When you think of collagen, clear, youthful skin probably comes to mind. Am I right or am I right? Yes, collagen works wonders for the skin, but what most people don’t know is that it’s good for way more than our faces.
Intrigued? Here are 4 benefits about collagen you might have overlooked.
BENEFIT #1: IT AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
Loading up on protein can reduce mindless snacking and control appetite throughout the day. That means collagen, itself a naturally occurring protein in the human body, can help you shave off a few inches as well.
BENEFIT #2: IT SUPPORTS GUT HEALTH
A “leaky” gut can affect our wellbeing, making us tired, cranky, and uncomfortable. Glutamine, one of the amino acids in collagen, can help aid digestion and prevent inflammation of the gut to improve stomach health.
BENEFIT #3: IT BUILDS STRONG HAIR
While there’s no shortage of people lauding collagen for its skin-perfecting capacities, it doesn’t get enough love for its effects on the hair. It contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and keep strands healthy and strong.
BENEFIT #4: IT IMPROVES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
A host of studies show that aging has a direct impact on athletic performance. This leaves us vulnerable to exercise-related injuries. Luckily, ingesting collagen speeds up recovery and improves joint pain after working out.
After reading this, you might want to up your intake. Well, it’s as easy as consuming one of these Collagen Drinks by Shiseido. They are chockfull of collagen, plus 10 other ingredients that will make you look (and feel) good. I promise!
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