Why taking marine collagen is the ultimate self-care move
Beauty trends come and go, but self-care is here to stay and marine collagen makes daily self-care simple. So, if you haven’t yet built a routine or introduced daily rituals centred around your wellbeing – now is as good a time as any to start.
Self-care doesn’t have to mean a month-long yoga retreat or a three-hour session at the salon (although, sign us up). It can be simple and fit into your busy day, every day. We believe the best form of taking care of yourself is with an inner beauty routine that addresses your wellbeing on a cellular level. So you can feel good on the inside and shine on the outside.
Level up your self-care with ingestible collagen
An inner beauty routine that includes ingestible beauty products like marine collagen is proven to have a systemic effect on the body. Where topical products such as moisturisers and face masks work only on the area of application, when you ingest a bioavailable collagen supplement it enters the bloodstream and circulates necessary amino acids to multiple areas of the body, including your muscles, joints, ligaments, skin, hair, and nails. Vida Glow's Natural Marine Collagen delivers benefits for the entire body and is clinically proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and enhance skin elasticity. It’s science-backed self-care.
Collagen powders and collagen boosters. What’s the difference?
So, you want to look after yourself with ingestible collagen, but you’re not quite sure where to start. Possibly where most people become stuck, is when choosing between a collagen powder and collagen booster. Let’s break down the difference and explain key collagen benefits.
A collagen powder, like our Natural Marine Collagen, is a made up of hydrolysed collagen peptides. The collagen has come from a protein source (ours from responsibly sourced fish skin) and put through a process called hydrolysation to naturally breaks down the raw collagen into small, digestible peptides. Regularly replenishing your natural collagen levels (which decline with age) with a collagen peptide powder helps to slow down the signs of ageing by increasing collagen synthesis, skin elasticity and firmness. Marine collagen benefits also include improved nail and hair health and growth.
Collagen boosters on the other hand, are ingestible beauty products that often don’t contain any collagen at all. Rather, a blend of ingredients that are believed to have a positive effect on collagen in the body and as the name suggests, boost collagen production.
How to add marine collagen to your self-care routine
Easy to adopt, marine collagen can be mixed into your morning coffee, porridge, smoothie, acai bowl or simply added to water for a hydration and beauty boost. Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen is heat stable, and can be mixed into any food or drink, hot or cold, without losing its potency or power. We have a range of fruit-infused collagen flavours to choose from as well as our best-selling tasteless original. Blend subtly sweet Pineapple into a soothing cup of green tea. Or pack even more goodness into your green smoothie with Original.
Who can take marine collagen?
Marine collagen supplementation is suitable for most people. We recommend taking marine collagen daily from your mid-20s. This is when your natural collagen levels start to deplete, and collagen supplementation becomes important. Vida Glow marine collagen is halal. Every batch of our collagen is tested for heavy metals, mercury and other contaminants. So it’s not just effective, but safe.
Whilst many of our customers have been able to take our products throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, clinical testing has only been done on non-pregnant women. Our formulations have been rigorously tested for quality and safety, however, we still advise speaking with your healthcare practitioner to check that our products are right for you and your individual needs.