Crushed Tonic drinks are a combination of many healthful ingredients that work synergistically to bring you youthful skin, hair and health, but their marine collagen, a type of protein, is Crushed Tonic’s core bread and butter! >> www.crushedtonic.com
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the most abundant type of protein in our bodies that makes up our bones, muscles, skin, and hair. Think of them as gatekeepers of moisture in our cells that keep our cells hydrated, dewy and plump. Without collagen to hold the walls of our cells upright, our cells lose structure, growing weaker, stretchier, and thinner.
Unfortunately, time and our environment (pollution, smoking, eating fried foods) cause our body produce less and less of collagen (a rate of 1.5% a year), leading to wrinkles, dark circles, cellulite, and even hair loss. Adding collagen into our diet, however, have been clinically proven to offset some of that aging process.
As the main building block of our skin, collagen provides elasticity and support, as well as regeneration of new cells.
Conducted by CPCAD (independent clinical pharmacology center in Nice, France) and controlled by certified dermatologists, respondents who took our collagen for four weeks saw ~21% increased skin firmness.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University found that age-related DNA damage triggers the destruction of a protein called Collagen 17A1. When stem cells in hair follicles are damaged by age, they turn themselves into skin. Over time, this happens to more and more stem cells, causing hair follicles to shrink and eventually disappear.
By ingesting collagen, you could counter some of this damage and support your cells with amino acids vital for thick hair: proline, glycine, arginine and hydroxyproline.
Bones & Joints
Collagen is also the go-to medication for those with joint and bone diseases, as it reduces pain and improves mobility by stimulating the biosynthesis of type II collagen, the foundation of cartilage.
Ingesting collagen, the main structural protein of muscles, facilitates new regeneration of cells— as well as helping us feel satiated and full longer.
DON’T BELIEVE US?
As a results driven brand, we wanted to bring you as much information and transparency as possible behind the numbers behind our benefits.
Long story short: This study below found that our marine collagen effectively improved skin firmness, reduced wrinkles, and indicated a preventive effect on skin dehydration— all with almost zero side effects.
But for those who are a bit more skeptical, here’s a clinical study up close and personal:
This clinical study was double-blind, randomized, and against a placebo. With the objective of evaluating the anti-aging potential of daily collagen intake, 5g (half of our daily serving!) was mixed with liquid and ingested every morning. This study was conducted by CPCAD (an independent pharmacology center), with certified dermatologists taking biomechnical measurements of volunteers.