It’s been said that by the time you turn 50, you’ll have lost half of your natural collagen.
How does that affect your body?
It might come in the form of wrinkles, sagging skin, stiff joints, and more.
Even though collagen is the most abundant protein in your body (it’s found in skin, tendons, cartilage, bones, and so much more). It’s not a never-ending source.
By the time you’re 25 (still young!), your collagen levels decrease in the body at a rate of around 1.5% a year. By age 40 (the prime of your life!) collagen is depleted faster than it’s manufactured.
Here’s How Your Body Feels When You Lose Collagen
Aging does a number on us. You might notice the following:
- You might have more digestion issues as your intestinal lining gets thinner.
- You might start noticing more wrinkles as your skin loses elasticity.
- You might not feel as strong because your muscle mass decreases.
- Your joints might not be as friendly as your cartilage wears down.
- You might lose flexibility because your tendons and ligaments are stiffer.
Now we know what the Sanderson sisters were working so hard for. If only they knew about Collagen…
Your Body Needs Collagen
Collagen helps provide structure to your body, cushion for your joints, and nourishment for your skin/hair/nails (we talk all about that in this blog).
To make collagen, your body combines with amino acids (which you can get from eating and digesting protein-rich foods). Your body repurposes the amino acids into collagen. Your body uses vitamins and minerals during this repurposing process (especially vitamin C, zinc, and copper).
A typical healthy diet should include a variety of vitamins and minerals to keep you nice and nourished.
As your birthdays add up, you’ll find your body doesn’t absorb nutrients as well or as efficiently as before. That means you need to change up your diet (think healthier) and consider adding a collagen supplement to your day.
Collagen-rich foods: bone broth, egg whites, citrus fruits, and garlic.
Protecting Your Collagen
Diet, water intake, sleep, the sun (and so much more) affect your collagen levels. Just as aging is inevitable (sorry Sanderson sisters), losing collagen in your body is bound to happen.
The craziest thing about losing collagen is that you can steadily see and feel that you are losing it (hi, wrinkles, and sore joints).
Now that we know that it’s happening (literally right now), we can work on replenishing our collagen.
Our Multi-Collagen Protein is made from five powerful types of collagen (I, II, III, V, and X). It also has an amazing probiotic to support protein absorption (as we know our bodies need a little help with nutrient absorption as we age). It’s also unflavored so you can add it to your daily beverage of choice ;).*
Protect your collagen in one easy scoop a day!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.