Collagen loss. It’s the sneaky part of aging that makes the biggest difference, inside and out. We hear the word “collagen” and immediately think of baby’s skin. Not only does it give skin that gorgeous bounce, but did you know that collagen is one of the body’s strongest proteins? It’s found in skin and nails; but also in our hair, tendons, and joints. It’s what holds us together and keeps us looking youthful!
Noticing that your skin has lost its elasticity? Over time, our bodies produce less collagen. This is from the natural aging process. Collagen loss affects anything from joint pain to wrinkles…not fun. However, avoiding tobacco and sun exposure while keeping a healthy diet and getting your body moving are what can help reduce the decline of collagen. But what else can we do?
Good news! We can turn to products to help kick-start the amount of collagen our bodies produce. You’ve probably seen all the skincare geared toward collagen production, but often what they don’t tell you, is that the collagen protein is too large to be absorbed through skin alone. This is where ingesting pure collagen can truly improve how well you absorb and produce this amazing protein. With benefits that go beyond just skin that bounces back. Improved digestion, better hydration, and less joint and muscle pain have all given major credits to collagen supplements. The best part? These products come in a wide variety – from powders to coffee creamers, there’s a product out there that will work for you and benefit your body inside and out! I personally like Vital Proteins collagen but you can do your research and find one that works for you.
We all want to find that “fountain of youth,” and it isn’t too late to start looking after our bodies in a way that really counts! Collagen is a great way to slow the aging process.