Did you know that collagen is the most frequently occurring protein in the body? Our hair, skin, nails, joints and bones all require collagen to remain healthy. However, our body’s ability to produce collagen declines steadily as we age, so it is important we include a high-quality marine collagen supplement in our diet.
Our Botanical ELIXIR Energy Boost supplement contains GMO-free, marine bioactive collagen peptide type 1 and 3 as a central component. Each 25 gram serve contains a whopping 3.75 grams of pure marine collagen. Alongside it are the health enhancing ingredients of prune powder, green apple powder, pomegranate, organic acai berry, beetroot, chicory, soluble vegetable fibre, chia seed, organic lemon peel, lemon juice powder, organic ginger, wild-crafted Schisandra berry, manuka honey and probiotics!
Excitingly, Inner Beauty Health are also releasing marine collagen powders infused with real fruit, called Radiant Glow. These will be launching soon so watch this space!
Marine collagen (the most readily absorbed type of collagen) is notorious for its beauty enhancing abilities, but it also has numerous other benefits – so let’s look at all the ways it enhances your looks, as well as your health. Once you learn of all its health boosting properties, we are sure you will love marine collagen as much as we do.
Classified as the ‘beauty collagen’, marine collagen peptide type 1 helps us look our best by supporting our cells ability to renew and repair, while strengthening our collagen matrix. Healthy cells slow down skin aging by keeping it firm, hydrated and plump while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! They also keep our hair and nails strong and less prone to breakage.
Additionally, type 1 marine collagen increases our body’s ability to heal wounds and reduce scarring. Collagen is essential for the regeneration of new skin where damage has occurred. It also contains antibacterial properties which help to prevent infection.
Intake of marine collagen peptide 3 before a workout is valuable as it has anti-inflammatory properties which help prevent injury while supporting the growth and repair of muscle tissue. By increasing lean muscle mass, it boosts the metabolism – which combined with its ability to help keep us full for longer, encourages weight loss. Furthermore, it cushions our joints and reduces pain and stiffness by stimulating the production of cartilage and keeps our bones strong and healthy by increasing the absorption of calcium and other essential minerals.
Marine collagen also contains essential amino acids crucial for both metabolic and gut health. Glycine stabilises blood sugar levels (while also calming the mind and promoting sleep!) and keeps our thyroid healthy by reducing cortisol levels which, when too high, restrict our livers ability to convert inactive T4 hormone into active T3 hormone. Meanwhile, glutamine helps to heal the gut and improve digestion.
When it comes to health benefits, marine collagen covers serious ground – which is why it is such an important ingredient in our Botanical ELIXIR Energy Boost supplement. From improving the condition of hair, skin and nails, encouraging bone and joint health to increasing metabolism and supporting a healthy gut, it helps us to both look and feel our healthiest!
- Carly Mchenery, IBH Columnist