Collagen, the holy grail of beauty, is the most abundant protein in the body for good reason. This highly flexible protein makes everything it is used in stronger and more flexible. That’s highly helpful when it comes to holding ever part of ourselves together.
Collagen is a vital part of skin, making it stronger, more elastic, and well-hydrated. This becomes especially important as we age when collagen production slows down. Supplementing your collagen intake can help bolster skin, soften wrinkles, increase hydration, and even encourage other beneficial protein production like fibrillin and elastin. Increasing collagen production can also reduce the appearance of cellulite, scars, and stretch marks.
Your gut regulates far more than digestion. It has been linked to cravings, weight, sleep, and even mood. Collagen is an important part of the digestive tract, the connective tissue that separates intestines from blood, and the villi that move everything along. Collagen can help repair leaky gut and inflammation. Combine collagen with probiotics and prebiotics for best effect.
Brittle hair, split ends, and hair loss can be a result of lost collagen. For strong, springy, elastic hair that doesn’t break easily, you need that glue-like protein in place.
Like hair, your nails incorporate collagen to make them flexible and strong. Supplementing collagen can help nails grow faster, break less, and put up with more abuse than ever.
Joints take a ton of abuse. This wear and tear add up, and we notice it as we get older. Pain, inflammation, swelling, stiffness, these can all be helped by collagen. Cartilage needs collagen to protect your joints. Give it the help it deserves.
Collagen may help prevent bone loss as you age. Combine collagen with mineral supplements to supply bones with what they need to stay strong longer.
Muscles use collagen to stretch to the utmost and snap back. Part of muscular strength is flexibility and elasticity, but mass matters too. Collagen may help develop and maintain muscle mass as we age, but it also makes for stronger muscles before then too. Anyone looking to build muscle, lose weight while exercising, and become stronger should be adding more collagen to their lives.
The heart is a muscle, so collagen is an important part of keeping it strong, but that isn’t where collagen ends. Your heart never stops working, so flexibility is enormous. It needs to stretch repeatedly, about 100,000 times a day. Collagen is also a vital piece of veins and arteries that can harden as we age. Collagen keeps them soft and flowing free.
We’ve established that collagen can increase muscle mass. Muscles burn more calories than other tissue, so the more muscle you have the more you burn both during exercise and rest. This thermogenic action can be a part of weight loss or weight management. Collagen also makes you feel fuller longer and aids digestive health.
Collagen is partly made up of the amino acid glycine. This amino acid protects the liver as it removes toxins from the blood stream. Glycine is especially helpful if you consume alcohol.
Whatever the benefits, collagen may be right for you.
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