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Adding Collagen to Your Daily Routine

August 30, 2017 0 Comments

Recently I have been adding collagen to my everyday routine and I have found a quick and easy way to enjoy your collagen supplement. A study was done recently found that women who took collagen hydrolysate (the peptide form) regularly for 8 weeks saw a 20% reduction in wrinkles! (1)

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Benefits of Collagen –

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen. It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. – Dr. Axe

Collagen is a long-chain amino acid. This means that it is made up of Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine and in nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. I know this sounds gross, but isn’t any wierder than us eating meat.

Did you know that as we get older, our body slows its production of collagen? By supplementing with a powder, you are able to help replenish your body.

The most noticable difference is going to be in your skin and hair, but there are so many differenet benefits.

The Top 7 Benefits of Collagen according to Dr. Axe

  1. Improves Health of Skin & Hair
  2. Reduces Joint Pains and Degenerates
  3. Helps Heal Leaky Gut
  4. Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Mass and Energy Output
  5. Strengthens Nails, Hair and Teeth
  6. Improves Liver Health
  7. Protects Cardiovascular Health

Something to be aware of when looking at different collagens is that there are several different types of collagen. Each type has a specific purpose in your body.

Type I – Helps form parts of the body, including tendons, ligaments, organs and skin.

Type II – Helps build cartilage.

Type III – Helps give skin its elasticity and firmness, also forms blood vessels and tissue within the heart.

Type IV – Helps form basal lamina, which is found in endothelial cells that form tissue that surround organs, muscles and fat.

Type V – Needed to make the surface of cells, as well as hair strands and tissue found in women’s placentas

Type X – New bone formation and forming articular cartilage.

Check out some of my other beauty routines like – using cleansing balm or my favorite hydrosol.

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Using Collagen –

One of the best things about collagen is it can easily be added to just about anything and won’t even be detected. Personally I add it to my coffee every morning, but can be added into any part of your breakfast or day. If you are a smoothie drinker then adding a scoop will help boost your smoothie even more. Or if you eat oatmeal in the morning add a scoop to it! You can even add to your muffins! Pretty much the possibilities are enless.

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