Collagen is a type of protein produced within the body that connects and supports other bodily tissues such as skin, tendons, ligament, muscles, blood vessels, cartilage and so on. It also supports the internal organs and is even present in teeth. 70% of the skin is composed of collagen so some have even referred to collagen as “skin scaffolding” that holds the body together.
Due to aging, environmental pollution, poor diet and stress, the natural production of collagen in one’s body slows down over time and the quality of collagen declines as well. In particular, collagen declines at a rate of about 1.5% yearly after the age of 25. This is one of the reasons behind wrinkles, age spots, blemishes, sagging skin and weak joints. Foods high in collagen include shark’s fin, bird’s nest and pig skin. However, it is not possible for most people to take such food regularly due to cost and high cholesterol. Is there another solution?
The answer: Collagen supplements.
Collagen supplements help to restore lost collagen and reverse gradual cell change. By doing so, skin texture and elasticity improves. They help to plump up fine lines, reduce skin pigmentation, repair damaged skin and deeply hydrate skin from within.
It’s not just the face which will experience a difference. As collagen is one of the most plentiful proteins in the body, supplements also helps in strengthening the body’s entire muscular system, extending to your joints, bones, tendons, gums, teeth, hair, nails, eyes and even blood vessels. By boosting metabolism, collagen supplements also aid in slimming and fight weight gain.
Are you over 25? Do you currently experience uneven skin tone, wrinkles, pigmentation or blemishes? Is smoking or drinking part of your lifestyle? Have you just gone through menopause or childbirth or experience joint problems such as arthritis? Do you often have stiff neck or shoulder? If your answer is yes to the questions above, collagen supplements may be a solution because you can not only look good but also feel good from the inside!
Please note that the information provided for reference only and you are advised to consult with your physician before embarking on any changes or additions to your diet.