The science is clear: collagen is the most abundant source of protein in our bodies; it’s a major structural protein that our bodies naturally produce and is essential to the functioning of our connective tissue. In fact, collagen makes up 30% of the total protein in our bodies, 80% of our skin, and 90% of our bone mass. Think of collagen as the glue that holds our bodies together - our bodies depend on it to keep our skin plump, hair healthy, joints robust, muscles strong, and digestive system working properly.
Starting in our 20’s, our bodies produce less collagen with a declining rate of 1.5% per year. By our mid-late 40’s, our bodies lose up to 30% of collagen. With this decline in collagen, our cells lose structure and become weaker, thinner, and looser, leading to signs of aging such as wrinkles, dehydrated skin, frail hair, brittle nails, joint pain, and a weaker digestive system. Science shows that by consuming collagen, we can regenerate, restore, and strengthen our connective tissue, resulting in benefits for the entire body - inside and outside.
BENEFITS OF CONSUMING COLLAGEN
Rejuvenation of skin at a cellular level*
Improve skin elasticity, firmness, texture, and hydration*
Strengthening of hair and nails*
Muscle, bone, and joint support*
Strengthening of immune system*
Strengthening of digestive system through lining of gastrointestinal tract (aka the gut)*
Reduced appearance of scars and wounds by repairing and replacing damaged tissue*
Lessened appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin*
Maintain a healthy weight and prevent cravings due to collagen being low in fat and high in protein*
Boost in metabolism*
Know When Taking
Aside from aging, other factors that decrease collagen levels, can accelerate the aging process, and should be avoided when taking collagen to get the best results include:
Not using SPF daily
Lack of sleep
Lack of vitamin C
Excessive sugar intake
*Mainstream usage of collagen has been predominantly known as lotions, topicals, and injections - this has misguidedly led people to perceive collagen as something to apply on the skin as opposed to something to consume. Because collagen is produced inside the body, topical products containing collagen such as lotions don’t have the same effects as consuming it.
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The collagen we use is clinically proven to improve skin elasticity and firmness, lock in skin hydration, strengthen hair, and improve digestion amongst other findings.
Our collagen is sustainably sourced and clinically proven to be highly bioavailable. It undergoes a carefully controlled process that breaks down collagen molecules into smaller units so the collagen can be easily digested and absorbed by our bodies.
Biotin is a B vitamin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. It is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in strengthening hair and nails by supporting keratin, which is primarily what hair and nails are made of.* Biotin helps stimulate thicker hair and can aid with hair thinning.* This vitamin helps strengthen nails, making them grow faster, thicker, and become less brittle.* It also helps convert food into energy production and can boost your metabolism by metabolizing carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and amino acids from protein in your body.* According to studies, biotin can help support immune health since it is essential for the development of white blood cells, which are the defense mechanisms of the immune system.* Furthermore, research shows that biotin can influence cognitive and memory functioning by keeping the nervous system working properly through nerve signaling.*
Inadequate biotin levels can result in brittle hair and nails, hair thinning, dry skin, a lower metabolism, fatigue, digestive problems, weight gain, insomnia or difficulty sleeping, muscle pain, and depression.*
Horsetail, also known as equisetum arvense or puzzlegrass, is a medicinal herb that has been used by ancient herbalists for its health benefits for centuries. It has naturally occurring silica and antioxidant properties and aids with the formation of collagen.* Horsetail strengthens hair strands, helps with hair thinning, can make hair shinier, and reduces the brittleness of nails due to its high silica content, an essential nutrient known for boosting hair and nail health.* It also helps tighten the skin and improve skin elasticity.* Studies show that horsetail can reduce inflammation in the body, improve immune health, and strengthen bones.* Additionally, studies have found that it can reduce oxidative stress - an imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals (compounds created in the body as a result of stress, pollution, poor diet, smoking, or alcohol) in the body.* Moreover, oxidative stress can cause damage to cells and having too many free radicals in the body can speed up the aging process.*
Matcha is a fine velvety powder made from finely grounded green tea leaves packed with antioxidant properties. Because matcha consists of the entire leaf, it is much more potent in antioxidants than regular green tea.* These antioxidants - referred to as catechins - hold a number of proven health benefits.* What makes matcha so special is that the leaves are shade grown to boost chlorophyll levels, a molecule known to reduce inflammation, support immune health, and naturally cleanse the body.* Moreover, matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that produces alpha waves in the brain to stimulate relaxation, reduce everyday stress, and increase mental clarity and cognitive functioning.* Not only does matcha naturally cleanse the body, but it also helps boost metabolism by burning calories and increasing energy levels (no jitters, rush, or crash), while promoting relaxation.*
What does Matcha taste like?
Matcha tastes like green tea, but is much more aromatic and fuller in flavor. Unlike low-quality matcha that is bitter in taste, high-quality matcha has a sweet herbal taste that is fully embodied in flavor.
We use non-GMO, premium quality matcha that is grown on Japanese tea farms near volcanoes - this nurtures the soil to make the matcha more flavorful and give it more nutrients. Our matcha is full in flavor and richness, unlike low-quality matcha that is bitter in taste. Additionally, our matcha is hand selected and crafted by certified tea specialists who evaluate tea quality, character, and the origin of tea leaves.
Cacao is a powerhouse of anti-aging and antioxidant properties.* It contains flavonoids, which are nutrients that contain abundant antioxidant benefits known to protect the skin from free radicals, restore damaged skin cells, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity.* Not only does cacao reduce everyday stress and promote self calmness, but it also boosts your mood and combats fatigue.* It contains various nutrients including iron, zinc, and magnesium - a nutrient known to relax muscles to promote better sleep quality and boost sexual drive.* Additionally, studies show that cacao can increase cognitive performance and aid with weight loss because cacao has the ability to increase energy expenditure (total number of calories burned each day).*
Cacao vs. Cocoa
Cacao and cocoa are both chocolate and come from the cacao tree, but their processing is what sets them apart. Cacao can be raw or minimally processed and contains high levels of antioxidants and health benefits. Cocoa, on the other hand, goes through rigorous roasting and processing, which decreases its nutritional content.