Have you heard of Collagen Peptides? Unlike many other supplements on the market, collagen has actually been proven to help with weight loss and reducing body fat! Collagen can help with not only weight loss, but improving skin texture, reducing inflammation and improving GI health.
So, what exactly is collagen and why do most of us suffer from deficiencies?
Collagen is a structural protein that influences multiple systems in our bodies including our skin, hair, gastrointestinal tract, joints bones and muscular tissue. Collagen is found in certain foods that we as a society don’t eat very much: ligaments, cartilage and bone marrow of certain animals. Most people try to avoid organ meats and stick with lean forms of protein. As a result, we have dramatically reduced our intake of collagen as a protein and certain symptoms begin to surface:
Premature signs of aging (wrinkles)
Issues with weight loss
Problems with your gastrointestinal tract including IBS, constipation, diarrhea, gas/bloating, acid reflux
Joint pain or arthritic pain
Hair loss, hair breakage or changes to your hair volume
Skin changes ranging from acne, sensitive skin, rashes or dry skin
Inflammation in the body (or a history of autoimmune disease)
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from these symptoms! You can replace lost collagen with certain supplements (in addition to food sources) that can greatly impact your quality of life. Collagen Peptides is one of these supplements. Here are some of the proven health benefits of using collagen:
Helps with Weight Loss. Collagen can boost metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass. When combined with exercise, taking collagen helps increase skeletal muscle resulting in an increased metabolism over time.
Improves Skin. The amount of collagen and elastin proteins in our skin diminish over time causing skin to sag and lose plumpness. Collagen peptides improves the layer of the skin called the dermis which will help to improve appearance of skin.
Helps Body Absorb Nutrients. Collagen has been shown to help increase stomach acid, which is needed for the proper absorption of nutrients. Low stomach acid can occur with the use of certain over the counter medications or from hormone imbalances. This can lead to deficiencies in vitamins like B12 and nutrients like Iron.
Improves GI Tract. Strengthens the lining of your gastrointestinal lining to help prevent leaky gut. Symptoms such as acne, depression, weight gain, IBS, mood disorders and autoimmune conditions are all thought to begin from this condition known as leaky gut. Please note that changing your diet should always be the first step if you feel like you are suffering from leaky gut.
Can Help Reduce Inflammation and Joint Pain. Collagen can help reduce joint pain, swelling, and both local and systemic inflammation. It can help treat arthritis and aids in recovery from workouts.
If you decide to use collagen, make sure you find a high-quality brand so that you can get all of the desired benefits. Blue Sky MD is happy to announce that we now carry a high quality collagen peptide supplement. Feel free to contact or stop by any of our office locations with any questions regarding this product.