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How and why do we lose COLLAGEN?

The aging process reduces the production of amino acids that create collagen in the body. By reducing these amino acids, the body’s ability to produce collagen on its own is impaired, which causes a higher loss of collagen than the body can naturally create. All this causes a collagen deficit, and thus visible defects. The reduced level of collagen in the body with age weakens the collagen and elastin fibers and they become thinner and looser. Certain lifestyles also cause a loss of collagen over time, such as smoking, stress, a diet low in protein, and excessive exposure to UV rays and free radicals. Namely, they cause the deterioration of collagen faster than normal aging, which results in a loss of skin elasticity.

Signs of collagen deficiency

Collagen deficit is a consequence of aging and the following signs can be observed:

  1. Joint pains
  2. Reduced mobility
  3. Decreased skin elasticity
  4. Thin hair

When to start taking collagen?

The best way to increase the level of collagen in the body is to introduce dietary supplements containing collagen into your daily routine. Taking collagen can be beneficial at any age, especially starting in your 20s and 30s onwards, when the process of losing naturally created collagen begins. That is when the production of amino acids necessary for the creation of collagen begins to decline. In our offer of the Vital Proteins brand, you will find collagen food supplements Collagen Peptides of controlled beef origin and Marine Collagen of controlled fish origin, which can help you replace the amino acids necessary for the creation of collagen in your body. Vital Proteins collagen powder is odorless and tasteless and can be taken in several ways. It contains 18 amino acids and is easily digestible. Simply add 1 or 2 scoops of collagen powder to any cold or hot beverage or even any meal where it can be dissolved.