Collagen at 50+

Collagen at 50+


This post should REALLY be called Collagen at 20+. 

After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age, hair loses its strength and luster and nails become brittle. Collagen decreases even more in women after menopause. As estrogen levels drop, so does the collagen in your skin- studies show up to a 30% decrease during the first five years of menopause.

But friends, no need to bum out.  

As we age we gain so so much more than we lose.  Increased emotional intelligence, deeper self-knowledge, a wider range of experiences and a more solid confidence in our own skin. We may just not want that skin to appear wrinkled and saggy.

Consuming collagen can boost your skin’s elasticity and increase the process your body uses to repair your skin. Studies have shown that hydrolyzed bovine collagen peptides, which contain both Type 1 and Type 111 collagen, can help improve skin quality and strengthen nails and hair. Your body may be able to use the amino acids in collagen to build hair proteins and strengthen the skin that contains your hair root - it could even possibly postpone greying hair. Collagen is also one of the major proteins that helps to feed the nail bed, promoting its health and growth. Existing research has even shown collagen to have promise as a joint pain reliever.  And importantly, studies have shown that taking supplemental collagen helped to inhibit the bone breakdown that leads to osteoporosis. There is also increasing scientific evidence that consuming Bioactive Collagen Peptides can help to promote intestinal barrier health.  A healthy gut is associated with lower cholesterol, heart health, weight and blood sugar control and even brain health. However, you can have too much of a good thing and very high collagen peptide consumption can lead to microbiome dysregulation and organ stress. Glow Beauty Fuel bars have 6g of hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which is considered a recommended collagen dosage and an optimal amount for beauty results . 

What consuming collagen could do for you:
- anti-aging from the inside out
- more elastic, glowing, smoother skin
- stronger, silkier hair 
- less brittle nails
- less joint pain
- improved wound healing
- stronger bones
- improved intestinal barrier health

No wonder collagen supplementation, like Glow Beauty Fuel Bars, is increasingly considered a vital part of healthy aging. We don’t want to just sit back and watch our collagen diminish over time. It’s time for action. Plus Glow Beauty Fuel bars also contain a powerhouse combo of beauty supplements which boost the efficacy: Bioactive Collagen Peptides + Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C + Hibiscus Flower Extract. 

Glow Beauty Fuel bars are also carefully crafted with quality culinary ingredients to be extra delicious. If you are reading this post to the end, we think you have probably tasted some other collagen bars. Is it less of a treat and more of a strangely-textured, weirdly-flavored rectangle?  A bit of a chore to get down?

We believe that health and beauty can be made delicious and as we age we deserve to treat ourselves.  Your beauty radiates brighter when you treat yourself from the inside out. 

In the words of the fantastic, inspirational Frances McDormand ‘With aging, you earn the right to be loyal to yourself.’  

Indulge Daily. And treat yourself like someone you love.