Collagen and the effects of ageing….

We’re all getting older, and that’s a fact!  But there’s so much we can do to slow and minimize the effects of ageing and/or saggy skin, wrinkles, thinning hair, and weaker joints and tendons. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier, and develops sags, lines and wrinkles due to the collagen and elastin becoming disconnected, and it’s this problem we face where our natural production of collagen in our bodies starts to decline by up to 1% per year from our mid-20s…
So even though it’s part of nature, and we can’t stop it, we can support it and help our bodies stimulate collagen by consuming hydrolyzed collagen peptides!

Collagen is the major structural component of our skin, and everyday environmental factors such as  UV rays, hormones, pollution, ageing, smoking and nutrition all play a part in the ageing process and show in our skin.  Hydrolyzed collagen peptides can help stimulate skin metabolism and counteract the loss of collagenous extracellular matrix from the inside… by consuming collagen as we age, we should see noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. The positive effects of consuming collagen also shows in an improved skin surface structure, reducing cellulite, and a faster nail growth with reportedly less chipping of fingernails, plus even thicker growing hair!

Consuming Collagen

Drinking collagen can help repair damaged skin and scarring, which older people are more prone to than younger individuals, as collagen is the glue that holds those tissues together and helps them withstand stretch.  Ingesting collagen can help boost the amount that makes its way into your skin, leaving you with fewer wrinkles and a younger-looking appearance, and help to reverse signs of skin aging by boosting elasticity in the skin.

The best age to drink collagen…

No matter what age you are, it’s never been a better time to start taking collagen as part of your daily beauty routine, and this applies to women of all ages who care about their skin.  Healthy skin support can be gained from ingesting collagen where claims have been supported with more scientific research behind the manufacturing of hydrolyzed collagen peptides, and far more testing and with strong results across women of all ages.

Prevention is better than cure

So, if you’re in your late 20’s and early 30’s, you’re probably not really noticing too much change with your supple young skin, which heals quickly and is fresh with no lines… so this is the best time to start prevention and start consuming collagen to really build up your body’s collagen stores.  By your mid to late 30’s you start to see your skin change, there’s more lines, there’s more creases, there’s more spots and sun damage, maybe a little redness or broken capillaries, and there’s some hollowing starting to appear in your face structure where the skin’s foundation consisting of collagen and elastin is starting to deplete.  This is the best time to delay further skin ageing and really start your management of ageing skin conditions, so taking collagen in your mid to late 30’s will essentially help support your body halt further degradation and maintain more youthful skin structure. By your 40’s  you’re really noticing deeper lines and creases, some saggier skin starting to form under your jaw/neck and around your mouth, with stronger crows feet appearing, forehead winkles forming, and a far less glowing dewiness in the texture of your skin…   This is the best time to reduce further ageing by ingesting collagen which will help delay further degradation of ageing skin, and manage the skin’s texture, elasticity and tone, as well as help keep thicker hair and nail growth. By your 50’s you’re in the reverse and slow stage of managing your ageing skin as you want to try and reverse any damage, slow it down, and prevent further ageing, especially which may be brought on by menopause and other environmental factors.  Collagen supports the reduction of wrinkles by supporting the remaining collagen and elastin in the layers of the dermis, assist with the skin’s hydration, and support skin texture and tone…. and possibly even help thinning, greying hair and nail quality.

So there’s never been a better time to try collagen, and drink the benefits! xx


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