7 Reasons Why We Need Collagen

7 Reasons Why We Need Collagen

Here at Skip we are all about supplementing our diets with as much collagen as possible - but why is it so important? Read on for 7 reasons why!

Collagen is an essential protein found in the human body and plays a crucial role in maintaining the overall health and functioning of our tissues, joints and organs.

The problem is, we don't get enough of it in the food that we eat in our modern diets, hence so many health issues, aging skin, weak joints and other body problems. And so Skip is all about bridging that gap with super easy to use collagen blends that support our bodies. 

Here are some reasons why collagen is important:

  1. Structural body support: Collagen is the primary structural protein in connective tissues, such as skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It provides strength, elasticity, and structure to these tissues - not enough collagen means increased injuries and weak muscles!

  2. Skin health: Collagen is responsible for maintaining the elasticity, firmness, and hydration of the skin, a.k.a The Collagen Glow! It forms a framework that supports the skin's structure, preventing sagging and wrinkles. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, leading to more fine lines and wrinkles.

  3. Joint and bone health: Collagen is a major component of cartilage, the flexible tissue that cushions and protects joints. It helps maintain joint mobility, reduces joint pain, and supports healthy bones. Supplementing with collagen may help improve symptoms of conditions like osteoarthritis.

  4. Hair and nail strength: Collagen is an important component of the hair and nails, contributing to their strength, resilience, and growth. Adequate collagen intake helps prevent brittle nails and promote healthy, strong, thick hair. Yes please! 

  5. Gut health: Collagen contains specific amino acids, such as glycine, proline, and glutamine, which support the digestive system. It helps maintain the intestinal lining, promoting proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, and can help to mend a 'leaky gut'

  6. Muscle mass and recovery: Collagen provides structural support to muscles. It is involved in the formation of new muscle tissue and helps repair damaged muscles. Supplementing with collagen may aid in muscle recovery after exercise and promote muscle mass maintenance.

  7. Cardiovascular health: Collagen plays a role in maintaining the integrity and strength of blood vessels. It helps prevent the formation of arterial plaque in the heart and supports healthy blood flow.

So there you have it, 7 reasons why we all need to be taking more collagen.

And it's important to note that the body's natural collagen production decreases with age, leading to various signs of aging and potential health issues. So the older we get, the more we should be taking.

Stay tuned for our next post on dietary sources of collagen, and don't forget to share this information with your friends and family - we all deserve better health!