Medically Reviewed By Elizabeth A. Swick, MS, RDN
How to Boost Collagen and Elastin Naturally
Collagen and elastin are two of the most critical proteins in your body. Together, collagen and elastin fibers make up the bulk of all connective tissue. They’re especially plentiful in the deeper layers of your skin, where they’re responsible for providing structure and pliability. The presence or absence of collagen and elastin can make a difference to the appearance of your skin, with declining levels giving rise to wrinkles and sagging.
It’s natural for the amount of collagen and elastin in the body to decline over time. After around the age of 25, your body starts to produce less collagen and less elastin. The decline accelerates after menopause, causing the signs of aging to become more pronounced.
In addition to looking less youthful on the outside, a decline in elastin and collagen also affects your body on the inside. Your muscles, joints, and even your circulatory and digestive systems can all show the effects of declining collagen. Athletic performance decreases and joints become stiff and painful. You may even find that your hair is less luxurious and your nails more brittle, further solidifying the importance of collagen and elastin.
Foods that Build Collagen and Elastin
The good news is that you can increase collagen production and elastin production through a good diet and appropriate supplementation.
How to increase collagen and elastin production naturally:
Collagen and elastin are both made up of amino acids. The component molecules are joined in chains, forming long and strong protein strands. Your body needs a ready supply of these amino acids in order to produce its own collagen and elastin strands.
You may be wondering how to increase collagen and elastin levels in your body. The best sources of building material for collagen and elastin, oddly enough, are collagen and elastin.
You could get your additional collagen by dutifully eating fish with the skin on and drinking bone broth for every meal, which is unlikely to happen in the present world. However, if you want a guaranteed source of collagen and elastin-building nutrients, supplementation is much more convenient. Collagen powder can be stirred into foods and drinks, while capsules are even easier to take.
Body Kitchen has formulated all of its collagen powders in a way that you can utilize them in different ways:
- As a direct collagen supplement
- To add to and enhance other supplements
- To cook with and incorporate this miracle protein in your home-made food
In addition to collagen, elastin supplements can increases the amount of elastin building blocks that are available to your body. This supplement is both an elastin and a collagen booster since your body can break elastin down and use it to make both collagen and new elastin fibers. Body Kitchen’s Pro-Elastin capsules are a great way to increase collagen and elastin fibers.
Pro-Elastin is a unique product. Each capsule is 1000mg of pure elastin peptides to help your body make new elastin and collagen. Body Kitchen has chosen Prolastin as its key ingredient, a pure and concentrated form of elastin derived from marine protein-peptide sources. Pro-Elastin is an effective way to give your skin a boost, making it smoother and younger-looking from the inside out.
Always remember that your skin can’t look its best if you’re eating an unhealthy diet, not getting enough good quality sleep, drinking too much alcohol, or using tobacco. Staying hydrated and taking moderate exercise at least five times a week will also improve your complexion and overall well-being.