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The health of our hair, skin and nails rely upon healthy collagen production. We regularly slather ourselves with lotions to moisturize, plump, firm and smooth. But in the end, lifestyle, hydration and our daily nutrient intake are some of the most impactful factors that contribute to visible signs of aging.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It supports our cells and provides strength and flexibility to all of our tissues. While it’s a part of our muscles, bones and joints, it’s also a key ingredient for strong hair, skin and nails.
Fuelling healthy collagen production
Healthy collagen production begins with a strong nutritional foundation. Our hair, skin and nails are often last in line to receive their daily dose of nutrients, since our survival doesn’t depend on them.
The body uses a variety of vitamins, minerals, and proteins from our diet to build collagen, which is produced by specialized cells called fibroblasts. Key nutrients for healthy hair, skin and nails include:
● Healthy fats (avocado, fatty fish, nuts and seeds)
● Vitamin A (eggs, cod liver oil and leafy green vegetables)
● Vitamin C (citrus fruits, peppers and kale)
● Biotin (egg yolks, legumes, liver, nuts and seeds)
● Zinc (grass-fed beef, Brazil nuts, cashews and dark chocolate)
● Silicon (green beans, bananas, leafy greens and lentils)
● Protein (meats, tofu, beans, nuts and seeds)
These can generally be obtained from a healthy, balanced diet, but supplementation can provide an extra boost.
CanPrev’s Collagen Beauty Powder and Liquid are sustainably sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine. These hydrolyzed collagen peptides are small in size (2kDa) for easy digestion, and are formulated to target collagen production directly at the skin.
Clinical trials show that CanPrev’s Collagen Beauty helps to:
- Reduce eye wrinkles in 28 days
- Increase the firmness, smoothness and elasticity of skin
- Reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Improve nail growth, and decrease nail cracking and chipping
- Improve the strength of hair, reducing breakage
Does vegan collagen exist?
All collagen supplements are derived from animal sources, so vegan collagen is not available. However, silicon, one of the most abundant trace elements in our bodies, helps to activate hydroxylation enzymes that are essential to building strong collagen networks. This makes silicon a great choice for those who want to boost collagen while following a plant-based diet.
Silicon is not only key to helping us achieve healthy collagen levels, it’s also an important trace mineral that helps keep our bones, connective tissue and cardiovascular system functioning.
Most supplement forms of silicon are difficult for the body to absorb and utilize. But, Monomethylsilanetriol (MMST) silicon sourced from Nova Scotian quartz 21x more absorbable than horsetail and bamboo forms, and 64x more absorbable than colloidal ionic silica.
CanPrev’s Silicon Beauty pairs MMST silicon with biotin, which helps to metabolize and utilize the nutrients necessary to maintain beautiful hair, skin and nails.
Collagen and Silicon: Better Together
Collagen and silicon work as a team – collagen acts as the building blocks of our body, while silicon acts as the glue that holds these building blocks together.
However, collagen and silicon start to decrease as we age. After the age of 25, the body starts breaking down more collagen than it’s able to produce, and we start to see more signs of aging. Our hair starts thinning, our nails become weaker and wrinkles form.
But you don’t have to wait for these symptoms to set in. Collagen and silicon supplements can be taken preventatively to slow the onset of age-related indicators – a perfect pairing to support the health of hair, skin and nails.
The Country Way has partnered with CanPrev to answer all of your questions about skin health and how dietary can choices impact the surface of your skin. Join CanPrev's free webinar on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. and learn what specific nutrients play a role in the visible sign of aging, which lifestyle activities will help give you a natural glow and more. Plus, a CanPrev Beauty wellness gift basket will be raffled away to one lucky attendee.