What really is the famous and sometimes controversial collagen?

Every time we hear the word ‘collagen’, we associate it with a relationship where the age difference is wide. And it is said that men and women Older people need the vitality and youth of their partners to rejuvenate. Nevertheless, what actually is collagen?

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This protein is key to the proper functioning of the joints, blood vessels, and the elasticity and firmness of the skin. It is produced by our body, but as we age, this production also decreases considerably.

“To give you an idea, at age 40 your body produces half as much collagen as it did when you were a teenager. That is why there are currently supplements, vitamins, makeup and treatments to accelerate its production and delay the signs of old age”, comments María José Castro, a plastic surgeon.

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The loss of collagen can bring various consequences, among them are: hair loss on a regular basis, the appearance of varicose veins, skin aging, dental problems and loss of bone density.

Castro details five Benefits very important that the collagen to our body:

  • Prevents sagging of the face
  • Prevents hair loss and makes it grow healthier and stronger
  • Smoothes wrinkles and expression lines
  • Gives elasticity to tendons, ligaments and cartilage
  • Helps the proper functioning of the heart


You can consume collagen in supplement (mixed with water, shakes, juices) or in creams and various facial treatments. In addition, there are aesthetic interventions that stimulate its production.

There are also foods that already have collagen. For example, a delicious gelatin (without sugar), chicken broth, boiled eggs, fish, milk and yogurt.


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