Of all the topics I learned about in my esthetician classes, 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧 (𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯) fascinated me the most! It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue!
As you age, your body produces less & lower quality collagen. One of the visible signs of this is in your skin, which becomes less firm and supple. Booo…
What damages your natural collagen?
Some things that damage your natural collagen are: eating too much sugar & refined carbs (keeps collagen from repairing itself), too much sun (UV radiation reduces collagen production), and smoking (ick)! Plus, some autoimmune disorders damage collagen, too.
What are collagen supplements made of?
Collagen supplements usually come from animal sources… The collagen powder found in most nutritional supplements is made from animal tissues including (brace yourselves) the skin and bones of cattle and pigs, fish scales, and egg shells.
But, MONAT being the wonderful 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 company that it is, debuted a brand new 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧 𝐊𝐞𝐲 vegan collagen-building supplement last year! It supports the body’s natural production of collagen, adding strength and resilience to the hair, skin, and nails. Collagen Key contains an amino acid blend utilized by the body to maintain existing collagen levels and replace lost collagen.*
𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺… In order to convert animal-based collagen supplements, the body must first digest the collagen and then break it down into amino acid building blocks. Then the body uses those amino acids to create collagen.
𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧 𝐊𝐞𝐲*, however, eliminates the breakdown process by providing vegan-sourced amino acids the body uses to create collagen! AND, it also has hyaluronic acid for skin repair & hydration, and vitamin C for antioxidants!
Taking a collagen production stimulator may also increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Additionally, Collagen Key may help your hair and nails to grow longer because it includes biotin, which stimulates keratin production in hair and can increase the rate of follicle growth! It’s a (sugar free) win-win to add into your routine!
Cheers to 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 and 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧!! Purchase Collagen Key HERE.
*𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘳𝘶𝘨 𝘈𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 “𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦, 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦.”