Let's talk about collagen

We’ve heard of collagen everywhere, and no wonder, because it’s a key element for our body. But why? What role does it play? What benefits does it bring us? In this article we answer these questions and provide basic information about their importance and what we need to know, especially at certain ages.

The protein that keeps us upright

We could almost say that we stay upright thanks to collagen, because it is the most abundant protein in our body and is responsible for holding together its different structures, which we call connective tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, bones, cartilage. , etc.

Collagen fiber has the ability to mix with many substances and minerals, which, combined with the different connective structures, achieves the formation of the essential elements for each of these body structures.

As an example, we can say that its function on the skin is based on the mixture it makes with elastin, achieving a network-shaped structure that allows the skin to perform its functions properly.

Collagen as an anti-aging weapon

The good news about collagen is that the body itself generates it, one bad thing is that with age, production decreases. But for the bad we have a remedy, as there are several dietary supplements based on collagen and foods that we find on the market, which help us to alleviate these effects.

It should be noted that at the age of thirty we begin to reduce collagen production and at forty we produce half as much as in adolescence. A deficiency that is reflected, among other things, in the loss of elasticity and flexibility of the skin and muscles, joint pain, impaired vision, sagging, osteoporosis and, unfortunately, a long and so on.

Where do we notice the lack of collagen?

Of the several that we suffer from, we are talking about two clear samples that reveal the lack of collagen: one is the skin and the other is joint pain.

The appearance of the skin, nails, hair… have an almost vital dependence on collagen. We will notice it on the skin due to sagging, lack of elasticity, the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or any sign that reveals our aging.

When we realize these revelations (and accept them…) we can help our own body restore collagen production by taking a collagen-based dietary supplement and following a diet with collagen-rich foods. The main function of this protein is to support the fibers of the skin, as well as help keep it hydrated. This hydration is used to protect the dermis from the sun, pollution or cold. At a more aesthetic level, it reduces wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks or acne marks, among other notches over the years that our body harbors, such as scars or cellulite. We can say that collagen delays the footprint that time leaves on our skin.

As for the influence of collagen on muscles and joints, we notice mainly pains that are located more in joints or limbs that we usually move and flex. This is caused by wear and low lubrication of the joint itself.

Collagen with magnesium, for example, helps the functioning of muscles and ligaments, collagen with hyaluronic acid, helps muscles and joints. In both cases:
• Acts as a lubricant and generates protection.
• Helps restore elasticity, reduces pain and improves mobility.
• Avoid injuries caused by sports or rapid or sudden movements.

We know it is good for the body, where can we find it?

As we said a little above, collagen brings great benefits to the body. Provides elasticity and strength to bones, muscles, skin, cartilage, etc. To activate the synthesis of this protein by the body itself, we can take dietary supplements and follow a diet rich in this protein. With collagen intake, we help the body produce protein.

We can find collagen supplements in capsules, powder or liquid, what we know as hydrolyzed collagen, which means that it has gone through a process of breaking molecules so that it can be easily absorbed by the body.

In Eva Grau's Nutrireset you will find Collagen in its liquid format which, in addition to being more practical to take than the capsule or powder, contains the recommended daily dose and is ready for consumption, without having to be dissolved or mixed with another product.
Hydrolyzed liquid collagen, due to its easy dissolution in the body and its high and concentrated collagen content, is able to be absorbed by the body up to 90 percent.

Among the types of supplement, we can distinguish between collagen of animal origin and collagen of marine origin (it comes from fish).

As for foods with collagen or that will help us produce it by the body, we should highlight nuts and salmon, which contain Omega 3, 6 and 9. Vegetables such as carrots and melon, rich in vitamin A, and fruits such as oranges, strawberries and tangerines that contain vitamin C. We will also find it in blue fish, jellies, bone broths and meats such as chicken, turkey or pork.


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