BY: Lively Staff

June 6, 2017

Collagen Beauty Water

What is Collagen Beauty Water?

Collagen Beauty Water works from the inside out to restore and revitalize overall wellness and natural beauty.  Rich in natural hyaluronic acid and probiotics, Collagen Beauty Water, available in Lavender Lemon, Melon Mint and Cucumber Aloe, are blended with non-GMO Project Verified Marine Collagen to improve skin elasticity and moisture, nurture good gut health, and strengthen hair and nails.  

 

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Benefits of Collagen Beauty Water

With a unique blend of hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and non-GMO Project Verified Marine Collagen, Vital Proteins’ Collagen Beauty Waters offer a variety of benefits to the body.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid could offer improvements in joint health (1), skin hydration (2), and anti-aging (3).  On average, humans have about 15g of hyaluronic acid in their body, however, throughout each day about one-third is lost and replaced (4).  By consuming foods and beverages rich in hyaluronic acid, or taking a supplement like Vital Proteins Beauty Waters, you are helping to improve your skin and joints and replenish what your body loses.

Probiotics

Probiotics are good, or beneficial bacteria that can be consumed through food or supplements and help to balance the ecosystem of the gut. When the gut is healthy, so is our ability to fight off colds and infections, maintain a more optimal weight and improve digestion (5).  Some studies have shown that probiotics benefit overall immunity through a process of balancing B and T lymphocytes and antibodies within the body (6).  B and T lymphocytes work together to eradicate invasive bacteria that could harm the body–B lymphocytes produce antibodies that attack harmful bacteria, toxins, and viruses, while T lymphocytes produce cells that destroy those which have become invaded by viruses or have become cancerous (7).

Collagen on Skin & Nails

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for supporting skin elasticity, stronger hair and nails.  Studies have shown that 2.5-5 grams of collagen hydrolysate used for eight weeks by women aged 35-55 significantly improved skin elasticity and hydration, reduced skin dryness, and had virtually no side effects (8). 

Collagen on Bone & Joint Health

Collagen has been shown to improve joint health as a result of it’s gel consistency and ability to replenish ligaments and tendons surrounding joints.  When ingesting collagen, it allows the joints to move with ease and, as studies have shown, can help to reduce pain associated with aging and lowers the risk of joint deterioration (9).  

Collagen on Digestion

Research has shown that people battling inflammatory bowel disease are at a deficit of collagen and when collagen is supplemented in the body, gastrointestinal symptoms like leaky gut syndrome, IBS, and acid reflux are more easily manageable (10). 

Contributes to Weight Management

Glycine, an important amino acid in collagen, has been shown to help maintain a healthy body as a result of the roles it plays in the digestive and central nervous systems.  Research shows that glycine can help slow effects of aging since it replenishes healthy DNA and RNA cells, as well as improve how the body uses antioxidants (11). 

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Collagen Beauty Water Recipe

Collagen Beauty Waters can simply be added to water for a refreshing, spa-like beverage, or included in a delicious, healthy recipe, like this Melon Mint Smoothie Bowl.

 

Melon Mint Smoothie Bowl
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Ingredients
  1. 1 serving Melon Mint Beauty Water
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 2 tbsp coconut cream
  4. 1 cup honeydew melon
  5. 1/3 avocado
  6. 2 tbsp honey
  7. 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon
  8. Garnish with mint and chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, except for the mint and chia seeds, to a blender. Blend until smooth. pour into your favorite bowl, sprinkle on some mint and chia seeds, grab a spoon and enjoy.
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(1) Wang, Chen-Ti, Jinn Lin, Chee-Jen Chang, Yu-Tsan Lin, and Sheng-Mou Hou. “Therapeutic Effects Of Hyaluronic Acid On Osteoarthritis Of The Knee.” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume86.3 (2004): 538-45. Web.

(2) Papakonstantinou, Eleni, Michael Roth, and George Karakiulakis. “Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging.” Dermato-Endocrinology 4.3 (2012): 253-58. Web.

(3) Nobile, Vincenzo, Daniela Buonocore, Angela Michelotti, and Fulvio Marzatico. “Anti-aging and filling efficacy of six types hyaluronic acid based dermo-cosmetic treatment: double blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology13.4 (2014): 277-87. Web.

(4) Stern R (August 2004). “Hyaluronan catabolism: a new metabolic pathway”. Eur J Cell Biol 83 (7): 317-25. PMID 15503855.

(5) Chapman, C. M. C., G. R. Gibson, and I. Rowland. “Health benefits of probiotics: are mixtures more effective than single strains?” European Journal of Nutrition 50.1 (2011): 1-17. Web.

(6) Macfarlane, G. T., and J. H. Cummings. “Probiotics and prebiotics: can regulating the activities of intestinal bacteria benefit health?” Bmj 318.7189 (1999): 999-1003. Web.

(7) “Lymphocytes – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2017.

(8) Proksch, E., Segger, D., Degwert, J., Schunck, M., Zague, V., & Oesser, S. (2014). Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology,27(1), 47-55. doi:10.1159/000351376

(9) Clark, K. L., Sebastianelli, W., Flechsenhar, K. R., Aukermann, D. F., Meza, F., Millard, R. L., . . . Albert, A. (2008). 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. Current Medical Research and Opinion,24(5), 1485-1496. doi:10.1185/030079908×291967

(10) Koutroubakis, I. E. (2003). Serum laminin and collagen IV in inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Clinical Pathology,56(11), 817-820. doi:10.1136/jcp.56.11.817

(11) Lobo, V., Patil, A., Phatak, A., & Chandra, N. (2010). Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health. Pharmacognosy Reviews,4(8), 118. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.70902

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