Collagen has been a buzz word lately, people put collagen in their coffee and in their protein shake, some people take a collagen supplement… what is collagen all about? What’s the hype?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts including tendons, ligaments, muscles and collagen even provides structure for your skin.
The collagen that people consume is hydrolyzed which simply means it has been broken down so your body is able to easily absorb it. It has been a common myth that collagen is just for women, but this could not be further from the truth, the benefits are equally as good for males too!
Check out the of benefits of collagen:
- Can improve skin health
- Helps relieve joint pain
- Prevent bone loss
- Boosts muscle mass and athletic performance
- Promotes heart health
What ways can you consume collagen?
- Through food: fish, bone broth, citrus fruits, berries, beef, tomatoes, bell peppers… the list goes on!
- Supplements: in powder form or in a pill
Great brands to get your collagen fix:
- Vital Proteins (powder)
- Youtheory (pill)
- Bullet Proof (powder)
I drink my collagen in my coffee in the morning, but another great option is to add it to your protein shake or oatmeal!