Collagen supplements trigger sensors in our bodies that can stimulate production of new collagen but what is it and what is it for?
Collagen is the major component of skeletal and connective tissue and provides structural support and has many key functions from bone health and joint function to skin condition and even healthy blood vessels. From our mid 20's our natural reserve begins to deplete by around 1.5% per year!
By the age of 50, our collagen production has slowed to an alarming rate of around 60% of what it once was.
Collagen also plays and important role in all of the connective tissues of the body such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage so it's no great surprise that we then experience cramps, muscle tiredness and most commonly, joint pain as we age.
One method to challenge this is to supplement Collagen into the body to fight back at the signs of ageing and its toll on the body. Research has shown that supplementing good quality Collagen into the body has greatly reduced the signs of ageing on the skin and through joint mobility and may assist in injury recovery.