Well, that might sound like an oxymoron (a contradiction in words). But it can work for us!
They say men look more distinguished as they age (I hope so!) But the women fight aging as if their lives depended on the outcome. Feeling older prevents a woman feeling sexy and desirable. It’s not true, but that doesn’t prevent the thought of looking older from hurting her very soul.
Cosmetic companies like Clinique, Estee Lauder, La Mer, Revlon, Avon, and Lancome, exploit this emotional weak point RUTHLESSLY. They offer ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cannabinoids, shea butter, raspberry leaf stem cells, and, of course, collagen, with the implication it will being you dazzling beauty and eternal youth.
It’s all baloney, except that hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and collagen do work. That much all doctors and scientists can agree on.
They work together and the end result is fresh, crisp collagen in your skin. Vitamin C is spectacularly important in maintaining youthful collagen levels; it’s needed in the formation of collagen, so don’t go short SUPER C.
See, collagen is the commonest substance in our bodies (after water, of course). It’s a protein which gives structure and strength to our tissues. Without collagen, we’d slump, sag and wobble! Collagen makes up a large part of tendons, joints, skin, bones, blood vessels, teeth and cartilage and what we call connective tissue. From its name alone, you can guess that connective tissue, well, connects! It strings us together and makes us lithe and supple.
Collagen drops off as we age and that’s the reason we start to wrinkle, stiffen up and creak! The glue that holds us together is weakening all the time!
But we all know the mega-cosmetic companies peddle their wares with beautiful younger women with flawless skin, who have not yet experienced the ravages of aging! It’s a swindle!
Yes, she’s very beautiful but what will she be like at 60?
Types of Collagen
There are several different types of collagen, each with a slightly different function in the body. There are 28 types in all, and counting. But 90% of our tissue collagen is made up of types I, II and III. I don’t think it serves the laymen to worry about these different types.
Let’s just say collagen very important for all our organs and tissues and vital for optimum health.
Recent studies reveal that collagen is not just a material with important mechanical and structural properties. Instead, it has dielectric and electrical conductive properties that make it very sensitive to mechanical pressures, pH, and ionic composition.1
If you have read my amazing book Medicine Beyond, you’ll perhaps recall I wrote about the almost magical properties of collagen. It contains water and functions as a semi-conductor. But there is more to it than that. Touch electricity (piezo-electricity) is the basis of an almost instant communications system, much swifter than nerve messages!
We are actually a liquid crystal matrix based on collagen. It’s the key to our holism. It constitutes a "body consciousness" working in tandem with the "brain consciousness" of the nervous system. Yet it works entirely outside the nervous system.
This model was proposed and amplified by Mae-Wan Ho from the Bioelectrodynamics Laboratory in Milton Keynes, UK, and her colleague James Knight, from King Alfred’s College, Winchester.
In a well-referenced paper titled “The Acupuncture System and The Liquid Crystalline Collagen Fibers of the Connective Tissues,” the pair reviewed supporting evidence from biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics and neurophysiology, and suggested experiments to test their hypothesis.2
So if we let collagen decline, we slow up our body’s telecoms system! That’s aging in a nutshell, never mind the wrinkles! Haha!
Collagen Is Key
But aging doesn’t have to be a disaster. You can still maintain excellent health in your 50s or 60s, even 70s, and age gracefully if you take care of your body and provide it with all the support it needs. Living a healthy lifestyle that includes an optimum diet, regular exercise and daily collagen supplementation is one of the best ways to do this.
Now understand this. You can’t just “eat” collagen and that does the job. To read a lot of ads from ignorant holistic suppliers, you’d think that was the case. But we digest the collagen protein we eat; break it down into simpler chunks called peptides and amino acids!
We can’t absorb the collagen molecules, they are too big. But we can absorb the peptides and amino acids. So supplementing with collagen makes sense, if you grasp the whole process of digestion and absorption. If we swallowed a watch and broke it down, we would still have all the wheels, cogs, springs and levers needed to re-assemble a working watch!
That’s why I recommend Keto-Collagen as a health supplement. You’ll get the pieces you need to build strong, healthy collagen and that in turns will helps with wrinkles and weakness and other signs of aging.
The keto? No, it doesn’t mean you can use it to get to keto. But it won’t pull you out of keto, as many supplements will. Just a nice extra detail when considering a purchase.
Your body requires raw materials, to build health.
But your body’s ability to produce collagen decreases with age. Other factors like poor diet, smoking and excessive UV exposure also seriously reduce collagen production because they cause oxidative stress.
According to studies, oxidative stress destroys collagen, and not having enough collagen, as I said earlier, can cause weak bones, poor digestion, brittle nails, wrinkles and crepeiness (premature skin aging), stiff joints and slow wound healing.
When combined with regular exercise, researchers have found that collagen supplementation can help you maintain optimal joint health and mobility. According to a study published in the Brazilian Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology (RBGG), supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen is a great way to support strong and healthy bones and cartilage.3
Collagen is vital for a healthy cardiovascular system. Collagen and another protein called elastin are part of the basic structure of your blood vessels. You can guess they keep the walls soft and pliable, which is what we want. Stiff blood vessels are bad news; in fact, very dangerous.  Supplementing with collagen peptides can help you maintain healthy blood vessels, which are important for a healthy heart.
Collagen supports a healthy digestive system. Regardless of its source or type, collagen contains plenty of amino acids, including glycine, glutamic acid and proline, which are known to support healthy digestion. 
Maintain healthy muscles and tendons. Collagen is an excellent source of glycine and arginine, two amino acids involved in the synthesis of creatine. Creatine is naturally found in muscle cells and is said to support optimal muscle strength and performance, which will also slow down aging.  Two studies published in the journal Amino Acids also found that collagen peptides can support healthy muscle recovery after exercise.  Therefore, supplementing with collagen peptides can benefit athletes those of you who want to continue at the gym, jogging or dancing well into old age.
Skin! We all know that, as a structural protein, collagen helps keep your skin firm and supple. For the older person, especially a woman, this is probably its finest contribution to wellbeing!
That’s better (more honest)!
Healthy hair and nails. This is just as important as skin quality. One of the best monitors of health is the state of your hair and nails. According to research, your body can use the amino acids in collagen to create hair proteins that can help strengthen hair strands.4