Collagen is often associated with plastic surgery use. Both men and women utilize collagen injections for their lips, knees, faces, and even in the buttocks. Collagen is used to plump and fill the skin, and is used mostly for beauty purposes. Collagen is actually a natural protein found in our own bodies. It is located in our muscles, skin, tendons, and bones. This protein helps with replacing skin cells that have died, as well as the elasticity and strength of our skin.
The reason many individuals get collagen injections is because the collagen naturally produced in our bodies begins to deplete with old age.
Collagen is generally not considered when we think of the nutrients our body needs to be healthy. However, there are many benefits to getting a daily intake of collagen-rich foods. One cost-effective way to consume collagen is to make a bone broth, for example chicken bone broth. That way if you’re eating bone-in chicken, you can use all parts of the animal.
Collagen supplements, such as collagen protein powder, can be added to soups, smoothies, and even some foods for sufficient intake. To help support the growth of collagen it’s important to consume Vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants.
Benefits of Collagen Consumption
Collagen is an energy booster, and can help to increase your metabolism as well. This is because glycine found in collagen helps to pump sugar into the body’s organ tissues, and helps create muscle which in turn helps to burn calories.
Collagen helps with cellulite reduction, and to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This is because collagen is notoriously known for helping with skin elasticity, and the filling of dimples caused by cellulite.
Consumption of the protein collagen is actually a great way to cleanse the body. Participating in a bone broth fast is actually one of the easiest ways to detox the liver, and help restore normalcy to the stomach.
Collagen is actually a great way to help repair joints as well. When an individual has a lack of collagen, the body can feel a lot of cracks, creaks, and frankly like a bag of bones. Consuming a sufficient amount of collagen can help with joint deterioration, and joint pain.
So, the next time you hear about collagen, remember it’s not just something the Real Housewives of Wherever injects into their lips. It’s a key component to your body’s overall health and appearance.
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