Collagen – Is it for me?

Collagen – Is it for me?

As a person ages, their skin begins to lose its elasticity, or rather, it’s ability to bounce back into shape. This, in turn, ultimately causes the skin to sag and wrinkles begin to form. The protein responsible for this elasticity is known as Collagen and when we are young, our bodies produce adequate amounts of this protein. Collagen also plays an important role in the health of our bones and joints.

While there are certain foods which naturally contain Collagen, sometimes we just can’t get enough from our diets. This is where supplements can help increase your daily intake of this almost miracle protein. Recently, more and more people have begun using Collagen for it’s alleged health benefits.

There are different ways of taking it. Besides regular pills  that you can take daily, there is also powder  which can be added to water, coffee, or other drinks.

Collagen - Is it for me?Collagen - Is it for me?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS

  • Better skin health
  • Improved joint health
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Prevents bone loss
  • Supports heart health.
  • maintaining a healthy gut
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • reducing anxiety
  • improving mood
  • promoting healthy nail and hair growth

You may be asking, where can I get it, and what are the different kinds are there? How do I know which kind is for me?

Collagen can be found in many health food stores as well as online.

You simply need to determine which type is best for you, as well as cost. A one pound container of high quality Collagen Peptides Protein Powder on Amazon runs from $15.11

Collagen - Is it for me?

WHICH TYPE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

5 Types Of Collagen

Type 1: Helps support healthy skin. Also is one of the most abundant types present in the human body.
Type 2: Helps promote joint health. Present primarily in cartilage.
Type 3: Improves the elasticity of skin.
Type 5: Helps promote the growth of the placenta in pregnant women.
Type 10: Also occurs in cartilage and helps to promote bone health and development.

SIDE EFFECTS

In the majority of adults, the risks of taking collagen supplements are very minimal. However, as with any type of supplement, there is a very small chance that you may run into a bit of discomfort. This can include, a general feeling of heaviness in the stomach, diarrhea or even, very rarely, rashes.

USEFUL FOR KETO DIETS

We’ve all heard people raving over the Keto Diet… you may be wondering if Collagen will work while on keto. The answer is yes, however you might want to look for a collagen supplement that states that it is formulated to support the keto diet specifically. This is true for other vegan/vegetarian diets as well, since most of the collagen supplements on the market are not vegan or vegetarian since they are made using the bones and proteins of animals.

Vegan options for collagen

In the long run, it seems that the benefits of Collagen supplements greatly outweigh any potential side effects.

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Michelle Hoffmann is the owner, editor and publisher of The 24KaratMarketer Ezine –  an online publication that is dedicated to helping marketers, new and experienced, succeed in their online businesses. She is also a mother, digital artist, writer, Chandler, photographer, website designer, IT business owner, Criminal Justice major and Homeland Security & Emergency Management major. Yes, she does it all!

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