You might have noticed: many collagen supplements also contain Vitamin C.
Both Vitamin C and collagen play important roles in the body and, until fairly recently, science never drew strong connections between the two. But together, Vitamin C and collagen are far more than isolated supplements; they’re transformative, critical advocates for your body’s energy, mental clarity and performance, impacting everything from the health of your joints to the glow of your skin.
As one of the most abundant proteins in the body, collagen makes up connective tissue, hair, skin, nails - even bones. With time, like everything, our collagen stores break down. This is due to age, sun exposure and pollutants and chemicals such as those found in cigarettes. When this breakdown occurs, it’s important to give our body exactly what it needs if we don’t want to lose a step.
Fortunately, we can make collagen from amino acids found in the foods we eat. In addition, studies have found that collagen peptide supplements can help you turn the tide in your fight to source all-day, clean energy. Ramping up our body’s collagen stores makes aging easier and staying fit and active more attainable. One particularly promising study found that taking a collagen peptide improved muscle mass in older men.
Collagen peptides promote total body health by sealing the gut. Many major nutrients are absorbed in the digestive tract, but these nutrients can be lost when the gut is leaky. Even worse, a leaky gut can allow free radicals into the bloodstream. Collagen peptides are believed to seal the gut, keeping nutrients in and free radicals out.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that can protect the body from free radicals as well as harmful toxins such as cigarette smoke and pollutants. Most people are able to receive Vitamin C effectively through food intake, as it is found in many fruits and vegetables such as oranges and spinach. While diet is usually the best primary source of vitamins and minerals, supplements also provide an efficient, quantifiable option, especially when taken with water. Vitamin C is a safe vitamin - your body doesn’t store it, so you can’t overdose (although consuming more than the upper limit of 2000 mg daily could upset your stomach).
Many people take a Vitamin C supplement, and for good reason. Taking Vitamin C when you’re fighting a cold has been shown to reduce recovery times in both children and adults. Vitamin C also helps immune cells identify and kill bacteria and viruses.
Collagen can also play a role in boosting immune health. Again, it starts in the gut. Sealing the gut can reduce inflammation and improve the immune system. Collagen peptides also contain high numbers of amino acids, which the body can put to good use building proteins such as immunoglobulins (or antibodies). These proteins are essential in fighting off infection.
Vitamin C and collagen each play major roles in supporting the health of your hair, skin and nails. Collagen peptides contain many of the amino acids needed to build keratin, which is one of the main proteins in hair and nails. Collagen also provides the framework for our skin, keeping it from becoming saggy and wrinkly.
Vitamin C promotes and helps to sustain the body’s production of collagen, improving the integrity of hair skin and nails. Vitamin C’s ability to absorb iron is also beneficial to hair as iron keeps hair healthy and strong.
Together, a healthy supply of collagen and Vitamin C encourages hair, skin, and nails to keep growing. A combination of collagen and Vitamin C can also prevent harm done by free radicals to hair follicles - damage which could prevent healthy hair growth.
Our bodies have the amazing capability of building proteins and holding on to nutrients such as amino acids and Vitamin C that we receive from the foods we consume. BUBS Naturals Fountain of Youth Formula has been specially formulated to promote healthy hair, skin and nails, but it can do so much more than that, from improving the immune system to sealing the gut to even giving you a burst of energy (thanks to a splash of Vitamin B). This blend of collagen sourced from free-range, grass-fed cows has been blended with Vitamin C for better absorption and long-lasting, clean energy. Fatty acids help maintain and build cell walls which improves skin elasticity over time, while a deliciously fresh taste helps you keep your immune system in tip-top shape.