Size: Box of 12 x 330ml bottles
Calories: 178 calories
Ingredients: Organic guava, organic passionfruit, acerola berry and organic white grape juice
Vitamin C plays a major role in the production of pro-collagen, the body’s precursor to collagen. Therefore, getting enough vitamin C is critical.
PS Organic Collagen contains organic tropical fruits and other plant based micronutrients - guava, passion fruit, acerola and white grape -that are rich in bio-available vitamin C.
Guava also boasts a small amount of zinc, another co-factor for collagen production
Healthline, one of the most respected and research backed organisation by professional practitioners, notes tat Collagen is the protein that gives skin its structure, suppleness, and stretch. There are many types of collagen, but our body mainly
consists of type 1, 2, and 3. As we age, we produce less collagen in our skin every year — hence the tendency toward wrinkles and thinning skin we see the older we get.
This explains the boom of collagen supplements touted in our social feeds and store shelves these days. It’s been found that natural foods are far better than collagen pills and powders. The key difference between the two may be down to the bioavailability — the body’s ability to use a nutrient. Nutrients from the food you consume seems to be favoured and more effective. Diet plays a surprisingly large role in the appearance and youthfulness of your skin,” says certified holistic nutritionist Krista Goncalves, CHN. “And that all comes down to collagen.”
“Foods contain a bioavailable form of collagen your body can use right away, making it arguably superior to supplements,” says registered dietitian Carrie Gabriel. A 2012 review on nutrition and aging concluded that fruit and vegetables are the safest and healthiest approach to boosting skin health (Dermato-endocrinology; Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging
Silke K. Schagen, Vasiliki A. Zampeli and Christos C. Zouboulis).
Eating collagen-rich foods or foods that boost collagen production may also help create the building blocks (amino acids) you need for your skin goals. “There are three amino acids important for collagen synthesis: proline, lysine, and glycine,” says registered dietitian and beauty expert Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD.