Just like the rest of our skin, the scalp and hair follicles gradually lose collagen and elastin as we age. After 30 years of age, we lose about 1% of our collagen every year.
This collagen loss especially affects the scalp by decreasing the underlying factors that replenish the nutrients that we need for healthy hair growth. So in order for hair to keep growing, we need to take in more collagen.
For that reason, we at Maine Laser Skin Care frequently receive questions about the benefits of taking collagen supplements (or lack thereof). Certainly, much has been written in the health and skin care media about the benefits of increasing one's intake of collagen.
Nutrafol, the makers of the well known hair growth nutraceuticals, has introduced a product called Collagen Infusion which we have just added to our line of hair wellness products. Nutrafol Collagen Infusion is an advanced collagen peptide in powder form that has been specially formulated to fight the effects of aging on your hair.
These collagen peptides are highly soluble in water and highly digestible by your intestinal system. Digesting the Infusion allows the collagen to be easily absorbed and then distributed throughout the body.
The sources of the collagen is scales of wild codfish, which helped the peptides to be more bioavailable. These peptides are free of gluten, dairy, soy, hormones, any drugs, or additives.
Use of the Collagen Infusion is easy. One scoop of the product can be added to 8 ounces of any hot or cold liquid, such as smoothies or even your morning cup of coffee.
You can use this version of collagen with the confidence that it will be absorbed in your intestines and will reach the skin where it will be available for up to 2 weeks. During this time, the Collagen Infusion will stimulate healthy collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production in the skin.