First of all, what is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and it’s one of the main building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In fact, it makes up about 80% of skin. It’s also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas, and teeth.
You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.
In particular, it gives your skin elasticity and hydration, and helps prevent the signs of aging.
But you start to lose collagen as early as your twenties. Then, you lose about 1% a year – not too bad. But by the time you reach your thirties, it can be as much as 30%. Not so good, is it?
This causes drier skin and more wrinkles (as well as possible health issues affecting your heart, bones, joints and tendons).
So what can you do about this?
First, you can avoid the following:
- Sugar and refined carbs
- Too much sun
As they all damage collagen.
Second, you can take a collagen supplement. Eating collagen-rich food such as bone broth doesn’t seem to make a big difference, but extra collagen will:
- strengthen bones and joints
- reduce wrinkles
- help with arthritis
- boost your metabolism
- strengthen your hair and nails
- help with weight loss (by helping you feel full).
So Forever Living has produced a fantastic new supplement which is collagen in a highly concentrated liquid formula that uses a scientifically advanced marine collagen base. This is more easily broken down and absorbed by your body when compared to other forms.
And where some collagen supplements taste vile (yes, they do!), this has a sharp berry flavour. And, as well as the collagen, it contains black pepper extract, goji berries and green tea extract, along with vitamins C and A which contribute to normal formation of collagen in the body. Zinc and biotin also play a role in the maintenance of skin, bones, hair and nails. All that in easy and convenient 15ml sachets perfect for taking with you on the go!
It’s brilliant, it’s new and it’s here: