Collagen and Aging

Written by Veronica Yoo

Collagen is the glue that holds the body together. Basically, we need collagen everywhere in the body. It supports strengthen tendons that connect muscle to the bones, skin firmness, elasticity, shiny hair, teeth, nails, internal organs, etc. It slows with age and prevents the absorption and spread of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, microorganisms, and cancerous cells. Therefore when the body is low in collagen, we can’t avoid sagging skin, bones weakening, muscle atrophy, cartilage cracks, and easy getting injured and hard to heal.

Cooking breaks down collagenous protein into gelatine which provides amino acids. Therefore collagen is the best source for well-cushioned joints.

The best source of collagen: Bone broth

Veronica Yoo

Veronica is dedicated and experienced nutritionist and certified health coach who specializes in functional medicine, She's a published author, nutritional instructor, WBFF professional figure athlete, and both the brains and beauty behind all that Makeover Nutrition offers.

Veronica is also the President & CEO of a BC based health and wellness association; Pacific Alliance of Body Care.