Cosmetics industry offers collagen in different forms: as a drink, cream or pill. But what is collagen? 

Collagen consists of protein and water and contains in the skin, bones and blood vessels. Our body forms collagen itself from amino acids. 

Unfortunately, collagen in creams and drinks does not work at all because it does not stimulate the body’s own collagen synthesis.

How can you promote collagen synthesis?

This works wonderfully with sport but also the diet, which is rich in amino acid, water and some vitamins, is essential.

What should you avoid?

Sugar takes away the elasticity of the collagen and “gluing” the skin.

Smoking prevents collagen formation.