Over the last few weeks I have been inundated with people asking and commenting on how am I losing weight, that my skin is looking great and what are all the fab drinks I’m posting on my Instagram and twitter pages, so here’s some much needed information for anyone looking for products to help repair lost volume and collagen without the use of needles. I was introduced to two amazing products about a month ago and have been taking both religiously, Collagen Shots and Be Skinny Drink Me Protein Shakes.
Woman magazine says: ‘Collagen Shots are the best for boosting tired, dry skin. Loved by celeb stylist Daniel Sandler.’
Both drinks are made by a company called Rejuvenated. Here I explain the science behind Collagen Shots in more detail and what all the buzz is about with this extremely popular brand.
Rejuvenated is about feeling and looking great, they understand the fact that it can be hard to eat the healthiest of diets or go out and exercise every day. So they have developed easy to use high performance products formulated with the best ingredients to make a difference to skin and your lifestyle and make looking good so much easier. Their nutritional range has been created by combining the best of beauty and sporting science knowledge, using natural ethically sourced ingredients.
After almost 40 years in the beauty industry Kathryn Danzey is the person professionals go to for advice. Kathryn was working on the emerging theory of beauty from within for over a decade and now has a range of 5 products on the market. Kathryn’s other half, is an engineer who has developed and works on the latest technology in aesthetic equipment. Together they introduced the best British systems to the beauty industry giving clinic owners and the public safe effective treatments. Working with the talent that develops nutritional products for many Olympic athletes and professional sporting elite, Rejuvenated have created products without compromise, they are totally effective and formulated with the finest natural ingredients. This certainly is a British family Brand to be proud of.
‘Ladies if you want to look young and beautiful, you have to take Collagen Shots’. Daniel Sandler, international make up artist and creator of Daniel Sandler Make up.
For younger firmer skin, the all round skin rejuvenator.
Collagen Shots rejuvenates the skin from the inside out. Most of us apply creams to keep the skin soft and supple but if it’s dehydrated in the dermis this will have little benefit. True skin health starts deep within and supplementing collagen levels with Collagen Shots will improve elasticity and help to give a more youthful appearance.
The unique combination of ingredients work synergistically to synthesise more collagen, strengthen connective tissue and arterial walls.Collagen Shots has 10, 000 mgs of marine extract collagen per serving. Super fruit Acai berry and hyaluronic acid were added along with B and C vitamins to create a synergistic blend for maximum benefits. Collagen type I is the major protein found in connective tissues and skin, it plays an essential role in maintaining skin tone, suppleness & elasticity. After the age of 25 collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% a year and the age of 45 collagen levels can have fallen by as much as 30%
The visible effects of this process are the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines & dry skin. Collagen Shotshave all the benefits in one shot per day to stimulate Collagen synthesis and skin hydration slowing down the signs of aging:
• Promotes younger looking skin
• Reduce fine lines
• Improves skin firmness & elasticity
If that’s not enough to impress you the ingredients really do speak volumes: Their ingredients are all natural and ethically sourced, where possible they are gluten and lactose free. They have a strict policy of not testing products on animals. They don’t use genetically engineered ingredients in their products. None of their current products contain preservatives and they
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and supports skin health and its elasticity, taking it as a drink is the perfect way to supplement diminishing in iron or vitamin C you would take a supplement so this is the perfect way to improve your skin but take a look at the added benefits with our Super Hero Collagen Shots. Collagen contains many amino acids (proteins)and each one has it’s own fantastic benefits.
Açaí Berry: A super food with over 19 amino acids itself, including essential fatty acids for skin health and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Açaí Berry was our antioxidant of choice as it has shown to be key in improving arterial health, allowing for better blood supply to skin cells. It is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidant properties.
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid (HA)has often been called the fountain of youth, it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and provides a cushion filler between the cells. Scientific studies have shown that Hyaluronic acid improves skin hydration and helps to stimulate the production of collagen. It has several other key properties, playing a key part in joint health, supporting the vitreous fluid in the eyes and helping in the reduction gum disease.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin):Vitamin B3 is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and lipids in the body and is required to produce energy. Niacin actually reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides and increases’good’ cholesterol.It can help in the battle against heart disease.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid): Vitamin B5 is water soluble and is essential to synthesise coenzyme-A and helps to release energy from the food we eat. It is also key for production of red blood cells and affects hormones from the adrenal gland.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine, is required for balancing hormone changes in women, assisting the immune system and the growth of new cells. It helps in metabolism and with good skin health which is one of the reasons we included it in Collagen Shots and is known to help with depression and helps to balance sodium and potassium levels.
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid): Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that protects the body against oxidative stress. Vitamin C plays a significant role in the healing of wounds and helps to fight off infections.It is believed that vitamin C widens the arteries helping to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease. Good levels of the vitamin help to lower cholesterol levels and traditionally it was used to prevent scurvy. It is involved in the production of Collagen and in the effectiveness of Collagen Shots.
So how does it work?
Our skin is made of collagen. As we age, collagen production drops off and skin sags because it gets thinner, weaker, drier, and less resilient, or pliable. This is directly linked to amino acid content. Certain amino acids in the skin’s structure, like glycine, proline, hydroproline, and alanine – decrease with age and bad diet. Collagen Shots contains all of the above essential amino acids, and embraces the latest scientific findings. To get the best benefits from Collagen Shots take it daily, ideally half an hour before going to sleep at night, this is when cells are renewing. Alternatively have on an empty stomach either first thing in the morning or before a meal. Put one scoop in a glass and fill with 200 – 250ml of water (or preferred beverage), whisk with a fork, allow a minute for collagen to dissolve – whisk again and drink.You could use a small blender or shaker for mixing.Many trials have shown that taking collagen supplements will replace that lost from the skin to make it younger, firmer and more hydrated. If your body is lacking in iron you would take iron tablets and if you lack vitamin C you would have a vitamin C tablet, so it is only natural that taking collagen will help to boost low levels.
SKIN REBUILDING: CLINICAL STUDIES
A 2008 study in Tokyo  of 33 women ages 40-60 who took 10 g of Hydrolyzed Collagen daily for 2 months.
91% saw an increase in skin hydration and resilience. A Dermiscan study in Lyon France in 2008 showed similar findings in an age group of 35-55: an increase in skin smoothness and hydration, using the Corneometer and Skin Image Analyzer technologies. [15, 16] After 12 weeks of 10g Hydrolyzed Collagen daily, 41% less furrowing, less wrinkles, more resilient, more hydrated. Skin resilience was measured by the Cutometer, Hydrolyzed Collagen also increases the diameter of collagen fibrils in the dermis by the same mechanism: fibroblast stimulation. This in turn increases cohesion of the dermal collagen fibers themselves, which is a true anti-aging step. In the skin, this action means increased thickness, suppleness and resilience, as well as hydration.
Price:£36.00 You can find more information about these great products at https://collagen-shots.com or www.beskinnydrinkme.com/collagen-shots or follow them on twitter.com/CollagenShots.
Written by Health and Beauty Expert – Naomi Isted.