A Japanese beauty supplement that enhances your skin’s natural radiance DHC is one of Japan’s most reputable manufacturers of collagen-based supplements. DHC Collagen contains a collagen peptide derived from fish as well as vitamins B1 and B2. It not only improves skin quality, but it also helps to keep moisture in and out of the skin. Collagen is a protein that has been combined with amino acids. Collagen is said to make about 70% of the original skin.
DHC Collagen prevents and reduces sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging. Taking DHC Collagen will keep your skin smooth, wrinkle-free, and will help you maintain a youthful look.
How to Use
The best time to consume DHC Collagen is in the evening. Recommended dose is up to six tablets per day and it helps in digestion if it is taken after a meal.
Fish Collagen 2,050mg, Vitamin B1 14mg, Vitamin B2 2mg, Stabilizers (Crystalline Cellulose, Glycerin Ester, Silica), Casing (Gelatin, Colorings: Caramel, Titanium Oxide)
FAQ on Collagen:
Q: What exactly is collagen?
A: Collagen is a key protein found in skin, hair, nails, bones and cartilage. Often referred to as one of the base components of the human body, collagen accounts for around 30% of all proteins present in the body.
Q: I’m only in my 20s. Do I need to take collagen supplements?
A: Collagen levels in the body start to decline dramatically from around 20 years of age. Other factors like UV radiation and stress can exacerbate the rate of collagen loss. So the earlier you begin taking collagen supplements the better.
Q: Can collagen loss be attributed to factors other than age?
A: During times of heightened stress, the brain orders the body to start breaking down collagen in order to provide an additional source of energy. External and internal stressors such as UV exposure, lack of sleep, overwork and anxiety can affect collagen levels.
Q: Collagen can be extracted from both fish and pork. Which is more easily absorbed by the body?
A: Not all types of collagen are absorbed the same way. Collagen derived from fish has been shown to be absorbed about 50% more effectively than collagen derived from pork.
Q: What is the difference between low-molecular collagen and ordinary collagen?
A: Ordinary collagen is found in fiber and does not dissolve readily in water, which makes it harder to absorb. Ordinary collagen has a molecular weight of 300,000, while low-molecular collagen is only a few thousand. It dissolves readily in water, is not affected by cooling, and can be powdered and mixed with liquids.
Q: Are large quantities of collagen better for you?
A: While collagen certainly has health benefits, if you ingest too much collagen it is likely to be simply converted to subcutaneous fat. Rather than increasing your collagen intake, you should take moderate doses of a low-molecular fish-based collagen product combined with other health-giving ingredients.
Q: Is it OK to add collagen to normal meals?
A: Collagen is not present in everyday foods such as milk, eggs, vegetables and soy beans. Shark’s fins, chicken wing tips and fish skin have high collagen content, but these aren’t foods that we would eat on a daily basis. A collagen beauty supplement is the best way to maintain a good daily intake of collagen.
Q: Are there any nutrients that I should take together with collagen?
A: Vitamin C is known to stimulate production of collagen in the body while also helping to promote collagen absorption.