Why You Should Be Drinking Collagen
By Sonal Patel, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Calm Spirit Acupuncture and Massage
Collagen is the main structural protein in the connective tissues and the most abundant protein in human bodies. It makes up 25%-35% of whole body protein and is in our bones, tendons, cartilage, skin, blood vessels, digestive system, intervertebral discs, muscles and teeth. It holds the body together, like super-glue, providing strength and structure.
As we age, collagen production slows down resulting in various signs of aging. These signs may be wrinkles, sagging skin and weaker cartilage resulting in joint pains. Taking a collagen supplement can help with tighter/firmer skin, strengthening the tendon and bones, joint health and digestive health. Compared to our ancestors, our diets today contain less collagen, and this natural protein has been removed by modern food processing.
Drinking collagen, rather than applying it topically, provides the entire body with the essential amino building blocks needed to support the connective tissues. You can buy collagen supplements and add to your tea, coffee or water. It comes in many flavors.
Calm Spirit stocks Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty water in individual packs or multi serve containers.
Calm Spirit Acupuncturists not only provide natural treatments to make you feel great, they are a source of nutrition and lifestyle advice to keep your body healthy inside and out!
For more info on the effectiveness of collagen supplements, read a study on the effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture go to, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10.1111/jocd.12174/abstract