New to collagen? Wondering what all the craze is about? Thinking about buying some collagen supplements?
We got you.
If we decided to teach a Collagen 101 class, here's what we'd put in the syllabus:
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, about 25-35% of whole body protein content. It is a main component of our connective tissue, many of our organs (including the heart, lungs and digestive system), our blood vessels, our bones and our joints.
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What are the benefits of collagen? Can it help me? Are collagen supplements worth it? Here are 7 main benefits.
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Or jump directly into each benefit below:
- Improves Hair, Skin, & Nails
- Help Tendons, Ligaments, & Joints
- Fights against Leaky Gut
- Strengthens Bones
- Increase Muscle Mass & Lose Weight
- Promote Heart/Circulatory Health
- Helps Liver Detox Alcohol
The 5 Types of Collagen
There are 5 types of collagen that are mainstream and seen in many collagen supplements today (I, II, III, V, and X). There are more types (up to 28 possibly) and the research continues. But, if you're seeking more understanding around these 5 common collagen types — give this a read.
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How to take Collagen Powder
There are numerous ways to get collagen into your body daily through blending, mixing, and adding to soups, pastas and other baking dishes. Eat it, drink it, mix it, blend it — collagen consumption takes on many forms!
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Collagen's popularity is exponentially growing. Yet, many people still have questions around collagen. We've gathered some of the most common questions we hear and answered them for you. Short & sweet — like your Grandma. 🙂
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