Everyone is talking about the importance of collagen but “what does collagen do?” is still an unanswered question for many. Collagen plays such an important role, allowing the body’s connective tissue to constantly expand and contract without causing damage to the actual tissue.
Over time, as we use the connective tissue in our skin and throughout our body, it undergoes a change, known as collagen degradation; this is due to the decrease of our natural collagen production and the natural ageing process.
On the skin of the face wrinkling occurs, causing static wrinkling, fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. They develop as we get older because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and HA (hyaluronic acid) that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. The loss of skin structure and volume means that the skin is less able to spring back to its initial position after facial expression and as a result wrinkling occurs.
Taking collagen does not increase collagen in the body. There is only one effective way to replace lost collagen, so that the body can secrete its own collagen and that is by being stimulated by “collagen precursors” and Vitamin C.