The Benefits of Collagen For Your Body

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It’s a combination of the individual amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine, and is usually found within animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue.

The unique properties of Collagen are what gives your skin and hair elasticity and strength, and connective tissue the capability to hold everything in place. Did you know that Collagen makes up 30% of the protein in your body and 70% of protein in your skin? So it’s pretty important stuff.

The Benefits of Collagen for Skin

So we know now that Collagen is beneficial to the entire body, especially to the skin. Sadly, as we get older, the outer layer of the skin eventually thins and loses it elasticity and this process is known as elastosis. It means a person tends to show more signs of aging and acquires more wrinkles.

While the aging process cannot be avoided, you can however improve your health and have flawless skin by adding collagen powder to your routine.

Having flawless skin not only makes us women’s look younger, but it can also improve our confidence and general mental health as we get older. Having flawless skin also includes an even skin tone, which is a little bit more difficult to maintain when collagen levels begin to drop. The amino acids found in the protein help to keep the outer layers of skin smooth and healthy. Preserving the levels of amino acids that combine to make collagen can keep small veins and capillaries from appearing, and help you maintain youthful, even skin.

Bone and Joint Health Benefits

There are other benefits to maintaining healthy levels of Collagen, for example it is good for bone and joint health; preventing wear and tear in the same way as it does for the skin. It is thought that helping the body’s natural production of collagen through supplementation may improve the health of the bones and joints over time.

Studies on collagen supplements suggest that they may provide beneficial effects on bone metabolism, especially in condition such as osteopenia (a weakening of the bones that is less severe than osteoporosis), without any obvious undesirable side effects. Research shows that a daily intake of a collagen supplement for 4 to 24 weeks may increase bone mass density.

So overall, not providing your body with the necessary essential amino acids it needs to build up the proteins required for support in the bones and joints will result in the breakdown of proteins in the body. This may have a knock-on effect, making not only your joints weak but also causing your bones to lose their density.

Digestion Benefits

I’m sure you already know that a healthy digestive system is a great for a healthy active lifestyle. A weak digestive system can result you feeling sluggish and make you feel demotivated in addition to causing stomach pains. What collagen can contribute to is a healthier, less unsettled digestive system due to the soothing properties of glycine, one of the amino acids it contains.

Do you use collagen powder? What do you use it for?

 

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32 Comments
  • Erica Price
    July 5, 2016

    Intriguing – I’d heard of people taking this, but I wasn’t sure exactly why.

  • Melanie Smith
    July 5, 2016

    I have six months taking collagen supplements and the results are amazing! Everyone have to try it.

  • Gill Jacob
    July 5, 2016

    Don’t use collagen myself – but its benefits sound worth looking into using this type of product x

  • Jasmine Eclipse
    July 5, 2016

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about collagen, but I’ve never actually purchased it to use on myself. I didn’t realize there were so many benefits!
    Jasmine / http://www.jasminekeclipse.com

  • Rachel Mouton
    July 5, 2016

    I started taking collagen last year. I can tell it has really helped my skin and hair.

  • Michelle
    July 5, 2016

    Brilliantly informative post! I may have to invest in some now. Any recommendations.

  • tara pittman
    July 5, 2016

    I take collagen for or my tendonitis and it really helps. I am less stiff in my ankle for using this.

  • Amy Jones
    July 5, 2016

    Thanks for the information! Collagen is really needed for your health benefits

  • Mai C.
    July 6, 2016

    I’ve heard a lot of people use collagen in different forms too. I don’t really think I’d take it myself but I’m aware that it has a lot of benefits especially for our skin!

  • Amanda Love
    July 6, 2016

    I’ve never tried using collagen before. I do think it has a lot of benefits and that it’s good for countering the effects of aging. It’s nice to learn more about it!

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo
    July 6, 2016

    Nice post, very informative. Thanks!

  • Karlyn Cruz
    July 6, 2016

    I like collagen, very beneficial to human. Great posts, very informative.

  • Clairejustineo
    July 6, 2016

    I’ve never tried this before, but I always hear good things about it 🙂

  • Beautyqueenuk
    July 6, 2016

    Collagen is really needed for your health benefits, more than we realise x

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat
    July 6, 2016

    I like using lotion with collagen because it gives me the result that I want. Good thing that there are many benefits from it.

  • Azlin Bloor
    July 6, 2016

    Fascinating article, I’m sure many people aren’t aware of the importance of collagen.

  • Alison Freisz-Steward
    July 6, 2016

    I knew collagen was a good thing – I’ve seen a lot of supplements that claim to contain it, but I wasn’t 100% sure why – sounds like it’s something worth trying!

  • Milena Milani Barrett
    July 6, 2016

    I knew that collagen was good for the body, but I hadn’t thought about taking it in a powder form. I do struggle with digestive issues so I know how important a good system can be.

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu
    July 6, 2016

    had no idea what collagen was until now so thanks for enlightening me. heard about it though so was great reading about the benefits.

  • Angela Milnes
    July 6, 2016

    I never knew about this and about collagen. Very interesting and now I want to try some supplements

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    July 7, 2016

    I have never used a collagen powder or supplement. I didn’t even know they were available!

  • Nikki Jenner
    July 7, 2016

    Collagen has a lot of benefits. I’ve been using it ever since my mom told me to.

  • Kathy
    July 7, 2016

    I’ve heard that there are many great benefits to this product. I need to check more in to it as well. I think I could really use this.

  • Shaylee Field
    July 7, 2016

    I have collagen powder at home but always forget to take it! I should start taking it again, I didn’t know about all of these benefits!

  • Kara
    July 7, 2016

    My mum suffers osteoporosis and I had no idea collagen could help – may start taking it myself now

  • Ickle Pickle
    July 7, 2016

    Wow – I had no idea that Collagen was so beneficial in all these ways. It sounds great. Kaz x

  • yonawilliams
    July 8, 2016

    I did not know that the percentages of collagen in our body and skin were so high. I never stopped to think of it. And, I usually hear about collagen as being associated with skin…not hair so much…so I learned something new!

  • Caroline F
    July 8, 2016

    Collagen has so many benefits for the body. I need to start taking some supplements to help a couple things.

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo
    July 9, 2016

    I always see the word Collagen on so many advertisements. But I really have no deeper idea what Collagen is until I saw this post. Thank you for sharing!

  • Marielle Altenor
    July 9, 2016

    I use collagen in the form of cream for my hands and face. I didn’t know they made collagen powder. That’s great to know.

  • jenjen
    July 10, 2016

    I’ve been seeing and reading stuff about collagen. But this post gave me more info about it.

  • Oana79
    July 10, 2016

    Never realised you can use collagen internally, wow, what a revelation you post has been! I need to look into it!

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