Natural And Effective Ways To Increase Collagen

Collagen is made from amino acids, the building blocks of protein and is produced in the dermal layer of  the skin.  It helps to keep our skin firm, elastic and supple.

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As we get older, collagen loses its elasticity and is replenished at a much lower rate, giving rise to wrinkles, thinner skin, sagging and deep lines.

Although collagen injections help to temporarily restore lost collagen, there are more natural ways to restore and increase your skin’s collagen production in the long term without resorting to surgery, injections or toxic creams.


Protein – Eat Up

Collagen is made from amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.  Increasing your protein intake can help your body increase its collagen production.

In particular, you need to eat threonine-rich foods.  Threonine is an amino acid that helps in collagen production.  Foods rich in threonine include:  lentils, peanuts, eggs, beef, chicken and pork  You also want to consume foods rich in proline, another amino acid that aids collagen production.  Proline-rich foods include:  soy, milk, beef, and cabbage.  Proline works best with Vitamin C, so be sure to eat fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C when eating proline-rich foods

Tea – Drink Up

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Tea is rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients which helps to restore collage production.  White, black and green tea are particularly useful for this purpose

Sulphur – Get Some

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Garlic isn’t just rich in natural sulphur, but it also contains taurine, lipoic acid and other amino acids that repairs damaged collagen and boost collagen production.  Other food sources rich in sulphur include onions and cabbage.

Bone Broth – Natural Liquid Collagen

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Collagen is mostly found in tendons, ligaments bones and skin.  Bone broths promotes the renewal of body tissue, including collagen and its liquid form allows the rich nutrients to be easily absorbed into the body.  Great sources of bone broth collagen are:  chicken soup, pigs feet, chicken or duck feet, and beef bones.  To prepare, bring to boil in water with some onions, garlic, seasoning, carrots and cabbage and then simmer for 1-2 hours.  Enjoy.