Updated: Jun 8, 2020
COLLAGEN is what prevent wrinkles, sagging, and even gray hair!!! 😮
Did you know that by the age of 25 your collagen production begins to take a nosedive? Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in your body. Your muscles, bones, tendons, SKIN, eyes, blood vessels, gastrointestinal lining, teeth, nails and hair ALL contain collagen. What happens to all of these things as collagen production starts to take a nosedive? 〽️
AGING does. Collagen depletion is literally responsible for all of it!!!! ❌
(Yes, I included links to the magic below)...
Now don't get me wrong... You can't STOP aging. And although I have no qualms with getting older because each birthday is a heavenly blessing, 🙏🏽 I prefer to age as gracefully as possible. Of course, genetics, melanin production and plain old reality will determine how quickly you age. Someone in my bloodline passed along puffy under-eyes so I can't supplement that away. (Hold on let me go find my eye cream)...🤣
LOL!!! Hey it isss..... what it issss..... You can't have it all is what they say.
🖐🏽Ok back to the good stuff... Some studies show that collagen can actually help prevent the hair follicle's melanocytes from being damaged by free radicals and prolong the melanin production thus giving you a few extra years before that first silver hair strikes. 👵🏽
Picture Credit: https://whatsgood.vitaminshoppe.com/types-of-collagen/
The collagen linked below includes Type I & Type III collagen.
As collagen decreases, so does the elasticity in your skin. You will gradually notice fine lines, which will turn into wrinkles as time goes on. Skin will also be less elastic and will show cellulite more easily and skin will be more prone to stretch marks as well! Why didn't I start researching these things years ago before having children...🤦🏽♀️
Collagen loss also means you are more prone to joint pain and injury, and you naturally lose muscle mass as a counterpart of aging. So as someone who likes to go to the gym and workout, preserving muscle mass and helping my joints stay nice and fortified is on my list of interests.
So... what's the point?!
If you are thirsty, drink water. If you get acne, use acne cream. If you have hyperpigmentation, use a Vitamin C serum. If you are hungry, eat. If aging is caused by collagen loss.... take a collagen supplement! 💡
**Insert the "I'm not a physician please contact one if you are thinking of making changes to your diet" disclaimer.** 🤓
However, I have been taking collagen for about a year now and I love it.❤️ There have been no adverse side affects which with my luck I would have had them if they existed.😫 I have less joint pain (the gym sometimes is a hazard lol), my skin seems to have slowed down it's elastic sabotage (I think every mom can relate), and (knock on wood) I haven't had a gray hair yet!🥳 Collagen or luck?🤷🏽♀️ I don't know but I do know that 20g of unflavored collagen protein in my coffee in the morning or my shake at night isn't inconveniencing me at all for the chance of the benefits!
In my mind, there are so many health issues we can't control but why not do everything in our power to help our bodies do what it can to stay strong? 💯 Drink water, workout, research things from time to time, drink some herbal tea, take some vitamins (liquid is better for absorption look it up), and maybe try a supplement or two! That's just my thoughts though. 💡
I’m drinking my collagen shake now and ginger tea in a few minutes!! Sweet Dreams!
Collagen Powder: https://amzn.to/3bT9s11
Liquid Multivitamin: https://amzn.to/2WS8TAj (I've taken this one and really liked it but just ordered one with iron)
https://amzn.to/3h7rd0r (Recent one I bought that tastes great)