You may have seen the word collagen popping up lately in health and nutrition articles, but what the heck is it exactly?
Collagen is a special type of protein in the body that is particularly important in having healthy joints, skin, hair, nails, and digestion. According to natural medicine guru Dr. Josh Axe, “it’s the ‘glue’ that helps hold the body together.”
Our natural production of collagen slows down as we age — even faster if we eat a high sugar diet or smoke cigarettes. [Read more…]