We all know that feeling. One day you wake up, look in the mirror and you think, that wrinkle wasn’t there yesterday! Is this the beginning of the end? Have I past the threshold of eternal youth? Am I actually getting old?
Believe it or not, there is a very common culprit behind the sudden appearance of those fine lines– a lack of collagen in your body.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Up to 30% of all the protein in your body is collagen protein. Up to 70% of skin, hair, nails and nearly 100% of connective tissues are collagen. It literally holds you together: from the hairs on your head to every inch of your skin, to your joint comfort and mobility. It even impacts the overall health of your gut, including gut integrity.
For those who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of biology, by the time you’re in your mid-20s your body’s ability to produce collagen slows down dramatically, and by the time you’re in your early-30s, your body has stopped producing it altogether. Which basically means you start to get wrinkles, your hair will dull, and your nails will weaken - the works!
You can supplement your own natural production of collagen by taking bovine (cow) products and marine life (fish). Collagen from bovine products, however, is difficult for our bodies to digest, while marine collagen is made up of smaller compounds called peptides, that are absorbed into your bloodstream almost immediately. In fact, marine collagen is 1.5 times more bioavailable than bovine sourced collagen.
So, like a lot of other things, when we feel the need for a bit of help to retain a healthy, radiant appearance, think marine collagen. Just think of it as a bit of extended skin care – except it’s less involved.
There are a number of marine collagen products available on the market. Look out for one that has a high level of bioavailability. If you combine it with a dose of vitamin C, your body will absorb it even faster, and it will get to work on our hair, skin and nails in super quick time.
We’re all going to age eventually but the secret to looking youthful is one we’re willing to share with you.