Bouncy Bendy Bones
Collagen promotes bone density and their ability to be more flexible - I like to call it "bouncy and bendy bones" which are better than brittle breakable bones. Promoting collagen production is enhanced when estrogen levels are healthy, nutritional building blocks and co-factors are present and more collagen = better skin, nails, hair, vessels and muscle too! This is on my short list of anti-aging strategies.
The most important nutrient for this is a silicae that won't polymerize in stomach acid, of course, as I discussed in an earlier post. Why? Because "normal" silicae changes when it hits the stomach and those changes prevent it from ever becoming the collagen our bodies need.
True story - for all its health benefits I originally found this for MYSELF and it was for my skin because I didn't want to accept the changes in my skin without a fight! This was several years ago. Some people have accused me of "de-aging". I can live with that! Nice to know that my quest for vanity also yields some very important health benefits.