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The benefits of adding collagen to your diet

by Natasha Whiting |

The benefits of adding collagen to your diet


When we talk about collagen, you may think of its contribution to healthy hair or nails. However, collagen can be critical in aiding your digestive system too. Keep reading to find out more.

Why do I need strong gut health?

By looking after your gut, you can improve various aspects of your health, including better skin and an improvement in your mental health. We already know that too many processed foods can be damaging to our bodies. In turn, eating badly can flare up conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which, in turn, flares up bloating and other digestive problems, such as constipation.

Why is collagen important to the body?

Collagen is a crucial protein in the body, and as we get older, we produce less. This is the reason behind wrinkles, fine lines and joint problems or weak bones. However, there is a variety of edible collagen products available which can help all these issues, including your gut health.

How can collagen improve your gut health?

As previously mentioned, IBS is often caused by a poor diet and a lack of crucial amino acids. Glutamine is an amino acid that is used to repair the wall of your gut. Luckily, glutamine can be found in collagen! Alongside this, collagen can assist in breaking down proteins and carbohydrates to move your food through the GI tract more efficiently.

Often because of stomach problems, your body can experience damage to the gut lining. If left untreated, your stomach can become irritated and cause a lot of pain. When new muscle cells are created, it has been found that there is an increase in collagen around the area, which suggests it can aid in the repair of the damage.

If you're suffering from stomach and digestive problems, it is time to assess your eating habits and consider how collagen can fit in to aid your digestive health. By improving your diet with healthier foods and the addition of collagen, you will feel much healthier and see improvements in your skin and body as a whole. Take a look at our shop page to see what products we have available.

 

 

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