And what is it, exactly?
Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps make the conncetive tissue in our bodies. It’s not just in our skin, it’s in our joints, bones, muscles, veins, organs and even our hair. It helps give strength and elasticity and even replaces dead cells. Collagen production begins to decline from our mid twenties onwards, contributing to everything from aching joints to thinner, more wrinkled skin. That’s why serious athletes are interested in getting it back. So are women of a certain age.
Now, regardless of your outlook on ageing, everyone wants to look and feel healthier, so a diet rich in collagen producting foods is a good idea. So is including collagen promoting products in your skin regime.
We’ve got you covered: all our products include collagen enhancing ingredients, and one particular ingredient has it in abundance…
There’s a reason we include Carrageen Irish Moss seaweed in all our products*
It is POWERFUL in HYDRATING the body
It is RICH in Vitamins A, B, C, D and K
It is LOADED with many BEAUTIFYING MINERALS
It is especially high in IODINE, which is great for treating skin infections
Iodine also REGULATES the moisture levels of skin, promotes SKIN REPAIR and balances hormones
Vitamin K PROTECTS the skin’s ELASTICITY and REDUCES the appearance of WRINKLES
Carrageen Irish Moss will SOFTEN skin, SOOTHE eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
It will also HEAL burns
It strengthens the CONNECTIVE TISSUE, so fortifying skin, hair, nails, joints and organs.
It is rich in HYALURONIC ACID, excellent for keeping collagen synthesis up
Find ANU Face mosituriser, Night Balm, Cleansing Balm, Hand and Body Lotions in our shop www.anuyou.ie /shop or with our stockist around the country.
*ANU Baby Balm is the only product that does not contain Carrageen Irish Moss.
Can I eat Collagen?
Yes! You’ll find it in lean meats, bone broth, egg whites, wheat germ, fish, fruit and vegetables. And yes…Carrageen Irish Moss seaweed!
We get our raw, unprocessed Carrageen directly from Inis Meain, where Caitriona’s brother in law gathers it for us, sun dries it and sends it to us here in Dublin. If you’re not close to the Atlantic coast, you’ll find it in The Health Store and other good health shops.
TO EAT IT : Make Carrageen Moss Blancmange
750 ml milk
30g tablespoons / sugar
15g carefully washed carrageen moss
Place the moss in a saucepan with milk and lemon rind. Bring slowly to the boil and add the sugar. Strain into a wetted mould. Turn out when set and serve with fresh or stewed fruit.