When Can I Expect to See Results?
Collagen Powder: Every person is different and results will vary based on your age and diet, however keep in mind that it takes our body about 4 months to replenish unhealthy tissue with healthy tissue. Amino Collagen C is a food product and works to replensih your body's collagen levels. When taken regularly over a sustained period of time, 83% of users agreed that their hair, skin, and nails thrived and appeared younger and healthier after about 4 months.
Slight results may show in the nails within 2-3 weeks, and some report improvement after 2 months. The majority of Amino Collagen users, however, notice results around 4-6 months with continued use.
How Long Should I Take Amino Collagen C?
If you eat food every day, you should supplement with Amino Collagen C every day. This is a food product and sustained use will create sustained results. While we recommend you commit to at least a 4 month program for maximum benefit, after 4 months, to keep your collagen levels optimum, continue a consistent course of Amino Collagen C every day.
How Much Collagen Do I Need Each Day?
We recommend 5,000mg (5g) minimum of Amino Collagen C per day. Depending on your age and the condition of your skin around the face and eyes, some individuals notice better results with an increased daily dose of 10,000-15,000mg (10-15g).
In any case, when it comes to health and beauty, consistency is the key! Make sure you eat collagen each day. To dose according to your age needs, read the product description.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Provided that you continue using the collagen supplement on a daily, consistent basis, the results will last as long as you take the supplement. The supplement is intended to raise your body's overall levels of collagen, so, make sure to take the supplement every day to reverse the decline of collagen in the body.
What Type of Collagen is Best For Beauty and Skin?
For skin and beauty, the best type of collagen supplement is low molecular weight, type 1, fish collagen peptide (as found in Elavonne's Amino Collagen C). There are numerous types of collagen found in the body, but, type 1 collagen comprises about 90% of your bodies overall collagen. Studies show that when type 1 collagen levels are raised in the body, that hair, skin, and nails display the dramatic anti-aging benefits.
Is This a Collagen Drink?
Collagen drink: Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid powder is a dietary collagen supplement. You may drink it when mixed with a beverage (we recommend juice), yet It is not a "collagen drink" by definition as it does not contain any flavors or sugars, which are generally accompanied by "drinks" and "drink mixes" in general. However, since Amino Collagen C is a "peptide" collagen, it is, in essence pre-digested and may be ingested the same as you would any protein supplement drink.
What Does Collagen Do for the Skin and Body?
Collagen is a protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues. Type 1 collagen provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure in hair, skin, nail, and bones. Collagen is too large of a molecule to be absorbed topically on the skin, this is why collagen creams DO NOT work.
Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures. Maximizing collagen levels in your body will keep your skin supple more than any other protein supplement.
Why is Fish Collagen Peptide Superior To Other Sources of Collagen?
Fish collagen has superior absorption capabilities (up to 1.5 times more absorbable), than typical sources of collagen such as porcine, and bovine collagen supplements. This is thought to be due to the lower weight of the molecules of fish collagen peptide. Because studies have shown fish collagen's superior absorption, we use only fish collagen peptide in Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid collagen powder supplements.
Do Collagen Supplements Work?
The short answer is yes. Years of stellar reviews for Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid—are proof that collagen supplements work.
Studies have demonstrated the following benefits with fish collagen powder1:
- Improves skin smoothness
- Prevents the formation of deep-wrinkles
- Retains skin moisture level
- Maximizes skin suppleness
Why Don’t You Have Arginine in Your Product?
Collagen has an amazing natural amino acid profile that shouldn't be altered with by adding free-form amino acids, such as arginine. Colagen includes naturally low amounts of arginine that are perfectly balanced to work in harmony with the other amino acids that are present in the protein. Increased arginine through separate supplementation can provide benefits to the skin, but is also known to escalate outbreaks or cold sores for individuals carrying HSV.
What Does Hyaluronic acid (HA) Do For My Skin?
Studies show that a hyaluronic acid supplement improves the moisture content of the skin resulting in improved smoothness and retained youthful looking skin. This comes about through its mechanism as a driver for collagen synthesis and normal skin function. This is a critical component for the structural integrity of the dermal matrix, and that is why hyaluronic acid is included in our Amino Collagen Powder. (see: The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid)
At What Age Can You Start Taking a Collagen Supplement?
Collagen decreases through our lives (starting in our 20’s). The signs for skin that collagen production may be slowing:
- Increase or deepening of wrinkles
- Decrease in elasticity
- Other skin issues such as an increase or intensification of stretch marks
The typical age people start using amino collagen drink is 30+ when the signs of aging skin appear, but many get a head start on the collagen decline by adding dietary collagen in their 20s. The product is safe for use in all adults, so if an individual wants to start earlier they can. If you have any specific question, such as pregnancy or nursing, be sure to consult with your healthcare professional.
Is Amino Collagen Powder Safe for Long Term Use?
Yes. Amino Collagen C is a food item, so when taken at recommended amounts, it will bring nutrition for your health and beauty. The advantage with this natural powder is that the ingredients work with your body’s systems to support it. But if you're still not sure, consult with your physician.
Will I Like the Taste?
Since the product is unflavored it has very little taste—and we find very few individuals can taste the powder at all when mixed in a drink (beverage).
If you are switching to this product from another amino collagen product, such as Meiji Amino Collagen Powder, you may notice more grittiness in the texture. The "grittiness" is due to the important ingredient hyaluronic acid as well as the fact that there are no additional fillers in the product—we find both these factors to be a benefit to you. Our goal is to provide the best formula in helping the body to increase total collagen levels, with the benefit of support against wrinkles and fine lines. Some individuals find that the powder's texture smoothes out with additional mixing or blending. See Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and The Wonders of Hyaluronic Acid
Cites and References
1. Iwal K., Hasegawa T., Taguchi Y., et al., (2006) Identification of food-derived collagen peptides in human blood after oral ingestion of gelatin hydrolysates. J Agric Food Chem 53: 6531-6535
2. Postlethwaite AE., Seyer JM., Kang AH., (1978) Chemotactic attraction of human fibroblasts to type I, II, and III collagens and collagen derived peptides. Proc Acad Sci USA 75: 871-875
3. Hitoshi Matsumoto, et al., (2006) Clinical effects of fish type I collagen hydrolysate on skin properties. ITE Letters on batteries, new technologies and medicine, 7 (4)
4. Sumida E., (2004) The effects of oral ingestion of collagen peptide on skin hydration and biochemical data of blood. Journal of Nutritional Food 7 (3): 45-52
5. Morganti P., Randazzo SD., Bruno C., (1988) Oral treatment of skin dryness. Cosmet Toilet 103: 77-80
6. Matsuda, et al., (2006) Effects of ingestion of collagen peptide on collagen fibrils and glycosaminoglycans in the dermis. J Nutri Sci Vitaminol 52: 211-215