Most commonly known for improving the appearance of our skin and hair, collagen offers a number of additional benefits for both our health and appearance. Collagen is actually the most abundant protein in the body and is also responsible for the health of joints, bones, nails and more. Collagen is essential for maintaining our health and wellbeing, yet as we age collagen production decreases. From the age of around 20 to 25, collagen production will decrease by around 1% per year, having detrimental effects on the body visually and internally. At Kollo we have created a collagen 10000mg sachet containing the highest amount of collagen available on the market, along with a number of other beneficial compounds to help get you looking and feeling your best.
How Kollo source our collagen
The 10000mg of collagen in our sachets is made from scientifically backed marine collagen. Marine collagen is an alternative to bovine, poultry and other forms of animal collagen commonly available. Bovine collagen is made from the bones and hides of cows and contains collagen type 1 and collagen type 3, whereas marine collagen is made from fish scales and bones and contains only collagen type 1. Collagen type 1 is a closer fit to a majority of the collagen in the human body which means it is easier for the body to break down and use.
Due to marine collagen being made from fish, this also makes it more inclusive to use as marine collagen can be taken by pescatarians and those who don't consume cows for religious reasons. Marine collagen is also more sustainable. Often for bovine collagen, the cows are bred exclusively for collagen. On the other hand, Kollo's marine collagen is made from byproducts of the fishing industry. This is beneficial to the environment as raising a cow is an extremely energy, water and space-intensive process.
What can collagen 10000mg sachet do for my skin?
Collagen is essential for healthy and youthful skin. Collagen protein forms connective tissues which hold the skin in place, and these can break down with age causing the skin to sag, wrinkle and generally appear less firm. Collagen is also beneficial for skin renewal as it boosts the cell turnover rate, which means that it can contribute to the fast healing of blemishes and scars as the skin cells are being replaced more frequently. Collagen also helps the cells of the face retain water which makes the skin look fuller and more hydrated. Collagen is also a really effective antioxidant. Antioxidants can help to neutralise free radicals in the body. Free radicals are harmful, unstable molecules that build up in the body from exposure to everyday things like pollution, UV rays, and refined sugars, these free radicals are missing an electron and will break down beneficial cells in the body to acquire this. These beneficial cells which are damaged can often be collagen-producing cells which can further decrease the production of collagen in the body. Antioxidants like collagen can safely give up an electron to neutralise free radicals and stop them from damaging cells in the body
Collagen 10000mg and its effects on the hair
Collagen is also beneficial for the hair in a number of ways, it can boost growth, reduce greying and build strength.
There are many triggers for hair loss and thinning but one of these issues can be a lack of collagen. This is because hair is made of keratin and collagen can be broken down into amino acids that can be built up to produce keratin, and therefore faster growing hair. As well as this, collagen is also responsible for the health of the dermis on the scalp. The dermis is the layer of skin found underneath the outer layer of skin (epidermis.) The dermis is where the hair follicles are found, so a stronger and hydrated dermis means stronger hair follicles, and this means that hair is less likely to fall out.
Grey hair is caused by damage to the pigment cells within the hair follicles. These pigment cells are not only damaged with age but this damage is also exacerbated by exposure to free radicals. With collagen being an antioxidant it can prevent free radicals from harming these pigment cells and therefore reduce greying of the hair.
Similar to how collagen can promote hair growth (collagen is broken down into amino acids which can synthesise keratin), it can also lead to stronger hair. This can also make the quality of hair stronger, resulting in reduced breakages and split ends. Regular collagen intake can leave your hair feeling strong and silky.
Collagen 10000mg and nails
Like the hair, nails are also made of keratin, so in the same way that collagen can improve the growth rate and strength of the hair, this is also the case with the nails. This will leave your nails less likely to break.
Collagen 10000mg and bone health
Primarily, bones are made of collagen, in fact, around 90 to 95% of the bone matrix is comprised of collagen fibres, so it makes sense that as collagen production decreases, bones get weaker and become more susceptible to fracture. Regularly taking collage 10000 mg can also ward off osteoporosis and other bone density-related issues.
Can collagen help with joint pain?
Collagen is a fundamental protein in cartilage production and maintenance. Cartilage is softer than bone and is a more spongey substance that can be found within and around the joints. Cartilage protects the joints from impact and rubbing and allows for a healthy range of motion in the body. The stiffness associated with ageing comes from the cartilage wearing down and the body not producing enough collagen to replace it. This causes a reduction in the effectiveness of the cartilage shock absorbers around the joints. Kollo's collagen 10000 mg can help with cartilage and joint health and soothing joint stiffness.
What else is in Kollo's collagen sachets?
Our sachets themselves are 21.5g with 10000mg marine collagen and the rest of it being other beneficial compounds which work with collagens to get you looking and feeling your best.
Vitamin C in Kollo
Each sachet of our collagen 10000 mg sachet contains 100% of your recommended daily vitamin C. Vitamin C is not only an antioxidant like collagen (so it can neutralise free radicals and prevent cell damage,) but it is also able to facilitate the production of collagen. Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of iron and greatly improves the immune system. Vitamin C is easily water-soluble and not stored in the body, though this means there is no chance of an overdose it also means that vitamin C needs to be consistently consumed to be effective, so it is good to know that you're getting all your needed vitamin C in a daily supplement.
B Vitamins in Kollo
We have also introduced a number of B vitamins into the mix, as it is can be difficult to get the right amount of these daily. In our collagen 10000 mg sachet, we have packed in 60% of the daily recommended B1, B5, B6 and B12. B1 is a great vitamin to take in order to combat fatigue as it helps the cells convert food into energy, a lack of B1 can cause loss of appetite, tiredness and muscle weakness. B5 is also an essential mineral to combat fatigue, as it assists in the breaking down of carbohydrates and fats. It is also able to help the body to manufacture red blood cells. The B5 vitamin helps skin cells retain water which can be of great benefit to the appearance of the skin. B6 helps to develop the brain, nerves and skin. A deficiency of B6 can lead to an inflammation of the skin, numb feelings on the hands and feet, as well as confusion, irritability and depression. Lastly, B12 is extremely important to the function of the body. B12 assists the body in creating DNA and is nourishing to the nervous system and brain, not getting enough B12 can lead to extreme tiredness, mount ulcers, pins and needles, and muscle weakness.
At Kollo we offer a 21.5g drinkable sachet with an impressive 10000 mg of high-quality, scientifically-backed marine collagen. We have worked to combine an effective mix of vitamins with collagen into a drink form, whilst making the supplement delicious and easy to drink daily, so you can see the best effects. From this, we have gained a great number of positive reviews and a loyal customer base. We also value excellent customer service and are available to answer any questions you may have. Just get in touch with us today and a member of our expert customer service team can help. Alternatively, take a look at our collagen box options to find a subscription level (or one-off purchase) to suit you.