The single most powerful weapon for healthy hair, skin, nails, and overall wellness? Collagen!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is responsible for keeping our skin firm and elastic. At the age of 25, our body’s natural production of collagen slows down and we begin breaking down more than we naturally produce, which leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and brittle hair and nails. But fear not! Adding collagen to your daily routine can help to combat these signs of aging and promote overall health.
First off, let’s talk about the benefits of collagen for your skin. Collagen helps to improve skin elasticity and hydration levels, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports the growth of new skin cells, promoting a healthy glow from within. Yes, I use fancy skin care, get a little botox here and there, but the overall texture and glow of my skin comes from years of consuming collagen!
But that’s not all – consuming collagen has been shown to strengthen hair and nails as well. Collagen, especially Marine Collagen, contains amino acids that are essential for healthy hair growth and can help prevent breakage. And if you’re looking for strong nails that won’t break or chip easily, adding collagen to your diet can help with that too!
Now onto the overall health benefits – consuming collagen has been linked with improved joint health by promoting cartilage regeneration. It can also aid in digestion by helping to repair the lining of the gut. I started taking collagen mainly because of the agonizing knee pain I was experiencing in my mid thirties. At 41, I rarely experience any sort of knee or joint pain. Really!
So how do you add collagen to your daily routine? There are many ways- You can find it in supplement form – either in pills or powder form that you can add to smoothies or drinks. I am personally not a huge fan of the drinks. I like the versatility of straight up powder. I add it to my morning coffee, smoothie bowls, oatmeal and even baked goods like blueberry muffins. Yum! Bone broth is another great source of collagen – you can sip a cup each day and I always sub it as a base for soups or stews. I even use bone broth to cut down on fat when cooking while adding more flavor and protein. It lightens up stir fries, sauteed mushrooms and just about anything where you typically use oil or butter.
Incorporating collagen into your daily routine may take some time to show results but trust me when I say it’s worth it! Your hair will be shinier, your skin will glow from within and your nails will be stronger than ever before. Not only that but your overall health will be better and it’s a sneaky way to add more protein to your diet. So go ahead – give it a try and see what all the fuss is about. Your body (and mind!) will thank you later. Girl and The Sea Marine Collagen 2 PACK BUNDLE GIRL & THE SEA 100% PURE MARINE COLLAGEN UNFLAVOURED 7.8oz 221g
For our vegan friends, we recommend incorporating Collagen Protect Moon Juice MOON JUICE COLLAGEN PROTECT VEGAN CREAMER 4.5oz / 128g which helps you maintain the collagen you have and contains vegetable based collagen.