15 Ways Collagen Keeps Your Body Young And Healthy.
With every passing year, you gain experience and wisdom. And, with every year of age, you gain empathy and perspective.
Certainly, there are blessings and benefits to gain as we age.
But, unfortunately, there are some less pleasant things that become a reality with each passing year as well.
- Joint pain
- Brittle hair
- Hair loss
- Rough, dry patches of skin
- Loss of energy
- Loss of mobility
- Greater risk of disease
Those things are just a part of life, right? Just like experience and knowledge, surely they’re just badges earned with age.
Hmmm…the wisdom sounds wonderful, and the experience, excellent. But, you’re not all that excited about the aches, pains, and wrinkles. Am I right?
Is there something you can do to combat the unpleasant side of aging?
I mean, you are in charge of the wisdom and knowledge you gain throughout life.
And, you can have a hand in your experiences and perspectives, right?
So, if you can affect those things that are gained with age, why not take control of the other aspects?
- You can combat joint pain!
- You can diminish wrinkles!
- You can strengthen your hair, and bring life back to dull looking skin!
- You can increase your energy levels!
- You can improve your overall health!
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein within your body.
Your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even skin are all largely made up of collagen. It’s even found in your teeth, bones, corneas, and blood vessels.
But, one of its greatest purposes in your body is helping your connective tissues to withstand stretching.
Why does this matter?
Because as you age, the amount of collagen produced in your body declines.
- This decline means that your skin loses its elasticity, or it doesn’t stretch as well, leaving you with fine lines, wrinkles and annoying, rough, dry patches.
- This decline means that your tendons, ligaments, and even cartilage don’t function as well, resulting in an increasing amount of pain in your joints with everyday movements.
- This decline also can equate to a slowing metabolism, which makes muscle gain and weight loss more difficult.
…should I continue, or are you ready to hear about what your body can gain from collagen?
1- Reduce The Appearance Of Fine Lines And Wrinkles
The reduction in amounts of collagen within your body as you age makes your skin lose its elasticity. This makes your skin more loose, and is why lines and wrinkles increase with age.
Restoring appropriate levels of collagen “plumps up” your skin from the inside out.
Collagen aids in properly hydrating your skin, keeping it smooth, supple, and firm.
It helps your skin cells both repair and renew optimally, which makes your skin feel younger and makes you look younger!
It’s no wonder that its effects on skin are considered to be collagen’s #1 benefit!
2- Reduce The Appearance Of Cellulite And Stretch Marks
Lines and wrinkles aren’t collagen’s only skin benefits.
Another downfall of a decrease in skin elasticity is the appearance of dimpling as your epidermis thins and becomes less tight.
But, an 8-week study showed those who supplemented their declining collagen levels saw significant increases in skin elasticity.
When these collagen levels are increased, your skin’s firmness and ability to stretch appropriately are restored thus reducing both cellulite and stretch marks.
3- Slow Hair Loss And Graying
The roots of your hair are found in your dermis, the middle layer of your skin.
When your body lacks significant levels of collagen, the strength and elasticity of your dermis suffers, causing your hair to thin.
Keeping your middle layer of skin strong and firm may prevent thinning and the loss of hair that you experience as you age and your collagen levels dip.
Unfortunately, graying is another effect that aging has on your hair.
As collagen is a powerful antioxidant, it can slow the processes within your body that contribute to graying hair.
Antioxidants fight damage that occurs to your cells over time. Boosting these levels with collagen may help to slow graying as it keeps the damage to your cells at bay.
4- Increase Growth And Strength of Nails
Did you know your fingernails are primarily made up of collagen protein?
Collagen is the foundation of the health of your nails.
And, the effects of depleted levels of collagen can be seen when they get brittle and weak.
Adding collagen to your diet will strengthen your nails and help them to grow.
5- Improve Gut Health
Some effects of a what is known as ‘leaky gut’ are:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Joint pain
What exactly is leaky gut syndrome, you ask?
Leaky gut is a condition where the lining of your intestinal tract becomes damaged and thus leaks harmful bacteria into your bloodstream.
By forming connective tissues, collagen acts as a sealant to this damaged lining, healing the intestinal wall and even preventing further damage from occurring.
