Think of your skin as a sponge. If it traps water, it becomes plump and supple.
After 20 years, we produce about 1% less collagen every year – even less after the menopause. Less collagen means less elasticity and tone.
In most people’s diets, there is practically no collagen because the major sources of collagen come from foods that are now obsolete, such as bone broth and fish skin. Collagen supplements are easy to add because collagen is odourless and flavourless.
A collagen intake will give your the bricks your body needs and it has been scientifically demonstrated that a collagen supplement contributes to the formation of more collagen inside your body, together with elastin and hyaluronic acid, which means skin that is more supple, and better growth and consistency for nails and hair.
Choi FD, Sung CT, Juhasz ML, Mesinkovsk NA. Oral Collagen Supplementation: A Systematic Review of Dermatological Applications. J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Jan 1;18(1):9-16. PMID: 30681787.