Collagen support that is plant based…
Experimenting with plant-based collagen supporting products at the moment. When we hit 20 years old (*ahem* just a few years ago) our collagen production decreases by 1% every year so our skin structural integrity declines, wrinkles start to appear and our joint health deteriorates.
Collagen supplements have soared in popularity but they are not vegetarian because collagen is a protein found in the cartilage, bone, and tissues of animals, fish and humans. If you don’t want to use an animal-derived supplement (like me!) then there are still things you can do to support your natural collagen production…
* consume a healthy diet full of vitamin C (oranges, peppers, strawberries), copper (nuts, seeds, wholegrains), vitamin A (carrots, broccoli, squash) and anthocyanins (berries, aubergine, red cabbage).
* supplement your daily vitamin C intake with a high dose such as @altrient_official providing 1000mg which contributes to normal collagen formation. I take a sachet of their liposomal vitamin C every morning without fail.
* avoid additional collagen damage caused by smoking, excess sugar consumption and exposure to UV rays. It doesn’t matter if it is raining, you should wear an SPF on your face every single day. I wear @itcosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination SPF 50 most days or if I wear foundation I use @ctilburymakeup Light Wonder SPF15 as a primer and @coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 when all my makeup is applied.
* consider taking plantbased supplements that provide ‘collagen support’ and help us to maintain or natural collagen supply. I have read about @moonjuice ‘Beauty Shroom Vegan Collagen Protection’ which I will try next but I am currently using @yoursuperfoods Plant Collagen powder. I have used Your Superfoods for years and this powder is designed to increase elasticity, improve hydration, and smooth your skin from within. (pictured) I added it to a berry smoothie with vegan protein powder, banana, acai berry powder, frozen raspberries and almond milk – and it is totally delicious.
If anyone has any experience with any collagen supporting products that are plantbased let me know ?