What is Collagen
Collagen is our body’s secret ‘glue’, it is the tough and strong structures found all over our body: in bones, tendons and ligaments. It is also found in the dermal layer of the skin and is responsible for keeping our skin supple, elastic and youthful looking. Collagen is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues, which makes up approximately 30% of the proteins within the body.
As you age and get exposed to environmental stressors, your body’s natural collagen generating ability deteriorates, here are some signs that your body needs an additional collagen boost.
In order to maintain good skin health, consumption of antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E, zinc and grape seed extract are important. For example, vitamin C is needed to make collagen. Grape seed extract and Vitamin E help to promote new cell growth and aid in skin repair and regeneration. Grape seed extract also supports and strengthens collagen in the skin.
A balance of Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids also helps to plump up the cells within the skin, so your skin feels softer and less prone to dryness. Omega-6 oil can be obtained from good quality olive oil, cold pressed vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds, or evening primrose oil in capsule form. Omega-3 comes from fish like salmon and tuna, or flaxseed capsules and walnuts.
The amount of collagen your body needs does vary between individual depending on the rate of collagen synthesis (manufacturing of collagen) and degradation (breakdown) of collagen in the body. Collagen is suitable for anyone above 12 years of age. However, it is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
So if you are looking to maintain your youth, get your pack of Blackmores Collagen 10,000mg 10s+2s (12 bottles) at Guardian Pharmacy outlets in Malaysia today.
Additionally for the month of March, stand a chance to win Blackmores Collagen weekly, or a Grand Prize of Fitbit with Guardian. All you have to do is to follow the steps below:
- Purchase Blackmores Collagen.
- Strike a post with it & upload your photo to Instagram.
- Hashtag #BlackmoresCollagen, tag @GuardianMalaysia and tag 2 friends.
- Tell us in the caption, why Blackmores is your preferred brand of collagen.
Remember to read the contest T&C here before participating. Contest ends 31st March 2016.
Brought to you by our qualified naturopaths from Blackmores Malaysia. For more information, please call our Health Advisory team at 03-7955 0993 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.