To say I like collagen would be an understatement... I LOVE IT!!
As I approach my mid 40's the importance of collagen in my daily regime is as important as ever, if you are also like me seeking the fountain of youth you should be using Collagen daily. Using Collagen is important because it plays a crucial role in the quality and looks of our skin, hair, and nails. Also, It is vital for healthy ligaments, tendons, and immunity to name just a few of the benefits. Collagen is an abundant protein in these areas of our body, along with many others.
Collagen acts like a glue working with elastin another protein, which together create the snap back to our skin. It is so important because it makes up 80% of the dermis layer of our skin, this is the thickest layer of our skin which helps our outer layer of skin look young and plump!
Collagen production starts to slow down as early as 25 years of age, this is why we start to see fine lines and wrinkles in our mid 20’s. It only gets worse with each passing year, unfortunately...
How can we fight it? How can we save our youthful skin and assist all other areas that collagen is needed?
Make sure you are consuming enough Collagen, the easiest way to know if you are is to take a collagen supplement or products with high amounts of Collagen per serve daily. Research shows taking specific Collagen supplements helps reduce wrinkles, boost skin elasticity, hydration, and the actual cells that make the Collagen themselves.
By adding a Collagen supplement to your daily routine, you are ensuring that you are feeding your body the Collagen it needs to reap the benefits.
Overall nutrition is still important to keep in mind, although drinking enough water is very important to keep your skin hydrated which helps to fight against many things including wrinkles. Eating foods naturally high in Collagen is also helpful, you just don’t know the exact amount you are eating and collagen sources are not always convenient. Natural sources of collagen include egg yolks, bone broth, and organ meats.