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.
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.
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.
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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