Hair Skin Nails and Collagen – Which is Best for Me?
I have been so happy to hear that many of you have a curiosity for the differences between our beauty and health products! And it makes sense, if collagen is shown to help improve skin appearance, why isn’t collagen in the HSN – Hair Skin Nails? And if HSN has almost 700% of your daily vitamin C, why wouldn’t CollagenWorks contain this much as well? Today, I want to talk about the differences between the two products so that you can decide which one is right for you!
Vitamin C – what a great nutrient! Not only is it responsible for aiding in our immunity, controlling inflammation and acting as an antioxidant to detoxify our system, but this vital nutrient plays a very important role in our skin’s overall health! Vitamin C is actually a precursor for collagen, which means that vitamin C is an ingredient that actually turns in to collagen! Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and the majority of it resides in our skin. It is also in our bones, hair and nails.
Whenever we are wounded, we break the barrier of our skin. Vitamin C is the essential nutrient that converts into collagen to repair that wound. But cuts and scrapes aren’t the only way our skin becomes damaged. Excess sun exposure, drinking alcohol and even eating foods that contain toxins (yes, that especially means fried foods!) will suck up all of the vitamin C we have in our systems. When this happens, your skin cannot look as vivid and bright because it cannot use that vitamin C for new skin cells! Instead, it is diverted to maintain your immune system.
So here’s the million dollar question: how healthy are you? Because if you think you do a pretty decent job at eating foods that are high in vitamin C (and let me italicize this: every day) then you may not need to supplement with products that have a significant amount of it. Foods that are high in vitamin C include oranges, grapefruit, lemons, bell peppers and spinach. Generally, to get enough vitamin C, I recommend eating three or more servings of vitamin C-rich foods every day. This can be a lot of work unless you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables! So my recommendation sits on the fact that in order to keep your immunity at its fiercest, you should at least start with a vitamin C supplement, like Hair Skin Nails, to build up your immune system so your skin can shine!
Now, let’s get to collagen, because this stuff really works! When you take collagen, what you are doing essentially is skipping a step with the vitamin C conversion into that collagen. You are therefore giving your body this potent product firsthand! Collagen has been shown to do wonders with skin, gut and even brain health! By simply taking vitamin C, your body has to do a lot more work to convert it into collagen. However, by taking vitamin C you are helping to maintain your immune system better so that your body can thrive naturally!
So long story short, your overall goals matter when deciding which supplements you should add to your daily routine. But let me go out on a whim and say that I think many of you actually want to be healthy and have beautiful skin! Crazy I know! But if this is the case, you will be happy to hear that you can use Hair Skin Nails and CollagenWorks together to get the benefits of both! These two products actually work great together to arm your body with the things that it needs to build well-being and radiance at the same time!
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