Let's talk about Collagen... It's has long been a big deal in the beauty industry, but I want to focus on how important it is for you overall wellbeing.
Collagen is a protein produced in the human body. It is in the bones, tendons, muscles and skin. It is also found in the cornea of the eyes, blood vessels, gut lining, teeth, and nails.
Collagen is the glue the that holds our entire body together.
UNFORTUNATELY, our body significantly decreases the making of collagen around age 25 and continues to decrease drastically thereafter, leaving us with:
Because we just can't consume enough amino acids and antioxidants which help produce collagen, we need to supplement our dietary intake of collagen. ⠀
But not all collagen is created equally. There are basically 3 types/forms of collagen supplements:
Here is my recommendation of what to stay away from, what to consider, and why.
Marine collagen does not mimic our bodies in the least. A problem with marine collagen is that you never know what you're getting. "Marine" is a blanket term for any aquatic creature whether it be a jellyfish, shellfish, or shark — these sources are not easy for the body to absorb because it does not include type II collagen. If you have an allergy to fish, you must avoid taking marine collagen.
The primary issue for powder collagen is the absorption rate. Your body only has the ability to absorb up to 30% of what’s taken. So, your body wastes more of it than it uses.
Because liquids are absorbed much faster and gets deep into the cellular system, liquid collagen is the best choice. It is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream more quickly and efficiently than solid supplements, which your body has to work harder to extract nutrients from. We absorb 90% of the liquid collagen vs. 30% of the powder collagen.⠀⠀
My go-to product delivers remarkable benefits. Its award-winning, multi-patented Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology is clinically shown to:
In my research, it's the only collagen product on the global market with human clinical trials to back up its claims.
Click the yellow box below to learn more about it. If you decide to give it a try, I'll be in touch to see how it's working for you.
I hope this info helps you understand that the question is not: Will you take a collagen supplement?
The questions should be: When will you start using a collagen supplement and which supplement will you take?
I personally wish that I'd known about collagen science when I was younger. Just maybe I could have avoided the total hip replacement I had back in 2021. But, when you know better, you do better, right?
Let me know what you think and if you have additional thoughts. Until next time!