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About Kollo's 10,000mg Marine Collagen

by Natasha Whiting

About Kollo's 10,000mg marine collagen and why you should be taking it

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, it can be found in your bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, organs, intestines, skin, and other bodily tissues. As a person gets older, the body naturally produces less collagen, and this can cause exacerbated physical and internal signs of ageing. Having the right balance of collagen in the body can go a long way to helping you feel your best. At Kollo, we're the leading marine collagen supplier in the UK. There are so many reasons to be taking collagen regularly for your health and wellbeing. Kollo's collagen sachets are completely safe and our products are backed by science - every batch is also rigorously tested before it reaches you. Kollo's collagen sachets are for men and women looking to keep their bodies healthy in the long term. Here are some of the main benefits you can experience from taking Kollo marine collagen.

What is marine collagen?

The key ingredient in Kollo's collagen sachets is type 1 marine collagen peptides; in fact, every 21.5g sachet of Kollo contains 10,000mg of this clinically tested ingredient, which is the highest dosage on the market. Marine collagen comes from the skin of a fish and is an alternative to bovine collagen which is made from the skin and bones of cows, pigs and chickens. The main difference between marine collagen and bovine collagen is that marine collagen contains type 1 collagen, which is the most predominant type of collagen in the human body and is a more similar size to human collagen proteins. This means marine collagen is easier for the body to digest and is suitable for pescatarians, whereas bovine collagen supplements are not. The marine collagen used in Kollo's sachets is also completely sustainable as it's made from fish skin and scales that would be discarded otherwise in the fish filleting process.

Our supplements can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin health

How does collagen benefit the skin?

Collagen improves the elasticity of the skin , and as a person ages and their body produces less collagen, the skin will begin to show signs of ageing, like wrinkles. There is an amino acid within marine collagen peptides called hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline is found to cause skin cells to produce more hyaluronic acid - the main function of hyaluronic acid is to increase water retention in the skin, which makes it look firmer, bouncier, and therefore younger.

How does vitamin C benefit the skin?

As well as marine collagen, Kollo's supplements also contain vitamin C. Not only is vitamin C great for your overall health, but it can also work wonders for the look of your skin. Vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen in the body - it is proven to support tissue repair and is also an anti-oxidant. Antioxidants are beneficial for the skin as they reduce free radicals, which build up in the body from a number of environmental sources such as pollution and UV. Free radicals can damage cells and cause oxidative stress - some of the cells that are damaged are the ones responsible for creating natural collagen within the body. So not only does natural collagen production decline with age, but free radicals can accelerate the process. By combining collagen with vitamin C, our collagen sachets will not only increase collagen peptides in the body but also reduce damage to collagen-producing cells.

What is L-Lysine and why is it in Kollo's collagen sachets?

L-Lysine is an amino acid that is used to build up collagen proteins, so it's the building block of collagen. Increased L-Lysine in the body can lead to an increase in collagen production.

How is blood vessel health and skin health connected?

Collagen also benefits the skin by increasing blood flow, helping to keep blood vessels healthy. Good blood flow is great for the skin as it means that cells, including collagen-producing ones, are getting enough oxygen to work. Healthy blood flow also means that free radicals and other waste products are more likely to be washed away.

Collagen for minimising skin scarring

Scarring is formed when the skin tissue is broken; when this happens, collagen is released to build up at the area of tissue damage, healing the wound. More collagen means that the healing process for scarring is quicker, which is especially effective for reducing the appearance of acne. Collagen also supports healthy tissue formation, which can speed up healing within the body.

Increase bone strength

Collagen is also useful for keeping bones strong and improving bone mineral density. Studies have shown that collagen supplements can increase bone mineral density in the spine, femur and other important areas of the skeletal system. Bone mineral density is a measure of how many minerals like calcium are in an area of bone, with increased bone mineral density being one way of preventing osteoporosis and osteopenia and reducing your risk of bone fractures.

Strong and healthy hair

Hair is made up of keratin, which contains a number of proteins - collagen is one of these. There are a number of ways that increasing collagen in the body can benefit hair health:

Hair loss

Due to all the benefits collagen has on the skin, it's no surprise that there are also benefits for the hair. If you have been experiencing hair loss, this could be due to damage to the layer of skin that protects the hair follicle roots. Taking collagen sachets from Kollo will increase the condition of your skin and therefore keep your hair roots firmly in your head.

Grey hair

There is research that suggests that collagen can slow down the greying of hair by supporting the structure of the hair follicle, which is where the melanin pigment that gives hair its colour is formed. Kollo collagen sachets can also reduce greying due to the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin C and collagen. The free radicals that damage cells, which can be removed from anti-oxidants in the skin, can also be removed from the hair. Reducing free radicals in the hair means that melanin-producing cells are less likely to be damaged and can therefore continue producing colour within the hair follicles.

Overall hair health

Apart from the specific issues of hair loss, thinning and greying, collagen sachets can also improve the overall strength and condition of your hair. As mentioned previously, hair is made of keratin, which collagen proteins can be broken down to help create. Having an abundance of keratin means the hair can grow faster and thicker and is less likely to break.

Nail strength and collagen sachets

Just like the hair, nails are made from keratin, so collagen can be broken down to help increase keratin production, allowing nails to grow stronger and faster.

Health and wellbeing

Along with the aforementioned ingredients, Kollo's collagen sachets also contain vitamins B1, B5, B6 and B12, all of which are proven to benefit overall health and mood. The benefits of collagen are abundant and Kollo's collagen sachets have the perfect mix of ingredients to promote collagen in the body. Not only is there 10,000mg of pure marine collagen in every sachet, which helps provide all the benefits of natural collagen within the body, but it can also help improve your own collagen production. The anti-oxidant effect of vitamin C means a reduction of free radicals in the body and therefore less damage to your body's own collagen-producing cells. Alongside this, an increase in L-Lysine, which is the main amino acid building block of collagen, means that the body has what it needs to produce more collagen, and help to promote all the benefits specified above. Kollo's collagen sachets are a safe and sustainable way to help improve the health of many parts of the body and ensure you feel great.

Try Kollo today

If you're interested in seeing the difference Kollo's collagen sachets can make to you, take a look at our purchase options. We recommend a sachet a day, and offer Kollo collagen sachets in boxes of 14, which are made from completely sustainable materials. Alternatively, if you have any questions about our product and its ingredients, or just simply need a bit of advice, feel free to get in touch with a member of our expert customer service team and we will answer your query as soon as possible.

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