I’ve been involved in the health industry for close to 20 years and I have to admit that I’d ignored collagen entirely. I knew what it was and it’s functions but had missed the key point that our ability to make collagen decreases with age. I began to notice elderly people’s skin and hands in particular; the older a person the more likely their skin is going to look thin and transparent. People with low levels of collagen tend to bruise more easily. One of the primary functions of collagen is to act as a shock absorber under the skin. If you can see the underlying structures under the skin it suggests that collagen levels may be low. I’ve been asked too many times to remember ‘what supplements should I be taking’? My answer is very simple – only supplement the diet where you are missing something.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of collagen supplements in the treatment of degenerative joint disease. Other benefits linked with collagen supplementation include firmer skin, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, faster recovery from injury, stronger nails and healthier hair. For best results take the recommended amount of collagen with water before bedtime for optimal absorption during sl
1. Collagen is a vitally important type of protein. It is fibrous in nature, connecting and supporting other bodily tissues, skin, bone, tendons, muscles and cartilage. It also supports the internal organs and is present in eyes and teeth. In fact Collagen makes up some 50% of the whole body protein content.