6 Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen is a word you’ve probably heard banded around a lot when it comes to skincare and beauty. But this protein, found throughout our bodies, has many more farther-reaching benefits than simply helping to reduce wrinkles.

From your muscles and bones to your skin and tendons, collagen provides the strength and elasticity that allows you to function. In essence, collagen is the protein that both holds you together and helps you move.


Why take collagen supplements?

Although the body naturally produces collagen, the aging process and environmental factors such as smoking and UV exposure can slow down or damage that production. As collagen levels drop, you may start to experience weakness, joint pain, sagging skin, wrinkles, thinning hair, cellulite and fatigue. Collagen supplements may help minimize these symptoms and support your body as it works to replace the proteins lost over time.

Collagen is also naturally present in fruits, vegetables and other whole foods, but can be difficult from the body to absorb. Green Foods Vibrant Collagen is hydrolyzed, meaning the proteins have been broken down into shorter chains that are easier for your body to absorb and utilize for a fast, convenient way to promote overall health and well-being. 

Did you know? Some sources claim that hydrolyzed collagen has an absorption rate of more than 90%, whilst food-based collagen’s absorption rate is less than 30%.

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6 benefits of collagen supplements
Collagen supplements may help to... 

  1. Repair your digestive tract
    Regular collagen supplementation may help to patch over any ‘leaks’ in the gut, preventing damaging toxins from leaving your digestive tract and reaching the rest of your body.

    In some studies, that translates to decreased inflammation and fewer symptoms for those experiencing IBS, Crohn’s, acid reflux and leaky gut syndrome.

  2. Increase mobility and flexibility
    Stiff joints are often the result of waning synovial fluid, which collagen may help to restore. Address creaky knees and achy elbows with a daily dose of collagen and you may experience less friction and greater joint lubrication.

  3. Strengthen your skin, hair and nails
    Collagen is the building block for healthy skin and hair. At optimal levels, collagen can help minimize cellulite, sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks and return skin to its formerly smooth and supple glory. Your nails and teeth will thank you, too!

  4. Boost cardiovascular health
    One of the all-important amino acids found in collagen is proline, which is integral for repairing tissue in your arteries, regulating blood pressure and keeping arteries clear of risky plaque deposits.

  5. Rev up muscle growth and metabolism
    As you supplement, you give your body the amino acids required to build muscle tissue, which then burns calories and facilitates nutrient conversion.

  6. Cleanse your liver
    The liver is meant to cleanse your body of toxins, but when those toxins build up, they can cause damage to the liver itself. Regular consumption of collagen may help limit that damage.

 

Which supplement is right for you?

Vibrant Collagen Peptides

Vibrant Collagen Peptides

Collagen Peptides are simply collagen that’s been broken down into smaller molecules for better absorption and digestion.

Unflavoured and highly soluble, Collagen Peptides are perfect for stirring into tea, coffee, milkshakes, smoothies and soup. You could even sprinkle some into an avocado chocolate pudding for an indulgent, healthy treat.

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Vibrant Collagen Creamer

Blended with organic coconut milk powder, Collagen Creamer provides a variety of essential vitamins and minerals ranging from folates and iron, to copper and magnesium. Coconut milk is also packed with MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), which are purported to help balance hormone levels and regulate mood, increase metabolic rate and much more.

Collagen Creamer is best served hot, whether stirred into tea or coffee, drizzled over porridge, baked into scones or added into pancake batter.

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Vibrant Collagen Matcha

Vibrant Collagen Matcha

10x more potent than regular green tea, matcha is a gentle, non-stimulating way to support concentration. The amino acid L-theanine, which is heavily present in matcha, has been linked to improved cognition, better sleep and brighter moods.

The chlorophyll in matcha acts as a natural detoxifier. As heavy metals, carcinogens and harmful chemicals are whisked away, bacteria is less likely to reproduce, and inflammation is also reduced.

Whether you combine with hot water for a healthful tea, froth into a mug of almond or coconut milk for a matcha latte, add to hot chocolate for a healthy treat or whisk into your favourite smoothie or milkshake, Collagen Matcha is a delicious, nutritious addition to your day.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

January 29, 2020 by Rio Health