Drink This Daily to Improve Hair, Skin, Nails and Joint Health

By: Nancy Lin

If you are like most active and health-conscious people who report wanting stronger and healthier looking hair, skin and nails, rest assured you are not alone, because the fountain of youth has been largely sought after for centuries on end. But active people also care about the strength and fortitude of their joints and gut health, not just how they look from a beauty standpoint. The good news is that there is a science backed daily habit, that when consistently practiced, will boost your body’s ability to turn back the hands of time by improving the mobility and effectiveness of your soft tissues, bones, and joints—all while strengthening the elasticity of the skin, and fortifying your hair and nails, and it is easier to implement than figuring out a complicated math equation.

Here is a little hint: this daily habit--which is to incorporate the right types of a certain supplement into your nutrition routine, has a myriad of benefits to the body. This article will discuss exactly what supplement you will need to consume on a consistent basis to maximize beauty and health benefits from the inside out, so keep reading.

The daily habit you must be adopting each day is to. . . (drum roll please) . . . consume the right type of collagen peptides. But, which one(s)? One thing is for sure--with all the different types of products available on the markets today, which collagen types can you trust and will yield the best results? Here is some good news. Rest assured that the hunt for the best collagen powders and best collagen supplements will not need to take weeks or months to figure out and should not need to break the bank, either. We have done the research for you and will cover collagen’s benefits, what to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect, most effective collagen, and reasons why you should make collagen consumption a healthy daily habit.

There is no mistake-- Collagen is ubiquitous and seems to be found in almost every food and drink product! What is wrong with having a few collagen infused gummies each day or rubbing in collagen lotion on your face and body? Without going too deep into the science, simply put, the body needs the right types of collagen to be consumed and in the right amounts to be effective. Gummies, for example, are almost always made with some type of sugar and ironically have been found to counter the effectiveness of absorption in the body. Not only that, but there needs to be a certain concentrated amount of collagen in each gummy AND be able to withstand the tumultuous digestive processes to be fully absorbed in the small intestines. Pretty much, gummies are not the best way to go about taking and maximizing your daily doses of skin, hair, nails, and joint health.

What about creams and beauty products infused with collagen? Despite what the marketing and advertisers tout regarding using collagen boosting topical beauty products as the best way to utilize collagen, for any daily beauty routine to be effective, collagen must be taken from the inside out (in hydrolyzed collagen form—through food and drink). Besides, the collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed into the skin, so if you are trying to narrow down the most economic and efficient way to age-defy, you will want to take Transformation’s Collagen- made with the highest quality hydrolyzed Type 1 and 3 collagens. Its collagen is made with hormone and antibiotic free, grass-fed, and pasture-raised bovine. This non-GMO unflavored powder mixes easily and is paleo, keto, and kosher friendly. 

Look, we all know that getting older may come with a few badges of honor, like laugh lines and sunspots and “crepey” skin—a dermatological term referring to the fragile, paper-thin, loose, or sagging skin under the eyes and neck that may look thirsty for a hydrating mask. Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but that automated factory slows way down as the years accumulate and the breakdown eventually becomes faster than the repair. And if you have ever sat in front of the vanity mirror analyzing the elasticity of your face, the sheen and volume (or their lack of) of your hair or the fortitude and health of your nails, you may have observed the eventual fate of these qualities. In fact, you may start to notice the skin begin to lose its plumpness, progressively begin to become drier and peppered with more wrinkles.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with aging naturally and embracing the hold gravity may have on your skin and joints but ask most people over the age of 25 and they will probably tell you that they care about how their body moves without discomfort and how their skin and hair looks and feels each day. In fact, before COVID, women and men collectively were spending close to 70 billion dollars in the salons trying to get their hair, skin, and nails to look and feel better. Women, on average, spend more than 2 entire weeks each year on routines to up their hair, nails, and skin game. And men are not far behind, either. They care just as much on their appearance as their female counterparts.

 

Other factors should be taken into consideration, as well when adopting daily habits that affect skin, hair, nails, soft tissue, and joint health. Environmental considerations, like getting too much sun exposure and pollution can further accelerate skin aging. Additional poor lifestyle habits such as tobacco and alcohol use, the over consumption of processed and fatty foods, unmanaged stress, and chronic insomnia, may add to the risk of under-nourishing the derma, promoting its breakdown and quickly lead to additional signs of premature skin aging.

Simply put, the best collagen powders are made of what is technically called “collagen peptides”. For the collagen you consume to be optimally bioavailable in the body, it first needs to be broken down into these smaller units of protein (called amino acid peptides), which is the most efficient way for your body to make new fresh skin collagen.

Another name for collagen peptides is hydrolyzed collagen, which is an excellent source of amino acids that cannot be found in muscle meat—and because your muscles are made up of 30% collagen, you will need to replenish its breakdown during and after exercising, when

exerting your body each day and as you age. By incorporating Type 1 and type 3 collagen peptides into your daily routine, you will soon feel and see the incredible effects of the important amino acids hard at work while your body produces fortified hair, skin, nails, and more resilient joints – from the inside out!

 

Though there are 5 different types of collagens on the market, remember that the most effective collagen peptides come in the combination of both Type 1 collagen is most effective for building skin’s elasticity and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and strengthening hair and nails. It is also known for supporting muscle recovery.

Type 3 collagen boosts gut health and improves the skin’s hydration. It is found mostly in the intestines, muscles, and blood vessels. The combination of both Type 1 and 3 is what you want to look for. 

So if you want to proudly age-defy and keep your body from giving into accelerated and premature signs of growing older, adopt a few positive lifestyle habits into your daily routine, such as implementing a consistent way to manage your stress, adopt a solid sleep routine, eat fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, limit direct and excessive sun exposure, stay away from smoking and alcohol, and ensure that Transformation’s Collagen Peptides made with Type 1 and 3 hydrolyzed collagen is consumed daily to maximize and enhance your skin, hair, nails and joint health. . . from the inside out!