Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should women take a collagen supplement?
There are so many benefits to taking a good collagen. Beauty always seems to be a popular reason. The first signs of aging are always hard on a woman. Her once smooth, tight skin begins to loosen and it seems like wrinkles show up overnight. She looks in the mirror and thinks, “Wait, what? Where did that wrinkle come from?” Aging is a rite of passage all women will face, but it doesn’t mean we can’t age gracefully and with the help of modern science and research.
Collagen is the body’s scaffolding, with hard, insoluble and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. In most collagens, the molecules are packed together to form long, thin fibrils. These act as supporting structures to anchor cells to each other. They give the skin strength and elasticity. Over time and as we age, these molecules break down and so does their support of the skin. The result that we see is a loss in elasticity, which manifests itself as lines, wrinkles or crepey skin.
Many scientific studies have shown that collagen peptide supplements increase skin hydration. A study in the Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, research showed that hydrolyzed collagen did have a significant effect on improving wrinkle depth as well as elasticity and hydration of the skin(1).
Of course, beauty benefits aren’t the only reason we promote collagen supplementation. Weight loss support is gaining a lot of attention, and with our added L-Carnitine, the amino acid in the body that transports fatty acids to the part of the cell that burns up fat to make energy, is an added benefit to Healthful Seasons Collagen Peptides. There is more scientific evidence that supplementation of L-Carnitine may support weight loss than there is for typical collagen supplement blends.
Collagen is rich in the amino acids proline and glycine, which you need to maintain and repair your tendons, bones, and joints. A healthy amount of collagen in your body supports joints and promotes more flexibility. Studies have shown that taking hydrolyzed collagen improves stages of osteoporosis. Healthy bones and joints are top on the list of reasons why we promote collagen.
Collagen promotes hair growth, thickens hair and maintains healthier, stronger hair. The amino acids in collagen build and strengthen the keratin in your hair. Collagen may also protect you against free radicals, which can damage your hair. Collagen may protect against these free radicals, ultimately protecting your hair from being damaged. Some research has shown that adding collagen to your diet may promote a healthier dermis and prevent hair thinning.
Types I & III are the collagen proteins that support nail growth and maintenance. Research has shown that bioactive collagen treatments promote nail growth and prevent brittle, splitting nails, limiting the frequency of broken nails.
Collagen protein supplements have been shown to increase strength and muscle mass. As we age, we not only lose elasticity in our skin, we also lose muscle mass. Studies have shown that those who took collagen daily, in addition to weight training, gained significantly more muscle, and lost more fat than a placebo group. Because muscle burns more calories than fat, adding collagen can help a natural boost in our metabolism.
Collagen lines the gut, promoting tissue growth within the intestinal walls, preventing free radicals from being released into our bloodstream and causing inflammation. Gut health is another top reason why we promote collagen supplementation. Chronic inflammation can cause a slew of autoimmune issues in our bodies, and any supplement that helps support our gut is on our list of top supplements.
Effects of a nutritional supplement containing collagen peptides on skin elasticity, hydration and wrinkles. Borumand Maryam, Sibilla Sara 2015, V4, Issue Number 1, pp 47-53
Q: When will I see results?
Everyone is different and unique. On average, you may see results within 2-6 weeks. It depends on the individual–her skin type, body type, hair type–her overall biology. The most important thing to remember is: you reap the harvest–being consistent with taking collagen daily will give you a better result.
Q: What is the benefit of your collagen with L-Carnitine?
The most abundant types of collagens in your body are Types I & Types III, which is why our product is not diluted with any other type. Our hydrolyzed Types I & II collagen with 19-amino acids stands out from the others because we added the amino acid L-Carnitine.
L-Carnitine is the little “train” in bodies that transports fatty acids to the part of the cell that burns up fat to make energy. There is more scientific evidence that supplementation of L-Carnitine may support weight loss than there is for typical collagen supplement blends.
Q: Do you offer a money back guarantee?
YES. We believe in our products and we work hard to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. If you are unhappy with one of our products, please tell us why and we will happily refund your purchase. We ask that you notify us within 60 calendar days of receipt of your order.
Please contact our Customer Satisfaction team at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: PRODUCT RETURN, and someone will assist you in returning the product and refunding your money.
Q: Do you offer a capsule form of Collagen Peptides?
YES, we have a capsule form. Capsules are a great, convenient alternative to the powder. However, there is less collagen within a serving size of a capsule than there is in the powder form.
Q: How many servings of collagen should I take?
You can take 2-3 servings a day, if you choose. The key is to remain consistent and take it every day, for best results.