WHAT IS COLLAGEN POWDER AND HOW CAN IT HELP WITH AGING?
As you get older, your collagen is reduced and you begin to see wrinkles in your skin, your joints may start to ache. The ability to fight disease is reduced and you get tired faster.
One of the main reasons this is happening is because your body stops making as much collagen as you age.
Collagen is a protein, but it is more than just a protein. It is found in every part of your body including your muscles, bones, skin and hair.
WHEN YOUR PRODUCTION OF COLLAGEN SLOWS DOWN, THE FOLLOWING CAN OCCUR:-
Your skin loses its elasticity
Your ligaments are more stiff
Your stomach lining loses some of its function
Your hair and nails grow more slowly and lose their strength and shine
Collagen is made up of amino acids and collagen is what holds everything together in our bodies where it is supposed to be. Your body can make amino acids from protein in your diet. This process can slow down if you are ill or you have a lot of stress in your life.
Collagen is 30% of the protein in our body and 70% of the protein in our skin.
You can supplement your collagen supply by eating more in your diet. You can do this by eating collagen powder.
Collagen has always been part of the human diet and you can get it from eating animals. The majority of the collagen comes from the bones, the skin, and the ligaments. These parts can be used to make foods and supplements that are rich in collagen..
To get the collagen, you can make some bone, broth which is rich in collagen. It does take a little time to make bone broth because you have to simmer the bones for a number of hours to release all the collagen they contain. It does make a delicious soup if you add more vegetables to the broth.
Collagen powder is just as good as the bone broth and it comes in powder form. There are two types, collagen peptides and collagen protein.
COLLAGEN PEPTIDES IS HYDROLYZED GELATIN
Gelatin is what is produced when collagen is heated. The collagen peptides are easy to digest and you can mix it into drinks, smoothies etc.
COLLAGEN PROTEIN IS GELATIN POWDER
It is the purest form of collagen. It will gel up when it is mixed with liquids. It is ideal for baking and cooking. This one may be harder for some people to digest.
SUPPLEMENTING WITH COLLAGEN POWDER HAS MANY BENEFITS:-
It can cut down on wrinkles, and give the skin more elasticity
Your skin, hair and nails will grow better
It improves bone and joint health
It may improve hormone production.
It can help coat the digestive tract, and so help towards healing a leaky gut
It could help your body to make more collagen of its own
There are different brands to choose from so have a look for the ones that have been produced using collagen from grass fed or pasture raised animals so there is no chance of it containing antibiotics and hormones.
I do like the Gelatin by Great Lakes and you can buy it from Amazo