There is an old saying that youth is wasted on the young, and this is certainly true in the case of collagen.
What many young people don't realise when they are abusing that soft skin of theirs and not taking care of their bones, joints and muscles is that they only have a short window of time with this optimum health and that it starts going way downhill all too soon.
From around the age of 25 the natural production of collagen starts to slow down, by around 0.
5% a year.
This may not sound like too much to worry about, but consider that by the time you hit the big 4-0, you have 30% less collagen than you actually need, and this makes itself known through lines on the skin, creaking joints and increasingly aching muscles after doing things you have been doing for years with little after-effects.
Welcome to good old world of getting older! Having a healthy, balance diet and taking a good quality collagen supplement can repair the damage by replenishing the stock of collagen, as well as stimulating the body into starting to produce its own again.
When it comes to selecting what supplement to take, you want pure marine collagen in a powdered or granulated form.
Not only is this the closest to human collagen, but taken in this form it gets to work quicker than any other.
Also, being pure, it doesn't contain other ingredients that you may not even want.
Pure marine collagen taken in a drink will get into your bloodstream quicker and more effectively than any other method and get to work internally almost immediately.
The speed that you will see results depends on several factors: age, collagen depletion and metabolism will all make a difference.
It's only common sense that someone of 35 will see quicker results than someone of 55, as the collagen stock will be less depleted and the production rate will also be higher.
While marine collagen may be more expensive than others, you have to remind yourself that this is the one that will turn back the clock and restore the energy and vitality that you thought was gone forever.
Not to mention the smooth skin and youthful glow that you also thought was gone for good.
But remember, this is only part of the fight against ageing.
Looking after yourself is a full-time job.