Collagen is an endogenous protein that makes up almost 80% of the skin. Although the body itself produces collagen, production decreases with age, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and develop wrinkles. From the age of 25, the amount of collagen in the skin decreases by almost 2% a year and at 35 we start to see the effects: The hair and nails become more brittle, the skin thinner and looser. At 60, most people have around 80% less collagen in their skin than they had at 25.
Firmer skin with hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid
By drinking hydrolyzed collagen, you boost the body's collagen levels and can thus slow down skin aging. You need at least 6000 mg of collagen peptides for collagen production in the dermis to be triggered by the fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen production. The higher the dose, the better the effect. A daily dose (25 ml) of Collagen Deluxe contains 12,500 mg of high-quality marine, hydrolyzed collagen in liquid form. Liquid collagen is better absorbed by the body and the skin than other forms of collagen, which means you'll see faster results. With regular, recommended intake of collagen, results are often visible within two months.
Effective hydrolyzed collagen with neutral taste
The collagen in Deluxe, Repair and Pure is made from scales from fish. The collagen is broken down into tiny, tiny collagen peptides. This process renders the collagen hydrolyzed and thus completely tasteless and odorless.
Nourishment for skin, hair and nails
The peptides produced during the hydrolysis process are small enough to be easily absorbed through the gut and into the bloodstream. In the same way that nutrients are absorbed from the food you eat, these peptides are distributed into the bloodstream to then provide skin, hair and nails with a generous collagen boost.
Reference: Asserin J, Lati E, Shioya T, Prawitt J. The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015 Dec;14(4):291-301. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12174. Epub 2015 Sep 12. PMID: 26362110.