Collagen is one of the newest trends that have been buzzing around the nutrition news. It is found in many different organs in our bodies, including muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, the digestive system, hair, nails, etc. It helps keep your skin elastic and your hair and nails strong. However, collagen depletes over time, especially in your 20s. This is why we begin to show signs of aging, such as wrinkles. External factors can cause your collagen to deplete faster, like smoking and sun exposure.
On the bright side, there are many different collagen supplements that are on the market today. I decided to try Youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula for a month to see how it affected my body and more importantly, my hair and nails.
This product’s serving size is 6 large pills. Not as scary as you think if you only take one at a time and I secretly loved the taste of them.
So after a month, here’s how my body felt:
My hair has always been very thick and curly. And yes, very hard to deal with in the humidity and really anytime I don’t feel like straightening it. Although my hair did not grow, it did feel stronger and thicker. I could tie back my hair and take it out at the end of the day, without feeling like I lost half my head in the hair tie. It also looked shiny and healthy.
Honestly, I have very brittle nails. They break and peel all the time. However, after this month they were not breaking and did not peel as much as usual.
I am 24 years old, so I do not have wrinkles and I have healthy skin. I did not think that it would improve my skin at all. However, I did feel like my skin looked healthier, whether this was all in my head or not, it still made me feel better about myself.
I have the terrible habit of cracking my fingers and literally every joint in my body. So of course, my joints always hurt. While taking collagen, I did not feel the urge to crack my joints, other than my usual habit. My joints were not in pain!
So in conclusion, I love collagen and I would definitely take it again! Why wouldn’t you take something that would reduce aging!