Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our bodies could age and still maintain the flexibility, skin elasticity and joint stability of a 20 year old? (Oh yes it would!!)
Collagen is the main structural protein in our connective tissue and the glue that holds us together. Plentiful in our youth, it is largely responsible for keeping skin supple, rejuvenating hair growth, strengthening bones and protecting our joints from injury. Despite this wishful thinking, adding collagen to your diet won’t reverse the clock, but it can certainly help counteract the protein loss that comes with normal age degeneration.
Hydrolysed collagen powders are an increasingly popular way to supplement our diet and give our bodies that extra collagen boost. The best collagen powders are usually derived from grass fed, pasture-raised beef bones or the discarded bones and scales of wild caught fish. Both marine and beef collagen are rich in amino acids and Type I collagen (for fish) and Type I and Type III collagen (for beef) which are the most abundant types of collagen found in our bodies.
By incorporating a daily serve of this tasteless, dissolvable powder you can help…
- Protect your brain and heart function
- Heal symptoms of gut dysfunction and leaky gut
- Ease joint, knee and back pain
- Improve skin tone and elasticity
- Strengthen brittle and broken nails
Not sure how best to use it? Here are 5 easy ways to get your daily dose…
Add to your morning smoothie
Hydrolysed collagen dissolves easily in cold liquids so simply add 1-2 tablespoons before you blitz your liquid breakfast. As collagen is pure protein it can also help keep you full for longer.
Make a batch of anti-ageing bliss balls
Owing to its fine texture, mixing a few tablespoons into your bliss ball mixture will completely fussy kids. I always add some to my school lunch batch and the kids have never said a thing. Ha!
Stir a scoop into your morning brew
Collagen is completely tasteless so simply add ½ to 1 tablespoon of powder into your tea, coffee or matcha latte for a supercharged way to start the day!
Add to soups or casseroles
If you are keen to bring the benefits to the whole family, add in 1/4 – 1/2 cup collagen powder once you’ve finished cooking your soup or casserole.
Mix a few scoops into your muffin or cake mixture before baking
Got the batter ready? Throw in ½ cup and mix well before decanting into muffin cases or cake tin. The Result? Beautified baking!
If you can eat or drink it then you can definitely add in a serve of collagen; it’s time to get creative in the kitchen and boost your levels of youth promoting collagen. We’d love to hear your ideas.
We have several excellent collagen supplements available in store so please ask our friendly staff to assist you with your selection.
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