I don't know why I haven't been supplementing with collagen my whole life. My favorite way to do this is with Vital Proteins. I've been drinking these products for almost a year now (unpaid). When I decided to tell you guys about them, I reached out to them and asked if they could send me lots of product for a cool shoot!
THERE IS SCIENCE BEHIND THIS
This is why I love collagen protein SO MUCH. And why you need to start supplementing ASAP!!
Type 1 collagen is said to be the most abundant protein in our bodies. You can find it in your tendons, digestive system, blood vessels, muscles, and perhaps the most known, your skin! It replaces dead skin cells and gives our skin the elasticity and strength it needs to fight off aging. In our tendons and joints, it acts as a glue to hold everything together.
Unfortunately, collagen naturally begins to slow down as we age. All signs of aging, including wrinkles, joint pain and overall sagging skin, is because of this. Collagen levels can also be depleted by other lifestyle things like smoking and sun exposure too
Researchers at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found that patients that were suffering with rheumatoid arthritis found relief when supplementing with collagen. Other studies have shown that people suffering with other ailments like joint pain show significant improvements when supplementing with collagen when completing what were once, very painful daily activities like walking up and down stairs, etc.
The amino acids in collagen build tissue that line the GI tract and therefore improves IBS, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Increases Energy and Boosts Metabolism
Glycine helps to form muscle tissue by converting glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells.
Improves Skin, Teeth, & Hair
As we age, collagen production slows. Skin is loose, has more wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Increasing collagen levels can help your skin firm, increase smoothness, and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally. It can also help to prevent and reduce cellulite and stretch marks.
So get on it guys!! I've made it easy for you.
This protein powder is some of the best and cleanest I've ever tried. I like the flavorless ones because I can make them into whatever I want! It's not chalky or thick, you barely even know that it's there.