A Dermatologist Shares Her Insights On Collagen

Dermatologist & Par Olive Stockist, Dr Shammi Theesan shares her expert advice on collagen. Dr Theesan recommend's PEARL Marine Collagen Superpowder as her Wild Caught Collagen of choice. 

Gut Health
– Supports Intestinal Lining: Collagen helps maintain and repair the gut lining, reducing the risk of leaky gut syndrome.
– Aids Digestion: By promoting healthy gut function, collagen can improve digestion and nutrient absorption.
– Reduces Inflammation: Its anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe the digestive tract.
Skin Health
– Structural Support: Collagen provides elasticity and firmness, essential for smooth and youthful skin.
– Increased Elasticity: Studies show collagen supplementation can improve skin elasticity by up to 31%.
– Hydration and Wrinkles: Collagen helps reduce wrinkles and enhances skin hydration.
Hair Health
– Hair Structure: Collagen supports hair follicles, promoting growth and thickness.
– Protection Against Damage: It helps prevent dryness and brittleness, improving overall hair health.
– Thickness and Volume: Research indicates a 12% increase in hair diameter with consistent collagen use.

Age-Related Collagen Decline
– 20s and 30s: Collagen production decreases by about 1% per year.
– 40s: Accelerated depletion leads to more noticeable signs of aging.
– 50s: Significant collagen loss results in sagging skin, reduced elasticity, and pronounced wrinkles.
Preserving Collagen
– Sun Protection: Avoid excessive sun exposure to protect collagen.
– Vitamin C: Consume foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and bell peppers, to support collagen synthesis.
– Supplements: Invest in high-quality collagen supplements.
– Hydration: Stay well-hydrated.
– Avoid Smoking and Excess Sugar: These can degrade collagen and accelerate aging.

Visit Dr Shammi Theesan at Ode Dermatology, Melbourne.