One benefit I wasn’t expecting to learn about collagen powder was its ability to act as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect our body from the damage caused by free radicals by donating an electron or hydrogen to stabilize them.
Researchers found that he antioxidant properties of collagen powder were mostly due to the presence of hydrophobic amino acids it contains. However, more research is needed in order to investigate the exact way in which these amino acid acts as antioxidants. What is known is the antioxidant properties of collagen powder are directly linked to the size of the molecules it contains. The lower the molecular weight of the peptides in the collagen powder, the greater their antioxidant effect.
Bestow Collagen Boost contains the lowest molecular weight peptides available on the market with a size of only 1000 to 2000 Daltons.
Fish-derived collagen, like the type found in Bestow Collagen Boost can also counteract the effect of sun exposure on our collagen and elastin fibres. Typically collagen and elastin, when exposed to UV become abnormal or degraded. Taking these types of collagen powders, help their recovery.
Another added benefit is the affect collagen powder has on hyperpigmentation. A study carried out by dermatologists found that not only did their subjects notice an improvement in the texture and hydration of their skin within 60 days but a reduction in the intensity of any irregular pigmentation they were experiencing.
With all of these benefits, it seems very likely taking collagen powder is an excellent addition to our skin care regimes. All of this research is encouraging, but the final proof will be the improvements we see in not only our skin, but the growth of our hair and nails as well.
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