Collagen loss as we age

Collagen production naturally decreases as we age, and this decline can begin as early as our mid-20s. The rate at which collagen is lost varies from person to person, and it can be influenced by various factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental exposures.

It is estimated that collagen production decreases by about 1% per year after the age of 25. This decline in collagen production can lead to the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. It can also contribute to the development of other age-related conditions, such as osteoarthritis and bone loss.

It is important to note that collagen loss is a natural part of the aging process, and it cannot be completely prevented. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet, avoiding tobacco, and protecting the skin from UV radiation, can help to support collagen health and slow the loss of collagen over time.

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