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How ginseng and carrot peptides boost collagen production

Author: Riley Webster | April 4, 2019

Our Plant-Based Collagen Booster was created with the plant lover in mind; not only can it help to support anti-aging and helps improve joint, bone, skin and hair health, it can also boost your body’s natural ability to produce collagen, without containing any animal products. That’s right – this product is 100% vegan.

But how does a plant-based collagen booster help produce collagen?

First of all, let’s review what collagen is, and its function in the body.

Collagen is a protein that makes up 25% of the whole amount of protein in the body. It keeps your skin firm, supple, and smooth,  your joints strong and stable, your digestive system healthy, and sustains your internal organs, cartilage, tendons, and muscles.

Boost collagen production

What causes collagen declination?

Many factors can affect collagen declination, such as aging, poor sleep, a diet high in sugar and low in nutrients (especially antioxidants), injuries and joint degeneration, overexposure of sun, and pollution and environmental toxins.

A decline in collagen can have detrimental effects on the body, including muscle soreness, wrinkles, sagging skin, hair loss, or joint pain. If you’re plant-based, it’s essential to optimize your nutrition to help your body create enough collagen.

How do carrot peptides and red ginseng help the body produce collagen?

In the Plant-Based Collagen Booster, carrot peptides and red ginseng are the main catalysts to increase collagen production. Peptides act as building blocks for our bones, hair, skin and nails, and trigger our own internal collagen production. These ingredients mimic animal peptides due to the presence of glycoproteins and vitamin C.

Originating in Korea, red ginseng helps boost the immune system, increase energy, and can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This plant also contains glycoproteins, which are known to help regulate hormones, protect cells, and help strengthen and stabilize tissues. Often used topically to treat skin, red ginseng’s high antioxidant and phytonutrient content is used to help protect, tone and brighten skin.

Similar to the benefits of red ginseng, carrot protein also contain glycoprotein which have been linked to improving the body’s immune system, upping the formulation of collagen, and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. The vitamin C content also helps the body create collagen as it acts as a co-factor for collagen synthesis.

Why are Vitamin C and glycoproteins important?

Vitamin C

Collagen can only be produced with the presence of vitamin C as it acts as a co-factor for collagen synthesis. Vitamin C interacts with amino acids within collagen cells by adding hydrogen and oxygen. Without adequate vitamin C, the body cannot form normal fibrils, causing the pro-collagen chains to degrade within the cell and break down structural support. This can result in fragile blood vessels, tendons, and skin.

Glycoprotein

This protein helps regulate hormones, protect cells, strengthen and stabilize tissues, and improves skin, hair and nails. It’s also part of the dermis matrix which helps prevent wrinkles and improve the suppleness, firmness, and elasticity of skin.

We’re so happy to provide a plant-based option to traditional collagen. Check out the product’s seven synergistic ingredients that help optimize your body’s natural creation of collagen as we enter spring.

Disclaimer

The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. The products or claims made about specific nutrients or products are reviewed and evaluated by Organika based on available scientific evidence on its initiative. Such applications, however, have not been specifically assessed by Health Canada. Organika makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products sold, and shall not be responsible for any indirect, inconsequential and/or special damages for the reliance on or use of any information contained herein. This information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another medical professional. You should not use this information for diagnosing a health problem or disease but should always consult your physician.

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