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So you’ve probably heard it once or twice, that collagen may work wonders on your skin? BUT did you know you actually need to take vitamin c to build collagen, as it helps boost your body natural production of collagen. The supplement itself will not be effective if your body does not have an adequate amount of vitamin c.

So.. collagen production slows down as you age. But ALSO note stress depletes sources of many vitamins, including vitamin c. Aka stress less and

In one study, women who took a supplement containing 2.5–5 grams of collagen for 8 weeks experienced less skin dryness and a significant increase in skin elasticity compared with those who did not take the supplement.

Physicians orders:

  • You should try to get the majority of your collagen from your foods, such as bone broth, chicken, fish, egg whites etc..

  • focus on consuming vitamin c naturally in addition to eating foods high in collagen

  • Possibly consider a b12, omega fatty acid, or vitamin c serum before purchasing a collagen supplement.

Naturopaths orders:

  • taking a collagen supplement in addition to vitamin c topical and oral consistently along the life course may help with your skin texture, and elasticity.

  • Mix it in your coffee, and smoothie everyday (timing of day does not matter)

Foods that Help Your Body Produce Collagen

  • Bone Broth

  • Chicken

  • Egg Whites

  • Fish and Shellfis

  • Berries

  • Tropical Fruits

  • Garlic

  • Leafy Greens

  • Beans

  • Cashews

  • Tomatoes

  • Bell Peppers

Things that are not helpful in promoting collagen

  • excessive skin exposure

  • caffeine

  • lack of nutrients

Do you use collagen? If so, how do you add it into your daily routine? ☺️ * I use the @vitalproteins collagen creamer in my coffee it is MMM YUM

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