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Ask the Expert: Supplementing Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen

 

Q: Why would I take both a collagen supplement and a hyaluronic acid supplement? Don’t they do the same thing?

A: Collagen and hyaluronic acid are the key components of healthy, youthful skin (as well as joints). They are a powerful duo that support one another, but individually they have very different benefits. Taking both is ideal if you are looking for a top notch anti-aging supplement plan.

Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote collagen. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Hyaluronic acid retains the water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic (you want to keep that collagen juicy, think of dried out collagen vs. nourished juicy collagen).

Young people possess plump, smooth, and highly elastic skin because they have high concentrations of hyaluronic acid and collagen. These stores naturally decline and aging becomes more visible as our skin loses

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