BRAND’S® has just released their new beauty drink called the InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence, which is made of their proprietary beauty formula (RubySignatureTM) – Combination of micro-collagen peptides & Astaxanthin. Now, if you’ve never heard of astaxanthin, you’re not the only one. I just learnt that it is one of Mother Nature’s most powerful anti-oxidant, and is scientifically proven to be 800 times more powerful than CoQ10, 6000 times more than Vitamin C and 500 times more than Vitamin E.
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know how I feel about drinking collagen drinks (ineffective!) but if you haven’t, in a nutshell: drinking collagen is simply drinking protein. Your body will break down the collagen into amino acids and then it’ll reform into the proteins that it will need (hair/muscles etc) instead of specifically collagen. If you see results on your skin after drinking collagen drinks, it often means one of the following, if not a combination:
1. You’re not eating enough protein
2. The other ingredients in the drink are the ones boosting your skin’s improvement
Now, onto BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence Drink! I got a box of 12 to try out and see what differences there are between this and the various other brands I’ve tried so far.
BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence Drink tastes like a mixture of berries with a slight fishy taste which is probably from the micro-collagen. As each bottle was only 50ml, you can quickly slurp this up and I enjoyed it chilled. I liked drinking it in the morning because it’s just nice to kick start the day with something sweet and after 6-8 hours of fasting while you sleep, this will be quickly absorbed into your body.
Another way that I enjoyed it was to add it to my Bircher Muesli and chia pudding as a sweetener and it also added a fruity flavour to it. That’s a real good energy boost which is sustainable for a long period of time!
Energy. That’s the main effects that I got out of the drink over 12 days. I think 12 days is a little short to see miraculous things happening to my skin but I definitely felt the energy which is most likely due to the anti-oxidant Asthaxanthin. The asthaxanthin used in this RubySignature™ formula is made from micro-algae and through their processing, the collagen plus the asthaxanthin is more bio-available and that means quicker absorption and utilisation by the body.
I definitely felt the effects because on Day 2, I drank the BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence but I skipped by usual teh (tea) and instead of feeling lethargic thanks to the lack of caffeine, I was alert and rearing to go the whole day! On Day 3, I didn’t take my Vitality supplement on purpose to further test whether it was the drink at work for my energy boost. To make things even more challenging, I had woken up at 6am that day. I’m glad to say that my energy and overall alertness was sustained throughout the whole day without caffeine!
Would I buy this and take it long term? Sure! Why not? It’s a great way to get more anti-oxidants into your system and it has been medically proven that taking anti-oxidants help to prevent illnesses, removes free-radicals and thus prevents cancer and the premature cell degeneration while also improving cell regeneration. That’s really key and that’s probably why within a day, the asthaxathin is the key ingredient with improved energy levels and if taken on a longer term basis, it’ll help with the skin because your skin cells now have the ability to better combat pollution, sun rays etc and regenerate faster.
If you find bottles too heavy to carry home, fret not as BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is sold exclusively online at their e-store AND it comes in 2 forms:
BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence:
http:// www.brandsworld.com.sg/Our-Products/InnerShine/ RubyCollagen-Drink
Each bottle contains Collagen 3000mg, Astaxanthin 2mg
BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence strip:
http:// www.brandsworld.com.sg/Our-Products/InnerShine/ RubyCollagen-Strip
Each strip contains Marine Fish Collagen 1500mg, Astaxanthin 1mg, Vitamin E 3IU