Ingestible Collagen – does it live up to the hype?

Ingestible collagen Free Spirited SistersI have been seeing and hearing about collagen products all over social media and wellness sites. Even the 2018 U.S. Women’s Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson takes Liquid Biocell sport! (More on that below). So…as with many (ok, all the) wellness trends, I had to check it out. Collagen is wildly popular, however, if we heed the feedback from exhibitors at the Indie Beauty Expo, ingestible collagen works a whole lot better than the topical collagen found in skin care products, at least for our faces. But the beauty of ingestible collagen is that it doesn’t just benefit our skin…

But first, what is Collagen?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies. Importantly, it is actually the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our skin (70% of the skin’s proteins are collagen!), cartilage, tendons, muscles, and bones, and serves as connective tissue between the cells. That means it basically hold us together…at least at a cellular level! It’s also what helps with our flexibility and keeping the wrinkles at bay, among many other things.

Adulting has its downside

As you may have guessed, production slows as we get older and that’s when joints can start to get a little creaky and stiff, the wrinkles start (I like to call the prolific ones around my eyes my evidence of a happy life – lots of laughing!), and things start to get a little less firm all around. This is when an ingestible collagen supplement can be of benefit.

Ingestible collagen Free Spirited SistersDoes it work – show me the facts!

I’m a huge skeptic, but also really want things to work so it’s best that I keep all my bias out of the way until I’ve tried it for a goodly amount of time and let the science speak in my place. I will say though, that everyone I’ve spoken to who takes ingestible collagen feels a big difference in their body in a pretty short amount of time. And I have seen some incredible testimonial photos of changes in skin structure and smoothness!

Osteoarthritis

Joint pain is no joke. Ingestible collagen may help and keep you active. A placebo-controlled study showed a reduction in pain and a significant improvement in physical activities for the test group of osteoarthritis patients.

Exercise

Finding exercise and recovery a little more difficult as you get older? A small study showed promising results for benefits of collagen on connective tissue protection and recovery following resistance training and cardiovascular exercise. Plus, at least one Olympic gold-medalist (and her professional athlete friend) use it for just that reason! See below for more info.

Skin

Skin just starts to sag and show a few more wrinkles for all of us, eventually. I’ve certainly seen a change in mine as I get extremely close to the big 4-0. This preliminary study suggested that collagen can reduce visible signs of facial aging. Researchers noted a reduction of skin dryness and scaling, and lines and wrinkles. Another study found daily collagen supplementation may improve skin hydration and elasticity.

What we’re doing

Biocell Life ingestible collagen Free Spirited Sisters
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After a lot of investigation I have decided that yes, ingestible collagen lives up to the hype and have put my husband and myself on a daily dose. I will update you on our progress soon! He has aching joints most mornings and a dodgy hip from a snowboarding accident years ago, so he’ll be trying the Liquid Biocell Life.

Along with the naturally derived Hydrolysed Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, and Chondroitin Sulfate matrix, this product also includes 13 phytonutrient-rich superfoods (see why these are important here), and Resveratrol. It is dense with what our bodies need and in a concentrated liquid form (You take 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening – easy!).

The benefits we’re excited to see:

  • Improves joint mobility & lubrication*
  • Reduces joint discomfort*
  • Promotes healthy cartilage & connective tissue*
  • Decreases skin dryness*
  • Improves skin’s hydration, firmness & elasticity*
  • Increases skin’s collagen content*
  • Reduces hyaluronidase, the enzyme that can make your skin age*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Promotes healthy hair, nails, gums & eyes*
  • Great-tasting natural fruit flavor
  • All products formulated with our exclusive Collagen/HA Matrix® Technologycounteract skin photoaging, support joint and muscle fitness, connective tissue health, restore youthful skin, and support healthy hair, nails, gums, and eyes*

Ingestible Collagen Free Spirited Sisters
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I’m trying the Liquid Biocell Skin to see if I can smooth some of the wrinkles and get some strength and hydration back into my skin. It’ll have its work cut out, I’ve spent a lifetime in the sun!

This one also has the naturally derived Hydrolysed Collagen, Hyaluronic acid, and Chondroitin Sulfate matrix plus 14 phytonutrient-rich fruits, ceramides, vitamin C, pomegranate, bamboo, green tea and grape extracts – so many natural powerhouses at work in your body!

The benefits of this one:

  • Reduces wrinkles*
  • Decreases dryness*
  • Improves skin’s hydration*
  • Increases skin’s collagen content*
  • Reduces hyaluronidase, the enzyme that can make your skin age*
  • All products formulated with our exclusive Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology to support joint and muscle fitness, connective tissue health, restore youthful skin, and support healthy hair, nails, gums, and eyes*
  • Improves joint mobility & lubrication*

I’m pretty excited to see how this product performs!

If it’s good enough for a gold medal-winning Olympian…

Liquid Biocell Sport collagen Modere
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This is the Sport version that snowboarder Jamie Anderson, who hmm hmm, just won an Olympic gold (!) has been taking for two years. On her blog she said this natural supplement helps encourage quick recovery in muscles and joints and is expected to enhance the longevity of her career as a professional athlete.

If you’d like to get in on this action and try it for yourself, click here to get $10 off your first order! The discount will be applied at the checkout.

I can’t wait to hear about your experiences, and we’ll be sharing ours soon! In the meantime, feel free to ask away if you have any questions.

Love,

Claire.

P.S. I am an Independent Modere Social Marketer, so even though there is no additional cost to you, I receive a small commission on purchases. Thank you for your support!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

 



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