I have 5 ways collagen can be an overall health boost to share.
But first, it’s important to remember that while collagen and gelatin are called different things, they are essential the same. Their difference lies in how they perform when added to hot or cold liquids.
Dr. Amy Myers says that collagen and gelatin are the same exact thing as far as health benefits are concerned.
If you want the full guide to collagen vs. gelatin, check THIS post out.
5 Ways Collagen Can be an Overall Health Boost
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Regardless, the reason many want to know the benefits of collagen is because it is the easier of the two to dissolve in any liquid. Therefore, the spotlight is on collagen today.
Can improve skin health
I am all about that skincare life (still catching up from years of not caring, btw). Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and with appropriate amounts of it, your skin will stay glowing and vibrant. “A study published in 2014 randomly chose 46 of 69 women, ages 35-55 years old, to take a collagen hydrolysate supplement. The rest of the group took a placebo. The women who took the collagen showed an improvement in skin elasticity within four weeks.” (source)
Can strengthen hair, nails, and teeth
“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. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that there’s an “essential relationships between extracellular matrix (ECM) and hair follicle regeneration, suggesting that collagen could be a potential therapeutic target for hair loss and other skin-related diseases.” (source)
Might ease joint pain
“As your cartilage weakens and deteriorates with age, you may start to feel stiff, achy joints. It’s possible that upping your collagen intake may help reduce joint pain and alleviate symptoms of arthritis.” (source)
Aids in healing Leaky Gut Syndrome
“Bone broth, which is an incredible source of collagen, is one of the best natural ways to treat leaky gut. Studies show patients with IBS tested low for collagen IV. Broth contains bioavailable collagen, which means your body can quickly use this protein and the other vitamins, minerals and important amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that come with it. Even if you don’t suffer from IBS symptoms, collagen is an excellent supplement to take for gut health.” (source)
Potential increase in athletic performance
“We replace what modern food processing has removed from our diets by restoring and promoting collagen production – essential to muscle and ligament health. This helps you push harder, farther, and longer… to get you back at it faster, and to help you dig deeper.” (source)
Best Collagen Brand
I love and use the Gut Garden Collagen.
The Gut Garden Collagen:
- is pasture raised and grass-fed
- boasts an impressive amino acid profile
- contains no extra and unnecessary additives
- was created by another Gutsy girl who gets us
I know, like, and totally trust Gut Garden. Lily, too, is a mompreneur with impeccable values for the Gutsy community. And I want to see us support her and the Gut Garden brand.
So, whenever you purchase from GUT GARDEN HERE, you can use my code AGUTSYGIRL in order to save an extra 15% off anything and everything, including the collagen. For $29.99 (that doesn’t even include my discount yet!) you’ll get 1 pound of collagen. And that’s a lot.
So tell me, do you use collagen? Thoughts?
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