Using various supplements to improve skin health and appearance is not a new concept. I have regularly used (and recommended to clients) collagen capsules and other nutrients such as Co-Q10 and Quercetin to support collagen, elastin, and improve cellular function.
The idea of a collagen drink was immediately fascinating to me, but I took some time to do my research to sort through the facts. I decided on 'Collagen Shots' by Rejuvenated for several reasons. It contains 10,000 mg hydrolysed marine collagen, which is safe and can be used by most people. This is the highest collagen load I could find, and the studies suggest that this is optimal. Other nutrients such as HA and Acai berry also boost hydration, and add amino acids and omega fatty acids to further support cellular function and improve skin health.
The flavour is mild and it's extremely low in calories with no sugar. The powder is easy to store and is easy to mix once a day (best at night but anytime of the day on an empty stomach) with water or drink of choice.
The results start almost immediately. Within 2 weeks, an improvement in hydration is noticed and the skin starts to glow. After 4 weeks, the glow is sustained not just on the face but on the skin all over the body. A general feeling of increased energy and well-being is often reported, probably due to the extra nutrients that support the body . This is especially noticed by people who don't usually take daily supplements.
Most of the studies support the idea that it takes about 12 weeks to see a difference on the outside: plumper, dewy, more elastic skin. From my own experience and that of my clients, I would say that there is definitely an improvement in the firmness, suppleness and elasticity of the skin. Again, this doesn't only apply to the face, but all over the body. A few of my clients have also commented that their hair and nails seem stronger. That isn't really too surprising and another potentially exciting benefit of the daily use of Collagen Shots.