What are the Benefits of Collagen?
Protein supplements have taken the world by storm. In 2019, the global protein supplement market size was estimated at $17.55 billion US, expanding 8 percent each year thereon. You’ve almost definitely heard of whey, a dairy derivative, and the most common protein supplement. But have you heard of collagen?
Collagen protein powder has become one of the most popular supplements in the health industry today, and we’re here for it! In this article we’re going to cover some of the major benefits of consuming collagen daily and why it’s the supplement of the century.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein, accounting for one third of the body’s total protein composition. Collagen contains 19 amino acids, and 8 essential amino acids. Amino acids act as the main building blocks of our bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen specifically maintains the integrity of our cartilage which holds everything together.
In supplement form, collagen powder consists of hydrolyzed peptides, which refers to the way in which it has been processed for maximum bioavailability and absorption.
What are the benefits of collagen?
1. Restores age-related collagen loss
2. Improved skin quality
Collagen upholds the integrity, structure and quality of the skin. Without it, the skin becomes wrinkled and sagging – clear signs of aging.
A study published in the Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals gave female participants a collagen supplement and found that by the end of the clinical trial, the women were able to significantly reduce the depth of facial wrinkles and increase skin elasticity and hydration. These female participants were post-menopausal with aging skin, which highlights the benefit of consuming collagen on a daily basis!
3. Increased bone mineral density
4. Decreases delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
5. Complete protein source
6. High bioavailability
7. Increases lean body mass
8. Easy to consume
- Dissolve quickly
- Add to hot, cold beverages or any recipes
- Made in Canada