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    We really don't want to list all the Debbie Downer elements of ageing or stress, on the body but there is no denying, there can be features that we don't want to embrace fully ... and remember there is plenty to celebrate!

    One of the well known benefits of collagen is its ability to promote glowing, vibrant skin. This essential protein provides elasticity to the skin, helping it to appear more youthful and healthy. As we age, collagen production slows down.You may notice it physically, more wrinkles and less elasticity, less lusturous hair, brittle nails. The list is long and thankfully, not all bad. Increasing collagen levels will help skin look firmer, feel smoother, skin cells will keep renewing and repairing normally. Collagen protein is the building block of nails, hair and teeth. Adding collagen to your health regimen can also reverse hair loss and breakage. Fish collagen is known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite at any age and fade stretch marks.

    If you suffer from inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema, acne, or psoriasis, collagen can help reduce the discomfort, frequency and severity of flare ups. Collagen contains several anti inflammatory amino acids, such as proline and glycine, which can help reduce inflammation from the inside out, whilst acting as a glue to heal and seal the gut lining (see Health), relevant because skin issues are a sign of compromised gut health. Traditional Chinese medicine says that our skin is like a mirror for what’s going on inside your body — particularly in your digestive system

    After childbirth, taking collagen is the perfect nourishment, especially for breastfeeding mothers. It helps restore glossy thick hair, assists in deep sleep and encourages healing, in combination with a beautifying glow that is recognised during pregnancy. 

    While collagen has impressive benefits for  skin, it also provides the building blocks for shiny, healthy hair growth and stronger nails. In fact, it’s said that increasing the protein in your diet can also help prevent split ends and give your hair a shinier, silkier texture.

    Scar fading, celulite depleting, skin glowing, hair growing, tasteless, odourless protein power in a powder ... what's not to love?!