The benefits of collagen
Perhaps one of the most surprising healthy trends that started this year and no doubt will prevail next year is collagen. We’ve all heard of collagen and how important it is for young healthy skin, but do we really know how important it is for many other aspects, what it is exactly and how to incorporate it into our daily routine?
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein found in 25-35% of the whole body, present in connective tissues, such as the skin, tendons, ligaments, gut, blood vessels, bones, intervertebral discs and muscle tissue. It’s one of the most common proteins in the body, however, as we age, the natural production of collagen decreases, making it even more important to include it as a supplement in our daily routine.
But, why is it becoming such a popular superfood?
Because inflammation has been one of the most popular wellness topics of the year, as it is well documented that chronic inflammation can lead to disease and cause many ailments. And, what happens to be one of the most anti-inflammatory superfoods? Collagen.
What properties does collagen have?
Most of us know that collagen is good for the skin and preventing aging, however, what we may not know is that it’s incredibly beneficial for the gut, as it reduces inflammation and repairs the digestive tract, improving digestion. Our gut is said to be the second brain of our body, as 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut lining as well as 70% of our immune system, therefore, making sure we have a healthy gut, is not only vital for our digestion, but also for our immunity, mood and energy levels.
So, not only are you preventing aging and promoting healthy and glowing skin, but you’re also strengthening your gut health and immunity.
How to take collagen?
Not sure how to include collagen into your daily routine? You can either take it as a supplement everyday or add it as a powder to your morning smoothies. By taking it everyday, you’ll notice the positive effects it has on your overall health and wellbeing.
Seeing all the benefits collagen has, and how it’s yet to become the most popular superfood of 2018, are you going to join the trend and make this a staple in your diet? Discover all the benefits it has to offer for yourself!