Collagen Margarita Recipe

Have you heard of collagen to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? I’m sure you have. How about collagen cocktails? A collagen cocktail is a fun way to up your skincare game while having fun with friends! In a study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology [1], researchers concluded that 10g of fish collagen or 10g of porcine collagen taken daily for 12 weeks improved skin hydration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen powder dissolves easily in liquids and they usually are flavorless. Scroll down for ingredients and instructions for my collagen margarita!

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces white tequila
  • 5 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 10g collagen peptides
  • Optional: salt, mint, or lime wedge for garnish

Steps:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice
  • Rim a glass with salt
  • Strain cocktail mix into the glass
  • Garnish with lime wedge and a sprig of mint

 

Side bar:

The vitamin C from the limes will boost up your collagen game since the nutrient is essential for building collagen in the skin and joints [2]. It also acts as a great antioxidant to reduce any potential free radical damage done to your collagen. Make sure to stay hydrated with the cocktail though! Collagen acts like a sponge in the skin, and soaks up water very well. Water hydration + collagen = fine line filling!

And, as always, remember to drink in moderation and to drink responsibly! The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that men have 1-2 drinks per day and that women have 1 drink per day. According to the AHA, a drink is “one 12 oz. beer, 4 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz. of 80-proof spirits, or 1 oz. of 100-proof spirits.”

 

Disclaimer: There are no financial ties to any supplement companies or to any of the products mentioned in this post. This post is not meant to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose conditions or diseases. As always, please consult your doctor before trying any new treatments or supplements.

 Citations:

1. Asserin, Jérome, et al. “The Effect of Oral Collagen Peptide Supplementation on Skin Moisture and the Dermal Collagen Network: Evidence from Anex Vivomodel and Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol. 14, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 291–301., doi:10.1111/jocd.12174.

2. Matsuda, Naoya, et al. “Effects of Ingestion of Collagen Peptide on Collagen Fibrils and Glycosaminoglycans in the Dermis.” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, vol. 52, no. 3, 2006, pp. 211–215., doi:10.3177/jnsv.52.211.

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About the Author:

Dr. Bryant Esquejo, ND is a California-licensed Naturopathic Doctor based out of Los Angeles, California. He specializes in preventative medicine and chronic conditions in his practice. During his free time, Dr. Bryant enjoys photography, exploring around LA, and going to art galleries and museums. You can follow along with his adventures and learn some health tips on his Instagram @dr.bryant.

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