Who knew that my naturopath’s advice about incorporating collagen into my diet would become the latest wellness craze.
The benefits of collagen
I have quite the team working with me to get my TMJ symptoms under control – A GNM dentist, upper cervical chiropractor, a physical therapist and my doctor, who has been helping me make better nutrition choices for my joints, including bone broth for collagen. But I gotta tell ya, I have not met a bone broth recipe I like as of yet. When I find a recipe I love, I will be sure to let you know.
In the meantime, my doc suggested that I add the powder version to my smoothies instead of sipping on chicken broth in the morning. I just couldn’t do it. Instead, I’m taking Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, which has no flavor and can be even taken straight with water if you’re not into smoothies.
If you googled collagen (because everyone’s doing it and you want to know why), here are the benefits everyone is raving about. I can vouch for them too!
Reduces Joint Pains
Like I said, my doc suggested that I include collagen into my diet to help with my TMJ joint aches. So far, so good. Collagen is needed to help our joints glide and move, and can aid in the prevention of joint deterioration. As we get older, we lose collagen. Things stop moving the way they used to!
How many beauty products have you seen promising to boost collagen? Drinking it will get to the root of your skin challenges way faster than topical creams. It’s hard to say if it was the gluten removal, water intake or collagen powder that has helped my skin glow as of late, but I can certainly attest to the notion that what we eat greatly impacts our skin. Whenever my son (who’s in the middle of those unpredictable skin teen years) adds a scoop to his smoothies, his skin looks noticeably flawless.
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Healthy hair, skin, nails
Your extra dose of collagen will also help your hair, skin and nails look just a radiant as your skin. The benefits are head to toe.
It’s good for you
Collagen (the powder too) is a rich source of amino acid glycine, which helps to promote muscle growth, helps digestion and strengthens the immune system. As we get older, all of these things start to matter a whole lot. Had I known about the benefits of collagen before, I would have started a long time ago!
Source: Dr. Axe