Youthful Aging

Eight Things To Know About Collagen

Eight (8) things you should know about collagen.

1- Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.

  • Collagen is the glue which holds everything together.
  • Collagen makes up skin, bone, teeth, hair, nails, eyes, connective tissues, organs, and cartilage.

2- Collagen makes up:

  • 30% of the body’s protein.
  • 70% of the protein in skin.
  • 80% of the protein in bone.
  • In addition, collagen makes up the lining of your arteries, organs, and intestines.

3- As we age out bodies produce less collagen

After the age of 20 the body start to produce ~1% less collagen each year.

4- Signs you need more collagen:

  • wrinkles
  • sagging skin
  • brown spots
  • rough textured skin
  • brittle hair and/or nails
  • intestinal issues
  • bone fractures
  • joint pain
  • leaky gut

5- Benefits of collagen.

  • Reduces the signs of aging.
  • Improves elasticity/hydration.
  • Increase fat loss and muscle gain.
  • Reduces going pain and stiffness
  • Supports cartilage health.
  • Improves bone mineral dimity and growth.
  • Reduces tendon and/or ligament injuries.

6- Types of collagen.

  • There are 29 different types of collagen.
  • Types I, II, and III make up 90% of all collagen.
  • Type I supports hair, skin, nails, bone, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Type II supports cartilage health.
  • Type III supports arteries and intestines. 

7- Collagen intake.

  • Humans get collagen from collagenous meats- so my fellow vegans and vegetarians, you need supplementation more than most.
  • Supplement with 10-40 grams of hydrolyzed collagen (aka collagen peptides) per day.
  • Optimal intake of vitamins and minerals supports collagen synthesis (vitamin c, copper, manganese, iron, and zinc).

8- Not all collagen supplements are created equal.

  • When collagen peptides are exposed to air the oxidation process begins, which degrades the quality of the collagen over time. 
  • Single servings are better than a large container to keep the peptides from exposure. 
  • Most powder supplements contain the minimum amount of collagen per serving (2.5 grams), Isagenix liquid (marine) supplement contains 5 grams per serving. 

I hope this information helps you make a more informed decision.🩷J

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