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Ask Dr. Macrene: Should I Take Collagen Supplements?

Posted by Macrene Alexiades MD PhD on
Ask Dr. Macrene: Should I Take Collagen Supplements?
If you are eating or drinking a plant-based diet, the answer is no. Most collagen comes from animal or human sources, so if you are taking collagen supplements, be aware that it is animal-derived. Here are a few alternative supplements to collagen that Dr. Macrene recommends for a healthy complexion!
 
 
For Those Seeking Real Results
The three key structural components of the deeper layer of skin are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. To get a full dermal structure, you need each of these three key skin constituents. Dr. Macrene has systematically included ingredients in MACRENE actives to target each of these three essential skin constituent categories that keep skin plush and smooth.
 
Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that serve as signaling molecules. Peptides have been shown to boost the levels of collagen in skin. "I have addressed elastin and collagen levels through the use of numerous actives in MACRENE actives. Specifically, I have included peptides that have been documented to improve skin. I have also included a daily dose of microencapsulated hyaluronic acid, which penetrates to provide skin plumpness. Finally, I have included the cofactors such as proline and vitamin C to support the skin rejuvenation processes. By your 30s, you should apply the High Performance Face Cream and/or Serum twice a day, regularly. This will keep your skin levels boosted so that you don’t need procedures," says Dr. Macrene.
 
Vitamins
Vitamins are crucial to maintaining the proper structure of the skin. “Vitamin deficiencies cause redness, flaking, and a breakdown of the skin barrier or a decrease in collagen production. People with oily or acne-prone skin should take beta-carotene or vitamin A, which mimic the effects of Accutane. People with dry, cracked skin should focus on building the skin barrier, so take high omega-containing supplements,” says Dr. Macrene. When it comes to the best skin-enhancing vitamins, Dr. Macrene recommends taking vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin E. These are all included in the formulation of MACRENE actives to help you get the perfect skin you’ve been dreaming of in a One-Step Skincare Solution®!

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