This post is based off my opinion and experience with Collagen. I am not a doctor, take all of this information as insight and do what’s best for you!
Collagen is one of the top topics I have been asked about recently. I have been taking peptides for around 6 months now and thought I would share my experience with you all!
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is made up of 18 amino acids, of which 8 are essential amino acids. Three amino acids – proline, hyroxyproline and glycine- are the most abundant, which gives it unique functional properties different from all other proteins.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FROM COLLAGEN?
- Increases skin elasticity and hydration
- Suppresses UV-induced skin damage and photo-aging
- Decreases wrinkle depth and volume
Joint pain benefits:
- Reduces joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation
- Improves mobility
- Reduces injury recovery time
Weight loss benefits:
- Helps retain muscle mass
- Smooth’s cellulite appearance
- Provides fullness unlike other proteins
Gut health benefits:
- The two amino acids found in Collagen (glycine and proline) help heal the stomach lining and prevent stress-induced ulcers.
- Collagen helps digestion by holding water in the intestine, helping move food through the GI tract more smoothly.
- Collagen contains glutamine – which is a key amino acid that prevents amino inflammation of the gut wall while helping to heal leaky gut syndrome.
WHY IS COLLAGEN SO TRENDY?
I think collagen is trendy because it’s a form of changing your appearance from the inside out. Before the recent introduction to collagen powder – collagen was primarily used and applied through skin creams and lotion’s – which, unfortunately, collagen does not get absorbed by the skin when applied topically due to the full-length molecule which are too big to penetrate the skin!
HOW HAS COLLAGEN HELPED YOU?
I have been taking Collagen for around 6 months now and have noticed a significant difference in my hair, skin, and nails. I have to cut my nails every week – literally EVERY WEEK. My hair is shinier and looks healthier and also – my skin! I can’t believe how clear and “glowy” my skin is – even my friends and family have noticed. While all of this is great it’s not why I actually take Collagen. I take these peptides to help rebuild my gut lining – I had trouble for the past years consuming anything really, I was constantly sick from my meals but since I have began taking Collagen I can tolerate more foods while also helping with my bloat issues!
HOW DO YOU TAKE COLLAGEN?
Orally. 1 serving size is two scoops of the powder – it makes it easy to incorporate into my drinks (I make lattes every morning) or other recipes. The Further Food peptide powder in my opinion has no taste, therefore I mix it in with lattes, smoothies, and even baked goods.
WHICH BRAND DO YOU USE?
I use Ancient Nutrition & Vital Proteins!
IS THERE SUCH THING AS PLANT-BASED COLLAGEN?
I am not sure about this one. Through doing research – looking high and low for a friend of mine who has been interested in finding a plant-based form but it seems not to be available (yet). I’m assuming this is because the proteins you are receiving from peptides are from animals and it’s hard to match it in plant form. Just a thought!
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