If you're in your twenties, hopefully you're feeling energised and healthy and enjoying being wrinkle-free before the signs of ageing hit in your thirties. Anti-ageing products may seem irrelevant - or unnecessary - but it's never too early to start preventative measures for both inner and outer ageing and health.
Did you know that after age 30, your collagen levels will drop around 1% per year?
Collagen is the most dominant protein in the body and gives our skin and connective tissue structure and support, not unlike scaffolding. As we age, we see the signs of collagen loss in line and wrinkles, sagging skin, dullness, pigmentation, enlarged pores, and cellulite. Internally, we may get achy joints, or take longer to recover post-exercise or injury. So what can we do about collagen loss?
Avoiding the sun, not smoking, reducing stress, minimising alcohol, and eating an antioxidant-rich diet can all slow the loss of collagen. Taking a quality peptide collagen powder alongside these lifestyle interventions can naturally stimulate collagen production and boost your collagen levels.
Supplementing collagen goes far beyond creating beautiful skin: it has a host of benefits that will have you feeling and looking your best. Here are six great reasons to take collagen in your twenties.
1. Boost your hair and nail growth
Who doesn't want healthy, fast-growing nails and hair? One of the first benefits Adashiko customers report is stronger, longer nails. Ingestible collagen also has a positive benefit on hair growth and thickness - check out one of our case studies here.
2. Calm and reduce breakouts
Collagen is known for its positive effect on skin - but it's great for more than just lines and wrinkles. We've had incredible feedback from customers suffering from hormonal acne and breakouts who have had an improvement in both health and skin. Pair it with our superstar skin saviour for even better results!
3. Minimise stretch marks
As annoying as they can be, it's comforting to know they are totally normal and very common. Stretch marks can appear during puberty, pregnancy, or during periods of weight gain, and unfortunately, there's no proven way to prevent or treat them. However, taking collagen can drastically improve the appearance of existing stretch marks. We've had endless customers report that their stretch marks have all but faded away after taking Adashiko!
4. Prevent the signs of ageing
We grow older, and we look older: It's pretty unavoidable. What we can do is age gracefully and look great for our age by taking care of our skin inside and out. Skin ageing can cause wrinkles, sagging, dullness, and a whole lot of other lovely effects (learn more about skin ageing here). Peptide collagen has been scientifically-proven to increase hydration in the skin and reduce wrinkle depth. Aside from the science, we hear endless accounts of people who have experienced incredible anti-ageing results taking Adashiko. Read some of our favourite customer stories here.
5. Boost your digestive health
So many of us suffer digestive issues, and healing the gut has become a massive health trend. Collagen contains amino acids that can "seal" and heal the gut lining, making it an ideal supplement for anyone with leaky gut, IBS, or any other tummy issues.
6. Fuel your body post-workout
If you're into the gym or lead an active lifestyle, collagen is an excellent supplement to promote muscle growth and assist in recovery. Many of our clients say it reduces or eliminates their DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after a big training session.
Blend with a quality protein powder post-workout or for breakfast to fuel your body for the day.