What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the body, found in the framework of your cells and tissues. It’s in fact the main component of the body’s connective tissue, helping to make up your skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is one of the things that gives skin its plumpness, hair its density, and nails their strength. It plays a particularly important role for the skin: not only does it provide the support matrix that underpins healthy skin, but our collagen levels are a key determinant to the preservation of skin firmness and elasticity as we age. Along with being made naturally in the body it can be derived from animal sources, and consumed in the form of ingestible powders and tablets, such as Dose & Co’s.
The body’s ability to replenish collagen on its own decreases by about 1% to 1.5% every year
Why Should I Take A Collagen Supplement?
The body’s ability to produce and turn over its own collagen supply naturally—as with many things!—slows down over time, decreasing by about 1% to 1.5% every year from your 20s onward. This depletion is one of the main factors in the development of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin (hello eye bags), and also contributes to loss of firmness, hair thinning and breakage, brittle nails, and poor bone and joint health, dulling your youthful glow. When collagen peptides such as Dose & Co’s are ingested, they stimulate fibroblast proliferation in the dermal layers, triggering the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin. It’s a way to drive visible results from the inside out: think of it as beauty from beyond the surface.
90% saw an improvement in skin
89% saw an improvement in skin hydration
85% saw an improvement in skin elasticity
91% said nails grew stronger and longer
84% said hair grew faster
95% said skin was more luminous
83% said skin tone, texture was more even
80% said skin was softer
77% saw an improvement in skin hydration levels
*Based on an extensive 28-day Consumer Perception Study of 192 people.