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Collagen: what are the signs of a deficiency?

Having nutrient deficiencies in your diet is never a good thing for your health.

A lack of iodine, on the other hand, will put you at risk of hyperthyroidism.

Much less known, collagen deficiency also has its consequences. Moreover, they become more and more visible over time, especially because the aging process of your body progressively increases the importance of this problem over the years.

But then, how to recognize a collagen deficiency? What are the external signs that allow you to know that you lack this essential ingredient? And above all: how to remedy it quickly?

Your skin, a reflection of your health

Muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, headaches… collagen deficiency is associated with many problems but it is especially in your skin that this nutritional deficiency is the most visible.

Skin slackening, loss of thickness and quality of the skin making cellulite more visible and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines are the most notable consequences of a collagen deficiency.

Your skin is therefore the first organ affected by this lack, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage since :

  • It is relatively easy to notice the appearance of signs of premature aging;
  • Your skin, especially your face, is one of the parts of your body that you show off the most in public, so you need to take special care of it to maintain a good image of yourself and the person you are.

Just as it’s important to protect your skin from sunburn and harmful products (bleach and other harsh household products), it’s essential to nourish it properly to keep it healthy for as long as possible.

Why should this deficiency not be taken lightly?

There is a very important, even vital, reason beyond the image you project to others. The reason you need to make sure you don’t run out of collagen is that your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the pathogens of the outside world.

Also, if your skin becomes thinner because it lacks collagen, you expose yourself to a greater fragility to infectious diseases.

Moreover, since collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, its role in preventing body injuries and functioning problems is paramount.

In fact, collagen is used, for example, to build the framework of your bones and to keep your skin supple and firm, capable of resisting cuts and other light injuries in everyday life.

The consequences of a collagen deficiency in the long term

Collagen has the particularity of working in collaboration with certain other molecules in your body.

The elastin you produce, for example, binds to it to keep your blood vessels, muscles, tendons and many other parts of your body elastic.

The term “extracellular matrix” refers to the medium, composed mainly of collagen and elastin, in which your cells are immersed.

The greater your collagen deficiency, the lower the quality of this extracellular medium.

In the long term, this can lead to serious dysfunctions within your cells. Indeed, each of them finds in this extracellular matrix the nutrients (proteins, vitamins, trace elements…) it needs to function. It is by exchanging with this environment that a cell is able to “live”: to feed itself, to reject its waste, to duplicate itself to ensure your cellular regeneration (which allows you to remain alive).

Collagen is therefore an essential component of your health, since it is an essential component of the extracellular matrix necessary for the life of your cells.

Why do you lack collagen?

If the factors explaining the slowing down of your collagen production are both genetic and epigenetic (environmental), some elements of this second category are preponderant in the explanation of this slowing down, as you will understand when reading our article on thecollagen production regime.

Smoking, in particular, and frequent alcohol consumption, but also all sources of free radicals (pollution, chronic fatigue, daily psychological stress), producing oxidative stress, are important elements.

In fact, the earlier you start smoking and drinking alcohol, the greater your chances of developing a collagen deficiency. The fact that you continue to smoke and drink for years and on a regular basis also weighs heavily in the balance.

For this reason, premature aging is more common in people with at least one of the following characteristics:

  • • Chronic smoking, whether active or passive;
  • • Regular consumption of alcohol;
  • • Nutritional deficiencies due to poor consumption of foods that can provide antioxidants to the body, such as certain fruits and vegetables (which reduce free radicals and thus fight against oxidative stress);
  • • Unprotected and frequent exposure to the sun's rays (because of its UV rays);
  • • Chronic sleep deprivation;
  • • Chronic stress.

The problem is that once your collagen production starts to slow down, there is no turning back: the aging process is therefore accelerated, unless you treat this problem by offering your body a source of collagen to make up for this deficit and stimulate your own production.

Marine collagen bio peptides: a first choice ingredient

Produced from collagen derived mainly from fish skin, marine collagen bio peptides are a very special form of collagen.

Not only is this active ingredient entirely natural and obtained by processes that perfectly respect bioethics and animal welfare laws (unlike bovine collagen), but its bioavailability is also much higher than that of “classic” non-hydrolyzed collagen (commonly called “collagen” in the nutricosmetic industry).

By offering the lowest molecular weight on the market (the importance of such a characteristic is explained in our article on this subject), our team has mastered an essential ingredient in the composition of a very effective formula to help you in your fight against aging and, in general, in your collagen deficiency problems.

MyCollagenLift: the all-in-one solution for collagen deficiency

It is precisely because the formula of the MyCollagenLift anti-aging food supplement is rich in marine collagen bio peptides that this nutricosmetic is a very effective solution to fight against your collagen deficiencies.

But it is also because it contains hyaluronic acid and many other 100% natural ingredients with antioxidant properties that it is a “first-in-class” nutricosmetic.

In this case, in the MyCollagenLift powder, which you will dilute in your morning glass of water, you will find :

  • • Highly bioavailable marine collagen bio peptides, covering your current deficiencies while preventing future ones (by stimulating your own collagen production);
  • • Hyaluronic acid nourishes your skin's collagen by retaining water and gradually distributing it to your cells according to their needs;
  • • Ceramides to increase the life span of these marine collagen bio peptides but also the collagen you produce, in addition to supporting the effects of the hyaluronic acid that the formula contains;
  • • Organic silicon to restructure your skin as it receives the marine collagen bio-peptides and hyaluronic acid, so that its health is preserved as long as possible;
  • • SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase), an enzyme that protects your cells in two ways (inside and out), the keystone of our antioxidant complex;
  • • Zinc, reinforcing the activity of SOD, protecting SOD itself by accompanying it for more efficiency, and offering in addition antioxidant properties;
  • • Vitamins C (acerola) and E, essential elements of the antioxidant complex of MyCollagenLift in the fight against free radicals;
  • • OPC (OptoAnthoCyanes) from grapes, an ingredient of the antioxidant complex with antioxidant properties complementary to those of vitamins.

Rich in all these ingredients, MyCollagenLift is therefore a perfect anti-aging nutricosmetic for those who want to remedy their collagen deficiencies and obtain visible results over the long term.