If you love indulging in a cocktail now and then, you’ll want to get your hands on this new alcohol with anti-ageing properties. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out about this collagen-infused gin. By Zarelda Marie Goh
There’s a new collagen supplement in town, and it stands out from the crowd simply because of the fact that it’s gin-based. Yes, you read that right. This new gin called Anti-AGin contains collagen as one of its main ingredients. Each 70cl (700ml) bottle has 90g of ingestible pure collagen. That’s not all. The 40% proof gin, created by UK-based food art company Bompas & Parr, also contains other anti-ageing botanicals including chamomile, green tea, nettle, witch hazel oil and gotu kola (known for its cellulite-smoothing and tissue-repairing properties).
We are aware of how important collagen is. Collagen is a protein found in all connective tissues within the body. It keeps skin firm and resilient. Unfortunately, the body’s production of collagen starts to decline once we hit the age of 30, so collagen supplements like Anti-AGin could possibly come in handy. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to prove that oral collagen supplements are indeed effective. However, at least one recent study highlights that they do help. Research published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed that people who take collagen supplements daily have more hydrated and less aged skin.
No one knows yet if the youth-boosting benefits of collagen can be contained in gin, but there’s probably no harm in trying it out. At the very least, Anti-AGin still functions as gin, so using it to make gin cocktails is fine. It might even make for a great conversation starter at your next party. Get on the waitlist to buy it for £34.99 (about S$69) at UK-based website www.drinksupermarket.com. (They do ship to Singapore!)