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Acerola-derived Vitamin C in our Marine Collagen

June 8, 2020    |   Anna Jean Reid + Brooke Stephen    |    Collagen, Fish Collagen, Ingestible Beauty, Skin Climate, Skin Health

At Bend Beauty, we are very proud of our line of Marine Collagen + Co-Factors products. The synergy of fish collagen, silicon and wholefood vitamin C help protect against skin aging while supporting hair and nail health. Transparency in choosing the ingredients we source for our products is important to us as a company. Let’s explore why we chose the particular kind of vitamin C we use in our Marine Collagen products. 

Consuming vitamin C along with your collagen is key for two reasons; it promotes collagen gene expression in fibroblasts, the cells responsible for building collagen, and it is necessary for a process called collagen crosslinking – or in other words, building healthy and strong collagen. This human study showed that participants who consumed vitamin C potentially accelerated bone healing after a fracture and increased type 1 collagen synthesis. In addition to its importance in collagen formation, vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from oxidative damage due to free radicals – optimizing your Skin Climate. This vitamin is essential for maintaining skin health and wound healing. It cannot be synthesized by the body, so it’s necessary to include it in your diet or supplement routine!

Bend Beauty Marine Collagen

This is why we’ve chosen to include a high quality, absorbable form of vitamin C in our products. In your 2.5 teaspoon serving of Marine Collagen + Co-Factors, we’ve added a therapeutic dose of vitamin C that’s enough to ensure you’re not just building collagen, but building healthy and strong collagen that will contribute to better hair, skin and nail health overall. 

One serving of our Marine Collagen + Co-Factors contains 50mg of vitamin C derived from organic acerola fruit. Acerola has an abundant nutritional profile and is one of the most absorbable forms of vitamin C on the market. A human study has shown increased absorption of vitamin C into plasma and reduced urinary excretion of vitamin C when it is consumed from acerola juice. This suggests improved bioavailability of vitamin C from this source, which may increase its efficacy compared to synthetically derived vitamin C. With so many collagen products on the market to choose from, we want to highlight why ours is a great choice to support your beauty and wellness routine. Click here to shop our range of Marine Collagen + Co-Factors products