You may have heard the word ‘Collagen’ especially in the skincare world but you probably don’t know what it is or its benefits to the body.
Well, this article will help you out.
Collage is the fibrous protein found throughout your body, in organs, muscles, skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, blood vessels, tendons, joints, cartilage, and your digestive system.
Collagen provides the strength and elasticity that allows you to function and is the protein that both holds you together and helps you move.
Although the body naturally produces collagen, the aging process and environmental factors such as smoking and UV exposure can slow down or damage that production. As collagen levels drop, you may start to experience weakness, joint pain, sagging skin, wrinkles, thinning hair, cellulite, and fatigue.
Collagen supplements may help minimize these symptoms and support your body as it works to replace the proteins lost over time.
Taking Collagen supplements whether in capsule, tablet, or powder form provides health benefits, and here are some of them.
1.Improves your Hair, Skin, and Nails
As you age, you may have noticed that your skin has become looser and less elastic – and there may be wrinkles or creases where your skin was once more smooth and supple. You might also experience brittle nails, peeling, splitting, or breakage. Your hair may also begin to thin and become dry and brittle.
This is because collagen protein is essential to healthy hair, skin, and nails. Increasing collagen intake can go a long way to make your skin appear more firm and smooth. It can also impact the appearance of your hair’s fullness and shine.
Adding collagen to your diet can also help in reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
2. Repairs your digestive tract
Regular collagen supplementation may help to patch over any ‘leaks’ in the gut, preventing damaging toxins from leaving your digestive tract and reaching the rest of your body.
In some studies, that translates to decreased inflammation and fewer symptoms for those experiencing IBS, Crohn’s, acid reflux, and leaky gut syndrome.
3. Promotes healthier joints
With age, and as your collagen production depletes, your joints can become stiff, swollen, and painful, even causing a lack of mobility. Collagen contains the amino acids glycine and proline, which help to support joint mobility and healthy inflammatory response.
4. Improves muscle mass and weight management
Between 1–10% of muscle tissue is composed of collagen. This protein is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly.
As you supplement, you give your body the amino acids required to build muscle tissue, which then burns calories and facilitates nutrient conversion.
Essentially, collagen helps to turn your body into a fat-burning machine, even when you’re at rest. There is some evidence to also suggest that supplemental collagen may support a feeling of fullness after you eat.
5. Improves Heart Health
One of the all-important amino acids found in collagen is proline, which is integral for repairing tissue in your arteries, regulating blood pressure, and keeping arteries clear of risky plaque deposits.
6.Cleanse your liver
The liver is meant to cleanse your body of toxins, but when those toxins build up, they can cause damage to the liver itself. Regular consumption of collagen may help limit that damage
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