Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in your body. It is the "stuff" that holds your body together and is vital for every organ, including healthy hair, eyes, and skin!
While our skin holds us "all together," Collagen is the gel-like substance that forms our skin.
Collagen's key role in skin health and vitality is why you notice the first signs of aging on the face and other body parts. Wrinkles, sagging, spots, and cellulite are all signs that Collagen may be declining.
Simply upping your collagen levels will not turn your 60-year-old skin into a 40-year-old. However, there are things you can do naturally to raise collagen levels and begin seeing a noticeable difference in your skin and overall health. Here are just a few of them:
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a whole foods diet.
- Reduce stress levels.
- Don't over it when it comes to sun exposure.
- If you smoke, quit now!
Increasing Collagen naturally is essential in the process.
Foods with high vitamin C are especially important for collagen production: citrus fruits, camu camu, spirulina, green leafy vegetables, black currant, cilantro, and aloe vera.
In addition to vitamin C-rich foods, protein-dense foods like bone broth, wild fish, free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, organic nuts, and beans can give you the "collagen-building blocks" your body needs.
You have probably read my mission many times; Vika's Essentials is all about helping YOU experience healthy, vibrant, amazing-looking skin from the inside out!