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An In-Depth Look at Collagen Loss and Supplementing Collagen in Your Diet

Posted by November 5th, 2018 in Miscellaneous

After the age of 20, did you know that your body starts producing collagen at a 1% rate each year? As a result, our skin begins to thin and look fragile, making us appear older.

Collagen is the primary protein in our bodies — particularly type 1 collagen. You can find this in your bones, muscles, skin, even in your blood vessels, your digestive system, and in your tendons.

Collagen has a number of benefits to increase skin laxity. Think of collagen as the glue that essentially holds your body together. Collagen and elastin are responsible for helping you avoid getting wrinkles and fines lines. But, eventually, we all need to start rethinking our relationship to our collagen.

There’s a reason why collagen is a primary ingredient in many body lotion or supplements at the health food store or the vitamin aisle. However, Rejuvé would like to talk a little more about collagen and how you can replenish your collagen through your diet.

Lifestyle Factors that May Increase Chances of Collagen-Related Diseases

  • Smoking
  • Eating High Amounts of Processed Carbs and Sugars
  • Sun Overexposure
  • Genetics
  • Lack of Collagen-Rich Foods
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Digestive Problems

Top Collagen Benefits

Collagen will provide the following benefits:

  • Improves and Strengthens Skin, Nails, and Hair
  • Reduces Joint Pain / Degeneration
  • Helps Treat Leaky Gut
  • Boosts Metabolism, Muscle Mass, and Overall Energy Output!
  • Improves Liver Health
  • Improves Cardiovascular Health

There are at least 16 different types of collagen. Type 1 is the most abundant and also the strongest collagen in the body. Its fibers form tendons, ligaments, organs, and skin tissue. Type 2 helps build cartilage — which is found in connective tissues. Joint health relies heavily on Type 2 collagen. Type 3 collagen is a major component of the extracellular matrix of our organs and skin. Type 3 is usually found along with Type 1, helping give the skin firmness and elasticity. If you’d like to know more about the 16 different types of collagen, just ask your friendly Rejuvé representative!

Getting Collagen Through Your Diet

Luckily, there are lots of foods heavy in collagen, many of which are high in protein, obviously. This includes bovine collagen, which comes from (you guessed it) cows. Bovine collagen is made primarily of types 1 and 3 collagen. There’s also chicken collagen for joint health, fish collagen for vital organ and blood vessel health, as well as digestive system and bone health. There’s also eggshell membrane collagen, which help build connective tissue, heal wounds and injuries, as well as aid in building muscle mass.

On Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides are a variation on collagen, containing the exact set of amino acids and nutrients, only undergoing the hydrolysis process, which breaks them down into shorter protein chains — hydrolyzed collagen can be dissolved in hot or cold water, and it’s much easier for your stomach to break down and digest. Basically, you get more bang for your buck.

Notable Bovine Collagen Benefits Include:

  • Osteoarthritis Relief
  • Improves Gut Health
  • Rebuilds Muscle and Repairs Damaged Tissues
  • Promotes Deep Sleep
  • Improves Skin Quality
  • Can Be Used as a Topical Treatment!

Notable Chicken Collagen Benefits Include:

  • Arthritis Relief
  • Immune System Boost
  • Increased Athletic Performance
  • Inhibits Cell Inflammation

Notable Egg Collagen Benefits Include:

  • Improves Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Decreases Pain and Stiffness in the Body
  • Improves Digestive System
  • Increases Range of Motion
  • Decreases Skin Wrinkles

Notable Fish Collagen Benefits Include:

  • Anti-Aging Agent!
  • Heals Wounds and Injuries
  • Increased Protein Intake
  • Antibacterial Qualities
  • Bone Healing
  • Regenerative Capabilities

Consider CollaGEN

Over time, certain lifestyle choices can start to affect skin elasticity, not to mention our connective tissue. Soon, wrinkles and drooping skin start to plague our otherwise amazing complexions.

In such cases, CollaGEN is an amazing product that provides targeted precursors, hyaluronic acid, as well as type I and II collagen peptides to benefit skin elasticity and come to the aid of degenerating connective tissue.

CollaGEN features Collagen Hydrolysate (FORTIGEL®) as one of its prominent ingredients. FORTIGEL® provides bioactive collagen peptides (BCPs) – which help comprise your connective tissue. BCPs are short-chain peptides that allow for easy absorption, transport, and accumulation which target connective tissue and result in joint health benefits.

CollaGEN also has Hyaluronic Acid Extract (Mobilee®) and Mucopolysaccharides (TendoActive®). Mobilee® helps with biophysical, biochemical, and cell regulation processes in joint synovial tissues, while TendoActive® helps facilitate and optimize tendon/ligament stretching, bending, and resilience.

In short, CollaGEN contains the key nutrients that will help protect and preserve your connective tissue (both with synthesis and regeneration). CollaGEN preserves fibroblasts and increases collagen type I production, preserves synovial cells, increases hyaluronic acid production, and enhances the structural stability of skin, bone, and connective tissue.

CollaGEN is easy to use – put it in a beverage, or it could also be added to baking products. Make sure to consult with your medical professional before you start.

Some Final Notes on CollagenM

Try to avoid topical collagen treatments (like lotion or creams) as a source of getting your collagen as molecules in these creams and lotions are usually far too large for the skin to actually absorb. Try to opt for bone broths and supplements to have collagen enrich your body from the inside out.

Remember to eat a healthy diet and consume plenty of the collagen-rich foods and supplements mentioned above! If you have any further questions, contact Rejuvé today.

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