How long does it take for collagen supplements to work?

Collagen is a protein that’s naturally present in your body. It keeps your joints healthy and your skin elastic and hydrated. When you get older it’s more difficult for your body to produce collagen and the collagen your body produces breaks down more easily.

If you want younger-looking skin, you may decide to take a collagen-based supplement such as Eternal Youth. But how long does it take for collagen supplements to work? Read on to find the answers to all your questions about collagen supplements.

What does your body need to produce collagen naturally?

To produce collagen naturally, your body needs the amino acids, hydroxyproline, glycine and proline. Your body also needs vitamin C, copper and zinc.

To get these collagen-producing nutrients you need to eat a balanced diet of whole foods which includes meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

We know that it isn’t easy to eat a balanced diet all the time, so we formulated our Eternal Youth supplement to ensure your skin always gets the collagen it needs.

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What are the different types of collagen?

There are 5 main types of collagen:

  • Type 1 is found in your connective tissues and skin.
  • Type 2 is found in the cartilage that protects your bones and joints.
  • Type 3 is found in your blood vessels and skin.
  • Type 4 is found in some skin layers as well as other parts of your body including your inner ear and parts of your eyes.
  • Type 5 is found in some layers of your hair and skin and parts of your eyes.

Our Eternal Youth supplement contains the types of collagen your skin needs, plus antioxidants which are also essential for young-looking skin.

What does collagen do to the appearance of the skin?

Collagen helps to ensure your skin is strong, hydrated and elastic. As we age and our bodies produce less collagen, our skin wrinkles and it can feel drier.

A recent study found that taking collagen supplements improves skin elasticity and reduces dryness. This may be partly because collagen supplements encourage the body to produce other proteins that keep skin strong and healthy, such as elastin and fibrillin.

Are there more health benefits of taking collagen supplements?

Apart from healthier skin, here are some other possible benefits of taking collagen supplements, although more studies are needed to back up some of these claims:

How long does it take for collagen supplements to work?

One study found that people taking collagen supplements noticed an improvement in their skin elasticity and hydration after 12 weeks. Another study found that after 12 weeks people had smoother and softer skin.

Some research has reported improvements to the skin before 12 weeks – even after as little as 6 weeks in some cases.

In a nutshell, it’s realistic to expect it to take 12 weeks to notice the difference in your skin when you start taking collagen supplements. It’s important to be patient and to keep going. The length of time depends on your age, diet and overall health.

Achieve younger-looking skin

Our Eternal Youth supplement contains all the nutrients you need to delay the ageing of your skin. The results? Brighter, more invigorated skin with a healthy, youthful glow!

As well as collagen, Eternal Youth contains rose hip extract which is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin’s cells from the damage caused by the sun and pollutants in the environment.

Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen and it boosts your immune system and energy levels. As your physical and mental wellbeing improves, you will see a marked difference in the condition of your skin.

Eternal Youth also contains the power ingredient, turmeric. Turmeric has significant antioxidant properties which help to keep the skin healthy.