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The thing about collagen is…

The thing about collagen is…

What is Collagen

“Collagen is a hard, insoluble, and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body.” It actually makes up 75-80% of our skin and is the most plentiful protein in our skin. It is very important for the regrowth and replacement of skin cells, because it forms the network within the dermis to which these new cells can attach.

Collagen in the growing body

Our bodies ability to produce collagen naturally decreases as we get older and of course wiser. We are born with it in abundance but it starts to decrease dramatically once we are in our 30s and continues to drop roughly 2% every year from then on! As collagen production declines, lines and wrinkles are the obvious and direct result.

Protect the Collagen you have

Our body naturally makes collagen by breaking down protein into amino acids however sun exposure, poor diet and smoking lower our bodies ability to produce collagen, so it is important to avoid these habits and protect the collagen you have.

How to Boost Collagen production the natural way

DIET

We can get the building blocks for collagen through a healthy diet with lots of fresh produce, nuts and legumes. Eating antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, acai and broccoli and beta carotene-rich foods like mangoes and pumpkin will also help because antioxidants protect the body against stress which degrades collagen. 

VITAMIN C

This is essential for helping the body produce collagen so make sure to include it in your diet – Kakadu plum is excellent, not just in our Kakadu plum vitamin c face serum but also to eat as it’s the highest known natural source of vitamin C – you can find powdered Kakadu plum in health food stores. https://thesourcebulkfoods.com.au/shop/bush-tucker/wild-kakadu-plum-powder/

SKIN CARE

The Rohr Remedy Boab & Rosehip with Vitamin E oil has an extraordinary amino acid profile, it contains high levels of Lysine, Proline and glycine which are the three essential amino acids for collagen production. Studies have shown it to have pharmacological benefits, due to its unique composition.

ANTIAGING SERUM

The Rohr Remedy Kakadu Plum Face Serum contains high levels of Flavone Glycosides, they are an anti-aging active, which activates neo-collagenesis which helps stimulate the growth of collagen in the skin.