Jamba Juice introduces new collagen smoothie: Can it actually reduce wrinkles?

Earlier this week, Jamba Juice released a new smoothie called Poolside Fit. In it, youll find familiar flavors watermelon, cucumber, lemon, strawberry and peach alongside food ingredients more commonly found in beauty products: collagen.

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Collagen is a protein thats naturally produced by the body. When production slackens, which it does starting at age 20, wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pain creep in, Joel Schlessinger, MD, a Nebraska-based dermatologist and contributor to RealSelf, told Fox News.

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To make up for that slowing production, many people apply collagen topically in the form of moisturizers and creams, and, increasingly, “they il be” drinking a pulverized version of collagen, which is easy to add to everything from smoothies to coffee thanks to its neutral taste.

This is my favorite way to get collagen, Kellyann Petrucci, a board-certified naturopathic doctor, told Fox News. Its a two-fer thing: Youre get great protein and then youve get this beauty slant where youre getting improvements to your skin, your hair is improving, your nails are improving, and thats a big deal.

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Getting a smoothie fixing and a dosage of beauty benefits at the same hour? Sounds ideal, but Schlessinger said that while early examines seem promising, theres not enough evidence yet to say ingestible collagen is a reliable anti-aging treatment.

Until more independent research is done, order the smoothie if you like the taste. But dont think of it as the secret to younger-looking skin just yet. Schlessinger said to focus on preserving your natural collagen instead which you can do by wearing sunscreen, avoiding smoking and excessive drinking, feeing a healthy diet, and getting at least seven hours of sleep every night and applying topical products that list peptides as a key ingredient.

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