Time goes by, you keep celebrating birthdays and, although mentally you feel great, your body is undergoing changes. These changes are normal, even if you are healthy and do not suffer from any disease. What you would like is for these changes to be felt as little as possible, to have little impact, and to keep up your pace of life and your activities; in short, to continue enjoying a good quality of life as long as possible.
Some of the changes that your body suffers are:
- Degeneration of the articular cartilage
- The bone becomes “porous”, becomes less resistant and is more prone to fractures
- There is a decrease in body elasticity and flexibility due to the ageing of cartilage, tendons, ligaments…
- Loss of lens transparency (cataract formation)
- At the skin level:
- The skin becomes dry, peels, is rough to the touch, wrinkled, becomes yellowish… elasticity is reduced and there is a loss of skin tone
Among other reasons, because it decreases the amount of collagen produced by your body and the collagen that remains hardens and becomes less flexible.
Collagen is part of practically all body structures, being a key component of all of the musculoskeletal system: bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons; in skin, hair and nails; in the lens and cornea; in blood vessels, in the different organs…