Collagen is a structural protein made up of strings of amino acids and is highest in our bodies when we are born, but decreases naturally as we age. This is why it becomes essential to start supplementing with collagen in our late twenties/early thirties.
Collagen decreases for a variety of reasons, but part of it is due to the reduced function of the cells responsible for producing collagen and an increase in the enzyme that breaks collagen down. When collagen breaks down, skin starts to sag and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear due to a loss of skin elasticity.
It’s important to keep in mind that while collagen may naturally decrease as we age, certain lifestyle factors can speed up the process from overexposure to the sun to smoking and alcohol consumption.
So how do we increase the collagen in our bodies (namely our skin) and begin to reverse this degenerative process?
It’s a lot easier than you may think…
ProPlenish marine collagen comes in powder form which makes it super easy to consume and include as an ingredient in many different recipes like the one listed below. Our original formula is tasteless, odourless and blends clear in liquids and foods so it’s effortless to include in your daily diet. The maximum effect with the minimum of fuss.
½ Cup rolled oats
½ cup almond milk
½ cup greek yoghurt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon shredded coconut
1 Serve of ProPlenish Original Marine Collagen
Fresh fruit of your choice to top
Makes 1 serve
Combine all ingredients in a container, mix well and seal with lid. Refrigerate for 8+ hours for best results. Serve the next day and top with fresh fruit of your choice.