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6 Signs You May be Low on Collagen

Sagging skin, wrinkles, thinning hair, weak nails, and joint or muscle issues are all signs of low collagen. Once you turn 21, your body naturally begins to decrease collagen production. And, things like sun damage, eating habits, or smoking can speed this loss along by degrading your collagen. The good news is that you can take clinically proven supplements — like Biosil® — that will help to simultaneously generate and protect collagen.†

Doing the best for your body means being aware of its low collagen symptoms as they can indicate what’s happening below the surface. Here are six signs you are low on collagen and how to fix it. 

On-the-surface low collagen symptoms: 

Wrinkles or Sagging Skin 

Deep, long lines, pronounced wrinkles, and sagging skin are signs of a collagen deficiency. With a collagen deficiency, your body will redirect collagen to vital organs from your skin, often making it one of the first signs of low collagen. Your skin is also your first line of defense against collagen-destroying sun damage. 

Thinning Hair 

Hair is almost entirely keratin, but it grows from collagen-based tissue. So, if you’ve lost volume or mass in your hair, it could be due to low collagen levels. Collagen plays a vital role by surrounding the space around your hair follicles to deliver nutrients, giving your hair strong and healthy roots. This nutrient-delivery process slows down when you have low collagen levels, causing thinning or dull hair that breaks easily. 

Weakened Nails 

Much like your hair, your nails are also made of keratin grown from collagen-based tissue. Weak, cracked, or bumpy nails could be from a lack of collagen — nutrients need to flow through your nail bed to produce healthy nails but can only do that with healthy levels of collagen. 

Under-the-surface low collagen symptoms: 

Joint Aches 

Your joints need cartilage to rebuild and repair themselves, and collagen adds elasticity between your cartilage and connective tissues. That means joint inflammation and pain are a sure sign of low collagen production. 

Slow Muscle and Injury Recover 

Because collagen is so prevalent throughout your body — it’s the most plentiful protein you have — it can affect everything, even down to how quickly you recover from a workout. Specifically, collagen helps your muscles with flexibility and repair after exercise. It also affects bone density and tissue regeneration — meaning a collagen deficiency can make your bones weaker and your body slow to heal following an injury. 

How to Fix Low Collagen Levels 

If you think your body may be low on collagen, Biosil, a simple supplement added to your daily routine, can help you look and feel your best within 3- to 5-months.†

Biosil works to stimulate the building blocks your body needs to generate collagen through a patented compound called ch-OSA®. Simultaneously, Biosil also protects the collagen you have by neutralizing collagen-destroying compounds.† 

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.