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Best Ways to Boost Your Collagen

October 14, 20159 min
After the age of 25, collagen production declines and your body literally starts to "dry out."Water and collagen are the two most abundant substances in the human body. All of your body's tissues are made, in some degree, of collagen. But, after the age of 25, collagen production declines and your body literally starts to "dry out." That drying causes the signs of aging: wrinkled skin, thinning or loss of hair, weakened bones and joints, dry skin, and dry eyes... just to name a few.Oral collagen supplements boost your natural production of collagen and help you rebuild your tissues from the inside. If you also supplement with hylauronic acid, it will stick to the collagen fibers and will pull hydration into the tissues to help re-hydrate and rebuild your body.Food sources of collagen aren't very absorbable by the body, whereas supplements have about a 90 percent absorption rate. Many people use products with hylauronic acid externally, but when taken internally, it has greater, longer-lasting benefits. Listen in as Tim Mount, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Master Herbalist and the National Educator for NeoCell, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss why collagen and hylauronic acid are so important, as well as which specific products will help you boost your collagen levels.

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