Collagen VS. Biotin For Hair, Skin, & Nails
How to Add More Collagen to Your DietWhile we know that collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, we start to produce less collagen as we age. In fact, we start to produce 1% less collagen in our skin each year after age 20 — the result is thinner and less elastic skin. This is where getting enough through diet comes into play. Here are some great ways to get enough collagen in your diet:
- Collagen peptides: A scoop can be added to anything from smoothies to your daily mug of Cacao Bliss! Check out Earth Echo Collagen Peptides here.
- Bone Broth: Sip on a mug with a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt or use as the base for soups and stews.
- Protein-rich Foods: Eggs, meat
BiotinBiotin is one of the most talked-about “beauty” supplements. It’s a vitamin that so many people use for their hair, skin, and nails. The thing about biotin is that there really isn’t any sound research to support that this vitamin does improve the health of our hair, skin, and nails unless dealing with a deficiency, which has been noted to be rare. There are a few studies that have looked at biotin as it relates to hair growth, but the research at this point is very limited.
How to Add More Biotin to Your DietThe good news is that you don’t have to supplement with biotin to see if it makes a difference in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. There are plenty of foods rich in this vitamin that also happen to make great additions to a healthy and balanced diet. Some great food sources include:
- Egg yolk