What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. The body naturally produces its own supply of collagen which helps to maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, joints, muscles, bones, and digestive lining.
Before the Industrial Revolution, our human diet consisted of collagen-rich sources such as organ meats, boiled down bones, cartilage and tendons. While extremely rich in collagen, eating a daily diet like this isn't very convenient or appetizing. As a result, today's modern diet is missing the rich source of dietary collagen that helps restore the body's natural collagen levels.
In addition, as we age our bodies produce less collagen. This process starts in our 30’s. As a result, the structural integrity of the skin declines, wrinkles form, joint cartilage weakens and we start to notice aches and pains that weren’t there before. This is especially true for women as a dramatic reduction in collagen synthesis occurs after menopause. In fact, by the age of 60, women see a considerable decline in collagen production.