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Collagen - the Miracle Ingredient for Aging Skin

As we get older our skin changes.  It's inevitable that your skin will age and change but what can you do to improve or delay it?   This leads us to start researching the most popular anti-aging ingredients, trying and buying all the latest and greatest anti-aging creams, serums, treatments, vitamins, shakes, ect. 

Basically, anything we're willing to spend countless dollars on anything we think can make our skin look and appear younger.  But what if there's one natural ingredient that can make all the difference?  I'm talking about Collagen!  Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons.  It is the substance that holds the body together.  Collagen forms a barrier to provide strength and structure in our skin.  

Collagen is an amazing protein that can actually diminish fine lines and wrinkles and make them almost or completely disappear within a few days or weeks depending on how deep they are.  It's a true miracle ingredient for aging skin!  With age, the body produces less collagen.  Fine lines and wrinkles form, and joint cartilage weakens.  

Women experience a dramatic reduction in collagen after menopause.  Environmental factors (like UV rays or pollution), bad lifestyle habits (smoking), and a poor diet (for example, one high in sugar) all create free radicals, which speed-up collagen breakdown.
So how can you incorporate collagen to start noticing a difference in your skin?  One way is by maintaining a healthy diet.  Protein-rich foods will supply the amino acids your body needs to produce more collagen.  It also gets some help from other nutrients, like vitamin C, zinc, and copper.  Eat a healthy diet filled with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean meats, seafood, and nuts.

However, if you prefer a collagen powder like I do, I like Physicians Choice Collagen Peptides Powder, $25.  Collagen peptides are the best choice if you take a powder form because your body can digest it easier.  I love it because it's the #1 bestseller, grass-fed, pasture-raised and non-gmo.  I noticed a big improvement in my skin's texture, glow, radiance and appearance within a few days.  

My favorite collagen supplement is ResVitle Collagen Enhance, $55.  It may be a little pricey but you'll notice your fine lines and wrinkles, more plump skin in just days, not weeks!  
It contains a powerful infusion of 1,000 mg of BioCell Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid which helps hydrate and plump the foundational layer of skin, while trans-Resveratrol boosts cellular energy to replenish youthful DNA.  I loved the way my skin looked while taking this supplement.

Most collagen contains no flavor or taste so you can poor directly into water, tea, juice, your morning coffee or smoothies!  There is also flavored collagen if you prefer a taste when adding to liquids.  If your not up for the powered version, the supplements work great as well.  Look for a collagen product that offers at a minimum, types one and three for the best skin enhancing result.