Collagen Benefits for Skin, Hair, & Overall Health
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it makes up a large part of our skin, hair and nails. Located within the dermis (below the outermost layer of skin), it is the foundation of connective tissue that supports the skin’s structure—making it essential for younger-looking skin.
It is responsible for giving skin elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything in place. In fact, the collagen protein makes up 30% of the total protein in the body, and 70% of the protein in the skin!
The body’s natural collagen production declines with age and many modern lifestyle factors such as stress, poor diet, gut health imbalances, sun, pollution, free radicals and smoke, etc can also decrease the body’s ability to make it, causing the skin to thin, lose fullness and form wrinkles.
While the body is constantly creating new collagen to repair what’s been damaged, around age 35, collagen production naturally begins to taper off, and the quality of collagen is not as good as in years past.
While beauty treatments and shampoos trumpet the benefits of collagen on their labels, the real benefits come internally, not from a topical treatment.
Scroll through this blog to find out more about the benefits of collagen that is, in reality, more than skin deep.
Benefits of Collagen
1. Strengthens and Repairs Skin, Hair, Nail and Health
One of the most well-known benefits of collagen is its ability to promote glowing, vibrant skin. This essential protein provides elasticity to the skin, helping it to appear more youthful and healthy. Collagen consumption can help reverse signs of aging and increases skin elasticity and moisture. Aging, sun exposure and poor health choices can cause a decrease in collagen levels in the skin and collagen can help increase the firmness of the dermis (the bottom layer of your skin), reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Structural changes in the skin, including weakened collagen, can make the appearance of cellulite more prevalent. When skin loses shape, elasticity and firmness, the appearance of cellulite is more visible because the skin is thinner and less able to conceal irregularities. Collagen can improve skin texture by increasing firmness and aid nail and hair growth.
2. Improved Digestion
The amino acids in collagen provide reparation and soothing properties that aid in digestion and improve the assimilation of nutrients. Collagen supports the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and helps repair stomach lining. Collagen may also help coat the digestive tract to improve digestion and help heal intestinal permeability.
3. Joint and Bone Health
As your cartilage weakens and deteriorates with age, you may start to feel stiff, achy joints. Collagen is essential for mobility and provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system. Bone is a living tissue that supports our muscles, protects vital internal organs, and stores most of the body’s calcium. It consists mainly of a framework of tough, elastic fibers of collagen and crystals of calcium phosphate mineral that harden and strengthen the framework. The combination of collagen and calcium phosphate makes bones strong yet flexible to hold up under stress. The consumption of collagen helps with elasticity and regeneration of tendons, cartilage, bones, joints and skin and may improve bone and joint health over time. Collagen may also help promote faster healing, joint and bone comfort and alleviate some of the pain for those who experience joint and bone discomfort and pain.
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