1 June 2020 - Collagen is the most abundant protein that forms your skin, providing structure and firmness. Collagen is produced by special cells in the second layer of your skin. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts and broken down by enzymes. If this production and breakdown process has a good balance this ensures that you have a beautiful, firm skin. Collagen producing cells cease functioning as you age and collagen is broken down faster than it is restored leaving skin feeling loose and allowing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
This often becomes visible around the age of 35 / 40, but the process generally starts years earlier. The aging process is different for everyone, and depends on various hereditary and environmental factors such as stress, UV exposure and nutrition.
You can incorporate more collagen in your diet by eating any of the following foods:
- red and yellow vegetables
- citrus fruits
- cashew nuts
There are also supplements available with collagen. This can slow down the aging process and maintain elasticity in skin. Contact us for more information about collagen supplementation and how to increase the activity of your collagen producing cells
Collagen Activ - BioCeuticals: $ 39.95
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