Collagen is a protein that forms the connective tissue for almost all structures in your body (bones, teeth, skin, joints, ligaments, etc).
Our bodies have a hard time digesting collagen, but collagen peptides have been broken down into tiny pieces which allow them to be absorbed readily by the body.
We all make collagen, but with age we make less and less1. Debra Jaliman, MD says “There is an enzyme in our skin called collagenase, which breaks down collagen, after the age of 25, we break down more collagen than we make, so that’s why we start to see fine lines and wrinkles.”
Our Collagen contains 18 amino acids, which also includes 8 of the 9 essential amino acids. The key amino acids your body needs to create collagen are: glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. These amino acids are not found in the muscle meat we typically eat (think chicken breast, or steak). You can find these amino acids in abundance in skin and connective tissue – which most of us are not eating a whole lot of! Fear not, this is where collagen supplements can help.
Collagen supplements arm your body with the building blocks to make its own collagen, making your skin young and smooth, as well as keeping your joints flexible 2 3 4.
Foreverly Collagen provides functional properties that simply are not found in other protein sources. Our all-natural collagen contains more than 97% protein and is easily digested.