When to take Complete Collagen on-the-go

Remembering to take collagen can be really awkward, too busy, too tired, too many other priorities… it’s easy to feel like there’s no space for it. With all the benefits of Complete Collagen, it’s important to find a spot in your day to enjoy your sweet treat.

  1. Between changes on the train
  2. the car before you head home from the gym
  3. While you’re waiting for the kettle to boil
  4. Mid bike ride
  5. While you’re waiting for the bus
  6. On the walk to work
  7. Post-dinner ‘something sweet’
  8. During adverts
  9. Between meetings
  10. When you’re put on hold
  11. Waiting for the bath to run
  12. When you’re procrastinating
  13. During your skincare routine
  14. While your laptop restarts
  15. At the school gates during pick up time

How many ways are there to take collagen?

The beauty industry is full of passing trends however collagen behaves as an essential component for keeping our bodies firm, springy and youthful. Different ways to absorb collagen include capsules and collagen drinks.

Collagen capsules

The most popular way to quickly get your dose of collagen in is to take collagen capsules. There is no mixing or shaking, the capsules have already been pre-prepared and measured perfectly into capsules.

Complete Collagen

Formulated with two complimentary collagen bovine peptides (3000mg TENDIFORT and 5000mg VERISOL®), Complete Collagen has been designed to deliver healthy skin from the inside out.

Collagen Capsules (90)

Pure collagen capsules have been designed to promote skin, hair and nail health as formulated with premium-grade collagen. Using VERISOL®, these collagen peptides are not only bioavailable but contain both type I and type III collagen.

Collagen Capsules (120)

Clinically proven to increase skin elasticity while visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles, our collagen capsules contain VERISOL®. A unique formulation of bioactive collagen peptides, scientists have rigorously tested this formulation’s ability to support skin health, reduce depth and volume of wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, the appearance of cellulite and improve wound healing. Simply take with a glass of juice after breakfast.

Skin Plus

The answer to an internal skincare solution, Skin Plus not only contains high quality and premium grade collagen peptides but a variety of important minerals and vitamins. 

Collagen Drinks

If you prefer not to take capsules, collagen drinks are a delicious way of getting your collagen in. Try these two options for a fruity twist.

Collagen Shot

Ideal for those who prefer not to take capsules or tablets, this super-strength collagen drink delivers 5000mg of VERISOL®. The Collagen Shot has been formulated to deliver a delicious experience while topping up the natural production of collagen.

Collagen Cordial

The Collagen Cordial is a dilutable drink which has been specifically formulated to be bioavailable. Clinically tested to increase skin elasticity, support skin, nail and hair health this drink also delivers biotin, copper, zinc and vitamin B6, C and E. Not only are we ticking your collagen box but water and hydration too.

How to make collagen peptides a sweet treat

Collagen peptides

We can all enjoy the benefits of collagen peptides and it’s easy to see why it’s so good for us; stronger joints, youthful skin, quality of hair growth, better nail growth, skin renewal… the list goes on.

By understanding how positive-ly collagen can affect our physical bodies, there are many forms to take supplements without having to boil up a bone broth. However, it’s difficult to access a high dose of collagen which delivers results that also tastes delicious.

Bursting with flavour, Complete Collagen brings a sweet treat to your supplementation routine. Taste buds exploding with orange, lemon, and other citrus fruits, this collagen gel gives you a quick top-up of the collagen you need without any unpleasant flavours or after tastes.

One Sachet, twice the science

Complete Collagen provides 8000mg of collagen peptides (5000mg TENDOFORTE and 3000mg VERISOL®) to the body, formulated to deliver active ligaments and tendons as well as smoother and more elastic skin. However, it has also been paired with vitamin B6, C & E, biotin, zinc, and copper… all proven to improve the nutrients within the skin. These added elements provide a smoother complexion, maintenance of connection tissues, protection of cells from oxidative stress and improve flexibility and movement while contributing to the maintenance of normal connective tissues.

TENDOFORTE®– 5000mg

The heavier peptide molecule in the formulation, TENDOFORTE®, can help contribute towards strength within the body, as well as improves flexibility during daily activities. Soft tissue including ligaments and tendons after 3 months of supplementation should be able to provide better performance when moving and running.

VERISOL®– 3000mg

This key collagen peptide provides 15% increased elasticity after 8 weeks, 20% reduced wrinkle volume and 65% increased production of pro collagen 1. After 6 months, VERISOL® should be able to deliver faster and stronger nail growth due to a study with 71% of women having positive results.

How do I know when I’m lacking in vitamins?

Even those with the healthiest of lifestyles may fall short of having enough vitamins and nutrients. Read on for how to spot any deficiencies.

