6 Amazing Benefits of Collagen
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Do I need to take collagen?
In fact by the time we reach the age of 25, the amount of collagen our body produces starts to decline. Yikes!
As a result, many are turning to supplementation. Do you need it? What is it good for?
What Is Collagen?Collagen is naturally found in the body and is a protein with many functions. It’s the main component in your connective tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and skin.
Collagen can be thought of as the “glue” that helps hold the body together. It's responsible for keeping your skin firm and elastic, your joints strong and stable, and your digestive system healthy and working.
It’s a hard-working protein that your body has a limited supply of.
If you are thinking about taking collagen as a supplement, there are several benefits.
6 benefits to taking collagen
1. Supports Healthy Gut
Collagen can help. Loaded with the amino acid glutamine, it's been proven to be effective in preventing leaky gut and the subsequent chronic inflammation that can wreak havoc on the body.
2. Improves Skin Quality
To counteract that, consuming collagen peptides may help. Supplemental collagen has been shown to reduce the harmful UV-B induced skin damage to support superior skin quality. Taking collagen supplements orally has been shown to increase skin elasticity, hydration and density of the skin. Collagen supplementation is generally safe with no reported adverse events. 
3. Fights Joint Pain
4. Supports Weight Loss
5. Improves Athletic Recovery
If you’re active, training intensely, or always on-the-go, then your joints are likely suffering from some wear and tear. You will want to do some form of muscle recovery after high performance. It’s been found that taking collagen 1-hour before exercise or rehab activity increases the uptake of collagen into your joints, which accelerates recovery.  Unlike muscles, which can soak up nutrients for hours after activity, your joints suck up the surrounding water and nutrients within the hour after exercise, making the timing of your collagen intake crucial for supporting joints.
Tip: Add a little vitamin C from lemon juice or a fruit snack to further increase absorption.
6. Supports Deep Sleep
I need to take collagen, how do I add it to my diet?
A high-quality collagen supplement, such as Organika’s Enhanced Collagen is ideal. Voted Canada’s #1 collagen powder, it’s made with bovine collagen and is beneficial for bones, joints, gut, hair, skin and nails.
Check out the full Enhanced Collagen line up!
You may enjoy adding collagen in powder form to your beverages or smoothies. You can even mix it into your yogurt or add it to baked goods.
Maybe you prefer taking your collagen in liquid form, easily adding it to water or juice.
Want to try collagen but you're vegetarian? We have a Vegetarian Collagen in easy to take capsules.
The options are endless and the benefits are so worth diving into!
Incorporate more collagen into your diet and feel the difference for yourself.
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