Collagen - what to think about!
Another hot topic is Collagen! People want to eat it to increase nail and hair quality! And they want the anti-aging effect!
Collagen is the most plentiful protein used in your body.
It’s one of the primary building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas, and teeth.
You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. The word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.
But many who are first-time buyers might be confused about all the brands and the difference in pricing.
Did you know that when you take collagen, it decomposes in your body into the specific amino acid profile of collagen? For the body to make it back into collagen, you need to have vitamin C in your system.
No Vitamin C - No collagen.
There are at least 16 types of collagen. The four main types are type I, II, III, and IV.
If you are planning to buy a supplement, it might be wise to read thru this article first. They are looking at the contamination aspect:
Collagen destroying habits
To much sunshine
Overeating sugar and refined carbohydrates
Increase your collagen production
Glycine - Large amounts are found in pork skin, chicken skin, and gelatin.
Proline - Large amounts are found in egg whites, wheat germ, dairy products, cabbage, asparagus, and mushrooms.
Some alternative medicine practitioners also advocate using collagen supplements to treat leaky gut syndrome.