What’s the connection between collagen and stress?

BY DR. KELLYANN

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A healthy diet is important when it comes to collagen, but don’t underestimate the power of stress.

Stress wreaks havoc on your body in countless ways. It promotes inflammation, it negatively affects your ability to lose weight, and it weakens your immune system.

In addition, research shows that chronic stress weakens the integrity of your skin’s collagen. As a result, your skin gets saggy and wrinkly, adding years to your appearance.

It’s also worth mentioning that stress comes in many forms. Most often we think of emotional stress, but poor sleep and nutrient deficiencies also cause stress within the body.