Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in the body, providing strength and structure for connective tissue. It is essential to the healthy functioning of skin, blood vessels, muscle, tendon, ligaments, bone and the digestive system.
Mary Kay’s new Marine Collagen ($60) is gluten-free and has no artificial flavors. The powder is easy to incorporate into your daily routine by mixing it in smoothies, juice or other beverages. I like using a blender so the texture is smooth but it tastes pretty good and the scent reminds me of sweet berries with a hint of vanilla. The “marine” part of the formula is hidden quite well although I can detect a faint trace of it.
Mary Kay’s Antioxidant Capsules ($40) are formulated to protect the skin from free radicals and daily stressors. The gluten-free, vegetarian pills contain botanical antioxidants, resveratrol, grape seed extract, zinc and vitamins A, C and E.
**Consult a physician before taking any vitamins or supplements.