by Melissa Chichester
Meet collagen, a protein that plays a large role in that quest. Incredibly, collagen makes up approximately 70% of the dry weight of the dermal layer of the skin. In fact, collagen is the most abundant protein that the body provides, one that is also present in connective tissues to support joint comfort, helping us to stay active.* Think of collagen as the “scaffolding” of your body. Collagen is necessary to help us not only look good but feel good.*
There are more than 16 types of collagen; and 80 – 90% of collagen in the body comes from types I, II, and III. Here’s where we can find these types of collagen, plus a couple of extras:
What happens to collagen as we age? Unfortunately, it begins to decline fairly early in life.
By eating nutritious foods, we can support collagen production in the body. Here are some foods that contain or support collagen production:
To further support collagen, it is also available in supplement form. One Puritan’s Pride customer, Ed14 has this to say about our Hydrolyzed Collagen: “I recommend this product to everyone looking for a collagen supplement.” If swallowing pills is difficult for you, consider making your next smoothie with collagen powder, instead!