As we get into our 30's, we lose the ability to naturally produce collagen in our skin. It's said that using a replacement can help to slow down the ageing process.
Collagen is a protein found in animals' (including humans') connective tissue, bones, hooves and hides, and, obviously, our own skin. We have all heard of collagen as an ingredient to put 'on' our skin but have you thought about ingesting it? The scientific research is still questioning whether or not topical collagen makes any difference to your skin. Some experts think that my taking collagen in supplement form may be a more effective way to prevent the signs of ageing.
Here are six reasons why you should start the new year as you mean to continue and invest in good powder collagen.
Healthy Hair (and fuller brows!)
As collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body it gives the hair elasticity, strength and flexibility.
Cellulite is most pronounced in women who have sagging muscles and skin. Exercise and protein can reduce the stores of fat under the skin. Protein helps to firm up muscles that can keep fat stores in place and reduce the dimpled effect of cellulite.
Decrease fine lines
Ingestible collagen peptide is more easily absorbed by the body. As a result, it may boost collagen in the skin's deeper layers where it helps reduce the look of wrinkles by plumping and firming the skin.
Reduce joint pain and inflammation
Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints. The amount of collagen in your body decreases as you get older and your risk of developing degenerative joint disorders such as osteoarthritis increases.
Help tighten loose skin
One thing collagen is most known for is its ability to tighten loose skin. As we age we lose the natural ability to produce collagen so incorporating it in our diet is a must.
Nourish your digestion system
Collagen can help heal the gut and the digestive lining. If you suffer with IBS or digestive issues then collagen could be the answer.
There you have it. Six whole reasons to be kicking off this new year with a new supplement.