Collagen Peptides (100% Hydrolyzed)
What is Collagen?
Collagen is our bodies most abundant fibrous protein responsible for providing us with structure for healthy glowing skin as well as healthy hair, nails, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen is made up of Amino Acids. Although there are more than a dozen types, 80-90% of collagen is type I- III.
What are Collagen Peptides and why is it important to use “hydrolyzed” collagen peptides?
Collagen Peptides are larger proteins that are reduced into smaller proteins (peptides). The peptide bonds are reduced in size by using fruit enzymes and water (enzymatic hydrolysis) instead of heat or acids which destroy the matrix and peptide bonds. The Aesthetic Boutique only uses a product with a 100% fully “hydrolyzed” collagen which can mimic the body’s natural structure of collagen. Made by Vitamedica, it is considered safe and has greater absorption providing greater health benefits to skin, hair, nails, bones, ligaments, and tendons. And it is nonflavored and soluble in cold, room temperature, and hot liquids whereas partially hydrolyzed collagen (ex. gelatin, bone broth) is only easily soluble in hot liquids. In addition, Vitamedica Collagen Peptides contain 16 grams of protein per serving compared to other brands with lower concentrations.
Why take a collagen peptide supplement?
Aging happens from the inside out and collagen loss begins around age 20 contributing to both physical and internal signs of aging. On average, a person produces about 1% less collagen each year in the skin. Collagen loss contributes to dry, sagging skin and wrinkles, joint pain, weak bones, and brittle hair and nails. Research has shown the taking 100% Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides supports healthy skin, joints, bones, and lean body mass improving overall health.
What is the importance of using Collagen Types I-III for skin health? How is it different from a Collagen Type II product?
Not all collagen is the same. There are more than a dozen types with 80-90% of collagen being types I- III. Type I and III help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles by improvement of elasticity of skin. It improves hydration allowing you to get a natural youthful glow we often lose as we age. It is also beneficial to muscles, eyes, bones, and improves strength of nails and hair. Collagen Type II is found in cartilage and is more specific to joint and connective tissue health and in joints encourages the body’s natural repair mechanism. For skin health a combination of Collagen Types should be taken for best results.
How does hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides support skin health and play a role in aesthetics?
Aging happens from the inside out. Collagen peptide supplements may help slow aging of the skin by reducing wrinkles, sagging, and dryness. The wrinkle-reducing effects that benefit the skin are attributed to their ability to stimulate the body to produce its own collagen. Additionally, taking collagen supplements may promote the production of other proteins that help structure the skin, including elastin and fibrillin.
At The Aesthetic Boutique we take a 3-step approach to our treatment plan making recommendations for internal supplementation (Collagen Peptides, Anti-aging Vitamins, B12/Skinny Shot injections), topical skin care (Obagi Skincare), and treatments (ex. Botox/Dysport, Fillers, Kybella).
Why did The Aesthetic Boutique choose Vitamedica as the company of choice?
After much research, we choose to use Vitamedica products which was founded over 20 years ago by Dr. David Rahm. He is a conventional medical doctor with education and expertise in both functional medicine and nutritional science. His products target prevention, recovery, and wellness and assist with attaining beautiful clear skin and promotion of daily wellness and vitality. Vitamedica provides nutraceutical products to support and improve all aspects contributing to aging and to the specialty of aesthetics.