Why Hyaluronic Acid MUST be in your collagen drink!

12 December, 2022

As we age, both our hyaluronic acid and collagen levels decline, and aging becomes visible in many ways, not least in the condition of our skin. We can slow the ageing process down a little through making good, healthy lifestyle choices; exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, smoking and pollution can accelerate the signs of ageing, and so avoiding these factors as much as possible is definitely beneficial. However, there are a few ingredients on the market today that can really have a significant impact on the condition of your skin as you age; collagen and HYALURONIC ACID.

While Dermashotz’ main active ingredient is marine collagen, it also contains 120mg of hyaluronic acid per sachet (this quantity is market leading for a collagen drink!). Hyaluronic Acid (a real ‘wonder ingredient’), works effectively alongside collagen to give your skin a youthful boost, but also help to prevent / slow down the ageing process in the first place. Hyaluronic acid is rapidly becoming one of the most popular anti-ageing supplements, and there are a number of reasons why…

For starters, hyaluronic acid is a water-binding molecule that can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water. This means that it plays a huge role in promoting super-hydration of the skin. It is also a glycosaminoglycan, which means it has widespread functions within the body and supports the most important structural proteins of the skin (collagen and elastin). Consequently, hyaluronic acid is amazing at moisturising the skin, helping it look and feel more supple AND reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

According to a 2017 study in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 60 people with ‘crow’s feet’ experienced a significant reduction in wrinkle depth and volume after taking a hyaluronic acid supplement for a period of 3 months. It improves skin elasticity, texture and hydration to provide radiant and dewier skin.

Hyaluronic acid can also help you retain the water that you drink, and can also help your skin to draw moisture in from.

Additionally, It plays a vital role in the regulation of cell growth and is known to speed wound healing. It regulates inflammation levels and pushes the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area. Hyaluronic acid is also beneficial for treating cold sores, ulcers and burns, because it keeps the damaged tissue moist to prevent cracking or bleeding. For this reason, it is also approved for use in some eye surgery to accelerate healing from surgery. Who doesn’t love a speedy recovery?

on the subject of eyes, hyaluronic acid can also be used to help treat dry eyes. The fluid inside the eye socket is formed mainly of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is used in some eye drops or contact lenses to moisten the eyes, help with tear production and improve eye health. Some studies have also discovered that hyaluronic acid helps suppress oxidative damage caused by UVB light within the cornea.

Naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is present in the gut and may help protect from and repair the body from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Replenishing your hyaluronic acid levels before they decline will ensure your gut is well looked after.

Hyaluronic acid is also an essential component of the skin because it enhances the body’s ability to produce and synthesize collagen. By taking the powerful duo together, you’re increasing the efficacy of both ingredients, which leads to maximum benefits for your body. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates in unison… hyaluronic acid retains the water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic.

Multiple studies on the use of collagen alongside hyaluronic acid have shown them to be effective natural moisturisers that balance the natural oils in your body. This can tackle problem skin internally. If you suffer from dry or acne-prone skin, this just might be your saviour.

Another reason we include hyaluronic acid in each Dermashotz sachet, is that hyaluronic acid enhances collagens positive impact on joint health. It acts as a lubricant for joints and has shown promising results at relieving joint pain. Joint pain becomes common with age but can also be as a result of injury.  Collagen and hyaluronic acid have shown to help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, and potentially prevent it. You’ll be a well-oiled machine!

Dermashotz combines both hyaluronic acid and collagen for the easiest, most effective way of maintaining their levels within your body. Their cohesive powers will not only improve hydration throughout your body but will give you that perfect, glowing complexion as well.