What are the Benefits of Taking Collagen?
We mentioned that other aspects of your body may change when you start taking collagen to boost your immune system.
- On the outside, you may start seeing skin that is softer, fuller, less saggy, and with many less wrinkles than before.
- Hair will be thicker, more luscious, and full of body and shine. Hair follicles are strengthened and hair fibers are stronger and better able to support your aging process than before.
- You may also notice a few less grey hairs than before, or that your hair doesn’t seem to be as thin as it may once have been.
Clinical human trials on much larger scale are needed to validate what the testimonials all say, however there can be little doubt that collagen supplements improve skin health and hydration levels, or maintain skin elasticity and density.
Anti-aging, wound-healing, and even healing of internal injuries (in certain cases) have been listed as benefits of collagen supplements, while research indicates that taking collagen supplements may help to prevent cancer and heart disease.
As we age, our bodies may not be able to digest and use all the nutrients that it once used to. A protein-rich diet can certainly aid in collagen production, but without a boost, there may still not be enough collagen manufactured to cover a deficiency.
Known as immunonutrition, improving your immune system begins with a healthy, collagen- and protein-rich diet which doesn’t all have to be bone broth; think of cheese, beans, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, or quinoa.
The key to a healthy system is a healthy gut.
Always speak to your healthcare practitioner, pharmacist, or dietitian before starting a new diet or supplement.
The quantities and types you need may differ to your estimates, or you could manage multiple aspects of collagen deficiency by taking taking a multi-type collagen supplement, such as Correxiko Collagen Peptides (Type I & III).