Collagen is an important structural protein found throughout your skin, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. As an adult, your body produces about 1.5% less collagen every year, and its production can also be inhibited by oxidative stressors such as sunlight. This means that adding extra collagen to your diet can be vital for your skin and body to function ideally.
Collagen peptides are a better way to supplement this important collagen, because they are more digestible, better absorbed, and better distributed throughout your body. Plus, while regular collagen provides the building blocks for your skin, collagen peptides actually stimulate skin to create more collagen as well. This dual action is vital to supporting healthy skin, and our elite Bioactive Collagen Peptides are the best available.
WHAT MAKES COLLAGEN+ UNIQUE?
Beauty Focus Collagen+ is a skin care super supplement that helps support multiple important areas of skin health. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, supports hydration and moisture levels, and boosts collagen and elastin formation in the skin.
What truly adds the “plus” to Collagen+ is that our powerful formula does more than common collagen products due to its proprietary ingredient blend.
Our Bioactive Collagen Peptides have a special peptide “fingerprint” that allows them to more effectively bind to collagen receptors and enhance your beauty. Lutein adds important antioxidant protection, including protection against oxidative stressors. And then there are our Phytoceramides, which help skin stay healthy and moisturized. All these unique additions mean Beauty Focus Collagen+ outshines the competition for results that exceed expectations.
HOW ARE THE PEPTIDES IN COLLAGEN+ SPECIAL?
Our collagen peptides feature a very specific peptide profile or peptide “fingerprint” that makes them more bioactive and consistently more effective than other peptides. The key to this is the overall peptide composition. A small difference in the percent of various peptides in a formula can dramatically change its effective bioactivity, but our elite collagen peptides are thoroughly tested to ensure the peptide fingerprint is consistent across every batch.
HOW DO COLLAGEN PEPTIDES INCREASE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION IN THE SKIN?
Collagen peptides increase collagen in the skin by both supplying amino acids (valuable building blocks for proteins) and by stimulating cell synthesis. Once the specific collagen peptides found in Beauty Focus Collagen+ are absorbed through your gut, they are recognised by cells (fibroblasts) in the dermal layer of your skin. This then stimulates your skin to produce more collagen.
WHERE DO THE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES IN COLLAGEN+ COME FROM?
Our Bioactive Collagen Peptides are from type-I bovine collagen, sourced from predominantly pasture-raised cows with grass or mixed-vegetable diets, but the unique stimulatory effect of Bioactive Collagen Peptides does not depend on this collagen type. Any collagen type can be used to obtain bioactive peptide sequences, as long as the collagen goes through the special hydrolyzing technique.
IS COLLAGEN+ BETTER THAN FISH COLLAGEN?
Yes. Bovine collagen is more like human skin than fish collagen. Additionally, fish collagen tends to have a fishy smell and taste.
WHY IS WHEAT LIPID EXTRACT INCLUDED IN COLLAGEN+?
Wheat lipid extract is a source of Phytoceramides, which play an important role in supporting skin barrier function and PHARMANEX® BEAUTY FOCUS™ COLLAGEN+ FAQ FAQs 2 hydration. Dry skin typically has lower levels of ceramides in the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin), so we included this vital ingredient to better promote healthy, beautiful, hydrated skin.
IS COLLAGEN+ JUST COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
Not at all. Beauty Focus Collagen+ utilises special Bioactive Collagen Peptides, but it also includes other ingredients, so you get more comprehensive beauty enhancing benefits. These additional ingredients are wheat lipid extract and Lutein. Wheat lipid extract is a source of ceramides, similar to those naturally found in the skin. And Lutein is a carotenoid antioxidant that provides powerful protective benefits not typically included with a collagen product.
WHY IS LUTEIN INCLUDED IN COLLAGEN+?
Lutein is a carotenoid derived from marigold flowers. It has antioxidant properties that protect against the damaging effects of oxidative stress. Another benefit is that carotenoids like Lutein can be measured in the skin using a Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner.
CAN I MIX COLLAGEN+ IN A WARM DRINK?
Yes! You can mix Beauty Focus Collagen+ with both cold and warm drinks without hurting its efficacy. In fact, you can mix Collagen+ with liquids up to 176° F (80° C) without impacting the efficacy of the Bioactive Collagen Peptides.
IS COLLAGEN+ GLUTEN FREE?
The wheat lipid extract in Collagen+ may contain trace amounts of gluten (<20ppm). This minimal amount shouldn’t be an issue if
you’re gluten sensitive, but if you are hypersensitive, we recommend consulting with a physician before you try Collagen+.