8 Amazing Ways the Body Benefits from Collagen Consumption
It’s an important piece of information that many who consume bone broth don’t already know… It’s packed with collagen. You might wonder what that even means, how it affects you and what collagen can actually do for you. Well, that’s what I’m here for.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN
To understand how it works, we must first understand what it is.
In short, Collagen is the basic structure of bone, tendons, hair, skin, and connective tissues. When cooked, it forms into gelatin. Collagen is a pure, clear protein containing amino acids. Its consistency is like that of a gel. It is the most abundant protein found in the human body and is sometimes referred to as the ‘glue’ that holds our bodies together.
In our youth, our collagen production in our bodies is high. As we age it naturally slows in production; reducing plumpness of the skin, causing wrinkles to appear, cartilage to weaken and joint pains to become more prominent. It is at this point when people begin to realise how valuable a protein it really is, and it’s key benefits become more apparent than ever.
THE 8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN
1. It Gives You A Healthy Glow
The amino acids within it allow collagen to support skin elasticity and moisture with minimal side effects. It helps keep our skin, nails and hair healthy and has even been said to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
2. Long Luscious Locks, Strong Nails and Healthy Teeth
As with the skin, collagen’s regenerative abilities can affect our teeth, nails and our hair. If you’ve always suffered from weak nails, limp hair and not so strong teeth, it might be time you welcomed some extra collagen into your life.
3. Collagen Promotes Healthy Joints
By promoting elasticity, collagen also encourages the regeneration of bones, tendons, cartilage and joints. Studies show that the consumption of collagen can alleviate joint pain and treat a number of joint disorders such as osteoarthritis.
4. It Is An Effective Treatment for Leaky Gut Syndrome
When our bodies suffer the impacts of a leaky gut, the collagen levels within the gut decrease. Collagen helps to strengthen the lining of the gut making the consumption of it an excellent method of treatment. Likewise, gelatin (the cooked form of collagen), adds hydrophilic colloids to the diet. These promote digestive juices that make it easier for food to pass through the digestive tract, making life easier for sufferers of leaky gut syndrome.
5. Collagen Loves Your Liver
Along with other amino acids, collagen contains glycine. Glycine has been proven to treat some liver disorders including reducing the intensity and size of some cancerous tumours within the liver.
6. It Loves Your Heart
Proline also exists within collagen. This particular amino acid plays an important role in the functioning of joints and tendons. It also works to protect the heart through a number of bodily processes. Proline can assist in preventing the build-up of atherosclerotic deposits, therefore reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis.
7. Collagen Helps Your Metabolism Work Harder
Collagen is a protein that already exists in the body. By boosting collagen levels within the body we help to boost its effects. When we boost collagen levels we in turn increase our metabolism. It can also positively affect muscle mass and give us more energy.
8. Collagen Helps Treat Chrones and Colitis
Gelatin, the cooked form of collagen, is well-known as a successful treatment for conditions such as Crohn’s Disease and Colitis.
The even more wonderful thing about ‘all the above,’ of course, is that, as mentioned earlier, bone broth is rich in collagen. So, by consuming bone broth, we are giving our bodies the fabulous benefits of collagen (among other things). If you want to start getting some extra collagen into your body and making the most of its 8 fabulous benefits, stock up on Broth of Life now!
Sprinkle I onto your food, mix it in as you cook or enjoy it as a gorgeously warming winter drink. Whichever way you decide to consume your Broth of Life, your body will benefit from it and thank you for it.