What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein in the body, found in high amounts. It’s in your muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system, and tendons. Collagen aids with having skin that is strong and elastic, while replacing dead skin cells. Regarding joints and tendons, collagen aids with “holding the body together.”
Over the years, the body’s collagen production slowly decreases. This can lead to a number of issues as collagen is a very important nutrient that helps sustain a strong body while hindering the deteriorating effects of aging.
Given that collagen helps with building and repairing bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, and intervertebral disks, among other things, consuming foods (such as bone broth) rich in this key protein can be very beneficial.
7 Benefits of Collagen
- Enhances skin and hair health
- Lessens joint pains and degeneration
- Aids with healing leaky gut
- Improves metabolism, muscle mass, and energy output
- Nourishes nails, hair, and teeth
- Boosts liver health
- Helps safeguard cardiovascular health
On a Final Note
With 19 different amino acids, collagen is a “complex protein” not to dismiss. I take one serving of collagen powder almost every day. If it includes bovine collagen, chicken collagen, fish collagen, and egg shell membrane collagen, all the better in order to get different types of collagen. I also enjoy the Ancestral Supplements brand that offers several options with collagen. Of course, making your own bone broth on a regular basis is yet another wonderful way to include collagen in your diet. Check with your doctor and see what amount of collagen would be ideal for you!
Until next time!
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