You may already be adding collagen to your diet. Read below to see if it is right for you or if you are curious about the latest "it" supplement.
Your body uses different amino acids to build muscle, bone, cartilage, hair, skin, and connective tissue. But the type found in collagen happens to be the most abundant in our body. As we age our collagen declines, so it stands to reason that we should take a collagen supplement. Collagen supplements are not vegan or vegetarian friendly. They are derived from animals. Collagen can be found in bone broth and in isolated powdered form. They also pack a protein punch with 18-22 gm in only 2 scoops. The tasteless powder easily dissolves in both hot and cold beverages. Try adding it to your coffee, smoothies, teas and/or soups.
Most research has exhibited benefit for knee pain from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Research also shows it can be gut healing and reduce inflammation. Although, there is anecdotal evidence on improving skin, hair, nails and reducing overall inflammation.
Want to give it a try? Make sure you purchase collagen powder from grass-fed cows and that it has been third party tested.
Give it a shot for 2-3 months, you be the judge!
Have more questions about which brands I recommend? Reach out to me to discuss the best type of supplement as it relates to your particular needs.