Citrus Fruits and Collagen

A refreshing way to twist up collagen is with citrus fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges. They provide a rich source of Vitamin C, which has a number of great benefits. Mixing these fruits with Vital Proteins Collagen Supplements can be a great way to help boost your skin health.

Citrus Fruits and Skin Health

Since citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, they are good way to help and maintain healthy skin. It helps to synthesize collagen in the body, the major building block of skin. It also has antioxidant benefits, getting rid of free radicals that can damage and age your skin.

Collagen and Skin Health

There many benefits of collagen, skin health being one of them.

When collagen is digested, the peptides are attracted to cells that synthesize collagen in the human body, fibroblasts, and are the most common cells of connective tissues in the skin. Collagen peptides may bring about the production and reorganization of new collagen fibers by stimulating the fibroblasts cells [1].

ken daily, up to 12 weeks, clinical studies verify that regular intake of collagen improves the basic skin condition and structure. Studies have shown that taking collagen peptides showed a significant improvement in skin elasticity and skin moisture. [2]

Combining these two may have a positive effect on the strength, appearance and health of your skin.

Citrus Collagen Recipes

Simple Orange Juice

1 cup fresh squeezed organic orange juice
2 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides

Just mix the collagen peptides in with the orange juice, stir and enjoy.

Lime Grapefruit Gelatin
1 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1 cup fresh filtered water
1 tablespoon Vital Proteins Collagen Protein

Directions
In a bowl, combine the grapefruit juice and the lime juice and sprinkle in the collagen protein, this well bloom the gelatin.

Heat the water over low-medium heat until it is steaming, do not boil. When heated, pour over the juice collagen protein mixture and stir until all of the gelatin is dissolved.

Pour into a glass dish or gelatin mold and refrigerate for three to four hours, or until set.

[1] Postlethwaite, A.E., Seyer, J.M., and Kang, A.H. 1978. Chemotactic attraction of human fibroblasts to type I, II, and II collagens and collagen-derived peptides. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 75(2): 871-875.

[2] Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(1):47-55. doi: 10.1159/000351376. Epub 2013 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 23949208.

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