The magic potion
My awesome people, you all got really excited with the collagen I use and asked further info. Before starting with the basics I use the Vital Collagen brand, which has both pure collagen (where u can add it everywhere) and collagen with protein so 2 in 1! Plus you can add it everywhere – from your coffee to your smoothie, salad – just let your imagination free! Also, did u know that the word collagen comes from the Greek word “kola” which means glue?? Proud Greeks people!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system, and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. When it comes to our joints and tendons, in simplest terms, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together.
Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age. Other lifestyle factors like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking and high amounts of sun exposure also contribute to depleting collagen levels.
- Best natural skin care
Research has shown that extra 2.5–5 grams of collagen used among women aged 35–55 once daily for eight weeks significantly improved skin elasticity, skin moisture, dryness and skin roughness, all with little to no side effects. This makes collagen one of the best natural skin care ingredients available.
- Reduces cellulite and stretch marks
When skin loses its elasticity as a result of decreased collagen, there’s another side effect: more visible cellulite. Because your skin is now thinner, cellulite becomes more evident — no more hiding what’s happening below the surface. Improving your skin’s elasticity through collagen helps reduce that dimpling on your skin.
- Increases the body’s natural moisture level, improving hair and nails
Collagen protein is the building block of your fingernails, hair, and teeth. Adding collagen into your diet regimen can help keep your nails strong and possibly reverse signs of hair loss
- Helps Heal Leaky Gut
Collagen helps break down proteins and soothes your gut’s lining, healing damaged cell walls and infusing it with healing amino acids.
The biggest digestive benefit of consuming more collagen is that it helps form connective tissue and therefore “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Mass, and Energy Output
- A boost in collagen may help increase your metabolism by adding lean muscle mass to your frame and helping with the conversion of essential nutrients.
- When exercising research has shown that collagen production is decreased. Therefore, more exercise without healthy bones and joints leads to a “plateau” in results, and most importantly a tired body. That’s why I use the Collagen Peptides protein too so I can repair both muscles and collagen loss.
- When consuming collagen, you can benefit from also consuming vitamin C to ensure your body can convert the collagen into a useable protein. This can begin to restore the source or your energy and vitality.
When it comes to sources of collagen we get from our diets, the main ones are foods high in protein, including beef, chicken, fish, and eggshell membranes.
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