Why Your Body Needs Collagen

By Dr Olivia Naturals Support • September 01, 2020

Collagen Is the most abundant protein in your body and an essential component of healthy skin, joints, nails, hair, and tissue. 

It’s famously called the "glue" that holds your body together well — because without collagen, your body and cells would break down.

But the problem is, as people age, their bodies don't produce as much collagen as it used to

In fact, some studies have shown that beginning at age 20, you produce 12% LESS collagen in your skin with each passing decade. Plus, other lifestyle factors — such as poor diet, smoking, and excess sun exposure — can accelerate that decline even faster … Leaving you with a third or a quarter of collagen you used to have by 50 and even less as you approach 70. And that’s just what happens to your skin.

Collagen production declines in every part of the body, including joints, hair, and nails.

Joint and tissue destruction often occurs because of a lack of nutrients and an increase in the quantity of damaging free radicals generated by environmental and dietary toxins or intense, repetitive movements.

So, you’re probably wondering, what can you do to help support your skin and joints?

Can You Supplement With Collagen? 

The good news is, there are ways to fight that decline and support healthy collagen levels at any age — at any time!

Meet our Arthro-Flex Collagen Powder. This doctor-developed, safe, effective powder is designed to deliver potent levels of collagen to your body and bring powerful health benefits, including:

  • Supporting a healthy and balanced inflammatory response*
  • Providing nutrients that support connective tissue*
  • Helps promote joint mobility and function*
  • Supporting healthy hair, skin and nails*

Unlike some collagen supplements which contain only one source of collagen, ours contains two variations of predigested collagen proteins, making it even easier for your body to absorb. 

Plus, it comes in a delicious lemon lime flavor.  🍋 😋 

How Do You Use Collagen? (Plus, Two Of My Favorite Recipes) 

Simply mix 1 scoop (11 grams) in 8 ounces of water per day, and enjoy a potent dose of quality gut-, joint-, skin- and hair-boosting collagen powder. 

And in addition to mixing it with 8 oz of water to enjoy on a regular day, the ways you can use collagen and experience benefits to your joints, hair, skin, gut and nails are virtually limitless! 

Here are two ways you could use your collagen with a fun twist:

Recipe #1: Avocado Banana Smoothie

This thick and creamy smoothie delivers a satisfying dose of healthy fats (from avocado), fiber (from banana), and protein from collagen and protein powder.

Have a glass in the morning, and you’ll have enough fuel to power yourself through the afternoon (without slumps or sugar cravings!).

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 Banana 
  • ½ Avocado
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 8 oz of vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vanilla rice protein powder
  • 1 scoop of Arthro-Flex Collagen Powder

Recipe #2: Chunky Monkey Smoothie

This decadent, rich smoothie is the perfect way to round out your day with a healthy-but-sweet, filling dessert. Did you know? Lime flavor actually perfectly accents the chocolate for a crisp and refreshing after-dinner dessert.

  • 1 scoop of vanilla rice protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of raw cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup walnut 
  • 4 ice cubes 
  • 1 scoop of Arthro-Flex Collagen Powder
Getting hungry? 😋 Plus, as an extra incentive to test it out, take $10 off your first bottle with code COLLAGEN10Click here to shop now and save.