6- Reduce Risk Of Osteoporosis
Some studies actually show that collagen supplementation can both treat and prevent osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis occurs when your bones become weak and lose their basic structure and density due to the deterioration of the tissues within them.
Collagen accounts for a third of what makes up your bone structure!
You can increase your bone density, structure, and the overall strength of your bones by boosting collagen levels.
7- Reduce Joint Pain
Tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments connect bone to bone, keeping your joints stable. And, cartilage protects your joints and helps you move.
But, what do all three of these need to keep you moving with ease and without pain or dysfunction?
You guessed it! Collagen!
Stiff, painful, swollen joints are a result of a decrease in collagen levels.
Restoring these levels helps to give healthy cartilage its needed flexibility.
It provides support for your joints, a reduction in inflammation, and thus a decrease in pain as well.
8- Improve Mobility
When you find that you just can’t “get around like you used to,” this is due to a reduction in collagen.
As we mentioned above, cartilage needs collagen to remain rubbery and flexible.
Increasing your collagen intake will act as a lubricant to stiffening joints, thus increasing your overall mobility.
And, as I’m sure you already see the connection between this point and the one above; when you decrease pain and swelling in your joints with an increase in collagen, you inherently improve your mobility.
9- Boost Your Immune Responses
By boosting collagen levels you are gaining a whole host of other beneficial substances, namely amino acids.
Collagen contains glycine, arginine, glutamine, and branch chain amino acids. And, these are all immune system supporters!
Each of these amino acids also have anti-inflammatory properties which is helpful in keeping your immune system healthy too.
Both your gut health and liver are also directly linked to the health of your immune system.
This means as collagen levels decline and affect these areas, your immune system also takes a hit.
For your immune system to respond as intended to invading pathogens, thus keeping you healthy, collagen levels need to be optimal.
10- Increase Energy Levels
Have you ever lamented the fact that you just don’t have the same amount of energy that you once had?
Perhaps you’ve envied the seemingly endless energy of toddlers and teens alike?
Due to free radical damage to our cells over time, we have a decreased amount of energy as we age.
Collagen contains an amino acid called glycine that helps boost our energy levels by aiding in the transfer of sugar to cellular tissue.
11- Increase Lean Muscle Mass
Muscle function and the strength of muscle fibers is reliant upon optimal levels of collagen.
And, up to 10% of your body’s muscle mass is made entirely of it.
As you age, muscle mass is another loss you suffer naturally. This is partly due to decreasing collagen levels.
Supplementing those levels, along with resistance training, has been proven to increase muscle mass, even in the elderly!
12- Improve Heart Health
Since collagen strengthens your blood vessels, when these levels decline, the arteries that carry blood away from your heart can weaken.
As your arteries weaken, they can narrow and increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Boosting collagen levels not only strengthens your arteries, but proline, a substance found in collagen, can actually repair tissues within your arteries that have been affected by a buildup of fat over time.
13- Improve Metabolism To Support Weight Loss
An unpleasant fact of aging is that it comes a dip in metabolism. And, when your metabolism slows down, it becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight.
Boosting collagen has been found to increase metabolism. This has multiple benefits, one of which is weight loss.
And, as we mentioned earlier, this boost in metabolism can also aid in increasing lean muscle mass.
This is another bonus when it comes to weight loss as added muscle speeds up your metabolism as well.
All of these “boosts” translate to success in your weight loss efforts.
14- Prevent And Slow Arthritis
We learned earlier that declining levels of collagen translate to stiff and swollen joints.
This can be directly linked to conditions such as osteoarthritis.
But, with such conditions it seems you could be getting doubly afflicted.
This is because arthritis can actually cause collagen to diminish faster than it can be replaced.
So, decreased levels of collagen may already be causing arthritis symptoms, and then arthritis itself can cause declines in collagen.
Thankfully, studies have shown boosting collagen levels to be effective in reducing pain from osteoarthritis, and in some cases have both prevented and slowed its progression.
15- Improves Liver Health
Your liver is your front line of defense against disease and infection.
It detects harmful substances that enter your body through your digestive tract and goes to work to eliminate those threats.
But, as you age, your liver can accumulate damage from absorbing toxins, alcohol, and harmful substances that pass through your body.
Glycine, found in collagen, is a substance that helps lessen the damage that those harmful substances cause to your liver.
This makes collagen a powerful tool when it comes to detoxifying your liver.
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