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For years, collagen has been an essential supplement for women, often referred to as the secret to long-lasting beauty and health.
But collagen is also such a vital key to men’s health especially as we get older.
So, what is collagen?
Collagen is a protein present in our body. In fact, it is one of the most abundant proteins, approximately 30% of all proteins in the body.
In the most basic sense, you can think of collagen as the glue that helps hold it together. It is the key structural protein that provides strength, and regeneration to all our connective tissues, including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.
How does it affect you as you age?
As you age, your bones become less dense and more brittle, break more easily and take more time to heal.
In our 20’s collagen production slows down, and you will produce less and less every year. By 50 years old it is a severe decline of 1% every year!
Studies have shown that increasing your collagen intake can help you make your bones denser, helping the aging process that makes them brittle and helping your body product new bone.
Men also go bald or experience hair loss or thinning as they age. Adding a collagen to your diet may provide a significant increase in your hair’s quantity, scalp coverage and thickness.
Okay I’m in, how do I get some?
2 great options:
Bone broth – adding collagen to your diet naturally through bone broths. Head over to Broya Living for a selection of broths and use code DEBBIEDAVIDOV for a discount on your order. If you would prefer a vegan collagen builder, check out the Arbonne skin elixir collagen builder – with vitamin C, biotin and Hyaluronic Acid, this vegan formula is great for hair, skin, and nails. If you aren’t getting enough, supplementing with a powder is always a great option.
Do you currently use collagen?