While collagen powder isn’t new, it has recently enjoyed new-found fame. Its popularity is souring, and with good reason. A supplement made from very fine pieces of collagen found in animal protein, collagen powder can help replace the body’s natural collagen loss (which is inevitable as we age).
Collagen is responsible for the health and growth of hair and nails, for our skin’s suppleness and youthfulness and for joint, bone and muscle health. Our bodies’ natural collagen production starts to dwindle in our mid-20s, and it’s believed that we lose about 1% of our collagen every year after that.
Taking a good quality collagen supplement can help maintain the skin’s youthful appearance, increase the strength and growth of our hair and nails and support healthy joints and muscles. But in a market with so much variety to choose from, how can you recognise a good quality supplement?
We’ve been using Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, it assists with optimal rejuvenation of the skin, hair, nails and joints.
What sets Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen apart from the rest?
For us, it’s all about consuming good quality ingredients. Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen contains a blend of the very finest ingredients imported from France and Brazil. The collagen comes from pasture fed and hormone-free bovine and chicken sources.
Most collagen powders don’t contain type II collagen peptides due to its hefty price, but Youthology products proudly include all three collagen peptide types: I, II and III. Type II collagen peptides is considered a superstar for its incredible ability to lubricate joints and restore cartilage, which can lead to less pain and inflammation, plus, it has the ability to deliver hyaluronic acid to the skin.
It’s important to know that your collagen powder is getting absorbed by your body and not just passing through your digestive tract. Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen is highly bioactive and bio-available because its ingredients are highly purified and hydrolysed. It is traceable in the bloodstream within 30 minutes of consumption, meaning your body easily absorbs it, allowing it to do its job.
Youthology products are backed by clinical trials (you might be surprised to learn that most collagen powders are not!). Their products contain the only oral collagen peptide at optimal levels, scientifically proven to be optimized for skin, hair and nail improvement.
Clinical trials have shown that after 4 – 8 weeks of using the ingredient present in Youthology:
Collagen is restored in the body by up to 65%;
Wrinkle depth decreases by 35%;
Skin elasticity is restored by 20%;
Joint pain decreases by 40%
Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen has a neutral taste and can easily be added to smoothies, coffee, yoghurt or any other foods you choose. It absorbs quickly and easily and is almost tasteless.
Our editor has been taking Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen for the past month. Here’s her experience:
“I’ve had my eye on a few collagen powders for a while now, and after doing my research, I was confident that Youthology was the right one for me. I’m all about quality ingredients and efficacy, and after seeing the results of clinical trials conducted, I knew the Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen was the one.
I’ve been using it for about a month now, and even in such a short time span, I have already seen results. The first thing I noticed was the strength and growth of my nails. While I’ve always thought my nails grow faster than average, they began growing at an even faster rate and they feel strong and healthy.
And at about the same time, I also saw a difference in my hair. I colour and style my hair, and while I spend a lot of time educating women on how to care for theirs, I don’t always follow my own advice. This means that my hair is prone to breakage and damage. Since taking Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen for a few weeks, my hair is looking and feeling great. It is soft, super shiny and also seems to be growing really fast.
The question on everyone’s lips is normally how it’s benefitted my skin. I am in my early 30s, and for me, taking collagen is largely preventative rather than a cure. I know that I’m losing collagen at roughly 1% per year, and by taking collagen powder, I am aiming to delay the formation of wrinkles, loss of volume and sagging for as long as possible. I have, however, noticed that my complexion seems brighter and more radiant since taking my Youthology supplement and when I smile, the fine lines around my eyes don’t seem as pronounced as they used to.
I love how easily Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen absorbs and that it has a neutral taste that’s barely noticeable. I mix it into soups, smoothies, yoghurt and even cooked meals like stews and pastas.
I ordered mine from the Youthology website. It is super easy to navigate and I found the service fantastic! My order arrived two or three days and they kept me up to date via email every step of the way. A 500g pouch costs R690, which is highly competitive, especially if you consider that you’ll get 50 servings per pack!”
Keen to try it yourself? BeautySouthAfrica readers have the opportunity to purchase their Youthology Pure Bioactive Collagen at 15% off! Simply use the coupon code YOUBSA15 when you check out to apply the discount.