If you’ve been to visit your dermatologist lately, you may have been surprised when they walk past the expensive creams and instead recommend a collagen supplement for your skin. Collagen — the “glue” that holds your body together — holds huge promise when taken in supplement form. Popular for helping revitalize your skin, hair and nails, it’s no surprise that dermatologists are starting to see it as a powerful adjunct to your topical products.
However, as great as collagen can be for your beauty regimen, its benefits run far deeper. Collagen is found throughout your entire body, supporting everything from your digestive tract to your organs, eyes and bones. Yet once you turn 35, your collagen production slows down, and continues to deplete more each year.
At LonoLife, we’ve been making collagen products for a long time now. Our collagen peptides can be added to smoothies, coffee, water, baked goods and just about anything else you can think of. Because it’s hydrolyzed, there is no clumping (aka it dissolves perfectly) and you can choose between unflavored collagen peptides or one of our delicious flavors.
Here are our three top reasons for including collagen in our daily diets (and why we think you should too!)
HEALTHY SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS
Ok, we’re not going to deny it — we want to slow down the aging process as much as you do! In fact, you can blame your body’s natural breakdown of collagen for some of the less desirable aspects of aging you might be experiencing, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and a lack of skin elasticity. By supplementing with collagen on a regular basis, you may be able to slow the test of time as collagen works from the inside to smooth your skin and assist in its renewal and repair. There are various studies out there now looking into its effects, and they all seem to point to the same conclusion: collagen helps the health of your skin! Ditto for your hair and nails.
Nothing holds you back from embracing life fully quite like achy, painful joints, which is another reason we are collagen peptide fans. Collagen helps our joints move more easily and may even help slow down the degenerative process. And because collagen contains glycine and proline — — amino acids that help fight inflammation — it’s a great addition to your “joint protection” plan!
Happy gut, happy you. By now, you’re probably familiar with the science behind gut health, brain health, and an overall healthier body. When your digestive tract is compromised by consuming inflammatory foods, pesticides, medicines, environmental toxins, and allergens, it can create leaky gut syndrome. The result? Food particles and toxins are able to pass through your gut and get into your bloodstream, creating an inflammatory response. Collagen helps seal your gut lining, working to heal leaky gut and improve overall health in the process.
How about you? What do you use collagen for? We’d love to hear your success stories with this wonderful dietary supplement.