It’s no secret, many of us take daily collagen, with as a drink or adding it into smoothies or breakfast bowls in the form of a powder. But there are many different types of collagens, so how do you know which ones are the best for your body and your lifestyle?
As we age, our body produces less collagen. By our early 30s, we start losing 1% of our collagen per year. By 40, collagen drops dramatically, leading to signs of aging such as wrinkles, skin sagging, skin drying and loss of energy.
There are other things that can lead to a decrease in collagen production such as sunlight, smoking and sugar.
Why should I take collagen peptides?
Two of the top benefits of taking collagen peptides are improved skin health and reduced joint pain. But these supplements are also touted to support digestion and heart health, prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass.
Research shows that collagen supplements may help prevent the loss of muscle mass known as Sarcopenia, which can occur with aging. In a 12-week study, 27 men with this condition took 15 grams of collagen while participating in a daily exercise program. The result was significant gains in muscle mass and strength compared to men who only exercised but didn’t take the supplement.
What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen peptides are very small pieces of protein from animal collagen. Collagen peptides are made by breaking down whole collagen proteins into smaller pieces. When taken orally, these collagen peptides build up in the skin and cartilage, improving the appearance of the skin and often also relieving joint pain.
What is Marine Collagen?
Marine collagen is a type of collagen. It is broken down into smaller particles than collagen and research has found that is absorbed 1.5 times more efficiently than other types of collagen. Peptan is a collagen peptide derived from marine collagen.
What is Peptan?
Peptan® is a high-purity, natural bioactive product, containing more than 97% protein, it is one of the world’s leading collagen peptide brands. Peptan is one of the leading collagen peptide brands in terms of its benefits in the skin and beauty world, which is why we chose to use it in our Glow Shots at Seacra. Over the course of its’ clinical studies it showed a significant reduction in wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth, increase in skin hydration, decrease in hair breakage and a decrese in collagen breakage.
You can read more about Peptan here.
What are Ceramosides?
Ceramosides™ have been developed to be the most efficient source of oral phytoceramides for skin hydration and anti-aging.
Ceramosides are a wheat extract that help to restore natural skin ceramides. Rather than applying ceramides in skincare products, ceramosides encourage ceramide production from within. One study found that after consuming ceramosides for just 15 days, wrinkles were reduced by 9%.
You can read more about ceramosides here.
Why should I take the Glow Shot?
The Seacra Glow Shot is a 98% natural red algae infused collagen shot created with clinically proven Peptan® marine collagen and Ceramosides™ patented complex.
Antioxidants are key to protect our skin from external stressors and slow-down the ageing process. Our red algae infused collagen shot is rich in antioxidants to provide a super-charged anti-ageing supplement.
Glow Shot provides a triple daily hydration boost. Across clinical studies, skin’s hydration and moisture levels increased by at least 50% over a three-month period.
Collagen alone lacks the essential amino acids needed to build up proteins such as tryptophan. In contrast, red algae contains tryptophan and other essential amino acids that the body cannot produce.
Amino acids need Vitamin C, Zinc and Copper to be absorbed. Neither is found naturally in collagen, but red algae contains all three of these nutrients.
Red Algae offers the same benefits for skin, joints, bones and guts as collagen—but when combined together it can yield even better results. Our drink which contains red algae and collagen—two of nature's most beneficial ingredients for skin, joints, bones and guts—is twice as effective at improving these areas than the leading competitor (that doesn't contain red algae).
|You’ve now supplemented your body with 140g of collagen and 14g of our innovative red algae extract –which is helping you regain collagen protein in the skin structure and nourishing it with nutrients.
|With 280 grams of collagen and 28 grams of Seacra red algae extract in your daily regimen, you can see visible skin improvements such as better elasticity and moisture retention.
|It’s not even been three full months and you’ve supplemented your skin with a whopping 420g of collagen and 42g of red algae extract, which is leading to better elasticity, anti-ageing benefits, and may boost muscle mass.
There we have it! Your guide on collagen peptides and how to improve that coveted skin glow.