Now that I have your attention, let me teach you a little something about this magic powder!
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body that provides structural support for the bones, skin, tendons, GI tract, blood vessels, and cartilage. As we get older, collagen production slows down and results in many of the common aging signs such as weaker joints, wrinkles, and cellulite, NOOO! Activities that also may result in decreased collagen production include consuming high amounts of processed sugar, smoking & excessive sunlight exposure.
There are so many benefits of collagen consumption! Here is a list of a few of them:
- Skin support including reduction of wrinkles & cellulite
- Bone support
- Reinforces joint, ligament, and cartilage
- Increases muscle strength
- Improves cartilage integrity
- Enhances GI health
- Boosts metabolism
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Cleanses the liver
- Improves blood pressure & cardiovascular health
The richest sources of collagen are found in animal bone broth, tendons, and skin. Considering those sources, I think that you would agree with me that it is most convenient to consume collagen in a convenient powder form that can be mixed in a beverage of your choice, such as:
- Protein shakes
- Coffee or Tea
- Non-dairy milk
There are many collagen products on the market now, which is awesome, but they are not all created equal. I most highly trust and recommend Whole Body Collagen from Designs for Health. It is virtually tasteless, contains 3 proven and highly beneficial forms of collagen and has 11 grams of protein!