The Beauty Protein
“We are not meant to be perfect, but we are meant to be whole” - Jane Fonda
If I could name one substance that keeps our skin firm, tight and radiant, it is COLLAGEN. Much attention has been given to products and procedures that stimulate collagen in the skin because it is considered the “beauty protein”.
Collagen is the primary building block of the dermis, and is responsible for the firmness, elasticity and structure of skin. Collagen protein is also necessary for beautiful hair, nails, healthy bones and ligaments, digestion, metabolism, and management of inflammation in the joints. Studies show that by the time we reach our mid-20’s, the production of collagen in our bodies begin to decline!
Health expert, Dr. Josh Axe explains that 30% of our protein intake should come from collagen sources. Collagen from wild fish is beneficial for the skin, hair, nails, bones, and gut. Collagen from chicken is for the immune system, ligaments, tendons, joints. Collagen from beef sources is also beneficial for hair, nails, skin, and bones. And collagen from egg shell membrane benefits the cardiovascular system.
Other health experts (Harvard physician, Sara Gottfried, and Nutritionist, Kim d’Eon) explain that eating “collagen enhancing” foods will help build collagen from the inside-out. Recommended are foods high in antioxidants (vitamins A & C in particular), sulphur (onion, garlic), easily digestible proteins (legumes, nuts, seeds, and the now trendy bone broth which contain a concentrated collagen protein food that is easily digested.
Dr. Axe recommends collagen supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen from multiple sources. He emphasizes that hydrolyzed protein is already broken down and is easy for the gut to digest. He suggests that collagen sources be from grass fed chicken or beef, or wild caught fish. Dr. Axe recommends an intake of 3 servings of collagen protein per day for 30 days to start you off on a healthy collagen loading regime to improve overall health.
At Thermae, we take beauty very seriously and have an unwavering commitment to providing clients with the best sources for achieving and maintaining healthy skin. We have been seeing how clients’ skin have transformed with the use of collagen powder supplements by “Bend Beauty”. BEND collagen peptides are derived from fish skin and has been shown to be significantly absorbed into the blood stream to reach the dermis efficiently and stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
We have observed that within 3 months of using “Bend” Collagen, clients not only exhibit more glow in their skin, but they recover much faster from laser, injectable, and resurfacing procedures. But don’t take our word for it…try it for yourself. Take advantage of our “Bend Holiday Promo”: Receive a FREE Bend “Anti Aging Formula” when you purchase 2 Bend Collagen, a savings of $45, and get glowing this Holiday season!