What Is Collagen?
Our Coconut & Collagen contains 500mg of collagen per serving. This collagen is hydrolysed, meaning it’s bioavailability is increased and it’s easier for our body to absorb.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is found in our skin, hair, joints and bones. Collagen has several important benefits, lots of which involve our complexion. This essential protein is one of the major building blocks for skin, providing it with structure and helping it stay plump.
The benefits of collagen don’t stop at the skin. It also helps to maintain our cartilage, a flexible tissue that protects our joints. A recent study showed that adults who took collagen supplements, (2 grams of collagen for 70 days,) saw a significant reduction in joint pain. 1
Our collagen levels decline naturally as we age. Lifestyle factors can also cause a reduction of collagen production, including smoking and exposure to ultraviolet light. Low levels of collagen can show in our skin, causing fine lines and maximising signs of ageing.
Myvitamins Coconut & Collagen is formulated with 250mg of coconut oil per serving. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs.) These medium-length fatty acids are easily absorbed by the body and have been linked to a variety of wellness benefits.
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Each serving of our Coconut & Collagen Capsules contains our recommended intake of vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin plays a fundamental role in collagen formation. It also adds hydrogen and oxygen to amino acids, resulting in collagen synthesis. 2
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which helps protect the skin against damage caused by free radicals. (3) Free radicals are essentially unstable electrons which try and disrupt healthy cells by stealing their electrons. It’s this process which damages the skin’s cells and causes premature skin ageing.
Other benefits of vitamin C include fighting fatigue, (4) increasing iron absorption (5) and supporting cognitive health. 6
Now you’ve seen the benefits of Coconut & Collagen, take a look at the reviews for yourself, here.
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.
- Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Vitamin C increases iron absorption.
- Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function.