Today’s lifestyle is not necessarily conducive to overall health and well-being. The hangover from COVID-19, remote working, stressful jobs and processed foods can all negatively impact how people feel.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for maintaining the strength, elasticity, and integrity of our skin, bones, tendons, and cartilage. It plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning correctly. However, many factors can impact collagen production, including stress and sugar consumption.
Stress is a natural response to challenging situations that trigger the fight or flight response in our bodies. However, prolonged exposure to stress can lead to chronic stress, which can have a detrimental impact on our overall health, including collagen production. Chronic stress can result in the production of cortisol, a hormone that breaks down collagen in the body, leading to a reduction in collagen levels.
Further, chronic stress can cause inflammation in the body, leading to an increase in free radicals, which can damage collagen and other proteins in the body. This damage can cause collagen fibres to become weak and less elastic, leading to the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of ageing.
Sugar consumption is also linked to a reduction in collagen production in the body. When we consume sugar, it triggers a process called glycation, where sugar molecules attach to collagen and other proteins in the body, causing them to become stiff and inflexible.
Glycation can result in the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which can accumulate in the skin and other tissues, leading to the breakdown of collagen fibres. This process can also cause the skin to lose its elasticity, leading to the formation of wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Those lovely donuts and almond croissants can also lead to inflammation in the body, leading to an increase in free radicals, which can damage collagen and other proteins in the body.
Healthy collagen levels
To maintain healthy collagen levels, it is essential to manage stress levels and limit sugar consumption in our diets. Additionally, consuming a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals that support collagen production, such as vitamin C, zinc, and copper, can help promote healthy collagen levels in the body.
Our collagen supplements are specifically formulated to support healthy collagen levels in the body and have you looking and feeling your best. Our Organic Collagen & Spirulina contains high levels of Vitamin A, a proven antioxidant to scavenge free-radicals formed in the body.
Our Organic Collagen & Strawberry contains Vitamin C to not only assist with the uptake of collagen, but to support healthy and glowing skin.
Lastly, we always recommend applying SPF50 before you head out for the day (in any weather!) This will help protect the skin from UV radiation and is the most important step you can take to prevent premature ageing.