Food supplements for ageing: how much for an effective formula?
From the lowest price to the most expensive, the range over which food supplements to support the ageing process are sold is vast. The question arises: how effective are they in this respect?
It is difficult to make a choice when you do not know what you are paying for.
Fortunately, certain criteria allow us to understand the ins and outs and to make our choice in the most informed way possible.
From collagen to organic silicon, via hyaluronic acid, what ingredients are needed to make a formula you can rely on? How should these be selected? How much should you spend on an effective formula?
The MyPureSkin team answers you!
The skin is an organ that is both sensitive and resistant at the same time. Permanently exposed to external aggressions, it needs to preserve 3 key properties to continue protecting the body:
- Its elasticity;
- Its firmness;
- Its hydration.
Indeed, skin that is not sufficiently elastic will be prone to aesthetic defects (stretch marks, appearance of wrinkles and fine lines) and exposed to a greater risk of injury.
If it is too loose, it will tend to hang down in certain areas of the body.
Finally, the lack of hydration leads it to dry out, increasing the risk of it tearing.
All three of these elements can weaken the dermis, which creates two problems:
- A greater risk of exposure of the body to external pathogens;
- An aesthetic problem.
Unfortunately, these two problems are more and more likely to appear with time since, like any organ, the skin ages.
Skin ageing is caused by the slowing down, as soon as you are over 20, of certain components of the skin, more specifically
- Hyaluronic acid.
It is therefore understandable that most dietary supplements for ageing include these two ingredients.
The essential ingredients
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are indeed the two cornerstones of an effective formula, given their central role in maintaining the properties of the skin barrier. To be exact:
- Collagen allows the skin to maintain its firmness;
- Hyaluronic acid ensures constant hydration;
- Together, these two compounds participate in the synthesis of elastin, the molecule primarily responsible for maintaining skin elasticity.
However, a truly effective formula does not stop there. It is possible to accompany the action of collagen and hyaluronic acid by using ingredients that can enter into synergy with them (i.e. ingredients that can optimise their effects or even achieve a higher level of results).
This is particularly the case with compounds such as :
- Certain vitamins (notably vitamins C and E);
- Certain trace elements (zinc, among others);
In a study conducted by the team of researcher Nicholas N. DePhillipo’s team, published in 2018¹, found, for example, that vitamin C stimulates the production of compounds necessary for the healing of bone and epithelial tissues (including skin).
More interestingly, vitamin C generally stimulates the body’s synthesis of collagen.
Similarly, it has been known for quite some time, notably through studies such as that published by researcher Tengrup in 1981², that the presence of zinc facilitates the production and accumulation of collagen. This has opened the way to the creation of synergistic formulas combining zinc and collagen.
The ingredients of a premium formula
However, it is possible to go further by choosing ingredients with lesser-known properties that make a premium formula stand out.
This is particularly the case when a food supplement contains compounds such as :
- Collagen bio-peptides instead of a classic collagen macromolecule;
- Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid;
- Organic silicon.
The reason why bio collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid make a formula more effective is because of the body’s ability to absorb them. Being smaller, each one is better assimilated, resulting in less loss: they are said to be more “bioavailable” than ordinary collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Organic silicon, on the other hand, has demonstrated impressive catalytic potential (speeding up the reaction rate) in the process of collagen synthesis by fibroblast cells, as confirmed in a 2016 study by researcher Lidiane Advincula de Araujo³’s team.
Natural origin and quality extraction: the effectiveness of a premium product explained
Such efficiency requires more expensive treatments.
In this case, obtaining collagen bio-peptides from a macromolecule requires a specific process: hydrolysis.
Moreover, if the extraction of collagen remains cheap in itself, the price can vary greatly from one source to another.
Factors affecting the price of a food supplement for ageing
Thus, extracting collagen from a more ethical sector, such as marine collagen (contained in fish skin and bones), can sometimes be more expensive than extracting a much more traditional collagen, such as that contained in carcasses from the pig and beef industries.
Hyaluronic acid, which naturally has a relatively high molecular weight, must also be processed to reduce its size, which represents an additional cost.
The addition of complementary ingredients (such as organic silicon, zinc or vitamin C) in optimal proportions is naturally a factor to be taken into account when determining the price.
Finally, the origin of each of these compounds is important.
More and more consumers are opting for all-natural sources to ensure their long-term health and to enhance their skin quickly.
So a vitamin C extracted from acerola fruit will always be more expensive than a synthetic version.
But then... what is the price for a truly effective formula that respects your health?
From 30 euros to 150 euros, what price can you expect when buying a food supplement?
The real question is: how much do you value your health for real, fast and lasting results?
While an entry-level supplement will be much more affordable, the quality will not always be there.
If, however, you are looking for a premium product, whose proven effects reported by its consumers can be explained by an innovative formula that respects your health, your budget will have to be adapted accordingly.
MyCollagenLift: the effective, health-friendly food supplement to support your ageing
MyCollagenLift is a food supplement born from the desire of the MyPureSkin laboratories to support you in your fight against skin ageing.
Based on a batch of ingredients of 100% natural origin, the formula of this ally of effective beauty routines places it in the category of premium anti-ageing products.
Indeed, its effectiveness is based on :
- Bio peptides of highly organic marine collagen available;
- Hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a good level of hydration;
- Wheat oil ceramides to complete this effort to maintain moisture for your skin;
- Vitamin C from acerola fruit to help protect your cells from oxidative stress;
- Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant;
- Organic silicon to help structure your skin while increasing your defences against the damaging effect of free electrons.
Are you looking for a natural formula that guarantees results within a reasonable time?
The effects of MyCollagenLift can be seen as early as 4 weeks for a progressive improvement over the long term. Do you want to take advantage of it?
Start your first 3-month treatment today to give your skin a second youth!
- Study by researcher Nicholas N. DePhillipo exploring the effectiveness of vitamin C on collagen synthesis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204628/
- Tengrup’s research into the influence of zinc on collagen synthesis and accumulation: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7466582
- Lidiane Advincula de Araujo’s work on the use of silicon in skin and hair care: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4938278/