Hi, Bloom Babes! You’ve probably heard of collagen. However, you may not know a whole lot about what it is, why you need it, or how to get it. Don’t worry – you are not alone. You would be surprised how many people are Googling collagen-related terms. There’s been an increase in interest, over the last few years in collagen. We're pretty sure you're wondering what all the fuss is about. Let’s break collagen down, Cliff Notes style.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most prevalent protein in the body. Yes -- parts of you are made up of collagen! Kind of trippy, right? In fact, it accounts for 25-35% of the total protein within the body. The connective tissue (think tendons) and bones contain collagen. Basically, it’s responsible for holding everything together. In addition, collagen contributes to healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Why do I need collagen?
As we get older our body’s natural production of collagen begins to decline. Have you ever wondered why some people’s hair begins to thin with age? That’s one of the culprits behind it. Supplementing your body’s own collagen production can combat that. It can also add new life to the hair you’ve already got. You’ll notice better length retention, stronger hair strands, and shine. Collagen works from the inside out, as opposed to topical hair products.
How do I get collagen?
Ingesting collagen by way of food or drink is the best way to see results. Just Bloom’s Collagen Sips are made up of hydrolyzed collagen peptides (collagen drink mix). This form is the most easily absorbed by the body and sent to different areas to go to work. The best thing about the Collagen drink mixes is they can be added to smoothies, yogurt, or the ever-faithful plain water. The Collagen Sips are smooth and low in calories, something you might not expect from a flavored drink! And with 5 grams of collagen per serving, you're definitely setting yourself up for success.
To return to the original question – yes, collagen is amazing for your hair!
Drink up, babes!