Collagen is the current hot word on everyone’s lips. We all know that collagen is plentiful in the bloom of youth with fresh, glowing, elastic skin but after age 25 our natural collagen production begins to slow down, creating a deficit of this essential protein. It is the most abundant protein in our body, found in cartilage, joints, ligaments, bone, blood, skin and muscle and therefore vital to keep us moving and looking great.
Of five good reasons why collagen is essential to your health, the first would be that it has been shown to reduce joint pain. Studies have shown that a collagen supplement can reduce swollen and tender joints thus helping with the symptoms of arthritis. Clinical studies done by the German manufacturers of Jointvital report rejuvenation of joint cartilage at a cellular level, enabling a greater range of movement – meaning more mobility and a better quality of life for many.
During the aging process our skin becomes increasingly dry as it suffers moisture loss. Age, hormones (menopause), nutrition and UV damage are environmental factors that affect the dermal layer structure. Femvital actually helps stimulate the skin’s cells to produce more collagen which starts to change the structure of the skin. Studies have shown a significant reduction in wrinkle depth in as little as 4 weeks, 65% more collagen in the skin, 10% increased skin elasticity and 18% increased elastin in the skin thus helping you turn back the aging clock and create your beauty from the inside.
A collagen supplement may even help with battling cellulite. More trials are currently underway but many women have noticed an improvement in skin texture and dimpling while taking collagen.
Gut inflammation is all too common these days with more and more food intolerances becoming the norm. The connective tissue inside the gut is formed with collagen so a supplement (Digestivital) may help strengthen and assist the function of the protective lining of the digestive tract to help prevent leaky gut syndrome. This occurs when the barrier function of the intestine has been compromised allowing particles to pass into the blood stream causing irritation and discomfort.
Muscles consist of cells interlaced by connective tissue that acts as support. This connective tissue is collagen rich and one of the main components of muscle. Thus, collagen can have an influence on helping build muscle mass as the amino acids it contains help fuel the muscles during a workout. A collagen supplement may also help prevent Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass due to aging. Studies and trials to help this condition are very promising with increases in muscle strength noticeable in the elderly after 12 weeks.
Here at Healthy and Agile we make it easy to get your daily dose of collagen. No slaving over a stove to make bone broth – our powders dissolve easily in water and are tasteless and odourless. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require more information on our products.