It’s likely you’ve heard about collagen - but do you know why it’s so beneficial? Collagen has been praised in the media for an array of health benefits ranging from skin health, gut health and everything in between. You may be wondering if it is worth it to add collagen to your supplement routine - I’m here to let you know why it is!
First up, what is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is made up of three specific amino acids that are essentially the building blocks of all cells in the body. As we age, collagen production declines which is what causes visible signs of ageing and a decline in function of many of our body systems. This is why supplementing is so advantageous - it helps to offset the natural collagen decline and provide the body with sustained collagen to thrive.
What is the difference between bovine and marine collagen? Which is better?
Bovine collagen is collagen sourced from beef.
Marine collagen is collagen sources from fish.
Bovine collagen contains specific collagen peptides that are found in widespread places throughout the body such as skin, joints, cartilage, digestive tract and more. Because of this, taking bovine collagen supports whole-body health. This is the type of collagen found in AQUA COLLAGEN.
Marine collagen only contains one type of collagen peptides that are only found in skin, hair and nails. Therefore, marine collagen is not effective in improving gut or joint health. Marine collagen is best for you if your only goal is enhanced skin, hair and nail health. This is the type of collagen found in OXYGLOW.
In support of the launch of AQUA COLLAGEN, here are 5 reasons you should start taking collagen!
#1 Enhance skin health
Bovine collagen contains collagen peptides that are found in the skin. Collagen in the skin keeps the skin looking fresh and young - think radiant, smooth and firm skin! Taking collagen can increase the structural integrity of the skin and boosts the skin from the inside out.
#2 Improve gut health
Collagen is responsible for the structural integrity of the intestinal wall. Because of this, taking bovine collagen can improve gut health through improving digestive function, reducing inflammation AND reducing harmful toxins from leaking out of the gut into the body.
#3 Support joint health
Collagen is found in joints, tendons, bone, ligaments and cartilage. Therefore, supplementing with collagen can help reduce joint pain, inflammation and promote healing - especially if you are recovering from an injury!
#4 Easy way to boost protein intake
Collagen in itself is a source of protein. Whilst collagen does not contain all amino acids, it still does count towards your daily protein target. For example, 1 scoop of AQUA COLLAGEN contains 10g of protein! Drinking collagen can be a super easy way to consume more protein in your diet whilst getting all the extra benefits of collagen.
#5 Support lean muscle mass growth
Studies show that collagen intake combined with resistance training is an effective way to improve body composition and muscle strength. This is because in our muscles, collagen is one of the major components of muscle connective tissue. Supplementing with collagen helps to boost collagen in muscle which can help increase lean muscle mass in combination with training!
So, what are you waiting for? Give AQUA COLLAGEN a try and experience these benefits for yourself!