Glow Hot Chocolate Hydrolysed Collagen Powder
THE MOST SUPERIOR COLLAGEN FOR RADIANT GLOWING SKIN
The foundation of youthful, supple skin is about so much more than applying face creams. It actually starts on the inside, with collagen. Collagen production declines as we get older, leading to an increase in wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. According to research, by the age of 30 we only have about 50% of the collagen we had when we were 18. This is why making collagen a part of our daily diet is so vital. We created our GLOW Marine Collagen to help improve skin elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. We use only the world’s most superior collagen, backed by science and extensively researched and rigorously tested, for its efficacy. Further adding to its hero status, collagen acts as an antioxidant and is also known for providing the foundation for strong connective tissues, joints and bones. Our GLOW Hot Chocolate Collagen Powder was created as another way to enjoy the benefits of our superior collagen, whilst enjoying a delicious treat at the same time.
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300g (approx 30 serves)
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- Promotes skin elasticity and hydration
- Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps support gut health
- Hydrolysed to increase the body’s ability to absorb
- Over 95% bioavailable
Hydrolysed Bovine Collagen Peptides (50%), Organic Cacao, Coconut Sugar, Natural Vanilla Flavour, Cinnamon.
Not all collagen is created equally. Our scientifically developed, and naturopath approved, GLOW Collagen only uses scientifically researched bioactive collagen peptides, that have been shown in numerous studies to reduce skin wrinkles, improve skin hydration and elasticity.
- No gluten, eggs, nuts, dairy or soy
- No artificial colours or flavours
- No fillers, binders or preservatives
To enjoy hot: We suggest adding 2 tsp to 1/2 cup (125ml) of warm milk of your choice or water. Sweeten if desired.
To enjoy cold: We suggest adding 2 tsp to 1/2 cup (125ml) of cold water or milk of your choice. Shake or blend until smooth. Pour over ice and enjoy. Sweeten if desired.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body with over 28 known types. Of these, Type 1 collagen is involved in skin, hair, nail, and gut health predominantly, and is the type of collagen used in our GLOW Hydrolysed Collagen Powder. The other types of collagen are involved in other processes in the body such as joint, cartilage, and bone health. Studies show that 10g per day of collagen is recommended for helping maintain skin strength and elasticity. One serving of any of our GLOW Collagen Powders equates to 5g of collagen, which is why we suggest two servings per day for optimal support. This 10g daily amount not only provides your body with adequate collagen, but assists it in generating its own. When collagen peptides are ingested, they stimulate fibroblast proliferation – the process responsible for collagen production. (Fibroblasts are a type of cell that synthesises collagen. Other than contributing to skin health, they also play an important role in wound and injury healing).
(Barati, M., Jabbari, M., Navekar, R., Farahmand, F., Zeinalian, R., Salehi-Sahlabadi, A., Abbaszadeh, N., Mokari-Yamchi, A., & Davoodi, S. H. (2020). Collagen Supplementation for Skin Health: A Mechanistic Systematic Review. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 19(11), 2820–2829.)
As well as helping improve the texture and complexion of skin, collagen also contains prolyl-hydroxyproline which has been shown to trigger hyaluronic acid production. Subsequently, this increases skin’s water content and hydration – particularly important in the cooler/dryer months when dry skin can become an issue.
(Inoue, N., Sugihara, F., & Wang, X. (2016). Ingestion of Bioactive Collagen Hydrolysates Enhance Facial Skin Moisture and Elasticity and Reduce Facial Ageing Signs in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 96(12), 4077–4081.)
Signs of ageing
A recent systematic review looked at 11 major studies that assessed the use of collagen for skin health and signs of ageing. The results demonstrated a significant improvement in skin elasticity, hydration, and dermal collagen density (the amount of collagen found in skin), as well as wound healing and overall signs of ageing. The amount of collagen supplementation examined in these studies was 2.5g-10g daily. These findings also showed that collagen supplementation is generally considered safe with no reported adverse side effects.
(Choi FD, Sung CT, Juhasz ML, Mesinkovsk NA. Oral Collagen Supplementation: A Systematic Review of Dermatological Applications. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Jan 1;18(1):9-16. PMID: 30681787.)
The reason hydrolysed protein (including collagen) is a far more efficient and effective source of collagen is that it has been broken down into single amino acids (via a chemical reaction that uses water molecules) making it easily dissolvable in water. After consumption, these hydrolysed collagen peptides take only approximately 15 minutes to enter the bloodstream. From here, studies have shown it takes only 30-45 minutes before they’re then found in the skin matrix (the area that produces collagen just below the skin surface).
As well as being a vital protein for maintaining skin strength and elasticity, collagen is also incredibly important for gut health. Studies have shown that collagen can improve a dysfunctioning gut barrier (such as leaky gut) by enhancing tight junctions. Think of it like having puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together, that way nothing can get through your gut barrier that shouldn’t! When tight junctions aren’t functioning properly allowing foreign bodies to enter the gut, this can cause pain, bloating, and inflammation – collagen can help alleviate this.
(Chen, Q., Chen, O., Martins, I. M., Hou, H., Zhao, X., Blumberg, J. B., & Li, B. (2017). Collagen peptides ameliorate intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in immunostimulatory Caco-2 cell monolayers via enhancing tight junctions. Food & function, 8(3), 1144–1151.)
What does it taste like?
You guessed it – like CHOCOLATE! Our special blend also has a faint hint of cinnamon.
What does hydrolysed mean?
Our collagen has been through a process known as hydrolysis whereby long-chain amino acids have been broken down using water into smaller molecular components called small-chain amino acids. As a result, it is now soluble in water and more easily absorbed by the body when consumed. The common term for this is “bioavailability”. These small-chain amino acids (also known as peptides) are absorbed by the body to help regenerate lost collagen such as the collagen that occurs naturally in the deepest layers of skin known as the dermis. This in turn helps reduce wrinkles caused by ageing.
What is bovine collagen?
The Bovine Collagen used in GLOW Hot Chocolate is Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen, from beef.
Where does your collagen come from? Are the cows grass-fed?
Our internationally renowned collagen manufacturer ensures our product is produced to the highest quality and scientific standards. The cows used for our GLOW Collagen are responsibly fed on grass in Europe for the majority of the year. However there are times when the grass is not plentiful enough to keep them happy and sustained, and as such, they can be supplemented with non-GMO grains.
What is the difference between marine collagen and bovine collagen?
Bovine Collagen is sourced from beef. Marine Collagen is sourced from fish.
How long before I see results?
According to extensive scientific research, you can expect to see results within 4 weeks of taking it daily. You should see skin become more hydrated, then an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles by about 6-8 weeks. By the 10-12 week mark, most people notice an increase in skin elasticity and firmness.
Can I have it while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Our GLOW Hot Chocolate Collagen is safe to consume while pregnant and breastfeeding. However, as everyone’s situation is different, we recommend that you check with your healthcare professional to see if this powder would be beneficial for you. Please refer to the nutritional information & ingredients list.
Can I take it with other medications?
GLOW Hot Chocolate is all-natural and it contains nothing artificial. We are unable to provide exact advice on whether it is safe to consume whilst taking other specific medications. As everyone’s situation is different, we recommend that you check with your healthcare professional to see if this powder would be beneficial for you. Please refer to the nutritional information & ingredients list.