Collagen, familiar to all as a key ingredient in your favourite face mask or even dietary supplement drink, is more powerful than you think. The most abundant protein in the human body responsible for being the building block of bones, joints, and connective tissue, collagen is essential to the human body and here are the benefits of it for your varying lifestyle needs.
1. Beauty Babes
Who doesn’t want to have soft and supple skin forever? As we age, collagen production declines, causing physical changes like looser skin, more wrinkles and less elasticity. Hence, increasing collagen levels help firm up your skin, increasing its smoothness and accelerating your skin cell’s renewal and restoration process. Collagen also contains the amino acids your skin is missing which helps in moisturizing and reducing the appearance of imperfections. Additional studies have also shown that oral collagen peptide supplementation significantly increases skin hydration after 8 weeks of intake so don’t forget to take your daily dose of collagen!
2. Mamas to Be
No longer feel overly lethargic during your pregnancy, just get a pick-me-up from collagen and the iodine content it holds. Iodine supports healthy brain function affecting many aspects of our health like maintaining metabolism levels, energy levels and a strong immune system. Cod collagen will also benefit you as the omega-3 acids (EPA and DHA) found in cod protein can improve the brain development of your fetus as well as your cognitive functions.
3. Fitness Junkies
Gain an energy boost for muscle building before your workout! Collagen protein contains a high percentage of amino acid glycine and a significant amount of amino acid arginine. Glycine and arginine are also needed to breakdown creatine, the key source of energy for muscle contractions, growth, size and power. As 75% of your ligaments are made up of collagen, consuming collagen helps to repair the microtears in these connective tissues when they are strained by physical activity and resistance training, helping to alleviate joint pain after an intense exercise session. Omega-3 present in cod collagen also increases Heart Rate Variability (HRV) a cardiac function that provides a greater variability between heart beats; This reduces the risk of “Sudden Cardiac Death“ caused by irregular heart rate variability, and highly complements a lifestyle of frequent exercise.
4. Oldies but Goldies
As advancing age is a risk factor for chronic diseases, it is important to keep one’s immune system strong and healthy. Omega-6 and Omega-3 from cod protein and collagen have incredible anti-aging properties. This not only applies to skin as studies have shown but also positive effects on cardiovascular health, improved insulin sensitivity, providing antioxidants crucial to balancing the body’s metabolism and the ability to reduce chronic inflammation, thus helping to prevent the onset of various chronic diseases.
Whether it’s for beauty, health, fitness and anti-aging properties, collagen has proven to be one of the most powerful and essential proteins we need in our system. To unlock the power of collagen, we recommend Nu3pure’s Pure Marine Collagen containing key vitamins and minerals like calcium and Omega-3. This clean-form protein and collagen supplementation is essential for joint support, muscle recovery and the prevention of muscle mass loss (Sarcopenia) in seniors.
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