Collagen: Sources and Uses

May 2019

By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)

Collagen: Sources and Uses

Q: Collagen can do more than benefit my skin?  What’s the best way to get it into my body?

A: True, collagen, along with elastin fibres in the proper ratio, restores elasticity to your skin and holds moisture in those areas, but they also benefit your bones, hair, nails, gut, and joints.  Collagen is abundant in your diet if you regularly eat cow tendons, chicken cartilage, pig skin, fish, bone marrow, and bone broth.  If not, products such as Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s Active Collagen™ (capsules containing an 85% collagen and 5% elastin blend from wild fish) and CanPrev’s Collagen™ (liquid containing Type I and III hydrolyzed collagens from bovine source) offer healthy, balanced sources of collagen that provide the necessary structural support to the various tissues, including keeping your skin toned, well-hydrated, and supple to touch.  Benefits could be realized in as little as one month of use, and prolonged use will have additive and prolonged effects. Take care in your selection, as your allergy status may dictate which formulation is safest.  Come see our integrative pharmacists at Pharmasave Steveston Village to learn what is best for you.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. 

***All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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