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How to Choose the Collagen Protein?

Collagen protein is the main component of the skin, accounting for more than 75% of the dermis. It forms a delicate elastic network that helps lock in moisture, keeping the skin hydrated, smooth, and elastic. As collagen protein depletes, the supporting elastic network slowly breaks down, causing the skin tissue to shrink, sag and develop dryness, roughness, wrinkles, enlarged pores, dullness, spots, and other signs of aging. Timely replenishment of collagen protein is the key to preventing skin aging.

Many modern people prefer foods rich in collagen protein, such as pig's feet and chicken wings. However, collagen protein molecules in food are too large to be easily absorbed. Therefore, a daily intake of collagen protein supplements is the best way to combat skin aging. Modern medicine has also proven collagen protein's benefits, which can beautify the skin and delay aging when taken in sufficient amounts.

Things to consider when choosing collagen powder

  • The best quality collagen protein is fish collagen protein powder because the composition of fish is closest to that of humans, making it the most easily absorbed by the human body.

  • The molecule's weight of about 3,000 daltons is the most suitable. Experts recommend collagen protein with a molecular weight of 2,000 to 4,000 daltons for optimal absorption by the human body.

  • The higher the purity of collagen powder bulk, the better. Do not be fooled by so-called collagen protein-containing foods, beverages, and cosmetics, as they usually have poor effects. Always choose pure collagen protein for better absorption and more effective skincare.

  • Collagen protein is not a drug but a kind of health supplement. Therefore, people must take it for a long time, at least six months, to see results. Be wary of businesses that claim you will see results in just 5-7 days. If such quick results do occur, check whether the product contains estrogen-like substances. Taking health supplements is like exercising. It takes more than two or three months to see the effect.

Methods of identifying the quality of collagen powder

First, prepare half a cup of cold water (about 50 ML) and about 2g of collagen powder to be tested, and pour all the collagen powder into the cup, keeping it on the desktop to observe:

  • Check the dissolution time. Good collagen protein will quickly dissolve in cold water without the need for hot water or stirring.

  • Check for impurities. Good collagen protein should dissolve into a colorless transparent solution. If you see white impurities, it may contain milk powder or protein powder, etc.

  • Taste the flavor. Take a small sip and taste it with the tip of your tongue. Good collagen protein should have almost no taste but with a very faint collagen protein-specific odor. If you taste other flavors such as fruit or perfume, it may contain additives such as flavors.

As a pro collagen supplier in China, SEMIX provides various collagen products, including marine-sourced collagen peptidesporcine collagen peptides, and so on. If you have any other question, feel free to contact at any time!

How to Choose the Collagen Protein?