Updated: Jun 15
One of the most common questions I get from patients is... should I invest in a collagen supplement? I've been researching the market for something that is evidenced based for some time now as it can be very confusing for everyone including myself! Collagen is making a huge noise in the beauty and wellness industry due to the growing abundance of clinical evidence now available proving that supplementation works.
In recent years and months, collagen supplements have been growing in popularity, with the global market expected to reach $7.5 billion by 2027. With advancements in technology and research, collagen supplements are becoming more effective and accessible, making it easier for consumers to incorporate them into their daily routines. As a result, collagen supplements are expected to continue to grow in popularity, providing people with a natural and effective way to support their skin, hair, and overall health. In this blog, we'll discuss the advantages of taking collagen supplements and review Zenni's Skin Fusion collagen drink (doctor formulated) which we will be stocking at the Medished for £70/month supply. I've tried and tested it and have noticed an improvement in my skin, hair, and nails within 3 weeks.
Dils top tips about what to look for in an oral collagen supplement.
It must contain 8000-10000mg of hydrolyzed collagen/day as that is the clinically evidenced dose to work.
It should be high in the amino acids that are essential in supporting skin health - glycine/proline/hydroxyproline ( the triple helix of collagen )
What do we know about Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our skin. As we age, our skin's collagen production declines, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. This is especially significant for women due to peri/post menopause as we lose 30% of our collagen in the first 5 years. Collagen supplements are a popular way to help replenish the collagen levels in our bodies, which can lead to numerous skin benefits.
Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Collagen is essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity, and a lack of it can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Taking collagen supplements can help to reduce the appearance of these signs of aging by increasing the skin's elasticity and hydration levels.
Improves Skin Firmness and Texture: Collagen supplements can also help to improve skin firmness and texture, making it look more youthful and plump. This is because collagen helps to strengthen the skin's structural support, leading to a firmer, more toned appearance.
Promotes Wound Healing: Collagen plays a vital role in wound healing and tissue repair, which can benefit the skin's health. Taking collagen supplements can help to speed up the healing process of wounds, scars, and burns, promoting healthier skin overall.
Enhances Nail and Hair Health: Collagen supplements can also benefit hair and nail health, as they are both made up of keratin, a protein that relies on collagen for its strength and structure. Supplementing with collagen can improve the strength and growth of hair and nails, making them look healthier and more vibrant.
There is now also growing evidence of collagen supplements biohacking our skin helping with arthritis, and strengthening our bones and joints with the prevention of osteoporosis and general longevity.
Why Zenni's Collagen Skin Fusion Drink?
Zenni's collagen Skinfusion is a great choice for anyone looking to support their skin's health and vitality. Whether you're looking to reduce the signs of ageing, improve your skin's texture and firmness, or promote healthy hair and nails, it can help. With Zenni's high-quality Skinfusion, you can feel confident that you're getting the best possible care for your skin. What sets it apart from other products is its formulation ( you just need a 25ml shot.. no tablets or powder to dilute ), the added key ingredients to support collagen production, and its great taste!
What are Skin Fusion's key ingredients?
Hydrolyzed marine collagen High-strength - 10,000mg
Hyaluronic acid - Deep cellular hydration- 150mg
Vitamins - Vitamin A, B5, B6, B7 & B12 (high B7 for hair strength), C & D3
Antioxidants - Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc
Vitamin D3 is essential for immunity & most people are deficient.
MSM – vital in the formation of keratin, collagen, and elastin- 250mg
Magnesium - essential for over 300 processes
Zinc - great for skin health, antioxidant, and prevents acne. Zinc is essential for collagen production. Collagen production depends on zinc-dependent enzymes called collagenases- 10mg
Silica - great for hair, skin & nails Dose- 25mls per day
How do I take Skin Fusion?
I would advise that you take a 25ml shot of Skinfusion 5 times per week (Monday-Friday) to get the full clinical effect. It's berry flavoured and sugar free. I personally just down a shot every morning or it's easy to use in drinks, smoothies, or pour onto your breakfast. It's also low plastic use compared to other brands so more eco-friendly and bottles are recyclable.
So in conclusion, I'm a convert and a superfan now due to the excellent clinical data available. Let's do what we can to replenish those amino acids to stimulate our fibroblasts cells into making new collagen... and if that's a daily shot of Skinfusion I'm all for it... as regenerative medicine is the way forward!
Look good, feel good, enjoy wellness at The Medished:)