Two blogs in one day! Stop, this it is PURE craziness! As you already know I already did my post for this week, Why Parabens Are Bad News. earlier today. You also already know that I usually do not post two posts in one day because I do not like to flood inbox’s. I figure if I hate that you will too.
So bare with me guys, I had to get this post out ASAP. Call it an emergency bonus blog post if you will.
A couple week ago I wrote a blog called, Why taking a Collagen Boost or BUILDER is GOOD Idea. So if you haven’t read that I would go check it out quickly and then come back to this post.
Ok, are you all caught up now? Good.
I feel as I have been misleading or confusing in some way so I feel a strong need to amend myself. In the bottom of that post I talk about Arbonne’s Skin Elixir. Since that post A LOT of people bought the elixir from me. So I wanted to take a set back a explain a few things.
First and foremost, Arbonne’s Skin Elixir is NOT a collagen supplement but a plant-based collagen builder.
Ok, so what does this mean?
Traditional collagen supplements are derived from animals, manufacturers typically use animal parts like bones, feet, skin and scales. This leaves vegans and the like, with few options when it comes to boosting their collagen production.
Plant-based collagen supplements, on the other hand, are environmentally friendly and cruelty-free. There are no animal ingredients, and they also help provide the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive. Which is a win in my book.
Plant-based collagen builders provide the same amino acids as animal collagen, only from non-animal sources. ”
“In order to put those amino acids to work building collagen, a complex enzymatic process must take place within the body. There are a whole host of other nutrients available that support that bigger process, such as vitamin C, phytoceramides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants.” Says, a well known nutritionist Colleen Dattolo. “It’s these additional nutrients that you would not find in a traditional collagen peptide product that really make a huge difference, making them a step up for anyone who wants to improve joint mobility and skin health.”
When researching plant-based collagen builders, make sure to look for ingredients that not only help create new collagen but also help prevent the breakdown of existing collagen.
“You’ll also want to see additional nutrients and fatty acids from plant-based oils, which help build the structure of collagen and improve its mechanism of action” – Colleen Dattolo.
Examples of these nutrients include antioxidant-rich plants or berries, such as white tea extract, amla fruit, wheat germ or ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and fruits dense in vitamin C.
“Collagen is naturally fibrous, which is why ceramides can be especially beneficial. These lipids or fat molecules help hydrate the skin and joints for proper mobility. Just like a car needs frequent oil changes to continue to run efficiently, our joints and skin also need ‘oil changes’ to sustain proper health and conserve strength. Nutrients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and white tea not only help moisturize and lubricate collagen, but they also work to suppress several cellular components that can damage elastin and collagen.” – Colleen Dattolo
I hope I kept this simple for you and gave you a basic an quick overview of why they different but equally as effective.
If you want to more I would encourage you to watch this video by Doctor Tanda Cook, Healthy Skin Within.
I do apologize if I have mislead any of you in any way. Please comment with any questions you may have!
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