Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and essential for your health as it supports your bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and of course your skin. It works as an invisible glue that anchors the cells together and maintain the continuity of connective tissue. Unfortunately, collagen starts to naturally decline by the age of 25 every year progressively on top of other factors like smoking, UV light, stress, and excessive sugar intake, that make your collagen levels decline more. So it means that by the age of 50 you will lose almost 40% of your collagen. But there are some ways to prevent the loss of collagen and the side effects by increasing your collagen production naturally.
How to increase your collagen production naturally and effortless:
Eat food rich in vitamin C
Vitamin C boosts collagen production as it is an essential vitamin that works as the cofactor for the 2 enzymes needed for collagen synthesis. Most collagen supplements like ours, include a sufficient amount of vitamin C to get the full effect of collagen. A simple way to increase your production is to start eating food with vitamin C like citrus fruits, kale, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, broccoli, red peppers, kiwis, and parsley. Generally, you need around 75-90 mg of vitamin C per day. Of course, you can choose to use a vitamin C serum but it works only topically.
Start using aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a very famous plant all around the world for its almost magical benefits. It moisturizes, soothes, and treats sunburns as it stimulates cell growth and collagen production. You can either take aloe Vera orally or apply it topically. A great tip is to have an aloe plant at your house and make a gel or a drink. Just make sure you cut the leaf properly and you didn’t leave any of that yellow substance that makes it taste bitter.
Use hyaluronic acid
It’s not widely known but hyaluronic acid is found in a lot of foods like bone broth, soy-based foods, citrus fruits, leafy greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and generally root vegetables. Hyaluronic acid boosts collagen production and these are the two things found in your skin that make it look plump, youthful, and glowing. If you want only skin effects, you can apply directly to your skin a hyaluronic acid serum but having a diet full of the above foods will benefit your whole body and health as collagen supports every single structure in your body.
Antioxidants: the solution to every concern
Antioxidants are truly the solution to every concern when it comes to your skin and health. They are essential as they are the body’s natural defense against free radicals that cause premature aging and an abundance of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The antioxidants found in food are not sure that they can all boost collagen production but for sure they will support the remaining. The greatest foods full of antioxidants are green tea, matcha tea, cinnamon, coffee extract, blueberries, basil, and oregano.
Collagen production can be increased easilly naturally only by changing your diet habits but there is a more simple way. The Sipnutri with the “Diamond Liquid Collagen Drink” can make your day easier and supply you with 15000 mg of collagen on the go!