High blood pressure

This would indicate your Vitamin D levels need topping up. If you can boost your vitamin D, you will also find your skin brightening too, as well as stronger bones and teeth. Vitamin D can be difficult to get from food, look into pairing dairy products and supplements for the ultimate enhancement.

Brittle nails and hair

These would suggest your collagen levels are continuously dropping, suggest immediate supplementation. From the age of 25 your collagen levels begin to drop by 1.5%. By the age of 40 your collagen levels have dropped by 30%.

You’re feeling lethargic

Constantly yawning and needing a sudden kick of energy may mean you’re not getting enough sleep, but it can also mean you have a lack of Vitamin C. Other signs of a lack of vitamin C include bleeding gums, rough and bumpy skin, easy bruising.

Several recent fractures

Your maximum levels of bone strength peak at the age of 30. Having a deficiency in calcium can risk your chances of developing osteopenia which causes low bone mass and increases the risk of breaking bones.

Dizzy spells

When you get a sudden rush for standing up to quickly, feel dizzy at random times or suffer from tiredness, your iron levels may be particularly low. This would mean you don’t have enough red blood cells and you could go on to develop anaemia. Iron will help boost this production and reduce the light-headedness.  

Pick your own antioxidants

The search for sustainable health and beauty is on most people’s to-do lists but maybe the answer is closer than we think, antioxidants.

Berries are packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and many are coming into season right now with British strawberries among the first to ripen.

But berry goodness can be off-set by the negatives of high carbohydrates, fruit sugar and sharp acidity. The high fibre of fruit is a problem for some people too.

Fruit solutions for wellbeing

Research has proved that ingredients within the wellbeing industry continue to demand for natural credentials and the use of red berries in skincare and supplements meets this expectation head on.

Supplements that harness the goodness of berries and other fruits without the high carb count can be a great way to access all the nutrients with minimum fuss.

Look out for supplements that feature grape seed extract, acai berry or blueberry as these pack a punch way above their pure food value. Our award-winning superfruit supplement Red Magic combines 15 different berries and other plant extracts It’s great for renewing skin, muscle and connective tissue cells and for supporting the immune system.

 

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Is SkinAx2™ the vegan alternative to collagen?

Trending across the world, collagen peptides have been a movement all of their own within the beauty industry. With more and more skincare products using collagen as a starring ingredient, it’s easy to be led to believe this is the only thing to consider when re-evaluating our skincare routine. SkinAx2™ is the new kid on the block with plenty to offer, and… it’s vegan.

This ingredient is antioxidant rich from the blend of bioavailable polyphenols from Champagne grapes and French melon, plus zinc and vitamin C. Antioxidants fight against oxidation which damages cell and the genetic material inside them. Our bodies creates free radicals as it processes food, sunlight and toxins such as smoke, pollution and alcohol.

Promoting a youthful aesthetic, antioxidants are good for your health and can promote skin luminosity, smoother skin and retextured skin tone. Not only this, but reduce red/pink hues, rosacea and strengthen skin elasticity.

Although collagen has many benefits, veganism is something we strongly support and want to celebrate in our product such as SkinAx2™ feature in Skin Radiance.

Why sun protection is so important

We’re constantly reminded to wear SPF, but why? Moisturisers with sun protection are formulated to protect us from harmful sun rays which can damage our health in the short and long term. One of the most important rules when spending time in the sunshine is to protect before you are affected.

Look at the best before date

You may think that because SPF isn’t edible it doesn’t have an expiry date, you are wrong. It’s important to check the packaging and make sure it is still just as protective as it was first formulated to be.

How much you apply

It’s not just for stopping sunburn, there’s a science to it. The FDA have suggested 2mg per square centimetre of skin. Imagine using half a tea spoon for your face and neck whilst using more for your legs, arms, chest and back. Apply a small amount and let it sink in, then apply the rest so the skin is fully topped up. Repeat depending on the severity of the sun UVA or UVB rays. 

Don’t rub it in

SPF moisturisers need a chance to sink in, avoid any old habits to rub in but to leave it to sit and protect the skin whilst leaving pores unclogged. It will also avoid your palms soaking up most the goodness.

UVB rays really are that bad

There are many types of sunlight, but ultraviolet B rays are the ones which damage your skin and are responsible for producing sunburn. UVB rays can also be responsible for causing skin cancers including malignant melanoma.

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Family Wellness- a trend of 2019

The world of health and wellness is bursting at the seams with new trends happening every time we take a visit to the clinic. It’s a positive movement and important that everyone makes time for themselves and what they need, but there’s a new kid on the block. This kid being, well, your kids. Family wellness has been adopted by anyone who enjoys nurturing and taking care of themselves and loved one.

