How Men Can Use Collagen Peptides For Hair Growth
Kim Bowman, MS
As we age, our body produces less collagen overtime which is part of the reason why men start to experience thinning hair/hair loss with age. Collagen peptide supplementation has gained increasing popularity over the years not just for it’s skin rejuvenation benefits but also for its ability to promote significantly more healthy, hydrated hair! What’s more is that a high quality collagen peptide supplement taken daily, has shown to prevent early signs of hair loss, thinning hair, and also boost hair growth for all-around thicker, shinier, and silkier locks.
What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen is a complete, non-fragmented protein, meaning it cannot be absorbed directly on top of the skin. Collagen peptides on the other hand are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks for essential proteins found in the hair follicles and skin. Peptides are much smaller, fragmented portions of collagen protein which can penetrate our hair follicle at the cellular level. These key amino acids are required to build the protein keratin which is the key player in promoting hair strength and shine. Unfortunately, overtime with age, collagen production starts to decline which can lead to thinning or brittle hair. Studies have found that incorporating quality-sourced collagen peptides on a daily basis can improve not only hair thickness but also promote hair growth and shine. Therefore, for those dad’s who may be concerned about hair loss or looking to lock in hydration for silky smooth locks-- Hearthy’s Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides are the solution!
Collagen Peptides Help to Regenerate Hair Follicles
The cells in our body use these short chains of amino acids to produce keratin protein which plays a key role in boosting hair growth and improving overall hair strength and elasticity. These collagen peptides also work alongside hyaluronic acid to moisturize and rebuild the environment surrounding each hair follicle. Improved structure around the hair follicle leads to better diffusion of nutrients to the follicle and more moisturized hair as a result. Additionally, collagen is a natural antioxidant which helps to neutralize free radicals; compounds that develop in the body as a result of stress, poor diet, air pollutants, alcohol, and other environmental influences. Without collagen peptides to avoid these free radicals, they can build-up in the body and induce damage on hair follicles ultimately contributing to hair loss.
Collagen peptides also play a significant role in preventing thinning hair. Collagen makes up a large portion of the skin dermis which houses the root follicle of each hair. Therefore, regular collagen peptide supplementation contributes to greater elasticity and strength in the skin dermis to prevent early signs of balding or receding hairline.
How to Incorporate Collagen Peptides into Your Daily Routine
Hearthy’s grass-fed collagen peptides is a flavorless yet fast-dissolving powder that can be easily added into shakes, smoothies, or soups! What’s unique about Hearthy’s collagen powder is that it is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides and contains 18 different amino acids (7 essential amino acids) that promote stronger, silkier locks after about a month of daily supplementation (1 Tablespoon per day).
- After a Workout - Add collagen to your recovery shake, smoothie or water.
- In a Hot Hot Beverage - Add to your morning coffee or tea - It’s the perfect coffee creamer on the go!
- In Your Favorite Recipe - Mix into your favorite muffin, brownie or cookie recipe - it's flavorless and won’t change the consistency of your baked goods!
Here’s the link to check out more information and order Hearthy’s Halal Collagen Peptides!
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