In today’s modern world, age-therapy and collagen go hand in hand. There are well over 1,000 commercial products on the market today that contain collagen and collagen enhancers. These products are represented by body and hand lotions, firming gels, wrinkle injections, eye pads, and even nail treatments to name but a few.
So, you might ask, what is collagen? Collagen is a natural human structural substance that makes up nearly 25-35% of natural protein that can be used to benefit skin care, improve metabolism, and a variety of other body functions. It is highly concentrated in the connective tissues and joints, found in cartilage, bone, and blood vessels. Recent studies also show that collagen has a strong link to general eye health in the corneas and arthritis inflicted joints.
Collagen is most commonly used today to improve skin’s natural healthy appearance and for joint and bone health. When wounded, the body naturally produces pure collagen to mend destroyed tissue and repair function while simultaneously re-hydrating skin and muscles to restore use of the limb.
Based on research and studies, metabolism of collagen in our body starts to slow down and the content or quality also starts reducing, beginning at age 25 averagely resulting in sagging skin, decreased energy, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.