Collagen is one of the buzziest ‘new’ ingredients in the wellness world. It is claimed to not only make you look younger (improving skin elasticity) but also make you feel younger (improving joints and bone health) and healthier; with far ranging benefits such as weightloss, healing wounds and ulcers, improving skin conditions and acne, helping the digestive system and basically improving anything to do with skin, bone, ligaments, joints tendons and the digestive system. It is also said to help with energy levels, stress, mood, sleep quality and appetite.
So, is taking Collagen supplements a new fad, or could it make a real diference to your health and wellbeing?
WE DO NEED TO REPLACE DEPLETED COLLAGEN!
In short, humans produce collagen naturally, but over time, this production does slows down. Through ageing, disease, stress, UV ray exposure,contact with synthetic substances, and poor diet, our bodies’ production of collagen start slowing in our early twenties. So it makes sense that supplementing your body’s production can make a real difference to your health, wellbeing and appearance. It is not a fly by night ingredient that has shown up out of nowhere…it has been around as a supplement since ancient times in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and there is good science behind it. When collagen is abundant, our system is working seamlessly to rejuvenate our skin, tissues and joints and we experience a truly restorative sleep. When it’s not, we quickly notice the effects in the way we look and in particular the way we feel.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Think of collagen as the glue that holds our bodies together. It provides strength and structure for our connective tissues. Made up of long chains of linked amino acids, it is the most abundant source of protein in our bodies. This means it’s essential to the function of skin, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and the digestive system. It also sends out important signals to cells to combat inflammation and repair damaged cells.
BENEFITS OF TAKING THE TLC-COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENT:
Plumps skin and Reduces wrinkles: Collagen is an essential building block for youthful looking skin Collagen improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles. You can feel it when you touch your skin. With the right amount of collagen, your skin looks and feels firm. This firmness, or plumpness, contributes to the visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Reduces Cellulite and stretchmarks: Collagen is essential to reduce stretch marks and sagging skin especially after significant weightloss. Collagen plays a role in strengthening skin, and benefits elasticity and hydration. As collagen levels drop, skin becomes thinner. This causes the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks to become more dramatic. Skin with a healthy amount of collagen has a firm struction and is less prone to collapsing into cellulite. By replenishing the connective tissues, skin maintains its ability to stretch structurally without remaining slack. Our body uses collagen to rejuvenate this structure, giving our skin the ability to ‘bounce back’.
Collagen improves the general appearance of skin and is also said to help skin conditions such as acne improve.
Collagen may help reduce the risk of heart related conditions as it provides structure to arteries, strengthening the blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. It has also been shown to reduce artery stiffness and LDL Cholesterol, boosting heart health.
Studies have shown that taking collagen supplements may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce joint pain overal. Collagen helps maintain the integrity of cartilage, which is the rubber-like tissue that protects joints. It has been shown to reduce the risk of joint deterioration, regenerate cartilage and improve joint pain.
Taking Collagen inhibits bone breakdown that leads to osteoporosis. Your bones are mostly collagen, so it makes sense that supplement collagen leads to better bone density and reduced bone fractures.
SPORT INJURY AND PERFORMANCE
Collagen delivers many benefits to athlete. This includes muscle building, improved performance, protecting connective tissue and supporting healthy joints which all reduce the risk of injury.
GUT HEALING PROPERTIES
TLC-Collagen improves digestive health by decreasing inflammation in the gut lining. And therefore helps you digest food better. Collagen can help ‘heal and seal’ the gut lining which results in a wide range of benefits such as improved digestion and nutrient absorption. As a leaky gut has been linked to mental health issues such as anxiety, healing this means a lighter brighter mood as well.
Chronic inflammation is thought to be the main culprit in a long list of health issues. So it is especially important that taking Collagen supplements reduce inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that glycine, one of the key amino acids in collagen supplements, works to reduce inflammation and improve many inflammatory conditions.
MOOD AND SLEEP QUALITY
Collagen is quietly being touted as a potent mood relaxer, sleep promotor and productivity booster. TLC-Collagen will induce a feeling of calmness, reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality.
Sleep is a key factor in everything from metabolic function to healing and mental health. Studies have shown that glycine improves the overall quality of sleep and even significantly improves fatigue and daytime sleepiness in people who experience insomnia.
Collagen is a natural way to calm the brain and create balance, as Glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter.
HAIR AND NAIL GROWTH
Taking collagen may increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Additionally, it may stimulate your hair and nails to grow longer.
Taking collagen supplements may promote weight loss and a faster metabolism. It assists in curbing cravings and hunger pangs as it makes one feel full and satiated. That’s not entirely surprising as collagen is actually a protein. Glycine is also thought to boost metabolism and energy levels.
Collagen (Glycine) can boost metabolism and energy levels.
A TLC-TIP: Taking a Vitamin C (TLC-Vit C) and Omega (TLC-Omega) with your Collagen will maximise the effect of the supplement. Timing your supplement intake can also be important, depending on your main motivation for taking it. If you are taking your collagen to improve muscle tone, take it within an hour of exercise. If however, you are taking it to reduce hunger or cravings, take it when cravings tend to hit you, ie mid-afternoon.
So, in conclusion…. Taking a daily collagen supplement will not only improve the way we look, but also the way we feel, it is the ultimate health and wellbeing boost.
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TLC-Omega (60’s) + TLC-Vitamin C (60’s) + TLC-Collagen (90’s) Combo – R315.00: https://tlcforwellbeing.com/product/tlc-collagen-vitamin-c-and-omega-combo-pack/