Collagen has been a popular component in beauty treatments and products over the past few years. It has long been credited for its amazing ability to moisturize your skin, reduce fine lines, minimize the appearance of stretch marks, and generally promote healthy hair.
Before you actually begin rubbing that collagen cream all over thinking you can get your collagen levels up, check out these quick interesting facts you need to know to make sure you’re optimizing your collagen consumption:
1. Collagen needs to be consumed
Topical application will not give you the benefits of collagen because it actually needs to be consumed so it can benefit you.
2. Take Vitamin C
To enhance your body’s absorption of nutrients when taking a collagen supplement, take vitamin C with it.
3. There’s more to collagen than getting beautiful-looking skin.
It also acts as major building blocks in bone, joints, and blood vessels. It can also help promote healthy hair and nails.
4. There are (at least!) 16 types of collagen
However, a large portion (around 80-90%) of the collagen in your body are types I, II, and III.
5. Collagen Type IV supports healthy brain function
Increased intake of collagen can actually aid in combating the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
6. Collagen promotes heart health
Collagen may assist in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing heart diseases.
7. Collagen supports a healthy gut
Poor diet, stress, certain prescription medications, too much alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to gastrointestinal disorders and poor digestive health. This includes bloating, diarrhea, upset stomach, and constipation. Collagen is a superb supplement for overall gut health.
8. Collagen helps alleviate joint, knee, and back pain
Collagen may help slow down the deterioration of the joints and back, aiding in alleviating the resulting pain and stiffness.
9. Our body naturally produces collagen
However, collagen and hyaluronic acid production substantially decline by age 25. And while we may not notice it, this is when our skin starts visibly aging.
10. What you eat plays an important role in your collagen production
Eating collagen-boosting foods will help increase collagen production. The best collagen-rich food would have to be bone broth. While most foods aid the body in synthesizing collagen, bone broth already contains a form of collagen from which your body can instantly benefit.
While we definitely agree that intake of collagen-rich food is an excellent way to boost your collagen production, we also understand that with our super busy schedules, it’s not always realistic to expect that we follow a collagen-rich diet.
And this is where supplementation comes in.
At MAV Nutrition, we created the Multi-Collagen Peptides
An all-in-one, premium collagen protein powder with a potent, high-quality blend of hydrolyzed bovine, chicken, fish, and egg collagen peptides, our Multi-Collagen provides collagen Types I, II, III, IV, and X. Check it out here and let us know what you think!
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