The Top Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements
Collagen supplements are rising in popularity due to the numerous health benefits of collagen intake. It can be found in most health food stores around Australia. Typically, collagen supplements are bought in a powdered form which is great when added to smoothies, coffee, or other drinks.
I have used powdered collagen supplements for several years and continue to do so for the benefits I notice. I also frequently recommend it to my patients.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. This protein provides structure to the connective tissues that make up most of your body, including your tendons, skin, muscles and ligaments. Collagen also plays an important role in your overall health.
While collagen is formed naturally, our bodies collagen levels begin to decrease as we age. This can lead to wrinkles, joint pain, delayed healing from injuries and decreased joint cartilage. The decreased ability of the body to naturally produce its own collagen makes supplementing with powered collagen extremely beneficial. Here are the top health benefits of collagen supplements.
How Collagen Supplements Work
When you take a collagen supplement you provide your body with much-needed amino acids, protein, vitamins and collagen. The body uses this to form new collagen in the skin and the connective tissues. It can take up to twelve weeks for any benefits to be noticed and is safe to ingest.
Health Benefits of Collagen
There are many great health benefits of collagen supplements. Supplementing with collagen can help with muscle recovery from training and maintains optimal joint health by supporting the cartilage in your joints. It can also help to strengthen connective tissue and tendons so it’s great if you are suffering from annoying injuries like tendonitis. Collagen is also used in the beauty space as it helps to reduce wrinkles and maintain skin elasticity. It has many great benefits both structural and cosmetic. The health benefits of collagen supplements include:
- Increased density in weakened bones
- Prevents loss of bone density
- Improvement in joint, back and knee pain
- Can boost muscle mass
- Promotes heart health
- Can strengthen hair and nails
- Can improve skin health
How to Supplement for Collagen
Collagen can be bought in a powdered form and can be found in most natural health stores. I buy the hydrolyzed form also called collagen peptides. This type of collagen has been processed to make it more easily absorbed by the body. I put mine in my coffee but it can also be added to smoothies or other drinks. The brand I am currently using is Dose and Co. Their collagen is naturally flavoured and tastes great when added to coffee. They currently have a range in Coles or it can also be purchased online through their website.
Contact Dr Miki
If you would like any more information about collagen supplements, the health benefits of collagen, or would like any help looking after your body, feel free to make a booking or get in touch! I have appointments at my Brisbane CBD chiropractic clinic Monday-Friday and would love to help.