04 Jan Collagen Coffee… the two ‘it’ words on every Hyde Park coogal’s lips….
I just found out about collagen coffee and I’m hooked!
Recently, I read an article that said a woman’s collagen levels start to deplete after the age of 25. 25, holy cow! So in order to keep your hair, nails and skin looking amazing, you need to supplement them. Coogals are all about their designer coffee, now we just need to add a scoop of collagen to it in the morning. I started taking O Nutricia supplements and I saw a difference in my nails almost immediately (about a week later).
This supplement is great for hair growth and skin appearance too. I was under the impression that I would only see the results in three months time. After a month of using collagen supplements, I started to notice lots of new baby hair growing around my crown. I was excited that my hair was growing but wasn’t loving all the little fly-aways’ framing my face! I’m so excited about all my new hair, long, luscious, healthy locks here I come!
I went to the hairdresser for my 6-week root tint and I saw him examining my hair, I asked what he was looking at and he said I have a lot of in-between hairs that he hasn’t seen before. Wayne was assessing if this was broken hair, or baby hair. He said it’s too long to be baby-hair, but it doesn’t look broken either. That reaction reaffirmed that the supplements were working!
After 8 weeks of using the O Nutricia collagen I started seeing a difference in my skin. I was no longer having regular breakouts and my skin was looking smoother. I had two shoots that week for my blog. One make up artist said to me ‘I can see that you never wear makeup hey, your skin is so healthy’. When I told her, I wear makeup, every day to work and I wear even more on the weekend, she gave me the stank eye. I know she didn’t believe me. Another makeup artist asked me if I wear sun cream everyday, I told her I didn’t, and she replied with ‘wow, you’ve got really great skin, you need to look after it’. I am so happy with these results and this is a brand I will be using for years to come.
How I use my Collagen
I put a heaped teaspoon of collagen in my coffee every morning and take three capsules with vitamin c in them in the evenings. The vitamin c helps the body to absorb the collagen, so I also try sip on water with strawberries or blueberries in it during the day. The collagen powder is completely odourless and colourless so it’s easy to add to anything, I’ve also added it to my soups. I find it makes my morning coffee frothy and creamier too which is an added benefit.
Tip, I found if I add the collagen to a fizzy drink I found that it took the fizz away, so I would not recommend that. I also noticed if I added it to a drink with sugar in it, like concentrated juice then the collagen went clumpy, so I would not recommend that either. I found that hot drinks, soups, or plain water work best.
The science behind the O Nutricia Collagen that I use:
Collagen is a key protein in the body that ensures the , elasticity and regeneration of skin, tendons, organs, fibrous cartilage, and bone. The process of renewal can be disturbed by disease, poor nutrition, stress, UV rays and toxins. Collagen is beneficial for joint pain and as an anti-aging nutrient to help skin remain youthful. O Nutricia is a bioactive protein which supports collagen replenishment. Collagen contains high levels of the amino acids glycine, hydroxyproline, proline and arginine. As peptides are of nano size, they can easily pass through the intestinal wall and accumulate in the blood. After only 15 minutes, these peptides are distributed to the connective tissue stimulating endogenous collagen synthesis.
I’ll do another post on the science behind O Nutricia too. I’ll also post some delicious recipes that you can make using your collagen to spice things up a bit. You can find those recipe’s here in the next week.
Recommended selling price of the O Nutricia powder is R350 this is for a one month’s supply
Recommended selling price of the O Nutricia collagen capsules with vitamin c is R200 for a one month’s supply.
For more information please visit O Nutricia here
Have you tried a collagen supplement before? What did you think about it?
P.S. This post was not been paid for by O Nutricia.
They gave me a month’s supply of O Nutricia powder and vitamin C capsules.