Alright y’all, 40 is creepin’ on me! I’ve got less than 3 months til the big 4-0 and while I’m not totally buggin’, I’m very aware of changes that creep in when you hit 40. With that, I’ve been making changes on my own to not “reverse” the aging process, but to slow it down a bit or at least make it a little more graceful… Some of those changes include working out like I shared HERE as well as taking care of my skin (seen HERE) and as of lately, adding collagen into my daily routine.
So why collagen? Well let me start by saying that I was VERY suspect of the collagen I’ve seen people sharing lately bc I’m a psycho and everyone loving something seems just too good to be true, right?? Well, I was wrong. After chatting with a few of my friends who were taking it, I decided to give it a try.
Ok so back to WHY: Some of the reported benefits of taking collagen include: improved bone strength, increased joint flexibility, smoother skin, reduction in cellulite, prevention of stretch marks, detoxification of the liver, healthy teeth and gums, leaky gut, balances hormones, alleviates anxiety, promotes restful sleep, softens arteries… just to name a few! Most of what I just listed off were big concerns for me while approaching 40 plus the fact that your body slows down dramatically in the production of collagen as you age.
Some things I’m seeing in just a short time: my hair and nails are growing FAST! A little thinning spot at my hairline that’s dead center (of course!) is starting to sprout new hair too! and my skin! Whew! I’ve got this glow y’all! I am LIVING for this glow! Collagen is known to plump the skin too so I’m just waiting for some of these wrinkles to fill themselves in as well…