Collagen supplements have never been more popular, but if you still haven’t added one to your daily routine, it can be hard to know where to start. Totally Derma® are one of the go-to collagen-boosting supplements for both skin care fans and professionals, so we spoke to brand owner, Anita Eyles, to find out how this game-changing nutraceutical works.
Q1. What makes Totally Derma different to other collagen-boosting supplements?
Anita Eyles: Totally Derma® is a highly specialised nutraceutical collagen drink supplement. A nutraceutical provides health benefits in addition to its basic nutritional value. One dose is the equivalent of taking 26 standard capsule alternatives. Totally Derma® contains high levels of five antioxidants and two minerals in therapeutic dosages to support, enhance and promote collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production, including L-Ascorbic Vitamin C, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Green Tea Extract. The hero ingredient is called Arthred®, an enzymatically hydrolysed bovine collagen which biochemically resembles human collagen, (unlike marine collagen), so the body recognises it and utilises it internally. Finally, it contains Hyaluronic Acid to further stimulate collagen growth. Therefore, other collagen supplements only do half the job that Totally Derma® does with regard to stimulating collagen and Hyaluronic Acid in the body. This product also offers exceptional value for money given the quality and quantity of ingredients within the formulation.
Q2. How does it work?
By having 95% proven absorption, Totally Derma® is pre-digested which means you do not require digestive enzymes to break down the high levels of amino acids it contains. It is delivered via the blood vessels ‘systemically’ from the inside, optimising not only the skin but the entire body and its systems at a cellular level.
Q3. Is it only for people who want to minimise the signs of ageing?
No, it’s not. It was originally a medical supplement for osteoarthritis patients, who, in addition to more flexible and pain-free joints, discovered firmer, denser, more hydrated skin, stronger hair and nails (one of the first things people notice), vastly improved gut health, bone health, and vaginal dryness in menopausal women was alleviated. It’s also safe for diabetics.
Q4. How long does it take to see results?
As per clinical trials, it should take three weeks to feel results, however, maximum efficacy may take up to 90 days, though conditions will improve with longer term usage. Conversely, the more acute the condition regarding poor joint health, the quicker the results.
Q5. What does it taste like?
It is very pleasant to drink and has a vanilla/caramel taste. Just mix one level scoop with 250ml of water or juice and drink in the evening for the best results. You can also take it in the morning if that suits your routine better.
Q6. Will it work alongside any skin care routine?
Although it is a standalone nutritional supplement, it works alongside your topical routine to deliver optimum results from within. It is also the perfect supplement for post-surgical and non-surgical treatment recovery (i.e. PRP, micro needling, energy based devices).
Q7. Is it suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
No, it is not. It contains bovine amino acid peptides, therefore it is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
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