Enjoy Healthy Skin from the Inside Out
What do collagen supplements, vitamin C, and staying hydrated all have in common? They all
promote smooth, healthy skin. With a healthy balance of all three, you can look and feel as
young as you are at heart.
In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of all three, and they work together to improve your health.
What is Collagen, and How Much Do You Need
Collagen is your body’s most abundant protein and serves many essential functions, including
strengthening your bones and providing your skin with structure. It’s also the main component of
connective tissues like your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and skin.
Your body loses collagen as you age. When you reach 40, you may lose up to 1% of your body’s collagen annually. Excess sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, and your diet
can also impact how much collagen you lose.
Clinical studies found that taking 2.5–15 grams of hydrolyzed collagen peptides (collagen
supplements commonly found in capsule or powder form) daily can be safe and effective, depending on your need. Smaller doses could benefit skin health, hydration, and joint pain,
while larger doses can improve bone density, muscle mass, and body composition.
Health Benefits of Collagen
Collagen supplementation offers numerous potential health benefits, including but not limited to:
Understanding Vitamin C and How Much You Need
Collagen does wonders for your body, but it hardly works alone. Vitamin C helps collagen production while simultaneously forming your bones’ blood vessels, muscles, and cartilage.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in a variety of foods, including citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, spinach, broccoli, and more. It protects your body against free radicals, which your body produces when exposed to the sun, tobacco smoke, or breaking down food. Free radicals can play a crucial role in cancer, cardiovascular issues, and other diseases.
Physicians recommend adult men and women consume 90mg and 75mg of vitamin C daily,
Health Benefits of Vitamin C
Here are a few of the many benefits of vitamin C:
How Much Water Do You Need?
You need to stay hydrated if you want your body to function correctly. Your skin is an organ—the
largest in your body—and it’s mostly made of water.
Your body loses water daily through breath, urine, bowel movements, and perspiration. To
replenish your body, experts recommend a daily fluid intake of 15.5 cups for men and 11.5 cups
for women. Keep in mind that about 20% of your daily fluid intake often comes from food and
Your recommended water intake may vary based on your overall health, environment, how
much exercise you’re getting, and numerous other factors.
Health Benefits of Staying Hydrated
Here are just a few of the many benefits of staying hydrated:
Enjoy More Health Benefits at Boston Direct Health
From aesthetics to primary care to sexual wellness, Boston Direct Health has everything you need for enhanced, optimal wellness. Whether you’re deciding on the right collagen supplements to buy or want to discover the perfect skincare routine for you, we’re here to help you feel better—inside and out.
Dr. Steve Zivich
My name is Dr. Steve Zivich, and I am the owner of Boston Direct Health. I attended the Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed my Surgical Internship at the prestigious Boston Medical Center. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of chronic illness management, obesity, diabetes, metabolic diseases, body contouring, and more. As a proud member of the LBGTQ community, I am dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive healthcare services to people from all walks of life. My goal is to listen to your health concerns and create a plan to help you look and feel your best. Your health is my priority.