Okay, so collagen has definitely been the “it girl” in the supplement world for a minute. We’re seeing collagen in everything, from those adorable adult gummy vitamins that taste like candy to special additions to your morning protein shake.
It’s a surprise that we’re not asking for our collagen salad dressing on the side when out to lunch. But is collagen worth the hype?
Here are 5 benefits of collagen you absolutely need to know about.
- Glowing Skin and Elasticity
Collagen is often touted as the glue that holds everything together, and as we age, our bodies produce lower-quality collagen, leaving us with less than plump skin. Don’t worry though, a collagen supplement can easily improve your skin texture and reduce the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles. Collagen strengthens the skin while also improving elasticity and hydration.
- Hair and Nails
Hair, nails, hips, heels—Broadway sensation Todrick Hall’s hit single may very well be about collagen! Collagen is an abundant protein found in our bodies and is one of the major elements found in our bones, skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and even teeth! A collagen supplement can help aid in preventing nail brittleness and may stimulate your hair and nails to grow.
- Gut Health
Let’s face it, digestion is the key to health and achieving your weight loss goals. (Insert poop smiley face emoji here!) You are what you eat, and studies have shown that increasing your collagen intake can result in better digestion and reduce gut inflammation. If you suffer from leaky gut syndrome, collagen may be for you! In the same way collagen strengthens and tightens your skin, it can close the gaps in your digestive tract, preventing toxins from entering your bloodstream. Even if you don’t suffer from LGS, your tummy will thank you for incorporating collagen into your diet. Collagen contains Glycine, an amino acid which helps stimulate stomach acid production. This in turn increases your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. It’s a nutrient nesting doll—a nutrient that helps you absorb other nutrients.
- Weight Management
Glowing skin, strong hair and nails, and now add weight management to the list. Glycine, the amino acid mentioned above, helps form muscles by converting sugar into energy. We all know that the more lean muscle tissue you have, the more calories you burn throughout the day. Turn your body into a fat-burning machine by incorporating a collagen supplement such as Nutrii Premium Collagen + Hair, Skin, and Nails. Studies suggest collagen may help curb appetite and result in a feeling of “fullness” after meals.
We are exposed to toxins every day, and I’m not just talking about the office gossip who gives you side eye at lunch. Collagen helps aid your liver in this detoxification process and provide it with the support it needs. This is especially important to those who like to imbibe on an adult beverage (or three) every now and then at happy hour.
Collagen is definitely a supplement that can help with metabolism, nails, hair, and skin health, as well as detoxification of your body. Make sure to purchase grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen peptides that is minimally processed to ensure you reap all of its amazing benefits.
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