How Collagen Drinks Work

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 11 Aug, 2015

Discover how collagen supplements work, from ingestion to new collagen formation.

Discover how collagen drinks work
Collagen is a fibrous protein made up of amino acids that is the main building block of our cells, organs, and tissues. Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 65% of our total protein. Collagen also makes up a whopping 95% of the dermis, or underlying layer of the skin, helping maintain the skin’s firmness, suppleness, and elasticity.

Collagen production reaches its peak when you’re 20-25 years old and then starts to decline as you age, so it only makes sense to replace what you have lost via supplementation. Collagen supplements reverse the natural loss of collagen that occurs as you age. The collagen molecules in collagen creams are too large to enter the epidermis, or outermost layer of the skin. Therefore, those concerned with looking young have gone from slathering collagen creams onto their skin to taking collagen supplements.
Collagen Depletion Over Time
In Japan, where the collagen craze originated, women take a holistic approach to beauty, considering not only what they put on their skin but also what they put into their bodies. Collagen is added to everything from marshmallows to drinks. In fact, collagen drinks are considered superior to tablets because they contain significantly more nutrients and active ingredients than pills owing to their larger volume. Collagen drinks are also tastier and more appealing than popping pills.

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard about the benefits of collagen drinks and want to try them, but you want to know exactly how they work before you take the plunge. After all, it can be difficult to imagine how fish collagen would magically pass from your intestines into the wrinkles on your face. But as the old saying goes, you are what you eat. The food you consume has a direct impact on the way you look, so why not consume foods and supplements that make your skin look radiant?

Collagen drinks boost collagen production in your skin. The problem is that most collagen supplements and beauty drinks on the market contain cheap ingredients and thus have low bioavailability, which refers to how much of a supplement actually gets absorbed by your body at the cellular level. Most collagen supplements contain unmodified collagen, which is too large for the body to absorb and ends up passing through the body intact.
Collagen drinks, along with complimenting key ingredients, boost collagen production in your skin. | RenewAlliance
The Science Behind Collagen Drinks

There has been intense debate surrounding the efficacy of collagen drinks, but multiple scientific studies have proven that drinking collagen can indeed benefit the skin. According to a paper published in the Archives of Dermatological Research in 2008, ingesting collagen may help with overall collagen formation in the body. A year later, Tokyo University published research suggesting that drinking collagen could reverse the effects of sun-related skin aging.

Another study by a research institute in Japan in 2006 suggested that ingesting collagen peptide increases fibroblast density and enhances the formation of collagen in the dermis. Fibroblasts are a principal component of skin cells that synthesize collagen and elastin. Researchers at Katsuragi Hospital in Japan also documented improvements in the skin of subjects who took an oral collagen supplement.
How Collagen Is Absorbed into the Bloodstream
When you consume a protein like collagen, the digestive system’s stomach enzymes break it down into peptides and amino acids. The peptides and amino acids are then absorbed into the bloodstream and used where the body needs it. In other words, the collagen found in food or supplements must first be broken down many times in the digestive system before it is absorbed through the intestine into the blood. It is then reassembled back into collagen at different sites throughout the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins, and peptides are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids. Replenishing amino acids is essential to maintaining the amount of collagen in your body.

The problem is that the digestion of dietary collagen is often incomplete, which results in large peptide chains. The body is unable to use these long molecules and thus fails to replenish the body’s declining production of collagen. That’s why collagen-rich foods like pig’s feet and chicken skin won’t make much of a difference. The secret to success is consuming modified collagen, which consists of collagen breakdown products that can travel through the walls of your digestive system and speed up cell production in your skin.
Hydrolysis breaks down collagen triple helix into shorter, easily absorbed pieces
Importance of Choosing Beauty Drinks That Contain Hydrolyzed Collagen

High-end collagen drinks contain hydrolyzed collagen, which is essentially “pre-digested” to ensure rapid absorption. Hydrolyzed collagen is cut into pieces that are small enough to absorb. It takes your digestive system less time and energy to break down hydrolyzed collagen and absorb it into the bloodstream. A 2005 study conducted at Kyoto Prefectural University in Japan showed that the amino acids from oral hydrolyzed collagen are absorbed into the bloodstream.

The process of hydrolysis uses heat to modify collagen and break it down into small components in a similar manner as the body so that it is optimally absorbed after ingestion. Scientists learned to break the long chain triple helix protein into shorter pieces and then separate the three helices from each other. The breakdown of hydrolyzed collagen is more thorough, resulting in usable small chain peptides and amino acids that rebuild your skin’s collagen networks. Your digestive system moves these smaller collagen peptides and amino acids into the bloodstream, where they provide building blocks for creating and replacing collagen and other proteins your body needs.

Hydrolyzed collagen that is taken orally migrates to areas in need of repair to boost skin and joint regeneration. The presence of collagen in the bloodstream triggers a wound healing response that reactivates the body’s collagen production. Studies of people who have taken hydrolyzed collagen orally have found components of hydrolyzed collagen in areas far from the gut, stimulating the production of new skin cells and hyaluronic acid. The body directs the repair materials to the locations that need them most.
Choose a collagen drink with low molecular weight
Choose a Collagen Drink With a Low Molecular Weight

The size of the collagen molecule determines the effectiveness of a collagen beauty drink. Hydrolyzed collagen peptide with a low molecular weight facilities high absorption and bioavailability. Bioavailable collagen can be absorbed through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. Commercial collagen beauty supplements may contain anywhere from 3,000 Daltons to 50,000 Daltons, depending on how they are processed. The lower the number of Daltons, the smaller the collagen molecule and the greater the bioavailability.

Claim the Face You Once Had with Our Hydrolyzed Collagen Drink

To keep the skin nourished, it’s essential to take small, regular doses of collagen on a long-term basis. Renew Alliance’s Taut® Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula contains RDS (Rapid Delivery System) hydrolyzed collagen peptide with a low molecular weight (5,000 Daltons) for rapid absorption and the highest potency per serving of hydrolyzed collagen on the market. Click here for more information about how our collagen drinks boost collagen depletion and rejuvenate aging skin.

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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.   See results.

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.

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