Know the Facts
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body. It is found in your bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength & structure. (Medicalnewstoday.com 2015)
After the age of 30, both men & women lose 1% of your collagen level each year. During pre-menopause and menopause, the loss is exponential. (Dermalinstitute.com 2016)
About the time of menopause, collagen loss becomes more evident as estrogen production wanes. Over time your skin loses its youthful appearance.
Why is Estrogen Important?
Estrogen is the primary female hormone which sustains collagen. Estrogen replacement therapy has a major beneficial impact upon collagen production but not everyone is comfortable taking estrogen.
How can applying Collagen help?
Applying collagen tightens the skin’s surface, and along with hyaluronic acid, adds moisture and provides temporary firmness. Collagen products of various strengths are available in hundreds of over the counter products which only superficially address the deficiency.
Because collagen is a very large molecule, unable to penetrate the skin’s surface to replace what has been lost from estrogen deficiency, aging, sun damage or smoking.