Ingestible Collagen

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 19 Dec 2020

Ingestible Collagen

An ongoing trend for the past few years; ingestible collagen has been rising up the ranks in the health world. Alluding to benefits such as glowing skin and reduced joint pain and with the aging process such a vital topic of discussion, ingestible collagen has become the talk of the town.

As we age, our collagen levels decline and our skin loses its elasticity, showing up as wrinkles and joint pain. Collagen is a protein that occurs throughout our bodies, supporting our bones, muscles, ligaments and skin. According to research it is the most abundant protein in our bodies, comprising of 30%.[1]

There are various ways in which you can add more collagen into your diet, with powders, pills and liquids becoming more popular. According to research, around the age of 30, the development of collagen begins to decrease by about 1% to 2% yearly.[2] While research has been limited and inconclusive on the effects of ingestible collagen, more and more people are hopping on the bandwagon. Supposed benefits could include, improved skin, hair and nails, decreased joint pain and an improved digestive system.

You can try to prevent the damage of collagen production by avoiding certain things in your life. For example, smoking can damage the elasticity of your skin and a high refined sugar intake can cause collagen to become weak and brittle.

While taking supplements and powders may help boost your intake of collagen, there is also the option of eating more collagen rich foods. Foods such as fish, dark green vegetables, berries and citrus fruits all have strong levels of collagen. Bone Broth has also become a popular staple for health influencers, with the stock containing the connective tissue and bones of fish or animals. Filled with nutrients and collagen, bone broth is said to be especially good for gut health and improving the quality of your skin.