It promises a filler effect, which eliminates wrinkles and plumps the lips. Will it work? Let’s find out the truth about collagen water.
A boom in online sales has brought collagen water under the limelight, a sort of supplement that was created with the aim of slowing down aging , fighting wrinkles and other aesthetic signs caused by the passing of the years.
We are therefore talking about a new method, less rapid but decidedly less painful, to eliminate wrinkles and signs of aging: collagen water is said to act as a filler . Will it really work? Let’s find out.
Collagen: what is it?
Before going to talk about collagen water it might be useful to deepen the collagen aspect: what is it?
Representing 6% of our body weight, collagen is synthesized by our body from amino acid reserves, which are mainly taken through food (although there are also other methods of stimulating collagen production ).
Collagen (which actually exists in 42 – yes, 42 – variants) is a very complex and difficult to digest protein : it is no coincidence that foods rich in this nutrient, such as beef , are considered heavy . If you would like to take this protein through nutrition, it is advisable to turn to foods such as fish, jellies, oranges or vegetables such as spinach and cabbage.
Collagen Water, Does It Really Work?
In the closing months of 2019, collagen water ended up in the spotlight. After a boom in sales, both online and in physical stores, many began to talk about this remedy that allowed to have a filler effect , eliminating wrinkles and plumping the lips, without undergoing any type of painful sting.
Now, those who sell this water promises two effects: the anti-oxidative one , which protects the skin, and the filler one we mentioned earlier. As for the first of the two, this effect is confirmed, and is guaranteed by the presence of zinc .
The second effect, the one strongly advertised by the companies that produce this particular type of supplement, is not confirmed or supported by any scientific evidence . Consequently, it would be advisable – and healthier – to supplement collagen (and zinc) through the diet.
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ultimo aggiornamento: 12-04-2020