Collagen Elixir is the step in your beauty routine that you’ve been waiting for, so let’s dive in and learn everything you need to know about this brand new product!
What is Collagen Elixir?
Collagen Elixir is made using marine collagen peptides, biotin, vitamin C, zinc, and other ancient botanicals to support healthy skin from the inside out.
Skin is the body’s largest organ composed of water, fat and protein, and Collagen makes up the largest part of that protein, creating structure, resilience, and elasticity. It acts like a glue that helps to hold everything in its place (1). Your body builds and repairs collagen every day, but collagen production gradually declines with age.
Collagen builds the foundation of a smooth and radiant complexion. The deepest layers of skin are made of a dense network of collagen fibers. Over time, the network of collagen fibers can become fragmented and weakened, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and thinner skin (2). Although our bodies produce collagen naturally, its production begins to decrease as we age. Research has shown collagen supplementation can be beneficial for maintaining healthy and hydrated skin.
Good nutrition is essential for collagen production, but ordinary foods may not provide the right nutrients. While fish contains collagen, it’s in the form of long collagen fibers that are hard for the body to use. Collagen Elixir combines highly bioavailable collagen peptides along with vitamins and minerals to deliver collagen’s benefits throughout the body (3). Studies show that supplementing with marine collagen, alone or when combined with other nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc, may help improve skin hydration, elasticity, and thickness; improve physical aspects of hair and nails; and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (4-11).
What are the different types of collagen?
Your body is made up of several different types of collagen. Whilst nearly 28 types of collagen have been identified so far, the four most common ones are (12, 13).
Collagen I – the most predominant collagen type in the body, as it’s the major structural component in skin, bone, tendons, connective tissues, and fibrous cartilage. In fact, 90% of collagen in the body is type I, due to its wide prevalence in almost all connective tissues (14).
Collagen II – mainly found in the elastic cartilage that serves as cushioning for joints.
Collagen III – acts as a supportive structure for organs, arteries, and muscles.
Collagen IV – is found in the skin layers, muscle and blood vessels
Why Marine Collagen?
Isagenix Collagen Elixir is made with a marine collagen blend. This blend of collagen peptides comes from wild–caught, deep–sea fish, like cod, pollock, and haddock, that are naturally rich in type I collagen. This form of marine collagen contains the amino acids proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline that have been shown to support the body’s natural production of collagen and help promote healthy, hydrated skin (15).
Marine collagen is composed mostly of type I collagen and is rich in unique, specialized amino acids that have targeted benefits for skin health and support the body’s natural production of collagen.
Collagen Elixir is made marine collagen peptides from responsibly caught cod and pollock sourced from the Scandinavian seas. We also only use collagen with Marine Stewardship Council certification to help ensure marine resources are protected and work to eliminate overfishing.
Marine collagen + ancient blend of botanicals + key nutrients
Collagen Elixir is made with hydrolysed marine collagen, an ancient blend of botanicals, and key nutrients know to support healthy hair, skin and nails. All expertly mixed with natural flavours to make a delicious wild berry flavoured drink that you’ll get to sip and enjoy every single day.
Our blend of botanical ingredients have been traditionally used for skin health, including goji and acerola berry extracts that are known for being rich in phytonutrients, aloe vera juice traditionally used for hydrating benefits, and chamomile extract powders which have been used for centuries for its soothing effect.
We’ve paired these botanicals up with key vitamins and minerals that also support healthy hair, skin and nails. In every bottle you’ll find vitamin C, found naturally in citrus fruits, which is an antioxidant vitamin that supports your natural collagen production. Collagen Elixir is also a source of zinc, an essential mineral that plays a vital role in skin, hair and nail health, as well as biotin, which is one of the B vitamins that’s important for hair and skin health (16).
Make Collagen Elixir part of your beauty routine
This sustainably sourced and recyclable bottle of amazing is a beautiful daily ritual you’ll feel great about. All that’s left to do is sip your Collagen Elixir daily and get ready to discover your glow.
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Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin
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