Collagen Supplements & Tablets
Collagen is an essential structural protein, made up of the amino acid’s; glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, and it is naturally produced within the body. Although many collagen products are similar, there are products specifically made with Collagen for Skin and Collagen for Joints that include other nutrients to support either the skin or joints.
What is Collagen?
Collagen forms the connective tissue that plays an essential role supporting the position of every organ as well as the health of our joints and the youthfulness of our skin. As we age, collagen production declines so it’s important to ensure adequate collagen intake for good health.
Some nutrients found in the foods you eat can help your body make collagen. For instance, foods high in Vitamin C are essential as it plays a major role in collagen synthesis. These foods include guava, kiwi, and citrus. Animal protein sources, particularly broths contain Amino Acids that the body can use to make collagen.
The Benefits of Collagen
Collagen supports healthy bones, connective tissue, and the elasticity of skin. It literally holds your body together, acting a little bit like a glue. Collagen has been well researched and is understood to be essential to support the maintenance of a healthy body.
How to take a Collagen Supplement
Collagen comes in a variety of forms. Powders that are flavourless can be added to any food, drink, or smoothie. There are also delicious naturally flavoured powders that can be added to water for a refreshing protein hit. The traditional tablets and capsules are of course available with excellent cofactors and nutritional support. Not sure where to start? Read Naturopath Liz McNamara’s article Choosing A Collagen That’s Right For You.
Ready to introduce Collagen into your every day? Here’s 10 Collagen Beauty Products We’re Getting Behind.
From smoothies to bliss balls, and everything in between, there’s many different ways you can enjoy your Collagen Supplement. Why not try some of Ben Warren’s Top 5 Collagen Recipes?
Collagen supplements are a part of the Specialty Supplements range here at HealthPost.