Gut & Joint Health
Collagen is a type of structural protein that is full of helpful amino acids. In fact, it’s the most abundant protein in the body; it makes up 90% of your connective tissue and organic bone mass, and 70% of our skin.
From around the age of 20 onward, our body begins to produce less collagen, leading to what we consider signs of ageing: wrinkles, saggy skin, weaker joints, and bones.
While many people think of collagen for its beauty benefits, like its amazing impact on hair, skin, and nails, there is so much collagen can do for your gut and joint health!
Here are some of the benefits to name a few:
- Aids digestion - because collagen is a hydrophilic molecule, it has an attraction to water and acidic molecules, which aids the digestive process. It also regulates stomach acid secretion by ensuring enough acid for proper digestion. Collagen too prevents an excess of gastric juices, which can lead to heartburn, stomach ulcers, and other painful digestive problems caused from an overly acidic environment.
- Helps to heal stomach ulcers - studies have identified glycine as an effective inhibitor of stomach ulcers due to its ability to prevent harmful gastric secretions in the stomach lining.
- Helps repair the intestinal and stomach lining.
- Joint health – collagen has proven benefits in alleviating joint pain and injuries associated with exercise and high impact activities. Clinical trials have shown daily supplementation with collagen can reduce joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation, improve mobility and flexibility, and speed recovery from injury.