Keeping up with the Collagen
When it comes to collagen, your body doesn’t do you too many favours. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body; it accounts for about one-third of its protein composition. It’s naturally produced by your body and is one of the major building blocks of your hair, nails, skin, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s even found in many other body parts, including your blood vessels, corneas, and teeth, so it’s little surprise that collagen is often described as the “glue” that holds all these things together. However, from around the age of 20, things can start to become a little unstuck, as your body starts to produce less and lower quality collagen.
It varies per person of course, but 20 is the average age when your body’s natural production of collagen declines. With collagen being so plentiful in your body, this ongoing loss of the protein is hardly going to go unnoticed. In fact, the signs of reduced collagen are hard to miss. They include dull and dry hair and skin, and a decrease in skin elasticity - which means an increase in wrinkles and your skin becoming less firm and supple. Cartilage also weakens with age. Internally, the loss of collagen can have harmful side-effects as well, particularly on bone and joint health.
When the body slows down the collagen production line, you need to step up. It’s not difficult to give your body the collagen boost it needs. With the right diet and the right supplements you can combat the collagen drop. With consistent use you can:
- Promote hair and nail growth and strength
- Support clearer, brighter and more elastic skin
- Support bone and joint health, and reduce pain in these areas
You can’t completely win against the whims of nature, but you can supplement against them. If you aren’t sure which products work best for you just contact us. We're happy to give you every tip and trick we've got!