The art of aging: What's behind the Beauty Trend of "Collagen Banking"

Collagen: The miracle protein? "Kolla" comes from ancient Greek and stands for glue. This etymology already suggests that the structural protein collagen holds quite a lot together in the body. Collagen accounts for about 30 percent of the total protein content in the body, especially the muscle-surrounding fasciae derive their tensile strength from this protein. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body.

Properties of Collagen. Collagen is not very stretchable, but it is very stable and tensile, thus helping to establish the mechanical stability of connective tissue. There are about 28 types of collagen in the body. A collagen fiber consists of several fibrils, which in turn are made up of several microfibrils. In our tendons, these structures run parallel, while in the skin they are arranged crisscross. The lifespan of the fibrils varies depending on the type of connective tissue. For example, fibrils in the liver only live for 30 days, in muscle for 60 days, and in the skin for up to 200 days. Collagen is always found where tissue must withstand high tensile stresses. Thus, it is present in ligaments, tendons, joint capsules, cartilage, and fasciae; as well as between muscles, nerves, and organs, in the skin, gums, bones, blood vessels, and the eye.

Time leaves its marks on our skin and in our body, but we are not entirely powerless against the inevitable aging. Is prevention the magic word that allows us to preserve youthful skin? In the world of beauty and anti-aging, Collagen Banking is the latest trend that is revolutionizing the way we think about skincare. But what exactly is Collagen Banking, and how can it help you fight the signs of time?

What is Collagen Banking? Il Collagen Banking is a preventative approach that aims to maximize and maintain the body's natural collagen production. Starting from the mid-20s to early 30s, the body reduces collagen production, after which degradation begins, i.e., we lose about 1% of our collagen per year. By the age of 40, collagen production decreases dramatically.
Collagen Banking attempts to slow down this process and keep the skin young and fresh. Collagen Banking is an investment in the future of your skin. By starting today, you can fight the signs of aging tomorrow and preserve youthful skin.

How does Collagen Banking work? Collagen Banking involves a combination of lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and the use of specific skincare products. To have a well-filled collagen account, it is best to approach from several sides. Consistency, i.e., regularity, is especially important. The key components of Collagen Banking include:

  • Diet: A balanced diet with protein-rich foods such as fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, and legumes can support collagen production. Bone broth, for example, is known as a natural source of collagen that also contains other health-promoting nutrients. Vitamin C and zinc are essential for metabolizing the proteins. Copper, manganese, iron, selenium, and silicic acid additionally stimulate collagen synthesis. However, sugars should be avoided, as they can damage the collagen fibers and accelerate degradation.
  • Food supplements: A normal diet provides about 1.5 to 3 grams of glycine per day. However, 10 to 12 grams per day are needed for collagen synthesis. This results in a deficit of about 10 grams of glycine or 30 grams of collagen per day. Therefore, it may make sense to substitute this substance as a dietary supplement.
    Especially athletes should reconsider this, as exercise increases the need. Collagen powder also has a high protein content and is therefore popular among athletes. Those who specifically want to improve regeneration after training should take the collagen protein about 90 minutes after training. Athletes should take an additional 10 to 20 grams daily.
  • Skincare: The regular application of creams and serums containing collagen peptides, retinoids, and antioxidants such as vitamin C stimulates the body's own collagen production and improves skin texture.
  • Lifestyle: Protection from sun damage, avoiding indoor tanning and smoking, and reducing environmental stressors that can accelerate collagen degradation. Exercise also stimulates collagen production. This does not mean extreme sports, but regular movement and mobilization. The mechanical stress on our joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons promotes collagen production. When collagen is broken down, substances are metabolized by the liver and excreted in the urine. This can be measured and serves as an indicator of collagen turnover. This is generally significantly increased in women during pregnancy and in bone diseases. But also during wound healing and inflammatory processes, collagen degradation increases. Chronic diseases also attack the collagen depot.

Collagen Banking - why?
Collagen Banking can lead to a number of benefits, including:

  • Radiant complexion through improved skin regeneration: Collagen is essential for the regeneration and repair of the skin. It helps protect the skin from environmental damage and maintain its barrier function.
  • Improved skin elasticity: For the skin to remain firm and elastic, it requires a functioning collagen production..
  • Reduction of wrinkles: The more collagen the skin contains, the better the skin's framework functions, and the less lines and wrinkles appear..
  • Beautiful nails and hair: Collagen not only ensures more youthful nails and hair but also supports joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones..

EnergyBalance Collagen products

We offer three special high-quality products tailored to the different needs of our customers:

  • Collagen powder: Our high-quality hydrolyzed collagen & lemon juice extract powder is perfect for those who want to increase their collagen intake in a simple way. You just add the neutrally smelling powder to a glass of water, and it turns into a milky white liquid. The collagen powder can also be easily mixed into drinks or food.
  • Collagen capsules: Our hydrolyzed collagen with organic acerola vitamin C in VegeCaps is even easier to take and very practical for on the go.
  • Collagen Booster for vegans: For our vegan customers, we have developed a Collagen Booster that does without animal collagen. This product with 6 amino acids, coenzyme Q10 & plant ceramides supports the body's own collagen production.