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Everything you need to know about collagen and the Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of being a woman and marks the end of the menstrual cycle. It can affect each one of us differently both physically and emotionally.  During this stage, ovaries stop releasing eggs and making the hormone oestrogen – which may be a relief for some. The typical age for experiencing menopause is 51 and majority of women stop having periods between the ages of 45 and 55.

Just before the menopause, there is a preparation phase known as “perimenopause”.  This is the body getting ready to go into the menopause and can last several months or in some cases even a decade, but typically takes about four years. 

There are a multitude of symptoms that occur during perimenopause, these can include hot flushes, irregular cycles and so on.  During this time there is also a significant drop in oestrogen levels.  Oestrogen is an important hormone that has a huge number of regulatory functions and is important for collagen synthesis.  In fact, as a result of oestrogen production ceasing during the menopause, collagen levels can fall by a staggering 30%.  (If you want to know more Click here to use our Collagen Calculator to find out your estimated levels).

As you can imagine a reduction in collagen levels by this amount is going to have some significant effects.  This is our main structural protein and is found everywhere: skin, hair, nails, bones and even teeth. The consequence of such a reduction in collagen over a relatively short time can lead to ageing skin, weaker hair and more brittle nails.

Collagen Supplementation

Many people have now embraced collagen supplementation as a way of combatting the effects of collagen loss.  Using the right supplement has shown to lead to healthier and stronger, joints and bones as well as in their skin, hair and nails becoming much healthier and stronger.  Building up collagen levels prior to menopause can be a way to help slow and soften the worst effects of ageing that occurs so suddenly and dramatically.

When choosing a collagen supplement, it is important to follow these 3 golden rules

  1. PROTECTION – ensure the collagen is able to survive the digestive process within the stomach.
  2. QUALITY – a low molecular weight collagen to pass through the intestinal wall 
  3. FORMULA – look for complimentary ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, a powerful moisture binding substance to boost hydration. 

How can Ingenious Beauty help?

We use an award-winning, patented capsule which protects the collagen peptide from the digestive action of the stomach. The capsule ensures the collagen peptide passes through the stomach undamaged and reaches the small intestine (where 90% of nutrient absorption occurs). No other collagen product in the world offers this unique advanced solution.

We also use a low molecular weight collagen as this is absorbed very quickly, hyaluronic acid complex that enhances skin moisture and has a plumping effect and also the powerhouse anti-oxidant astaxanthin, this is 6000 times more potent than vitamin C at mopping up harmful oxygen free radicals.

Independently Clinically Proven – Don’t just take our word for it!

In an independently run 12 week, gold standard clinical trial, our triple active formula is proven to significantly improve the quality of the skin in 98% of the women who partook in the clinical testing.

The cohort taking Ingenious Beauty (and not the placebo control) showed significant improvements in their skin in all four clinical measures:

  • Hydration
  • Elasticity
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Overall skin appearance

(You can discover more information here on the Ingenious Beauty Clinical Studies and before and after images).

Taking the right collagen supplement will help replenish your collagen levels, but it is important to be patient. This is a long-term investment in your body and although the benefits are not going to be visible overnight, the sooner you start, the sooner you will experience the benefits of Ingenious Beauty. Click here to learn more about our subscription options.

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