What Happens to Your Skin as You Age?
How old were you when you first noticed signs of aging on your skin? Most people see their first wrinkle or sunspot in their mid-to-late twenties. Some earlier, some later. Over time, your skin appears (and feels) thinner, less robust, and discolored. This is the result of decreased collagen production, lost skin elasticity, and several other internal and external factors.
Why Does Skin Health Matter?
Skin health and appearance is a major factor in how we are perceived in terms of health and overall wellness, so it should come as no surprise that humans have been chasing anti-aging strategies since before documented history. With proper nutrition and skin care, you CAN reverse the effects of father time on your appearance.* Genetics certainly play a part, but it’s not as important as the diet, body care regimen, and lifestyle of each individual. Cleansing and nourishing your skin externally and internally on a regular basis will do wonders in turning that clock back.
Beauty Comes from Within (Literally)
Believe it or not, the foods you do (and don’t) ingest have a huge impact on your skin. For example, collagen production naturally decreases as we age. Collagen is a naturally occurring element found in just about every type of soft tissue in the body. Supplementing with collagen is clinically proven to increase collagen activity in your skin.
This not only improves skin elasticity, but studies show that ingesting collagen daily also stimulates your body’s natural repair processes. In an article published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Sao Paulo found that collagen supplements have an anabolic effect on skin repair processes. You’re quite literally giving your skin the tools it needs to repair and reverse the effects of aging.*
Bonus: Your joints will start to feel better too! Your tendons, ligaments, and much of the cushioning in your joints are made of collagen.* When your body only has a limited amount of collagen to use, it prioritizes to where it is needed the most.* As much as we value a youthful appearance, healthy joints are more important.* Add more collagen to your diet, and your body will naturally spread the wealth!*
A six month clinical trial on collagen supplementation at Penn State University yielded some very promising results. Participants that received the collagen supplement reported less joint pain walking, resting, and during physical activity.* For those with arthritis of the knee, the benefits were even more pronounced. Inflammation, discomfort, and mobility were all significantly improved!*
The BEST Collagen
There are a couple of different ways to add collagen to your diet, but the most effective is through collagen peptides and/or bone broth collagen. Now, as with most supplements, collagen supplements aren’t always organic or pure. We’ve worked hard to ensure our collagen products that are not only 100% natural, but clean and grass fed. Try our flavorless collagen or delicious chocolate collagen & vanilla collagen with MCTs.
Stay hydrated inside and out. Drink plenty of clean pure water as well as keep your skin clean and hydrated with clean moisturizers. In addition, consume collagen daily 5-15 grams is recommended to notice a difference.* Many clinical studies have been done substantiating these claims.