Updated: Mar 12
A few months ago I wrote a blog about collagen. You can read it here. I had taken collagen supplements for over six months, last year, and was surprised and pleased when I noticed a difference in the texture and resiliency of my skin. Turns out it wasn't just wishful thinking on my part. I had to see my doctor, just recently, and in passing she remarked that I have thick skin for a woman my age. My first thought was "Well, I've always been a bit insensitive." Then I realized she was actually talking about my skin.
I did not discuss taking collagen with the doctor. I didn't want to waste the precious 15 minutes allotted for my appointment. However, I am convinced my "thick skin" is because I diligently took a collagen supplement for a long time, everyday, and it paid off.
Just to summarize, in case you don't want to read my post about collagen.
Collagen is USELESS in a cream. It MUST be taken as a supplement.
Marine-sourced collagen is the best.
Type I and III are what you want for great skin.
You need to take it for at least 6 months.
After taking it for 6 months you don't need to take it for a couple of years.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, , muscles and internal organs. It gives your skin structure and it strengthens your bones. Collagen is the glue that holds us together. It is the very fibre of your being and as we age it depletes. A lot!
You can find all kinds of collagen supplements online and in health food stores. I've done the research so that you don't have to. As long as you stick with the bullet points made in this post, you can't go wrong. If you have a tendency to choke on large tablets, it comes in liquid and powder form as well. The powder form is great in smoothies.