Our body is primarilly composed of water and protein. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and plays an essential role in the maintenance of healthy bones, cartilage, teeth, hair and skin. In the middle skin layer, for example, the individual fibers of the collagen form a widely branched network to maintain tension in the epidermis. The more of these strands are present and active in giving our skin support, the more the skin will maintain a wrinkle free, tight appearance.
You have heard it said by health experts, beauty gurus, bloggers, and possibly even your best friend. Collagen is the new hype on everyone’s lips and minds.
As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage, and ligaments. You may want to consider squeezing in an extra serving of this vital protein for several reasons, as collagen is a building block that:
- Promotes skin elasticity.
- Holds together your bones and muscles.
- Protects your organs.
- Provides structure to joints and tendons.
- Reverse skin ageing.
- Helps build muscle and burn fat.
- Reduces cellulite.
- Improves digestive health.
The good news is that your body produces collagen on a regular basis. But, it does slow down with age.
Other lifestyle habits that can bring collagen production to a screeching halt include smoking, sun exposure, and an unhealthy diet. Some health conditions may also deplete your collagen storage. And without this important building block, you may start to see wrinkles and sagging skin, or even experience joint pain.
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