OVER THE COUNTER: Collagen is key to joint, skin health

What makes your skin elastic, your joints cushioned and your hair strong? One answer is collagen.Collagen is an amino acid-rich, structural protein that’s found in our cartilage, bones, hair and skin. You could think of it as the framing system that holds the body’s tissues together. But as we age, we produce less of this vital protein.Without enough of it, our skin is less supple, our knees and elbows have less cushion, and our hair begins to thin and break. This [...]
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