Choose your collagen wisely
Fact: not all collagen is created equal. Even low-quality products can have a high price point, so you want to make sure that you’re spending your money on the real deal. Some brands package their collagen into capsules in a dose that is far too low to create results.
Look for high-strength (5g per day is ideal) hydrolysed peptide collagen with a small molecule size so that it can be absorbed and utilised by your body.
Adashiko collagen has an advanced low molecular weight of 3000 Daltons and is highly absorbable, flavourless, odourless, and easy to take. It contains type 1 and type 3 collagen to benefit the entire body.
Make collagen part of your daily routine
To maximise the benefits from collagen supplementation, it is essential that you take it daily. Inconsistent use won’t yield the best results, so find a way to take it that suits your lifestyle. Mornings are always a great time of day to add in a new supplement or step into your routine – try adding your collagen to your coffee or tea every morning. Smoothies are also an easy way to get your collagen fix.
Take your collagen with vitamin C
Did you know that vitamin C is crucial for the synthesis of collagen? It is also wonderful to bolster your immune system and acts as a powerful antioxidant for general anti-aging. If your collagen doesn’t contain vitamin C, take a high-quality vitamin C powder alongside it to maximise your results.
We developed Adashiko Ultra to contain vitamin C to help collagen creation in the body. It also contains hyaluronic acid, elastin, and CoQ10 to support healthy aging and boost the effects of our peptide collagen. Learn more about our best-selling collagen product here.
Look at your lifestyle and diet as a whole
You can take all the supplements in the world, but if your lifestyle is unhealthy, you won’t see any change. If you’re concerned about aging, a clean diet is where it’s at: reducing sugar intake reduces glycation, a process in the body that causes rapid aging. Eating a diet rich in good fats, fruit and vegetables, fibre, and lean protein will stand you in good stead for the years to come.
Hydrating appropriately will also help your body function optimally, as will regular movement/exercise – even something as simple as a small walk each day is beneficial. Be aware that as you age your body will start to lose muscle mass – which can become very problematic later in life - unless you are doing some regular resistance training.
Then there are the obvious culprits that should be avoided: alcohol, sun exposure, cigarettes, junk food, lack of sleep, and a sedentary lifestyle, to name a few.
Be in it for the long run
There are health fads and trends galore, but collagen supplementation is here to stay. Taking collagen for six-months might give you some good results, but if you stop taking it, there will be no long-lasting benefits.
A commitment to taking collagen on a long-term basis will yield you the best results and help you age gracefully. Thankfully, adding collagen to your daily routine is an easy step that will quickly become a habit.
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