You’ve probably heard a lot about collagen lately. If you haven’t tried it yet, it can be hard to know if what’s trendy is truly for you.
Collagen is the most abundant, naturally occurring protein found in our body, it makes up about a third of all the protein in our body. But while collagen occurs throughout our entire body, it is particularly abundant in our skin, our bones, and our connective tissues — about 75% of our skin is made up of collagen.
As we age, our natural collagen production begins to slow down (it begins in your 20s).
Slow collagen production can lead to common signs of aging such as stiff joints, sagging skin, brittle nails, lackluster hair, and wrinkles.
There are at least 28 types of collagen, but the most abundant is type I. It is found in your skin, joints, bones, tendons, and all over your body. If you’re using a collagen supplement in your skincare routine, this is a big thing to look for as type I collagen helps maintain healthy skin.* Type III is another collagen protein found in your skin that decreases with age. So you’ll want both type I and type III in your collagen supplement.
AMINO ACIDS AND COLLAGEN
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. 9 amino acids must be obtained through the diet because they cannot be made by the body. These amino acids are called essential amino acids. All 9 essential amino acids are required by the body to support protein synthesis, including collagen.
However collagen itself contains only eight essential amino acids, so Shaklee developed a blend of collagen and pea protein to create Collagen-9, the most complete collagen product with all nine essential amino acids. Combined with collagen I and III, biotin, and vitamin C, Collagen-9 delivers the nutrients that aid in promoting healthy hair, skin, nail, and joints…all in a convenient unflavored powder you can easily mix in with your routine beverages.
New Shaklee Collagen-9 includes:
- 10 g collagen per serving derived from collagen types I and III
- Includes ALL 9 essential amino acids required by the body to support protein synthesis
- 100% DV of biotin to support healthy hair, skin, and nails*
- 100% DV of vitamin C to protect against damage
caused by free radicals and aid in collagen synthesis*
- 100% hydrolyzed collagen for quicker digestion and absorption*
- Dissolves seamlessly into your favorite drink. Perfect addition to your daily coffee or shakes.
- Derived from a grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine source
- Non-GMO, dairy-free, and gluten-free
- No artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives were added.
- Made in the USA.
Natural Daily Beauty Boosters
Adding new Shaklee Collagen-9 with Shaklee’s famous Life Shakes makes for a healthy and delicious breakfast or lunch. Taken alongside Shaklee’s Youth Skin Care products and the revolutionary Vivix (to slow aging at the cellular level) creates a natural and powerful way to improve your skin, slow the aging process and help look and feel years younger.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.