The best way to boost your collagen naturally

-Mar 3, Dr Sara Palmer Hussey, Health -

If you’re taking lots of fish collagen in the hope it will boost your skin’s youthful plumpness, think again. We’ve asked Dr Sara Palmer Hussey for the best way to help your collagen levels, naturally.

The amount of collagen in the skin peaks in early adulthood and declines thereafter. This is due to the fact that collagen is being broken down faster than it is being repaired or replaced. The best way to counteract the decline in collagen levels is not by taking fish collagen, but by protecting against the processes that damage and break down collagen and by supporting the processes that produce and repair the body’s own collagen.

Which vitamins will boost collagen in skin?

The body requires the following nutrients to produce youthful levels of collagen: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc and amino acids, especially lysine and the following extra nutrients to prevent it being broken down faster: Alanine (to prevent glycation), L-Cysteine (to upgrade glutathione levels), Curcumin (anti-inflammatory), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc (antioxidants to prevent free radical damage), Omega-3 fatty acids (anti-inflammatories). 


Why drinking collagen won’t work

Collagen is a protein and when it is ingested in a supplement form it will be broken down by your digestive system into its constituent parts, namely amino acids. The body will then distribute these where they are needed. Some may end up as the building blocks for making collagen, but there is no guarantee. So, whereas sufficient protein intake is essential for providing the body with the building blocks it requires to make collagen, collagen itself is not a superior way of fulfilling this requirement. 

RELATED: Lumity’s omega 3 fatty acids come from Flaxseed oil. Find out why this is better than fish oil.

Turmeric is a prized Persian beauty secret for great skin

Turmeric is a fat-soluble nutrient, so in order to facilitate optimum absorption it should be taken in an oil-based formula, such as a softgel capsule. Lumity contains turmeric suspended in flaxseed oil for optimum bioavailability.

How Lumity helps your skin around the clock

Taken twice-daily, Lumity is supporting many processes at once, simultaneously addressing energy decline, telomere shortening, hormonal decline, glycation, inflammation, insulin resistance and oxidative stress and damage. The night capsules, rich in essential nutrients support the body’s existing processes during sleep, which is an essential time for repair and regeneration in the whole body. This nighttime surge tends to diminish in our thirties with a knock-on effect on quality of sleep, muscle strength and endurance, immune resilience, weight management and speed of healing, so it’s crucial to support it.  

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