We keep seeing sales adverts promoting collagen supplements or recipes for bone broth etc.
We are told that Collagen can only be found in animal products. Collagen plays a key role in many of our major structures, including skin, hair, bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, cartilage and connective tissues.
Collagen is full of amino acids which are really important for our body to function normally. The right levels of collagen keeps our joints healthy, protects our kidneys, makes sure our cardiovascular system is working as it should be, and helps our blood to clot.
When your collagen levels start to diminish, your skin can begin to sag, lose firmness, and wrinkles start to develop. Wrinkles that only appeared when you smiled or frowned no longer go away.
Unfortunately, the ageing process is something that happens to us all. As you get older, your collagen levels naturally drop. Collagen loss starts in your mid-20s and continues to decline gradually. Women in the first five years of menopause can lose up to 30% of their collagen production.
Collagen is crucial to your skin and muscle health. Although your collagen production naturally depletes as you get older, certain lifestyle habits can promote collagen loss, including:
- UV damage
- High sugar and processed diet
Although you can’t stop the natural ageing process, you can take active steps to promote healthy collagen production levels in the body. To naturally support collagen production, try the following tips:
- Eat a healthy diet high in antioxidants
- Wear SPF
- Stop smoking
- Manage stress
Collagen is made up from three amino acids Lysine, Glycine and Proline
The body can make Proline and Glycine itself which is why these are classed as non essential amino acids.
Diets high in Proline are linked to depression so taking a supplement could lower your mood.
You cannot make Lysine and so you need to eat it from food meat, fish, lentils, tofu etc all contain around 3g per 100g.
If you would like to obtain Lysine with lowered Arginine dried apricots are a great option.
Supplement Scam Of The Week:
❌ COLLAGEN ❌
You don’t need to consume an external source of collagen for healthy skin, hair, nails & bones!
⚠️Your body produces collagen on its own ⚠️
This is just another massive 💰💰💰 maker. They don’t want you to know that your body is a “nutrient” manufacturing powerhouse.
A matter of fact taking hydrolyzed, isolated, animal sourced collagen is toxic to the body. It will cause imbalances in the body’s production of it and interfere with its processes.
The idea of supplementing an animals collagen is like eating someone’s eyeballs so you can improve your eyesight.
It doesn’t work that way!
For healthy development and generation of your bodys cellular structures, it’s about eliminating accumulated acidic waste.
This is what causes the lack of or disruption of collagen production!
Once the waste is removed, then you‘ve got to provide your body with the proper building blocks (plants, sunlight, air etc.) and it provides all the collagen you need.
Save your money. Give your body what it needs & then let it work the magic.