Does Collagen Work? (Top Collagen Benefits For Skin) w/ Dr. Tony Youn
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If you’re on the fence about collagen (as well as how to build more of it), I’m excited to share that research now demonstrates the many collagen benefits that exist. Collagen for skin health is crucial, along with the many ways it supports your gut and joint health too! I talked about collagen benefits as well as collagen peptides + collagen protein supplements, but I’ve never really shared about other factors to build collagen. And it’s that piece about building collagen that’s such a big deal because we’re each faced with a collagen problem which is to some degree unavoidable as well as exposure-driven… First, as you age, you will experience an accelerated loss of collagen in the skin and joints. Second, prolonged exposure to medications like topical steroids also rapidly breaks down collagen in the skin. This is why it’s so important to care about collagen benefits and how to build collagen now! My guest has been on the show before and has a ton of experience in this area. His NEW book Younger For Life comes out soon to show you how to more naturally deal with aging and the loss of your body’s collagen. Known as America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon®, Dr. Anthony Youn, MD, FACS is a nationally-recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon and hosts the popular podcast The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show. He is the author of the best-selling books The Age Fix, In Stitches, and Playing God. Dr. Youn is the most followed plastic surgeon on social media, with over 4.5 million subscribers on his YouTube Channel and 8 million followers on TikTok. His new book, Younger for Life is a complete holistic guide to turning back the clock using the process of Autojuvenation®. So if you’re curious why and how to build more collagen, add collagen protein into your routine, and ultimately reap collagen benefits, this episode is for you! My favorite tip to add collagen protein to my diet is to include a scoop in with my daily cappuccino or mocha! Do you have a favorite meal or tip to increase collagen protein intake? Leave a comment below or on my Youtube Video! In This Episode: Aging - What’s actually driving this process? Acute chronic stress: How it impacts skin health How long should you fast to boost cell clean-up + rejuvenation? How blood sugar imbalances destroy collagen + increase collagen protein needs Do topical vitamin C + retinoids build collagen? Is alcohol BAD for your skin (and as toxic as many claim)? Diet strategies + collagen protein tips to boost your body stores of collagen Quotes “Sugar can bond to the collagen of your skin and create AGEs. Basically, these are advanced glycation end products where it causes that collagen that normally is in nice, kind of tight fibers to become kinked and to become misshapen. And that can cause premature aging.” [13:19] “The way I look at vitamin C as far as a topical form is that it may not necessarily impact the collagen production so much in that way as I think it's more for antioxidants and fighting free radicals, which is one of the main sources of aging of our skin, but ingesting enough vitamin C is definitely important for your collagen production.” [18:24] Links Find Dr. Youn: online | Instagram | Tiktok | Youtube Get Dr. Youn’s NEW BOOK – Younger For Life → HERE Try these collagen-boosting products: Quell Protein Powders | PaleoValley meat sticks | Quell C+ Boost Powder Dry Farm Wines – Get an extra bottle for a penny HERE with your first order! Orion RLT – Use code HEALTHYSKINSHOW to get 10% off my favorite Red Light Units! Healthy Skin Show 033: Tackling Scars And How To Support Sensitive Skin w/ Dr. Anthony Youn Healthy Skin Show 112: How To Deal With Hyperpigmentation w/ Dr. Anthony Youn Healthy Skin Show 147: Could Breast Implant Illness Be Your Rash Trigger? w/ Dr. Anthony Youn Healthy Skin Show 184: Is Collagen Good For Eczema, Psoriasis + Other Skin Rashes? Jennifer's appearance on Dr. Youn's podcast, The Ho
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