Collagen comprises of about 80% of dry skin weight
Collagen is the major structural component of skin (mainly in the dermis). Collagen mainly influences the skin’s water binding capacity, elasticity and outside appearance (wrinkles).
Health benefits of ingesting collagen
Radiant & glowing skin
Thick & shiny hair
Strong bones & nails
Factors which can lead to collagen loss
Most people do not realise how important collagen is for their skin health. There are many things that can affect our collagen levels.
Hormonal imbalances & ageing. Loss of collagen starts at approximately 30 years & significantly increases after menopause (2% loss P.A)
Poor nutritional diet & high sugar intake. Sugar can trigger oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals which damage collagen fibres
Alcohol consumption and smoking
Five ways to add collagen to your diet
Bone Broth, one of the rare foods that contains a bioavailable form of collagen your body can use right away
Wild Salmon contains zinc, a trace mineral that’s been shown to activate the proteins needed for collagen synthesis
Leafy greens, one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet & are powerful in preventing collagen breakdown
Citrus fruits, vitamin C protects against free radical damage & may also help with skin repair & regeneration
Collagen supplement such as Harmony Natural Beauty which contains hydrolysed marine collagen that is easily absorbed into the body
Where else can you buy Harmony products?
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