Why is Collagen such a favorite?
Collagen is a protein structure found in all animals, including humans, that gives structure to our bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, nails, and many other vital body tissues. Think of it as the frame of your house.
The lean-meat protein you find in other supplements is great for muscle building. But your body is made up of other types of protein, including collagen.
In an extreme simplification of human metabolism, it makes sense that to produce healthy collagen structures ourselves, we need to eat the things that make it, and the easiest way to do that is to consume the collagen of animals.
The most ancient way of getting collagen is through making bone broth or slow-cooking bone-in cuts of meat and eating everything that you can. These are still great options but don’t appeal to everyone.
Another option is to use a collagen supplement. These supplements are virtually tasteless and can be blended into beverages and foods that you already enjoy. A scoop in your morning coffee or tea? Mixed into a smoothie? Stirred into yogurt?
Human Random Control Trials suggest that collagen protein consumption of 10 grams per day can:
- Reduce joint pain
- Improve hair and nail strength/texture
- Reduce the depth of wrinkles
- Improve bone density when paired with other bone-building foods/supplements
As with other supplements that support tissue health, such as glucosamine and chondroitin, it is essential to be both consistent and patient giving yourself multiple weeks to determine if the addition of collagen is beneficial for your body.
Where can I buy Collagen? You will see it all over now in many stores – please check the ingredients to ensure you are getting a clean product. And by clean, if you don’t know what an ingredient is…. Google it! We sell the brand by Equip Foods at Crusher – and it is a clean form. Come give it a try!