Collagen drinks are huge in Japan, where you can find dozens of variants right beside the mineral water and coffee in convenience stores. A quick glance at the Japanese will show that they've got gorgeous skin so they might be onto something there! I've only ever tried a collagen drink once in all my trips so far and found it pleasant - it just tasted like juice, really. It wasn't weird or off-putting at all.
Now collagen drinks aren't as popular yet in the Philippines but with brands like Belo pushing the envelope on achieving beauty inside and out, they've come up with something exciting: the Belo Neutraceuticals Collagen Powder Drink (P114/sachet and P1,593/14 sachets). This contains 5000 milligrams of collagen, as well as 20mg of hyaluronic acid which are both considered as powerful anti-aging ingredients.
Why? Our skin has high collagen content when we are young, but as the years pass this amount slowly yet surely depletes. That's why our skin sags and loses the suppleness of youth; wrinkles then start to develop. Hyaluronic acid, on the other, serves to hydrate and improve the elasticity of the skin.
The Belo Collagen Powder Drink has both components in their new dietary supplement. It's basically a fine white powder that dissolves easily in drinks/ food, and has a neutral taste with a hint of vanilla. I just tried it with my coffee today and I can barely detect it! It can also be mixed with soup or rice, if you wish.
It is recommended to be taken twice a day, alone or with a meal. There's no specific time required for you to take it.
For your information, here's a useful ingredients break down:
Marine Collagen - Reduces Fine Lines / Maltodextrin- Carrier
Arginine - Antioxidant / Xanthan Gum - Improves palatability
Glucosamine HCl - Anti Aging (Skin Tone and Skin Barrier) / Sodium Ascorbate - Antioxidant
Vanilla - Flavor / Sodium Hyaluronate - Anti Aging / Moisturization
This powder supplement is designed to improve the suppleness of the skin by hydrating and plumping it from within. I'll be trying out this drink in the next week and will have more thoughts to share by then! Disclosure: the post is sponsored, but I will still write down my real experience with the product. :) Stay tuned, and let me know what you think if you've tried this already!
This product is available in Belo Medical Group clinics, Mercury Drug, Watsons, and other leading drugstores nationwide. The product is safe and is available for purchase over the counter. Each sachet costs Php 114 and Php 1,593for a box of 14 sachets.
This post is brought to you by Belo and Sample Room.