First off what is collagen and what exactly does it do? 

Collagen is a gelatinous substance found in the connective tissues—our bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen is packed with beneficial amino acids and is a complete protein, which is why people often rave about its benefits when it comes to strengthening skin, hair, and nails.

Collagen is also an amazing way to restore gut health. “For the same reasons collagen helps repair and grow muscle tissue, it serves as an excellent nutrient source for rebuilding the rapidly dividing cells that line the interior of the gut.

So How can it help me? 

It can help improve hair, skin, and nails:  Collagen protein is essential to healthy hair, skin and nails, your natural production decreases with age. Increasing collagen intake can  make your skin appear more firm and smooth by renewing and repairing cells. Some studies have also shown that supplemental collagen can actually reverse hair loss in some cases.Many people don’t realize that by adding collagen to your diet can also help in reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. When skin loses its elasticity and becomes thin, cellulite becomes more obvious. Collagen can help to increase moisture retention, improve elasticity, and helps smooth out that dimpled appearance.

Recover from your workouts: With its gel-like, smooth structure that covers and holds our bones together, collagen allows us to glide and move without pain. Think of ingesting more collagen like greasing a creaky door hinge: It helps your joints move more easily, reduces pain often associated with aging and even reduces the risk of joint deterioration.

Enhance and repair gut health: The biggest digestive benefit of consuming collagen is that it helps form connective tissue

Help with metabolism:  By adding lean muscle mass to your frame and helping with the conversion of essential nutrients. One of glycine’s most important roles is helping form muscle tissue by converting glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells. And remember that retaining muscle mass is crucial as you age, since it helps support posture, bone health and burns more calories than fat

So where and how can you get it?

You can go to your local health food store or order it online here. 

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