Am I Too Old to Benefit from a Collagen Supplement?

Written by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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Video Transcript:

So, our next question comes from one of our viewers who asks, or makes a statement, “I’ve heard that an 87-year-old body cannot make collagen anymore.” Well, thank you for writing in, and I’d like to take a minute to answer and kind of address our collagen projection through our lifespan.

At our youngest, we’re making a massive amount of collagen. And then it starts to, at age 30, 40, we start to see some subtle changes in terms of the decrease of collagen. But I will say that as long as you are breathing, and as long as you are living, your body is still manufacturing collagen, just not the rate that you had in your younger life. Because when we’re younger, we’re growing and we need collagen to help our body grow and stretch and get tall and wide, and all of our ligaments to grow, and our soft tissue to develop, and even our organ matter to develop and grow.

So, the collagen production, while it might wane in our midlife, we do continue to manufacture it. And you can, importantly, supplement with collagen.

Ways to Add Collagen to Your Daily Routine

So, at age 30 to 35 is when I recommend my patients, and many of you watching, to start adding collagen into your daily routine. And there are an assortment of ways to add collagen. I’m going to share with you, I’m drinking my keto collagen enhanced coffee this morning. I have a whole bunch of things like MCT oil and collagen powder and functional mushrooms. I put a whole bunch of things in here that kind of powers up my coffee. But folks can add it to their coffee. You can add it to your morning breakfast, your smoothies, smoothie bowls. You can add it to yogurt. You can sprinkle it on all different types of foods.

I’ve even had folks that add it to their homemade salad dressings. So, there’s a lot of really wonderful ways to consume collagen. I’ll admit, we even bake with it. I have my “mommy cookies” that my son loves and we add collagen and an assortment of really good, healthy things.

Benefits of Collagen As We Age

So at age 87, where collagen will greatly benefit you… So, for any of my followers and folks here who are watching all of our Organixx-related videos, and you’re frequently receiving and reading our emails, first I want to express my gratitude because you are taking the reins of your health and wellness.

Strengthens Ligaments & Increases Mobility

So, the next step in taking the reins in your health and wellness as we age is to add in collagen. Because collagen can help your ligaments stay strong and supple, increasing mobility – so, mobility of your joints and your knees and your ankles. That helps our gait and our walk as we age, which the decrease of our gait and our walk can lead to problems or things where an individual might fall and then they break their hip.

And then we all know some family member who’s broken their hip and all of a sudden they’re in the hospital. And then all these things start happening from the stress of that experience.

Supports Heart Health & Skin Elasticity

Collagen will also support your heart, it will support your internal organs. It can also support your skin, the strength of your skin. And my grandmother lived, my paternal grandmother, she lived to 98. And I was a big part of her latter care after my naturopathic school, I actually moved in with her for a few years while I started my business. It was one of the most amazing times in my life.

And I had her consuming collagen. I put collagen powder in her smoothies every morning. And what was amazing is as she was getting healthier and started walking more and she started losing weight, collagen actually helped her skin elasticity. And it also helped minimize the abrasions, the kind of papery skin, if you’re familiar with any family members where they have sometimes age spots or their skin is just really, really sensitive. So, even if they nick something, nick the corner of a wall or they hit their arm or their hand on something and it suddenly bleeds, it’s the lack of collagen.

And so, collagen can help support and create more supple strength to an aging individual’s skin and can also support those ligaments and soft tissue to help prevent falls and breaks.

Strengthens Bones

Collagen also, especially our Clean Sourced Collagens, the five different types of collagen are synergistic, and they can help also strengthen up our bones in combination with consuming multi-minerals and adding good, healthy nutrition to your daily diet.

Maximize Collagen Intake at Any Age

So, I hope that is helpful. Just know, at any age, it’s important to make sure you’re maximizing your collagen intake. And I always recommend if you are going to consume collagen, that you add Enzyme 17 to the mix because the assorted protease blends in this will also help your body break apart and assimilate the protein in collagen.

So that’s my tip for you. Stay strong, stay well, and 87 is the new 57. Have a great day.


Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens blend contains five types of collagen from four sources. What’s more, it’s combined with targeted nutrients such as zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 which specifically enhance the bioavailability and potency of collagen. Clean Sourced Collagens is formulated from the ground up to enhance and support your body’s natural ability to heal and rebuild itself from the INSIDE out.

Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.

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  1. I totally agree with you as this works for me despite having Scleroderma.I did not know about Enzyme 17,can you tell me more and where to get it.

    • Hi Lynne, We are happy to know that you found something that works for you. Thank you for your interest in our Enzyme 17. Yes, I am happy to tell you more about our Enzyme 17. This is a wide range of enzymes that help you not only digest your food but also help you address systemic health conditions like inflammation, yeast overgrowth, autoimmunity, protein deficiency and even sugar addiction. A lot of mild and moderate digestive grievances can be controlled and eradicated by incorporating enzymes into your daily life. You can find out more details here: https://shop.organixx.com/collections/digestion-detox/products/enzyme-17 We hope you give it a try we think you will be pleased. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. I have been using this product for about 3months. I put it in my coffee every morning. I think it has helped my arthritis and my skin looks better as well.

    • Hello Kim! We are thrilled to hear it works for you and that you are seeing and feeling results. We appreciate the positive feedback! Have a happy and healthy day! 🙂

  3. I’ve read that one shouldn’t take a complete collagen supplement but should take only types I and III because type II is not easily assimilated by the body. What are your thoughts on this?

    • Hi Barbara! We understand that there are a lot of different opinions regarding this subject. However, our research just does not support it. There are over 20 different types of collagens in our bodies. Supporting only one or two would be like taking a multi vitamin with only one or two important vitamins in it. As we know this may not produce the desired results. We recommend taking the 5 different types that are important for the body. Many people have used our collagens and have reported great results. Please do not take our word for it. You can read real customer review here: https://shop.organixx.com/collections/digestion-detox/products/clean-sourced-collagens I hope you decide to give it a try. You have nothing to lose with our world class 1 year money back guarantee. It can be found here: https://shop.organixx.com/pages/return-policy I hope you find this information helpful. Have an awesome day! 🙂

  4. What do you recommend for 8 year olds with allergies and who have been diagnosed with ADHD. I read that younger people produce a lot of collagen, so does this mean an 8 year old is too young to take your collagen thinking about the other benefits, immune system.

    • Hi Fanny, Thank you for your question. At Organixx we do not typically provide dosages for children due to the complexity of the regulatory process for children’s products.
      We recommend that parents interested in using Organixx products with their own children should first consult with a qualified healthcare provider. They can usually help you determine what an altered dosage could be for your child based on weight or age if applicable. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  5. Dear Dr. Gallagher,

    My daughter is in recovery from heroin addiction and has been on a Methadone program for 4 years. While she is only 26 years old, the Methadone is having terrible detrimental effects on her body. Among them, she is losing bone density and this is impacting her bones and teeth, which are degenerating and in terrible pain. She feels and looks like she is old and aging quickly. What do you recommend? Thank you.

    • Hi Susan, We are sorry to hear about the health challenges your daughter is facing. We are happy to know that you are reaching out to get help and find solutions. Please use this form to ask Dr. Melissa G your question. https://organixx.com/dr-m-bio/#dr-m-ask Although we are unable to guarantee that she will be able to answer every question received as she receive many. There is also a link for a consultation. Sending a prayer your way. Thank you for being here with us. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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