The wonderful thing about taking PURE Hydrolysed Collagen, is that it is easily absorbed, instantly, from the stomach – however there’s a caveat – you need to have the right environment to do so. Collagen-repairing enzymes in the human body are all ZINC-BASED. If you don’t have enough zinc, your body can’t break it down sufficiently. Your collagen begins to decline at the age of 21 – I know, depressing – but true. At this age it begins to break down faster than it can be replaced. By the age of 25, you are losing at least 1% of your collagen a year. Might not sound like much, but if you smoke, you’re dehydrated or overly stressed – it’s much more than 1%.
Small wrinkles begin to appear on your forehead, around the eyes and neck. Your hands and fingers are no longer as smooth – this is due to collagen breakdown. ZINC improves stomach acid and is necessary for the uptake of all nutrition, not only collagen. Just one a day (Zinc Orotate) is enough.
What about VITAMIN C? Without enough vitamin C the body cannot produce collagen. While vitamin C is not essential for the absorption of supplemental collagen, it does help the endogenous production of collagen. It therefore makes sense to always at least take Zinc and Vitamin C daily whether you take collagen or not. Vitamin C prevents faster breakdown of collagen in the body – though it will continue to decline but at a slower rate.
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Originally published on https://www.facebook.com/SallyAnnCreedSA/ in 2020.