Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is found in the bones, skin, muscles and tendons. It is responsible for holding the body together. Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure. We can get collagen from other sources outside the body, such as supplements. This collagen is called exogenous collagen. Exogenous collagen is normally used for medical and cosmetic purposes, including repairing body tissues.

Collagen is responsible for strengthening the skin and may benefit elasticity and hydration. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which then leads to dry skin and the development of wrinkles.

Benefits of wellness supplements that contain collagen:

Improve the skin’s health
Collagen wellness supplements are useful in slowing the ageing process of the skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness. Supplements that contain collagen help stimulate the body to produce collagen on its own and promote the production of other proteins that are responsible for structuring the skin, such as elastin and fibrillin.
Helps relieve joint pain
Collagen helps maintain your cartilages integrity. As we grow, the number of collagen decreases which then increases the risk of developing degenerative joint disorders such as osteoarthritis. Therefore, taking collagen supplements can help improve osteoarthritis and reduce joint pain.
Help prevent bone loss.
Our bones are made up of mostly collagen, which helps give them structure and keeps them strong. When collagen in our bodies deteriorates, so does bone mass. Collagen supplements have a certain effect on the body that helps inhibit bone breakdown.
Promotes heart health
Collagen provides structure to the arteries; therefore, without enough collagen, the arteries may become weak and fragile.

We believe in taking collagen supplements that are combined with vitamins (antioxidants) like Magnesium, Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C, just to name a few. These vitamins also support energy levels, mood, the immune system and more depending on the vitamins included with the collagen.

Collagen supplements can be given in powder or liquid form. Visit Dr Zama Tladi to find out more about the supplements and which one may be beneficial for you.



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