Collagen|Fountain of Youth
Updated: Jun 10, 2019
I am not a Doctor! As with anything consult your Doctor before taking this or any other supplement!
I have researched about how taking collagen is good for your hair, skin, nails & helps strengthen your bones, & can help with joint pain, along with other benefits Lots of good stuff. So I bought a bottle on Amazon. I take a teaspoon a day. Have I noticed anything different? Not really. But I'm going to continue because I think, why not? This is what I've been taking every day and this bottle has lasted a few months. It doesn't taste great but if I put it in cranberry juice it's not so bad.
Here is some info I have found about Collagen:
(Article from Healthline)
Between 1–10% of muscle tissue is composed of collagen. This protein is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly.
Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones.
Collagen is a major component of your skin.
It plays a role in strengthening skin, plus may benefit elasticity and hydration. As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles.
However, several studies have shown that collagen peptides or supplements containing collagen may help slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness.
In one study, women who took a supplement containing 2.5–5 grams of collagen for eight weeks experienced less skin dryness and a significant increase in skin elasticity compared to those who did not take the supplement.
Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage, which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints.
Studies have shown that taking collagen supplements may have certain effects in the body that help inhibit the bone breakdown that leads to osteoporosis.
Researchers have suggested that taking collagen may promote the synthesis of muscle proteins such as creatine, and may also stimulate muscle growth after exercise.
More research is necessary to investigate collagen’s potential to boost muscle mass.
So I am always trying to be healthy, taking supplements that can boost my body to continue to do what it is meant to do. Why not, right?