We've been learning recently that collagen is an essential component of our body's overall strength, stability, and mobility... but when exactly should I start taking collagen?
There is no specific age at which scientists and researchers specify we should begin taking collagen. In fact, collagen is acceptable for any age group (even children).
However, our body makes a steady production of its own collagen until our mid-twenties. By the time we reach our mid-twenties, typically about age 25, what occurs is that our body begins to slow its natural collagen production by about 1.5% every year. That means, in order to sustain our necessary levels of collagen to keep our skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, tendons, ligaments, gut, blood vessels, organs (including our heart and liver) strong and in tact, we need to replenish these levels with an outside source. While diet assists in building collagen, the amount of collagen we would typically consume is not enough to replace or meet the decreasing levels of our body's prior collagen production, hence, the necessity of a collagen supplement (link: see our Premium Marine Collagen Powder).