Why Collagen Matters Even More As You Age
Starting around 35 years of age, your body slowly begins to produce less collagen. By 40 years of age, collagen breaks down at a faster rate than you can produce it. The collagen your body does make is also lower in quality compared to when you were younger. Women have a significant reduction in collagen production after menopause. By 60 years old, over half your body’s collagen has been depleted.
Collagen is the most abundant protein your body makes. Collagen is vital to health and found in skin, tissues, bones, cartilage, even blood vessels. Its main role is to help grow new cells, provide elasticity to skin and provide a protective covering for organs. It’s also critical to keeping joints healthy, strengthening hair and nails and supporting a healthy gut.
Decreased collagen production can cause numerous age-related effects including, wrinkles, shrinking and weak muscles, stiff joints and tendons, joint pain, weakening bones, limited joint mobility, gut imbalances and reduced blood flow.
ProHealth Longevity Collagen vs Other Collagen Supplements
Unlike most collagen supplements that focus on skin health, our Longevity Collagen was formulated to support your total health as you age. It includes clinically supported doses of key components that tackle all aspects of age-related, low-collagen production.
Each scoop contains:
2 grams of pro-collagen to support quality collagen production (which is especially important after age 60).
365 mg of Collagen Boost Complex which includes 250 mgs of hyaluronic acid to help lubricate joints to fight against joint pain and stiffness.
20 grams of hydrolyzed multi collagen peptides
- Grassfed, Pasture-Raised Bovine Collagen from Brazil and Argentina which includes Types I and III and is good for reducing bone and joint pain, helping restore gut health, supporting healthy muscle growth and improving skin quality.
- Wild Caught Marine Collagen which includes Types I and III and is good for keeping the skin and tissues healthy by improving elasticity.
- Chicken Collagen which includes Type II and is good for reducing joint pain, supporting gut health and improving skin elasticity and appearance.
- Eggshell Membrane Collagen which includes Types I, V and X and is good for reducing joint pain and stiffness, helping support joint mobility, improving skin quality to decrease wrinkles and fine lines, and supporting a healthy gut.
Hydrolyzed Peptides: Collagen can’t be used in its whole form, so it must be broken down into smaller pieces, known as peptides. Hydrolyzed peptides are the most effective form of collagen which allows your body to use it almost immediately.
Contains All the Important Collagen Types: There are nearly 28 different types of collagens. Most products contain only 1 or 2 types that support skin, hair and nail health to cut down on cost, but we include all five of the most abundant forms, types I, II, III, V and X) to fully support your health and longevity beyond 40.
- Type I makes up more than 90 percent of collagen and is found in hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and organs.
- Type II is found in elastic cartilage and provides joint support.
- Type III is found in arterial walls, bones, tendons, skin and cartilage.
- Type V is found in the cornea of your eyes, some layers of skin, hair and tissue.
- Type X is found primarily in the joints.
Taste and Texture: Often, collagen powders taste terrible, are gritty and don’t dissolve well in beverages. We tested countless sources for each ingredient to find great tasting collagen that dissolves completely.
Why Should People Over 40 Supplement with Collagen?
Adding collagen to your daily routine has many benefits that go beyond helping your skin.
Fewer Wrinkles and Firmer Skin. Supports skin health to improve signs of aging, such as wrinkles and decreased puffiness. One study evaluated the effectiveness of adding a collagen supplement and found after four weeks, there was an improvement in skin elasticity in women ages 35-55 years old.
Provides Support to Bones and Joints. As you age, losing too much bone mass can increase your risk of fractures. Collagen offers protection from bone loss and supports healthy bones and joints to allow you to move more freely and painlessly. In one study, bone mineral density increased when post-menopausal women took a collagen supplement. Several other studies, such as this, support collagen having a positive effect on people who suffer from joint pain.
Improves Digestion. One of the amino acids found in collagen, glycine, can help improve digestion by increasing stomach acid. The increased production of stomach acid allows for better digestion, helps prevent acid reflux and may even help restore gut health.
Weight Management Support. Aging can lead to a slow metabolism and unwanted weight gain. Collagen contains high amounts of protein which can add to satiety and suppress appetite helping to curb unwanted weight gain.
Supports Organ and Tissues. Decrease in collagen production from aging leads to less support around key bodily processes, including tissue repair and heart health. Reduced tissue repair can be seen in fine lines and wrinkles, but can also contribute to deeper issues, such as delayed wound healing. A very small study examined the effect of collagen on people who had heart conditions. After 6 months, there was significant improvement in heart health markers.
Helps Balance Blood Sugar. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at regulating blood sugar. Additionally, marine collagen is typically high in glycine, which positively supports insulin and blood sugar management. A small animal study showed that marine collagen may help support insulin sensitivity and healthy blood sugar control.
Improves Muscle Mass. Muscle loss is a common occurrence with aging. A small study concluded that older adults who took collagen peptides had a greater improvement in muscle mass and strength compared to those who took a placebo as part of a 12-week study.
What Makes ProHealth Different
Custom Collagen Certifications. At ProHealth, our collagen has a range of certifications to show our high commitment to quality.
- GMP Certified
- UL Certified
- SQF Certified
- Natural Products Association Member
- FDA Registered
Highest Quality Ingredients. All ProHealth products are third-party tested in the USA for potency and safety, and we display the Certificate of Analysis for each of our products on our website so you can independently verify that they’re safe. That means that our Longevity Collagen is free from harmful, toxic ingredients including GMOs, artificial sweeteners, gluten, pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, rBGH and BSE.
Better Formulas. People over 40 have unique nutritional needs, and our only mission is to serve people over 40. Our formulation process starts with an extensive review of reputable peer-reviewed published research, and we won’t launch a new product unless we know that it’s the best product on the market.
Doses that Work. Each ingredient is added in a dose that is supported by clinical research which often means that each serving has more than 2X the dose of the competition.
75-Day Money Back Guarantee. Our industry best 75-day money back guarantee means that you can fully test each product for over two months and if you’re not satisfied for any reason, we’ll give you ALL of your money back. No restocking fees or tricks.
Nutrition Advisors. We know that nutrition can be confusing. That’s why we have a team of nutrition experts who you can contact for questions or advice completely for free. Visit ProHealth.com soon to try it out!
Transparency. We aim to include as much information as possible about the source, form and research for each ingredient that we sell.
Better Service. Our customer service team, nutrition advisors and shipping teams are all full-time employees in the United States. We’re a mission driven company and have been since 1988. We’ll do everything we can to help you live a better, and longer life. Visit our customer service page, here or call our direct line at (800) 366-6056.