"I want to look old, have thin skin, weak nails, every day, and have an achy stomach everyday," said NO ONE EVER. Let me introduce you, possibly re-introduce you, to collagen protein and its benefits.
Have you noticed all the talk about collagen lately? In other words, it's everywhere! It's on social media, it's in new products. Also, that human from your meeting yesterday shouted across the table at a terrible time to tell you about it. Certainly, it's everywhere because collagen is a BEAUTY BOSS.
I mean, seriously, have you ever met someone who didn't want to reverse the signs of aging or not have healthy skin? My guess is you haven't.
Let's get into the benefits of using collagen protein.
What is Collagen Protein?
First, let's get this out of the way, collagen protein is for ALL humans. I've been hearing a lot about the benefits for women. Maybe, because it is considered a beauty product. But every single person produces collagen in their body. EVERYONE. All humans alike should be taking collagen.
Now that we got the most important part out of the way, let's talk about what collagen protein is. It is the glue that holds us together. Literally. It helps form connective tissue from your bones to your skin.
According to Debra Jaliman, MD, author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, "After the age of 25, we break down more collagen than we make, so that's why we start to see fine lines and wrinkles." AGE 25!
The point is if you are over the age of 25 collagen is super important for you and you should seriously consider starting a daily routine of getting collagen in your body.
Collagen Protein Benefit #1- "I Look Old"
One of the important benefits of using collagen protein is it can reverse the signs of aging. With collagen, you won't be saying "I feel old" anymore.
In our modern society, looking old is not a good thing. People do not like it. For example, we get botox and we use products that say "anti-aging" on them obsessively. But, those products are FILLED with chemicals. If you look in your bathroom, the product with the most chemicals in it is probably your make-up if you wear it.
Collagen is all-natural. Your body is already producing it. However, after the age of 25, it's not producing enough. We need to help it out by giving it a boost.
It can reverse the signs of aging by increasing the elasticity of your skin. 75-80% of your skin is made up of collagen. That is a major amount because your skin is also the largest organ. The middle layer of your skin, called the dermis, is where the elastic tissue is and it is responsible for giving skin its fullness. Collagen can help boost the middle layer (where the elastic tissue is) and repair it so you look radiant on the outside while your skin is healing on the inside.
This means collagen can drastically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefit #2- "I Have an Achy Stomach"
A second benefit of using collagen protein is it can improve your digestion. Gut health is finally making the spotlight. Lots of people are talking about it. By taking collagen, you'll be improving your gut health. As a result... no more "I have an achy stomach."
Collagen can help support acid production in your stomach. The collagen breaks down into amino acids and peptides. Once this occurs, the collagen can flow through your bloodstream. This process makes digestion easier. And because collagen protein flows through your bloodstream, many other benefits take place. It really is the glue holding your body together.
Secondly, collagen can help repair the infrastructure, the lining, and the intestines. Therefore, collagen can boost your digestion and improve your gut health in the process.
Therefore, collagen can support the improvement of gut health. As a result, this can lead to many improvements throughout your whole body. Many of them involving skin health such as acne, rosacea, and eczema.
Last But Not Least, Benefit #3
Another benefit of bringing collagen protein into your daily routine is it can help with cellulite.
Cellulite is caused by an interaction with the connective tissue and the layer of fat right below it. In other words, you need collagen to help repair that connective tissue.
Again, collagen helps form connective tissue. It helps form it in your skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Weakened collagen can make skin impurities more apparent because the skin is thinner and loses its shape. As a result, it makes these harder to conceal. Improve and repair your connective tissue with collagen. Strengthen the tissue to help with cellulite.
We all get cellulite and that's OKAY. It is more common in women but we can all be susceptible to it. We may not like it. I've heard many people say they won't wear shorts because of it. Give collagen a try to help improve this and your mindset in this area. Own your body! And while owning your body, help repair it, too :)
The benefits of adding collagen protein to your day are MAJOR. I encourage you to start today.
Let me tell you a little secret about me. I'm the "crazy wellness lady." Similar, to the phrase "crazy cat lady." But, I'm not a huge fan of cats. But I'm crazy about wellness, just like cat ladies are crazy about cats.
Before I recommend any product, to my readers and my followers, I test them out on myself first. Sort of like a human guinea pig.
I've been using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Unflavored for several years and I LOVE all the benefits of taking this collagen protein. I throw a scoop in my AM coffee, blend it up, and I start my day. I've also tried it in smoothies... YUMMMMMM!
Why Vital Proteins? I enjoy this brand because it's Non-GMO, no BS, made from grass-fed cows, and it's unflavored. SIMPLE and only ONE ingredient.
Buyer Beware: I've done a lot of research on different collagen brands on the market and have found several that are full of fillers. Gross- we don't want those. If buying collagen, other than Vital Proteins or Bulletproof, CHECK THE INGREDIENTS. Say no to fillers. And say no to the use of industrial animals.
In other words, unflavored collagen peptides should only have ONE ingredient in it, hydrolyzed collagen powder. Secondly, pasture-raised animals are happy animals. Let's support brands that use no-fillers and happy cows who get to live their lives in an open pasture.
If you are over the age of 25, start adding collagen into your daily routine now to improve skin health and digestive health.
Your Certified Brain Health Coach,
Owner of SustainaBRAIN