Did you know?
Did you know?
Heart Health + Collagen?
Most have heard that collagen is crucial for healthy skin, gut health, and joints, but did you know that collagen is the substance that makes up most tissues in the body….including those that make up major organs and arteries!
Collagen is often referred to as the glue that keeps the whole body together. It is the most abundant type of protein in the body and as we age the production of collagen reduces drastically. Hence, the reason behind wrinkly, sagging skin. A reduction also means less collagen available to provide a healthy structure for blood flow through arteries.
A 2017 Japanese study published in the ‘Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis’ found found that participants that used collagen for just 6 months increased their HDL (Good cholesterol) 6% across the board!
It also talked about what to look for in a quality supplement:
Make sure it comes in the form of a collagen peptide (aka hydrolyzed collagen)
a quality supplement will also contain additional nutrients that can act as catalysts for collagen absorption, such as vitamin C
“ there are a lot of collagen products out there. Only certain kinds, however, are completely free from additives and come from clean-sourced beef and other animal products. A recent study from the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center found that collagen products that came from non-organic sources (also called CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations) contained dozens of toxic ingredients, including parabens, steroids, antibiotics, and insecticides” - YIKES!
If you are in search of a collagen that checks ALL the boxes I would love to share why I am such a fun of the one I use! The results have been incredible and I love how affordable it is too!