Why should you take a collagen cure?

Collagen, as a food supplement, is gaining a place of choice in the beauty sector. From reducing the signs of aging to improving joint comfort, a collagen cure completes the action and boosts the effects of the collagen naturally present in your body.

Whether you choose marine collagen or vegetarian collagen, taking collagen-based food supplements improves skin firmness, elasticity and radiance, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What exactly is collagen?

Collagen is a protein made of amino acids naturally produced by the body or supplied by the nutrition. Collagen is found in the tissues of the human body: skin, hair, nails...

This protein is also present in articulations (bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments), around muscles, and in intestinal connective tissue. 

From the age of 25, collagen production starts to decline, and this decrease accelerates after the age of 50. Certain external factors, such as pollution, smoking, sun exposure or an excessively sweet diet, can intensify the phenomenon.


It is then interesting to compensate this decrease in collagen synthesis by taking a beauty food supplement that contain it, as part of a healthy, varied diet. 

What are the benefits of collagen? 

Because it's the protein responsible for the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissues, collagen has many properties. Studies have shown its effectiveness on skin beauty, an anti-aging effect, and visible results on joint comfort. 

The benefits of collagen for skin, hair and nails

Collagen ensures the skin's elasticity, density and firmness; it slows the appearance of signs of cutaneous aging (wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin). It also helps maintain moisture levels and enhances skin radiance. Hair remains perfectly hydrated, thicker and shinier.

The different types of collagen

There are different types of collagen from different sources. Type 1 collagen is considered to be the skin's best ally. This is the most abundant collagen in the human body, and its depletion leads to sagging skin and the appearance of wrinkles, brittle nails and thinner hair. Type 2 collagen, on the other hand, is the main component of cartilage, helping to keep joints in good working order.  

While collagen is a protein found in the human body, it is also present in many animal species (beef, pork, chicken, fish). 

The collagen used in food supplements is therefore of animal origin; there is no plant-based collagen.  

Vitavea's teams have selected two active ingredients from different sources:    

  • Marine collagen, extracted from fish skin, bones and scales. This collagen is well assimilated and poses fewer ethical problems than collagen of bovine origin. 
  • Vegetarian collagen, from eggshell membrane. This alternative for vegetarians has the advantage of being highly bioavailable for the body. The action of this collagen is also reinforced by the presence of elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Collagen-based food supplements

Collagen comes in two forms, native collagen and hydrolyzed collagen. The first one is difficult to assimilate, because of its large molecule size. The second has a better absorption rate, as collagen peptides are smaller in size. 

It is therefore the most suitable form for integration into our diet. 

As a food supplement, collagen can be consumed pure or as a complex, combined with other active ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E or hyaluronic acid. To reinforce collagen's action, we add vitamins that protect cells against oxidative stress to our formulas.

In terms of presentation, collagen is available in powder, liquid, tablet or capsule form:

  • The powder can be added either to your hot or cold drinks, as well as your dishes (soups, yogurts). 
  • Liquid is a ready-to-eat food supplement, but it may contain sugar and additives. It also has a shorter shelf life.  
  • Pills and capsules are more convenient, as you can take them with you wherever you go and swallow them with a bit of water.

Do you need a collagen cure?

A collagen cure can be considered at any age, since collagen production diminishes from the age of 25. In addition to cosmetic treatments adapted to your skin type, a food supplement containing marine or vegetarian collagen can help boost the glow of your skin and the beauty of your hair.

To help prevent aging, opt for formulas containing other ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or elastin.