BY: Lively Staff

August 24, 2017

New Flavor: Strawberry Lemon 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, now available in Strawberry Lemon, is blended with pasture-raised, grass fed collagen peptides to improve skin elasticity and moisture, nurture good gut health, and strengthen hair and nails.  

Strawberry Lemon Collagen Beauty Water contains:

  • 20 g Bovine Collagen 
  • 120 mg hyaluronic acid
  • 2B CFU probiotics

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Benefits of Strawberry Lemon Collagen Beauty Water

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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Strawberry Lemon Collagen Beauty Water Ingredients

Collagen Peptides

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. The composition of collagen is considered unique given its high hydroxyproline content. If you lack the amino acids that combine to form collagen, your body’s cells can’t produce enough of it. Threonine is an essential amino acid for collagen production. 

Organic Strawberry

Strawberries are a nutritional powerhouse, as research has linked this superfood to both internal and external health benefits.  Packed with antioxidants, strawberries can aid in eliminating free radicals, promoting a healthy inflammatory response (12).  Not only are strawberries beneficial internally, but they are also rich in Vitamins A and C which is essential for skin hydration, elasticity, and a reduction in signs of aging (13).

Organic Lemon

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than sipping on an ice cold water infused with a lemon slice or two.  Besides tasting great, adding lemon to water, salad dressings, and other recipes provides a host of health benefits.  Lemons are packed with the antioxidant Vitamin C and citric acid which is essential for skin health.  Since lemons contain so much Vitamin C, they can help to increase the absorption of iron from complementary foods as well (14). 

Coconut Water Powder

Coconut water contains a wealth of nutritional value, especially when consumed after exercise. Studies show that coconut better hydrated post-workout than that of regular, plain water and electrolyte-heavy sports drinks due to its high mineral content (16). Containing potassium, magnesium, and calcium, coconut water has shown to help maintain proper fluid balance when the body feels depleted of hydration. 

Organic Agave Inulin

Inulin is considered a non-digestible prebiotic, which means that it promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms within the intestines. This is essential for overall health, as it contributes to healthy gut. This prebiotic does not get absorbed when passing through the large and small intestines, because it goes through a fermentation process that feeds the healthy bacteria that populates the gut (15). Improved bacteria in the gut supports overall immune health and elimination of free radicals.

 

 

 

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(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.

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(12) Basu, Arpita, Michael Rhone, and Timothy J. Lyons. “Berries: emerging impact on cardiovascular health.” Nutrition Reviews68.3 (2010): 168-77. Web.

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(14) Cermak, N. M., Gibala, M. J., & Loon, L. J. (2012). Nitrate Supplementation’s Improvement of 10-km Time-Trial Performance in Trained Cyclists. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,22(1), 64-71. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.22.1.64

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(16) Saat, Mohamed, Rabindarjeet Singh, Roland Gamini Sirisinghe, and Mohd Nawawi. “Rehydration after Exercise with Fresh Young Coconut Water, Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Beverage and Plain Water.” Journal of PHYSIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY and Applied Human Science21.2 (2002): 93-104. Web.

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