Benefits Of Drinking Collagen Protein Powder Every Day
By Janet Early
Collagen has been a hot topic in the health and beauty communities for the past several years – and for good reason!
This easily accessible protein can make your skin firmer, your hair softer and your body more flexible. In a way, it’s like a supplemental version of the Fountain of Youth.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the human body – it accounts for 70% of protein in the skin and 30% of the total protein in the body.
Made up of key amino acids (glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine), collagen is derived from animal tissue and significantly improves the health of the various tissues throughout the body.
It’s like the Mom of our insides, keeping everything in place and holding down the fort. And let’s face it, without Mom, we’d all fall apart.
Similarly, without enough collagen, you are more likely to age prematurely, develop pain in your joints and struggle with digestive or metabolic problems.
Benefits Of Daily Collagen Intake
Ingesting this protein regularly can improve your body inside and out – Mom’s back and she’s taking care of business.
- Reduces wrinkles
- Tightens and firms up skin
- Replaces dead skin cells
- Strengthens hair
- Reduces joint pain
- Decreases tendon and ligament stiffness
- Increases flexibility and protects joints
- Breaks down proteins and helps mend the gut lining (very helpful for people with leaky gut syndrome)
- Absorbs water, which benefits digestion
- Boosts metabolism
- Increases energy levels
- Improves muscle development
- Detoxifies due to its glycine amino acid content
- Reduces cellulite
- Minimizes stress and stretch marks
- Improves bone health
- Helps balance the body’s hormonal system
In a nutshell, collagen benefits any body part or system that is related to movement by increasing elasticity.
How To Take Collagen:
- Powder form, found at your local health foods store.
Simply mix one serving into your water, coffee or smoothie once a day on an empty stomach (I take mine in the morning when I wake up).
- Eat bone broth, which is rich in the protein – check out this recipe for inspiration!
Note: Be cautious of lotions and beauty products touting collagen as an ingredient. These products typically don’t absorb well through the skin and the results won’t be nearly as impactful as when you actually ingest the protein.
Would you try or have you tried supplementing collagen before? Please share your experiences thoughts below!
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Janet Early is a health enthusiast living in Los Angeles and working as a researcher for a major television company. An aspiring writer, Janet discovered her passion for wholesome nutrition and natural healing while navigating the struggles of balancing food sensitivities in a modern world. In addition to nutrition, she enjoys traveling, storytelling and embarking on daily adventures.
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