Collagen is a powerful protein that holds our skin, joints, and muscles together. As we age, our collagen production slows down and we use collagen faster than our bodies can produce it. Adding collagen into our daily diet is a great way to help keep our bodies functioning at peak performance. Whether you are an athlete looking for an edge or a mom chasing the kids around all day, collagen will benefit your healthy lifestyle and keeps you feeling your best.
Here are our top 4 reasons to add collagen into your daily routine:
1. Skin, Hair and Nails
If you want to up your skin game, collagen can help you achieve the “skinprovements” you are looking for. It is known for its ability to reduce wrinkle lines, produce more youthful looking skin and improve overall skin moisture. Implementing just 2.5g-5g of collagen peptides into a diet for four weeks has shown significant increases in skin elasticity. Just one cup of our Vimco collagen products contains 5g of collagen. Even better yet, oral intake of collagen over an eight week period has shown a 20% reduction in wrinkles around the eyes! Collagen has also been known to increase nail growth and strength as well as improve the moisture levels in hair. One thing is for certain: adding collagen into your diet will keep you looking your best.
2. Gut Health
We have all had our share of stomach aches. Digestive issues are becoming more and more of a problem with many American’s today. Inflammation in the gut can cause intestinal walls to break down and even make it more difficult to digest the important nutrients you are putting in your body. Collagen is an important protein in the healing and rebuilding of intestinal walls. It’s high concentration of L-Glutamate has been shown to improve intestinal wall integrity and influence amino acid receptors - which improves the digestion and absorption of nutrients. The amino acids found in collagen have also been known to increase stomach acid, which helps break down the foods we eat and sends your digestive woes packing.
Collagen’s most abundant amino acid is glycine - which is a natural sleep aid. If you feel that you have trouble sleeping or want to achieve deeper more restful sleep each night, collagen may be the answer. Collagen intake appears to benefit the sensation of a good night’s sleep, shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and improves performance the next day. Such a simple and effective way to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed!
4. Muscles and Joints
Collagen is a major building block of joints, bones and connective tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In daily life, we put a great amount of stress on our body. Our joints take a beating and our ligaments need to adjust and stretch as we move and build muscle. In a recent study, athletes showed an improvement in joint pain when treated with a collagen supplement. These results can just as easily translate to anyone with joint pain looking to heal naturally from within. The protein in collagen not only helps build lean muscle mass, but it repairs our joints so that we can be active with less pain!
Clearly, collagen is one powerful protein that comes with many benefits. We at Vimco choose to take it a step further and enhance our collagen with a caffeine buzz, superfoods and adaptogens! We take the work out of sourcing each quality ingredient and serve it up to you in a convenient single serve packet. Just rip, pour, and stir your way to better health! Cheers.