So there has been a lot of buzz about collagen lately, including both animal and marine collagen and I get so many questions about it so I thought I'd break it all down for you.
I've been taking collagen for over a year now myself and am extremely passionate about its health benefits. It served up 20g of protein per serving and adds a wonderfully delectable creamy froth to my morning lattes and elixirs which means no milk necessary.
Whether you’re shopping for a collagen supplement, a bone broth, or even meat the different amino acids that make up these proteins are what you’re buying and ingesting.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN?
Collagen is known to help leaky gut symptoms, control cortisol levels (stress hormone!), support your liver, and strengthen hair, skin, nails, and joints, and balance hormones because it is a great source of amino acids (arginine, glutamine, glycine and proline). According to FLO Living, we need these amino acids to produce healthy levels of hormones. Read more about collagen benefitting hormones here.
Collagen can be purchased in capsules or in powder form (add to coffee or smoothies) and consumed with food to help with absorption.
WHAT KIND OF COLLAGEN DO YOU RECOMMEND?
I recommend using Organika Hydrolized Collagen. It's a Canadain product and very high quality so you can ensure you are getting the best of the best. Their collagen is awesome - 20g of protein, flavourless, and goes great in hot and cold drinks as well as food.
I HAVE NOTICED A DIFFERENCE SINCE TAKING COLLAGEN
Personally, I first decided to try collagen after hearing some friends rave about its gut healing properties when in nutrition school. I was struggling with leaky gut and an autoimmune disease which was holding me back from feeling like my best self. My bloat, constipation and gas were affecting my self-esteem and professional life.
Collagen has been known to help repair the lining of our guts and improve digestion thereafter. So I decided to give it a try. After taking it daily for a year now I can honestly say it has helped me with food intolerances and healing my leaky gut 100%. This healing wasn't immediate but I also noticed my skin clear up and my dry brittle nails become strong and growing faster than ever before. seriously I have to cut them one a week now!
So if you have any questions about collagen send me an email or leave them below in the comments.