Did you know that your body produces less Collagen as you age?
It’s true! By age 25, your natural Collagen starts to decrease.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to increase your Collagen.
Here are some of our favorites...
Why is Collagen so Important?
Your body naturally produces Collagen.
This is what helps your bones remain strong, grow hair on your body, and reduce signs of aging on your skin.
Plus, it improves your gut health and reduces inflammation in your body, like sore muscles and joints.
So Collagen is pretty vital to looking and feeling your best.
Here’s how to increase your Collagen production
- Increase Vitamin C Intake
You need to eat + drink more vitamin C.
It turns out that your body doesn’t naturally produce Vitamin C (who knew!)
That means you need to eat more foods that contain it, like:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Red Pepper
All of these foods are high in Vitamin C, which means increased Collagen production in your body.
You can also take vitamin C supplements daily.
- Add Collagen Powder
Honestly, the easiest way to add more Collagen to your body is to add Collagen to your diet.
You can take a daily Collagen supplement every morning to boost hair growth, bone strength, skin moisture, and gut health.
We love to use a Collagen powder too because it’s tasteless and a little more fun than your average supplement.
For example, we mix our Chocolate Keto Collagen Protein Powder into a glass of milk for a daily post-workout recovery drink. Here’s the recipe:
1 scoop Hudson and James Chocolate Collagen Protein Powder
8 oz. milk of choice
- Add Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is what keeps your skin moisturized.
Aka it’s how you get radiant, youthful skin.
It turns out that hyaluronic acid contains an essential compound that stimulates Collagen in our bodies.
So when you use hyaluronic skincare products, like a serum, cleanser, or moisturizer, you’re boosting Collagen production.
Another way to add hyaluronic acid is to eat more soybeans, lemons, oranges, and spinach.
- Use Sunscreen, Always
The sun naturally decreases the Collagen in our bodies.
So if we reduce our exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, then our bodies can keep the Collagen that they already produce. A Win-Win!
The key: always wear sunscreen. Everyday.
Even when it’s not sunny outside.
You can find lotions and makeup that contain SPF to make it super simple.
- Add Vitamin C
- Add Collagen powder
- Add hyaluronic acid
- Wear sunscreen