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Collagen, the essential protein for our joints

Collagen is a protein naturally present in most tissues and organs of our body : skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, connective tissue. It represents 30 to 35% of the total proteins in the body and ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all these tissues.

Our organism produces a large quantity of it: our skin is composed of 75% collagen, which ensures support and firmness. With age, this natural production decreases: collagen biosynthesis weakens and the deficit is strongly felt in the joints, tissues and bones.

In fact, it is from the age of 25 onwards that the body begins to lose its collagen: the synthesis of this protein decreases by approximately 1.5% per year depending on your genetics and environmental factors (such as pollution, sun exposure, smoking). Around the age of 40, the level of body collagen reserves can be reduced by 30%, at age 50 by 45%, and at age 60 by 60%.

Le collagène aide à soulager les douleurs articulaires

Joint pain? You may be lacking collagen

When the body is deficient in collagen, a degeneration phenomena can appear and intensify.

Doctors have observed an increase in osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in young patients. A lack of collagen results in a less hydrated, less flexible and less thick cartilage. These consequences can lead to inflammations that inhibit mobility. Thus, the body’s ability to compensate for collagen deficiencies helps to reduce joint stress and pain. Studies have shown that the intake of hydrolyzed collagen protects the cartilage layer in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Marine Collagen for Healthy Joints

The supply of natural marine collagen in a highly bio available form of hydrolyzed peptides is a scientifically advanced food that allows it to cross the intestinal barrier and be well absorbed by the body. Its targeted objective is to reinforce the action of collagen naturally present in the joints and skin. It thus presents several actions “well-being of the body” by limiting the destruction of cartilage, by facilitating the movements, and by maintaining the elasticity and the flexibility of the articulations.

The local application of collagen on the skin has a very limited effect

Taking a collagen supplement orally has much more intense effects than applying collagen creams to the skin. Indeed, the action of collagen acts deep inside the cells, whereas in cream form, the effect of collagen on the skin is very limited because the skin barrier prevents the proper absorption of the protein.

How to effectively fill the lack of collagen?

Collagen can be provided by food; however, dishes known to be rich in collagen are eaten exceptionally: marrow bones, broth, whole fish, calf’s head, pig’s foot, potted chicken, tripe, andouillette… Moreover, this caloric and difficult to digest cuisine no longer meets the standards of a balanced diet.

The simplest and most effective way to cover your daily collagen needs is by dietary supplement. We advise you to drink MyCollagenLift®, rich in marine collagen bio peptides, every morning. In a 3-month cure to be renewed, it will help you to relieve your joint pains and to regain tone and mobility.