, LAC Taut® Premium Collagen contains key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, Vitamin C, and Co10. The drink contains collagen peptides that can be readily absorbed and penetrate the dermis layer of the skin to produce new collagen. Drink one bottle a day for three weeks to see the most intense, visible results.

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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 07 Mar, 2017

Collagen masks have been popular in East Asia for years, but they’re starting to receive recognition around the globe. Made with cloth drenched in hydrolyzed collagen and other anti-aging ingredients, collagen masks are like super food for your face. By using them on a regular basis, you can make your skin smooth and supple while reducing the signs of aging, all in a matter of minutes.

There are a number of ways to increase your skin’s collagen production, but one of the most convenient and effective way is by using a collagen mask. Applying the mask is quick and easy, but the benefits are immense.

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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 01 Mar, 2017

Collagen supplements and skincare products derive collagen from four main sources: bovine (cows), porcine (pigs), chicken collagen and fish (marine) collagen. Bovine, porcine and chicken collagen are cheaper and more common than fish (marine) collagen.

Collagen from cows, pigs and chickens are extracted from their skin, tendons and cartilage. They are mainly Type II collagen (for joints and tendons) and very little Type I.

Fish collagen, also known as ‘ marine collagen ’, is extracted from either the meat or scales of cold sea fish and is primarily Type I and Type III collagen. 

Fish collagen has been shown to have superior “ bioavailability ”: the rate at which it is absorbed into the blood stream through our intestinal wall.  This means that fish (marine) collagen enters the bloodstream more quickly than other types of collagen, so it is the best source of collagen for your skin. 

In fact, fish (marine) collagen is up to 1.5 times more absorbent than bovine, porcine or chicken collagen, because of its optimum (low) molecular weight. Fish (marine) collagen is also the right type of collagen (Type I&III) needed for the building blocks of our skin. 

Because Marine Collagen is extracted from fish, it is free from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (“ Mad Cow Disease ”), Hoof-and-Mouth disease and Bird Viruses.
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