Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It’s the “glue” that holds us together and supports our tissues’ “elastic” quality. Our bodies naturally produce collagen—but beginning in our 20s, our bodies make less of it. Plus, there are some lifestyle factors that cause us to lose our collagen at a faster rate such as stress & trauma, excessive sun exposure & UV damage, exposure to toxins and chemicals like alcohol, drugs, environmental toxins & radiation, lack of hydration or diet. When our bodies produce less collagen, we don’t look or feel as great as we usually do. You may notice that your skin has more wrinkles, or looks dull and dry—and it’s lost its youthful glow. Or maybe your joints feel more sore than they used to, and it’s harder to move around. Maybe it takes longer to recover from an injury than it used to. Collagen can be found in the walls of our arteries, and its loss can impact our cardiovascular system. Or maybe you’ve recently had a low reading on a bone mineral density test. The bottom line: collagen loss can affect many different parts of the body. But there is some good news: supplementing with high-quality, clean collagen can help to reverse collagen loss and help us all look and feel our best!