Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body – found in our skin, organs, hair, nails, joints and bones. This acts as a intracellular “glue” that gives support, and shape to most of the body’s structures. Unfortunately, as we age, our body produces less collagen over time. Collagen decline with 15% from age 25. Our fibroblasts stop producing collagen at age 35.
Our bones lose density, joints become more rigid and painful, hair volume decreases, skin elasticity lessens and muscles weaken, and hence we are also more prone to injury, with slower recovery rates. After this collagen depletion, the body goes into dehydration(desert mode) which causes inflammation. This opens the door for illnesses such as diabetes, immune disorders, cancers, hormonal fluctuations, allergies, eczema etc. Inflammation is the foundation of all these.
Hydrolyzed collagen, in adequate amounts, can help maintain normal skin tone and elasticity, and improve hydration, thus reducing dryness of the skin and helping to fight against the visible signs of aging. Collagen Pro-Active’s liquid hydrolyzed collagen formula should be seen as essential for our body, not only to promote a feeling of wellness, but for the overall healthy functioning of our body.