Making it possible

Practising holistic methods into your every day may seem already like an impossible job to cram in, let alone for your other family members/ friends. However, it’s become a whole lot easier. Wellness is becoming much more family-friendly and a lot of activities now include children or family bookings. Even in classrooms, children are taught how to balance, wind down, relax and focus on what’s important.

Techniques

Breath work-

You may think you know how to breathe, but do you know how to meditate? Breath work is a whole new ball game, it uses the person’s mental and physical state to calm the body and balance out the circulation of oxygen. This will leave you feeling energised and anxieties composed.

Sound therapy-

A tradition from Asian cultures, sound therapy incorporates yoga and healing into spa treatments or workshops. This is to help calm the brain and reach a deeper level of relaxation, spiritually this will help to reconcile both the physical body and mind.

CBD-

 The buzzword and trendiest wellness topic at the moment, CBD has been praised for its underrated health benefits. Legal cannabis-derived oil has been popping up on shelves everywhere included in skincare, supplements and make-up up and down the country.

Location, location, location

Studies from The Global Wellness Institute have been reported that more and more of those searching for property would rather live somewhere with a spa or wellness clinic in close proximity. Individuals are prioritising their health which is a huge revolution in western culture.

Social media aware

As parents, we limit our children’s usage of screen-time. But, do we limit our own time?

This can be something we take away from our parenting, perhaps we need to listen. There are many apps available to track how much time we spend on our phones, especially on social media. It can be important to cut back for the sake of mental health or clarity whilst prioritising with our own children and concentrating on being present.

How to take the stress out of holiday packing

Some of us do holiday packing in advance with a check list, some of us pack last minute and wing it, and some of us are in-between, who plan to be organised but ends up freestyling last minute. Then we have those that fold beautifully, those who roll and those who pretend to fold but really just create more creases. Everybody is different when it comes to holiday packing and it doesn’t matter if you’re a mum, if you’re a young couple going for your first holiday or even if you’re planning an annual lads holiday… packing can be stressful. We’ve collected some tips for you to take away and practise:

Tick off lists

Not only is swiping, striking or ticking something off a list satisfying, it makes sure that you’ve got everything that you need. Better still, if you create the list early, you can add to it and review it when you suddenly remember you’ve forgotten your pants.

Go for a similar style

The inevitable will happen, you will spill something on that top that you’ve been saving for your holiday since purchasing last weekend. And, it will get cold at times no matter where you’re going… but having a cover up or spare top that you know will match what you’re already wearing will mean packing less. Not only this, but if you want to wear a pair of shorts a couple of times, you know you have plenty of tops to go with them etc.

Leave spare weight for shopping

So you’ve weighed your case and it says 19.8kg. This isn’t great when you will no doubt see things that will catch your eye, or you think will make a nice gift or keep sake. Leaving space and weight in your case for extras will mean you won’t have to hold back when you decide to partake in some retail shopping.

Dirty laundry drawstring bag

There is nothing worse than having your dirty washing floating around your fresh, clean and neatly folded clothes. Drawstring bags are ideal for hanging on the back of a door, a chair or handle to get into the habit of chucking your dirty clothes straight into an organised space.

Collagen drinks for every party host

Heard through the grape vine that collagen is the best beauty secret but hesitant to try the ingestible route? Collagen drinks can be a lot more glamorous than just a handful of capsules.

Proto-col’s award-winning Collagen Shots are clinically proven to strengthen nails, quality of hair and structure of your skin. Specifically designed to combat the signs of ageing by utilising type I and type III Collagen Hydrolysate with Zinc, Biotin and Vitamins B, C, E. To boost the collagen your body begins to lose from the age of 25 is crucial to every beauty guru’s routine.

Here are some Collagen drinks for every party host:

Collagen-politin

Add the red berry shots to still or fizzy lemonade with raspberries and ice, measure to your taste and sip throughout the hot summer months.

Collagen Cooler

Mix a Collagen Shot with a smoothie mix of your choice, my suggestion would be strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries for a sweet mix. The smoothie will not only be packed full of beauty magic but will taste delicious.

Red Mojito

Add to a fresh red berry juice and mix to enjoy a morning mocktail. Add Green Magic for the ultimate boost of energy packed full of vitamins, nutrients and collagen. Finally, top with a sprig of mint.

Collagen Fizz

If you’re feeling like celebrating, add a Collagen Shot to a glass of prosecco and mix. Add raspberries for decoration and clink glasses with your closest girl friends.