Studies show that supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen positively impacts hair health. Learn why in this article.
By Phd. Desiree Giselle Castelanich*
Hair thinning and hair loss in women are common problems and concerns. In general, hair loss occurs because the scalp’s follicles stop generating new hair while thinning occurs when the new hairs grow more fragile and thinner than before. In both cases, the result is damaged-looking hair, with volume that sometimes does not cover the entire head.
This phenomenon, also known as telogen effluvium, can occur for various reasons. But two of its most common causes are stress and lack of nutrients, such as specific vitamins and trace elements that the body needs to produce strong, healthy hair.
The role of collagen in keratin production.
Several clinical trials prove the impact of hydrolyzed collagen supplementation on skin, nails, and hair health and appearance.
Hydrolyzed collagen is natural collagen fractured into small chains of amino acids to facilitate its absorption by the body. These peptides are fully available for the body by going through the hydrolysis process.
When we ingest collagen amino acids, the follicles use them to produce keratin, essential for hair health.
80% of human hair is composed of keratin, which makes up its outer layer. Keratin protects the hair and has a noticeable impact on its appearance, making it shinier, more elastic and more robust.
Hair rich in keratin is more likely to withstand the effects of stress and environmental contamination, such as pollution and ultraviolet radiation, and the harmful effects of harsh shampoos and certain chemicals. That is why nutrients that stimulate keratin production significantly impact hair health.
Research published in Nutrafoods analyzed the effects of supplementation with bioactive hydrolyzed collagen peptides on hair thickness and follicular health. The study, conducted over 16 weeks on 44 healthy women between the ages of 39 and 75, found a significant improvement in hair thickness and follicular cell proliferation rate at the end of the research.
How to achieve healthy collagen levels.
Collagen levels peak at about age 20 and slowly begin to decline. In combination with other factors such as stress or lack of nutrients, this decline in collagen concentration impacts the strength, elasticity and shine of our hair.
Because of this, experts recommend the incorporation of collagen into our daily diet. And although this protein is present in different foods of animal origin, the most effective way to consume it and ensure its absorption by the body is through a supplement such as Giovegen HAIR**
Giovegen ingredients are absorbed by skin, hair and nail tissues. Unlike other solutions aiming toward bone or joint health.
In addition, they include other essential components such as vitamin A, vitamin C and L-Methionine. These nutrients complement the effects of collagen for more robust, shinier and more resilient hair.
Giovegen HAIR ** provides half of the daily collagen requirements.
*Medical specialist in dermatology (M.N. 85697)
** *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.