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Collagen Deficiency: 3 Key Signs & Symptoms
May 1, 2019

Collagen Deficiency: 3 Key Signs & Symptoms

1 min read By Darcy Laceby collagen

It's natural for our body to produce less collagen as we begin to age, but do you know what symptoms to look out for? Your collagen deficiency can be identified through 3 key changes in your body and its appearance. Continue reading to find out what these are...

Did you know that collagen constitutes 30% of your body cells?

As it’s such an important part of the body’s structure, having a collagen deficiency causes some unwanted symptoms - which is where a collagen supplement can help!

Here, we look at some signs of collagen deficiency.

Signs you have collagen deficiency

It is very natural that as you age your body begins to manufacture less collagen. In other instances, you might be living in places where you are often exposed to too much pollution, smoke and excessive sun rays.

All these are likely to subject your body to collagen deficiency. Collagen deficiency also results from your body lacking various antioxidants that are responsible for keeping collagen strong. Below are some signs you have a collagen deficiency:


Collagen is responsible for giving the skin its structure and strength. It is very likely that as you age your collagen stores slowly become depleted.

As a result, your skin begins to lose some of its structures leading to the formation of wrinkles, especially on the face.

Flat or thin hair

Collagen is found in the space around your hair follicles. The micro-vessels deliver the essential nutrients from your body to your hair, keeping it nourished and healthy.

Depletion of collagen slows down the delivery process. Consequently, this leads to duller, thinner-looking hair.

Considering that the collagen protein is also responsible for fighting off free radicals from pollution and sun rays, its deficiency may lead to the destruction of the texture of your hair, making it look thinner and less glossy.

Hollowing of the face and eyes

When you closely look at a child, you are most likely to notice their smooth skin and the fullness of their face.

However, this is contrary to what you will see in adults. Ageing causes the fading of this natural, glowing look.

Collagen deficiency causes the area around your eyes to appear darker and hollower. Your cheeks may also begin to thin.

Final thoughts

In short, collagen holds your body together, giving it the necessary elasticity. It is the supporting block of the tissues of your body.

Limiting your exposure to scorching sun rays and pollution and quitting smoking are some of the best practices to help you stay safe - and of course, taking a daily collagen supplement such as Absolute Collagen's award-winning liquid collagen drink can help to counter these signs of collagen deficiency.

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Article written by Darcy Laceby
This blog post is written by Darcy Laceby, co-founder of Absolute Collagen and Maxine’s daughter. Featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2022, Darcy is very involved with all aspects of the brand and is an expert in all things collagen and product development.

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