Collagen is a touch of ancient wisdom that you can now, simply add to your coffee. It’s been widely used in some cultures for over 2,000 years both topically and internally for wound healing, and we’re onboard.
Really, it’s pretty powerful stuff.
Our bodies do naturally produce collagen, and in fact, your skin (the largest organ in the body), is made up of 80% collagen peptides alone. Collagen is actually referred to the scaffolding of the skin; just like the structure of a building, it’s collagen that holds everything together, holds it up and acts as the main support to keep your skin tight, plump and glowing. Without collagen, your skin would droop from day 1.
As we age our body produces less and less collagen and we use more and more of our natural stores to keep our tissue happy and healthy.
Our stores are also depleting at an accelerated rate with higher exposure to air pollution, toxins and the sun. We are literally losing it faster than our bodies can make it.
A brutal, unforgiving truth — we know.
Between infancy and our mid thirties, we lose our collagen production at a rate of 1% per year and in the first five years of menopause, it skyrockets to 30% overall.