ANOTHER THING TO ADD TO MY SMOOTHIES!?
I’m sure you’ve all seen collagen being talked about EVERYWHERE. This is for very good reason. (Hello beauty benefits!)
WTF IS COLLAGEN?
Simply put, collagen is the main structural protein found in skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. It’s actually the most abundant protein in the human body.
With age, collagen production declines (boo000!). And of course, things like too much UV light and smoking, can cause this decline in production to move at a more rapid rate.
FACT: Because the molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin, cosmetic products that claim to contain collagen, are unlikely to do much for your skin.
MOST IMPORTANTLY – WHY ARE WE CONSUMING THIS?
We’re not spending $$$ on this stuff for nothing! Here is why you’re seeing it all over your social media feeds:
Collagen Beauty Benefits:
Promotes skin elasticity
Promotes glowy, vibrant skin (yes, please!)
Benefits skin hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines
Increases strength of nails
Stimulates hair and nails to grow
Collagen Body Benefits:
Can reduce GI Inflammation, improving digestion
Provides structure to joints and tendons
Helps to relieve joint pain by reducing inflammation
Helps to increase bone density
May reduce risk of bone disorders