You lose about 1% of your collagen every year under “normal” circumstances. It’s more than that if you get too much sun exposure, feel stressed out all the time, are a smoker, or don’t stay properly hydrated.xv
We’ve ALL seen the effects of this firsthand.
One day you look in the mirror and notice wrinkles on your forehead that appeared seemingly out of nowhere.
You notice tiny wrinkles around your eyes, and maybe a few larger ones on your neck.
You look at the skin on the back of your hands and fingers and see it isn’t as smooth as it used to be.
And that’s just the beginning!
You don’t have as much “pep” as you used to … the pounds seem to come on WAY too easily … and then all of a sudden little aches, pains, and “popping” sounds when you bend down or pick things up seem almost unexplainable.
It’s all a sign that WAY too much collagen has been M.I.A. (missing in action!) in your body.
This is especially true if you have joint discomfort.
This is why a wave of research suggests that supplementing with collagen can be a pretty good idea.
But before you go out and get some collagen, there’s something important you need to know: