Find Out What Product Is Innovating The Sport World
What if there was a product that could limit the amount of joint pain and injury we have as athletes? I don't know about you, but I would be all for it. A supplement has recently come to the scene and has been getting a lot of buzz lately. What is this magical unicorn product? It's Collagen! Could Collagen supplements be the next superfood?
What is Collagen?
Medical News Today says, “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in bones, muscles, skin, and tendons." Collagen is a “glue-producing” protein. It is essentially the glue that holds our bodies together, and without it we would be a pile of mush. It makes up 33% of the protein in our bodies. When we are young our body produces collagen more frequently, hence the abundant elasticity in our skin and our bodies are able to repair themselves very quickly.
As we age, our skin elasticity starts to fail and joints begin to lose cartilage from the lack of collagen we produce. But luckily, recent studies have proven that collagen can be supplemented.
Now, How Can We Use It?
Many companies in the beauty industry have previously tried to incorporate collagen to their topical creams, to help skin elasticity. Unfortunately, our skin can’t absorb and use collagen topically. Shhh, no one tell the beauty industry.
Collagen is most effective when it’s absorbed internally. Companies are creating collagen peptide supplements that come in a powdered form.
This powder is relatively odorless and tasteless which means you can drink it in anything, even water, add it to a meal or a smoothie.
If you plan on drinking collagen make sure you are drinking Collagen Peptides as opposed to collagen protein. Collagen protein is better for placing in meals because it gels when mixed with liquid.
This supplement promotes healthy skin, a healthy gut, strengthens bones, and helps with joint pain. It is becoming a new element in sport nutrition, and is being used as a natural protein. Athletes are starting to jump on Collagen because it is said to keep active bodies going at a high level, just ask the Chicago Cubs.
Skin health- increases skin elasticity and hydration
Improves Digestion- creates an intestinal barrier
Reduces inflammation in joints- accumulates in the cartilage
Aids in muscle regeneration- crucial for the growth and healing of muscles
Increase protein intake- is a convenient way to eat more protien
There is still a lot of research to be done on collagen and if it truly is all that it's cracked up to be. The news is still out if this new supplement will be what we are all using. For now it's worth giving a shot. Especially if it can help relieve joint pain and repair muscle. Hello athletes best friend!