The topic of collagen has been buzzing around, especially in the anti-aging world. I wanted to answer a lot of your questions and separate truth from fiction when it comes to collagen + your body!
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the protein that forms the connective tissue throughout your body (a.k.a. FASCIA).
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we enter our late 20s and early 30s, the natural collagen production begins to slow and eventually decline. This is when visible signs of aging come to the surface such as fine lines and wrinkles.
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to replenish the collagen in our bodies because collagen can help strengthen our bones, fights away signs of aging and builds better fascia that acts as a web around and through our muscles and organs, can even help keep our bones strong and much more!
HOW CAN I ADD COLLAGEN INTO MY DIET?
Collagen is naturally found in many foods and can easily be incorporated into your diet. Some of those foods include:
You also have the option of taking a collagen supplement*. I recommend using a pure, clean collagen product and have listed a few of my recommendations below.
*Make sure you are getting your protein source elsewhere (such as grass-fed and grass finished beef, pastured eggs, wild caught fish) because collagen is not a complete protein. Yes, it is a protein and can be a great added source of protein, but don't rely just on collagen for your protein needs.
HOW IS TAKING COLLAGEN GOING TO BENEFIT ME?
By increasing your collagen intake now, you can slow the aging process and help your body become stronger and healthier. A strong healthy body can help you live a long prosperous life without having to battle health issue after health issue.
12 ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN
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