Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Not only is it a major component of muscles, tissues, bones, tendons, and blood vessels, but it is also responsible for keeping our skin smooth and firm. Though the body produces collagen naturally, production slows down as we age. And other factors, including environmental elements, stress, smoking, and high-sugar diets can accelerate the degradation of collagen and elastin in the skin. The end result is skin that’s lax, thin, and dry.
As the largest single organ in the body, we rely on our skin to help us retain moisture. It serves as a barrier against environmental toxins, illness-causing microbes, and other threats, as well. Skin health is vital to our well-being, and providing it with ample “building blocks” to repair itself and produce new collagen fibers is one of the best ways to keep it in fighting shape!