Our bodies produce collagen, but as we reach our mid-late 20’s, our natural collagen production begins to decrease. This is when visible signs of aging start to surface and your skin loses its elasticity. In addition to the natural aging process, toxins, and environmental pollutants, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and eating a diet high in refined sugar and fried foods also destroy our natural collagen.

Luckily, there are ways to prevent collagen breakdown and boost collagen production naturally. Forget botox – many foods and supplements contain the nutrients required to form collagen, making your diet a weapon against fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

        1. NPL Carni Lean
          NPL ProLifestyle Collagen Carni Lean is a highly concentrated, bioavailable liquid that combines the lipotropic properties of L-Carnitine, with the potent skin and tissue regeneration and nourishment properties of collagen and grapefruit extract. Carni Lean provides an efficient delivery of the active ingredients to ensure rapid absorption. Carni Lean may also support the synthesis of collagen, promoting healthy skin, while contributing to the improved mobilisation of fat.
        2. Bone Broth
          While most foods contain antioxidants and other nutrients to help the body synthesize collagen, bone broth is one of the rare foods to contain a bio-available form of collagen your body can use right away.
        3. Salmon
          Salmon contains zinc, a trace mineral that’s been shown to activate the proteins needed for collagen synthesis. Salmon is also a great source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, known to support inflammation lessening and skin health due to moisturizing the skin from the inside out.
        4. Green Vegetables
          We know green vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, but they may also be a powerful way to prevent collagen breakdown. All green veggies, such as bok choy, kale, green beans and broccoli contain chlorophyll. Research shows that consuming chlorophyll may increase collagen in the skin.
        5. Citrus
          Vitamin C helps “link” the amino acids together that are needed to form collagen. As an antioxidant, Citrus fruit protects against toxins found in our air, food and water supply that contribute to breaking down collagen and damaging the skin’s inner layer. Vitamin C may also help with skin cell repair and regeneration, which is why it’s commonly added to skincare productions.