Just got back into to serious exercise after a long break and was looking for ways to stay strong and energised as a 46 year old man. I have been using Pro Collagen for the last 2 months and cliches aside I feel like I used to in my 20’s. It’s so simple to have a shot each morning that tastes great and is clearly having positive effects. This is now a big part of my daily routine.
Collagen supplements work by stimulating the body’s own collagen synthesis by activating dermal fibroblasts. This triggers an increase in the body’s natural collagen levels through the process of neo-collagenesis (NEW collagen formation). A good collagen supplement will contain high levels of the skin specific amino acids Proline, Glycine and Hydroxyproline. These three amino acids are the building blocks of the Triple Helix of Collagen. If you don’t have good levels of these three amino acids in your body then your skin will never be strong and radiant. Proline, Glycine and Hydroxyproline are the most important amino acids for skin health and are found abundantly in all ZENii collagen supplements. Hydroxyproline is also clinically evidenced to stimulate an increase in dermal production of hyaluronic acid which helps the skin maintain its intracellular moisture.
The ideal dose from clinical trials is 8-10g (8000- 10,000mg) of hydrolysed collagen per day. At this dose oral collagen has been clinically proven to reduce the rate at which our own collagen breaks down, improve the skin’s innate collagen production and improve skin hydration and healing.
In March 2021 a Systematic Review of 19 different Randomised Controlled Trials* (the gold standard in medical evidence) was published in the International Journal of Dermatology and showed clear and consistent positive skin health benefits for daily hydrolysed collagens. This groundbreaking evidence has silenced any non believers and has led to a huge jump in collagen supplementation amongst the general population. Athletes are also taking collagen for its tissue repair benefits and HC is also being used for the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis.
In clinical trials daily hydrolysed marine collagen supplementation (10,000mg) was found to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin hydration
- Improve skin elasticity
- Stimulate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production
- Improve skin luminosity
- Reduce inflammation
It’s important to look for hydrolysed collagen as it’s a process that plays a key part in how effective your supplement is. Hydrolysis is a process whereby collagen is broken down into small peptide chains that make it more bioavailable – ie easier for your body to absorb and use. Hydrolysed collagen is thought to be the only kind of collagen that can impact the skin positively and it’s what the clinical trials and data support.
We test all batches for heavy metals and certify them free from mercury, cadmium and hormones. All our supplements are made to pharmaceutical standards and are manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) codes.
We use non GMO’s raw ingredients and we test and certify every batch heavy metal and toxin free. We only use marine collagen from freshwater sources.
The simple answer is no. Collagen is hard to come by in the modern western diet because it has typically been removed from today’s diet. Very few people still consume bone broth or eat organ meats like our ancestors once did. That’s why a supplement can be really helpful because, as we know, collagen production declines from as early as our mid 20’s. Taking a daily supplement with high in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline will deliver the basic amino acid building blocks for the tissues to continue to produce collagen PLUS they will signal for NEW collagen production.
If you are vegan or vegetarian then try our ProLuminous supplement – it has been designed to support the collagen that you have through powerful action of collagen protecting antioxidants.
- International Journal of Dermatology March 2021 Roseane B De Miranda et al “Effects on Hydrolysed collagen supplementation on skin ageing: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’
- Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology ‘Collagen supplementation for skin health: A mechanistic systematic review’ Meisam Barati et Al 2020 Nov:19(11): 2820-2829
- Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 14 291-301 Asserin J, Lati E, Shioya T, Prawitt J. ‘The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network’
- Skin Pharmacol Physiol ‘Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology; a double blind, placebo controlled study’ E Proksch et Al 2014: 27(1): 47-55
- Nutrients 2018 Jun 26:10(7):826 ‘Oral Intake of Low Molecular Weight Collagen Peptide Improves Hydration, Elasticity and Wrinkling in Human Skin: A Randomised Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study’ Do-Un Kim et Al
- Journal of Dermatological Treatment Wich Sangsuwan et Al ‘Four weeks daily intake of oral collagen hydroxylate results in improved skin elasticity, especially in sun exposure areas: a randomised double blind, placebo controlled trial’ Feb 2020
- Current Medical Opinion and Research Volume 24 2008 Issue 5 ’24 week study on the use of collagen hydroxylate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity related joint pain’ Kristine L Clark et Al
I love drinking a shot of this each day. It tastes good and I know that I can ditch most of the other capsule supplements I take because they're all combined within it. I've noticed my skin to be in great condition since starting it so I'd highly recommend.
I've tried a few other Salicylic toners but none have polished and exfoliated as effectively as this one. It's like having access to a 'Hydrafacial' at home. Love it
I find my skin has different requirements throughout the year, and this is my go-to winter night cream. My skin is particularly dry at this time of year and using this in combination with Hyaluronic serum really seems to protect it. I love Zenii products and have introduced this brand to lots of friends who all agree they can't live without them now!
This cream has really transformed my dull, periomenopausal skin. Plus, it smells lovely !
This gel-like serum is great for mixing in with moisturiser or using alone. I've really notice my skin has changed for the better since using it
With combination skin, I've always struggled to find a cream that is neither too drying nor too oily. This is such a lovely balance that makes my skin glow! x
I've struggled with retinols with sensitive skin and so using this one has helped me benefit from using retinol without having big flare ups.
I have moved from using the powered collagen and the pro hydrate to the skin fusion so I think my results had already begun, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to be without this now
I have tried a few other collagen products however this one is far superior than the rest. Honestly worth the extra pounds, within a few my skin feels softer and more importantly plumper. I have occasionally found I break out in spots with some other collagen powders, not this one. I just wish perhaps the postage was free 😀
I was sceptical what difference collagen would make but I’m a complete convert. For me, the biggest difference was my hair. It’s thicker and glossier. My perimenopause skin also looks brighter. I’m completely addicted to the powder and add it to my tea every morning! Thanks Zenii! Amazing product ♥️
Ive been using for around 6 weeks now and noticed a glow to my skin and my skin feels more firm. Also noticed new growth of baby hair around my hairline... so its a win win!!
I use this 3 times a week and my T zone is less oily and much less shiny!
You only need a few drops, it is absorbed beautifully
I started taking skin fusion some 2 months ago and now my skin looks very radiant and healthy. Also my hair is stronger now. Taking the skin fusion is also super easy which I love, highly recommend.
I am using a Zenii moisturizer and this cleanser. lts very light on your skin but not drying. I can get rid of my eye makeup as well. I also love the scent on this product, so highly recommend