Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in our bodies, it's the ground substance, kind of like the ‘netting’ that lifts our skin . It's basically the building blocks of 'us', the glue that holds us together. In fact the word 'collagen' derives from the Greek word 'koala', meaning 'glue'.
Collagen is secreted by a variety of different cells, but primarily by connective tissue cells. While young, the body consistently produces collagen but production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. In fact - collagen levels start to deplete from around the age of 20 - yes 20! And by the time we hit 40 - we’ve lost a third of our natural collagen.
So how can we naturally boost our collagen levels? Here are five top tips:
And finally - take Absolute Collagen! The ingestible hydrolysed marine collagen peptide supplement is proven to travel to the fibroblasts under the skin and promote natural collagen production as well as replacing it!
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