Hello hello! Today I’m going to let you in on a little beauty secret. Collagen powder.
Okay, you may already know that collagen occurs throughout the whole body but especially in the skin, bones and connective tissues. It makes up to 1/3 of the protein in the body, which is quite a bit. Unfortunately, the older we get the less collagen our body produces. All of this causes aging, wrinkles and sagging skin.
THE GOOD NEWS ARE
Collagen is resorbable. This means that it can be broken down and absorbed back into the body.
Are you intrigued? Me too.
According to Medical News Today, beauty products that claim to contain collagen are unlikely to increase it in your body. This is because collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed through the skin. Instead, we have to take it from the inside out.
Okay, so what can you do? Supplement. Supplement. Supplement.
JUST A FEW REASONS WHY YOU NEED A DAILY DOSE OF COLLAGEN POWDER IN YOUR DIET:
- ANTI-AGING: Collagen is basically like a skin glue that helps with skin strength, smoothness, plumpness, and elasticity.Taking a supplement can enhance the collagen production and retain moisture in your skin.
- INFLAMMATION: Glutamine, which is one of the amino acids in collagen is key to preventing inflammation of the gut. That’s why supplementing with collagen powder is crucial to providing relief for digestive diseases.
- STRENGTHENS HAIR, SKIN & NAILS: Taking a collagen supplement will strengthen your hair, skin, and nails.
HOW MUCH COLLAGEN SHOULD I TAKE?
I’ve been using the blue Vital proteins collagen powder and the serving is 2 scoops which is about 70 calories. It contains 18g of protein and 20g of collagen. It’s easy to mix with cold or hot drinks. So what I’ve been doing is adding 1-2 scoops to my coffee, or my smoothie. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and completely flavorless and odorless.
Are you incorporating collagen into your daily routine? How do you like it?