Collagen is so important for our body. The word collagen comes from the ancient Greek word “kolla”, which translates to “glue”.
This is perfectly apt as its function is to hold our body together, like glue, providing firmness and strength.
Gram for Gram, Type I collagen is stronger than steel.
If you think of our body as a house, collagen is the walls, the pillars and the joists that hold everything together.
Collagen doesn’t just keep you looking better on the outside, it keeps you feeling stronger on the inside as well.
Collagen forms a key part of the extracellular matrix within our connective tissue, providing structure and support to our skin. Collagen supplementation boosts the body’s own production and provides the necessary support to our skin.
We lose collagen as a result of poor diet, excessive sun exposure, air pollution and certain genetic predispositions. Also, as part of our ageing process, which starts very early - in our mid 20s in fact! This leads to a loss of skin firmness and elasticity with lines and wrinkles forming as collagen depletes.