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September 08, 2020 3 min read
By Sean Lake

Americans remain divided on a great many issues. Dry skin isn’t one of them. 100% of individuals are negatively affected by dry skin, itchy patches, and rashes and are looking for a way out. New topical creams and ointments will always come and go, but the issue remains: dry patches can damage your skin.

Here’s the good news: there’s a weapon to assist you in your fight against psoriasis and dry skin that’s always effective. How do we know it works? Because your body creates it naturally, and one of its main functions is to bolster your immune system.

Enter BUBS Collagen Protein, making waves amid an arsenal of synthetic products as a natural, Paleo-friendly, Keto-friendly, Whole30-friendly protein that can help strengthen connective tissue in joints, seal your gut, and improve the look and health of skin and nails.

And because of its role in the body providing structure, collagen also offers potentially healing properties, particularly for people suffering from autoimmune issues such as psoriasis.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders, affecting 2-3% of the world’s population. There is no known cure, or even an agreed-upon cause, but the effects are clear: patches of dry, red, scaly skin. Most people experience psoriasis in cycles, where problems will flare up for a few weeks or even months before going back into remission.

A single cause of psoriasis has yet to be determined; however, many experts agree that it probably has to do with the immune system working faster than it needs to. This leads to skin cells regenerating at a faster rate than necessary, leading to those scaly patches.

At this point, treatment consists primarily of soothing symptoms and avoiding triggers. Triggers vary from person to person but commonly include stress, extreme temperatures, infections and certain medications.

The Collagen Connection

Collagen is responsible for giving skin its structure and elasticity, and its benefits go far beyond its ability to provide structure. Collagen is made up of many powerful amino acids that can play a role in minimizing the symptoms of psoriasis. One of the most abundant amino acids found in collagen, glycine, is known for making a powerful antioxidant and glutathione. This antioxidant helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals.

Psoriasis, like many other skin conditions, is associated with increased inflammation. One way to prevent an outbreak is to reduce inflammation, another benefit collagen protein has been found to provide when taken alongside appropriate vitamins and a healthy diet.

There’s Also Help for Your Joints

One particularly debilitating form of psoriasis is psoriatic arthritis, which causes painful, swollen joints. Like psoriasis, there is little known about its cause, but scientists believe it stems from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Since collagen is one of the main components of connective tissues such as cartilage, collagen peptide supplements may prevent cartilage from breaking down further, especially as collagen production naturally decreases with age.

Studies have found that supplementing a healthy diet with collagen protein can help prevent joint pain. This study, which followed athletes, found that those who took a collagen peptide supplement experienced less pain, which suggests that collagen can be used to prevent joint deterioration across the board.

The Old Kid On the Skin Care Block

One of the easiest methods for naturally fortifying your skin has a name: collagen protein.

Since collagen has hit mainstream channels in the past few years, many brands have incorporated it into their products, especially in skin and healthcare. However, these products are often misleading. On the surface, a collagen-packed lotion for psoriasis makes sense - you are dealing with a skin condition after all! Unfortunately, the science doesn’t hold up. Collagen peptides are too large to be absorbed through the skin, meaning that your body isn’t receiving them.

The best way to receive the collagen protein supplements you need? Ingest them.

Our bodies make collagen from amino acids in the foods we eat, but it is a lengthy process that involves first breaking down protein. Collagen peptides are more bioavailable because they have already been broken down. Plus, studies have found that taking a collagen supplement stimulates your body’s natural collagen production.

BUBS Naturals is committed to giving you the most in your collagen peptides, which is why we only source our Collagen Protein Powder from grass-fed cows. Boost your immune system, fortify skin and nails, and reduce workout recovery times all from a single, proven outlet for healthy protein.

Psoriasis seems to be here to stay. Fortunately, as long as psoriasis works to tear down your healthy skin, collagen protein works to build it all back up. If you’re looking for an active advantage in your fight against psoriasis, your best friend isn’t a miracle drug or celebrity secret; you’re looking for collagen protein, the most abundant protein in the entire body.