5 Reasons You Need More Collagen in Your Diet

5 Reasons You Need More Collagen in Your Diet

You’ve probably heard of Collagen before. Collagen is actually a form of protein.

It’s responsible for keeping your body looking + feeling young.

Here’s why you need it:

1. Youthful Skin

You need Collagen in your body.

It’s what keeps your skin flexible so that it can stretch instead of wrinkle.

When the body begins to produce less Collagen (after age 25), you’ll start to see fine lines and wrinkles.

That’s because your skin isn’t as flexible, and it’s harder to go back to its original position, like after smiling, squinting, or laughing.

2. Hair Growth

Collagen is a protein, which is one of the key ingredients in long, strong hair.

First, it helps encourage hair growth because it strengthens your hair follicles.

This is where your hair grows at the root.

So your hair can grow stronger and faster.

Second, it strengthens your hair strands.

This means your hair breaks less, so it will be longer and healthier.

Trust me; Collagen is the miracle hair ingredient.

3. Fewer Injuries

Collagen is what keeps our bones strong.

As we age, our bodies produce less Collagen. In fact, we start producing less Collagen when we’re only 25!

From that point on, it’s easier for our bones to get fractured and injured because they are more fragile.

When you add more Collagen to your body, you strengthen your bones and reduce the chance of injury.

4. Less Pain

We just talked about how Collagen means strong bones.

When you don’t have enough Collagen, then your bones begin to lose density, which leads to inflammation.

Inflammation causes stiffness, discomfort, and irritation within the muscle joints.

So you need Collagen to keep your bones dense + reduce inflammation.

When you increase the Collagen in your body, you also reduce the chance of osteoporosis within the body, which contributes to inflammation and stiffness.

Altogether, Collagen is a great way to boost your bone health and reduce the chance of inflammation over time.

5. Gut Health

Collagen helps your body break down food in your intestines.

This means food moves through your stomach easier, and there are fewer gastric acids, which leads to heartburn, ulcers, and other digestive problems.

When there is stomach inflammation, Collagen helps create new smooth muscle cells to heal the stomach lining + intestines.

In fact, studies show that people with IBS have reduced Collagen levels.

So increasing Collagen can reduce stomach issues and lead to a healthier gut.

How to Get More Collagen

Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies produce less Collagen.

That means our skin ages faster, our hair grows slower, we’re more prone to injuries and pain, and our gut health deteriorates.

After the age of 25, we need to put more Collagen into our bodies.

There are a few ways we can do this:

  1. Supplements

You can take a daily Collagen supplement to make up for the lost nutrients.

  1. Collagen Powder

You can mix protein powder with water or milk to keep your Collagen high.

We love trying different flavors of the protein powder to keep it interesting.

Sometimes we’ll add chocolate powder to milk for a refreshing post-workout drink.

Or in the summer, we’ll do pink lemonade protein powder + ice cold water + lemons for pink lemonade.

In winter, it’s chocolate powder + steamed milk for hot cocoa.

Or we’ll just do unflavored powder in our daily water bottle.

So many options to add Collagen and keep your body looking + feeling young!