Want to have longer hair and nails, less wrinkles and tighter skin? Well it is time to add Collagen to your LIFE!
Collagen is more than a hype right now. It is something we ALL need in our diets every day because it is the most abundant protein in the body making up 70% of our protein in our skin. Unfortunately, when convenience foods were introduced we all stopped consuming the foods that contained these crucial nutrients. In nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. Back when traditional recipes included the whole animal, bones, skin and all the tendons, there was no collagen issues!
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a long chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body. It is found in the connective tissues in the body, which also include our VITAL ORGANS!
What does collagen do in the body?
Helps heal the gut
Improves stretch marks
Improve skin, decreasing acne, builds new skin cells
Optimal bone and joint health
Help grow thicker hair and nails
Liver detoxification pathways
Want to feel and look younger?
Collagen the primary building block of skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, joints and cartilage. I like to tell people to think about it as the "glue" that holds the body together. Our body’s natural production of collagen starts to slow down as we age, that is the reason behind wrinkles, thin skin, brittle hair and weaker cartilage in your joints.
Our nutrition effects it!
Diets high in processed foods, sugar, smoking, and STRESS all contribute to depleting collagen levels.
How to add it to your life -I recommend doing 1-2 scoops daily with vitamin C supplement. The best way to absorb collagen is with a good sourced vitamin C.
- Bone Broth
- Of course Bone Broth has it but not to the amounts we are missing. I recommend adding collagen powder to your bone broth and soups.
This type is broken down into individual peptide chains which are easier to digest for most people. This form is easy to add into your routine because it is tasteless and odorless, it also gives your food a thicker consistency.
This is what you typically see when you take out your cooled bone broth when it becomes gelatinous. This form is more jelly -like, hence it is great for making gummies, marshmallow and desserts.
Which to Buy?
Always choose a company that is sourced from pasture-raised and grass-fed animals. Make sure it is in a glass or BPA-free containers.
How do you use it? Check out my recipe page for yummy ways to use it!
Add it to your morning high-fat coffee
Bake with it to add protein a dessert
Stir it into hot tea or soup
Have questions, shoot me a quick email at Torie@thevidawell.com
Happy aging amigos!