Collagen is what keeps your skin, hair and nails looking youthful and vibrant. And it's the cellular glue that helps hold together all the connective tissue in your body, providing structure for your bones, muscles, tendons, joint cartilage, blood vessels and organs, including your entire digestive system.
When you're young, your body makes enough collagen to keep your tissues pliable and youthful. Once you pass your mid-20s that changes.
Your body's ability to produce its own collagen drops about 25 percent by age 40 and by 60 your levels decrease to less than half of youthful levels. By the time you reach your 80s, you have about four times less collagen.
Because collagen provides the strength and firmness to support your skin's structure, its loss makes your skin thinner and leads to wrinkles, creases and sags.
The good news is you can actually slow the rate of collagen loss and even rebuild your levels.
Animal protein is an excellent source of collagen, but it's not typically found in steak or other meats we normally eat. When you simmer bones and the surrounding joint and connective tissue, you create a collagen-rich bone broth that releases easily absorbed minerals to support collagen production in your body.
Bone broth with collagen offers multiple benefits for your bones and joints, muscles, digestion and gut health as well as your skin, hair and nails.
However, the vast majority of bone broths on the market are not from organically raised animals, especially chicken bone broths. And they often are diluted and have sugars and flavors added to help improve the taste.
My Organic Collagen from Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth, now in convenient tablets provides the benefits of bone broth without the bother of preparing your own bone broth at home.
Each Organic Collagen tablet is made with the very finest Certified Organic beef bone broth concentrate powder from grass fed, organically raised cows born and raised in the U.S. without the addition of hormones and antibiotics in their diet.
Three capsules daily, ideally taken on an empty stomach, provide 1.8 grams of collagen, largely Types I and III as well as Type II for supporting your healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, gut, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.*