We all love babies, right? You know those chubby, plump legs, those full round cheeks, the cute little hands- sweetest things ever!!!! And then we get older and we thin out, our legs get toned, our faces lean out, our hands get boney. Ever wonder how or why that happens? 

Well, the answer is Collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. In one molecule our bodies have Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin Sulfate. Collagen is the scaffolding of our connective tissue, HA is the lubrication in our joints; it helps things slide and guide along with hydration and Chondroitin Sulfate is the shock absorber.

When we are born we are filled up with collagen and it keeps our elasticity, our body doesn’t ache, exercising is easy. The collagen in our bodies  promotes healthy cartilage and connective tissue, improves muscle tone, keeps our skin hydrated, firm and elastic. Then we reach our mid-twenties, yes our mid- twenties, we are still babies and that amazing Collagen molecule in our body starts going away. Around the age of 25 we start losing up to 2% of our body’s collagen every year. By the time we reach our 50’s that has really added up. It is why our joints start to ache, our knees, we start seeing fine lines around our eyes, maybe our hair starts to thin out. It is because we are losing the hydration and lubrication from the HA and our shock absorbers are not working as well from the loss of Chondroitin Sulfate. The only way to stop the loss or slow it down is to supplement with Collagen. We need to add it back into our bodies, by doing this we can actually erase the wrinkles and improve our joints. It is amazing. It is actually possible to age backwards by reintroducing the right collagen into your body. 

It is important to be aware that not all Collagen is the same. There are lots of versions on the market and you must do your research if you would like to have results. Collagen is an animal protein, which means it is not Vegan. If the package says Vegan- check it out. It probably has some Vitamin C in it that can possibly stimulate what little collagen you have left.

I encourage you to do your research, ask questions, look at the label. I promise you not all of the collagen on the market is the same and finding a quality one that will produce results is super important, you will start looking and feeling younger. It’s not an overnight magic pill. Be patient, I recommend 90 days so that your cells can regenerate. We may never have those plump chubby legs, amazing cheeks and sweet hands like we had when we were babies, but we can definitely look in the mirror and feel great, and maybe do a marathon- if that is on your bucket list

What type of collagen to buy? At Release we have tested liquid biocell and love it! Liquid Biocell by Modere is the leader in naturally derived collagen and HA matrix. For best 2 bottles per month for at least 3 months to see the difference.  Purchase yours at modere.com/2191212 and get $10 off your first purchase.