What is collagen and how it can help you on your health journey

Collagen is the name we give to one of the primary types of protein in the human body. Collagen is the glue that keeps us together, our supporting infrastructure in other words. We need to be strong in collagen in order remain a good functioning human being just as a city needs strong infatuation to keep its citizens productive and safe!

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Collagen is in our skin, tendons, joints, bones, muscles, blood vessels, digestive system, teeth and nails as well as in our organs like the liver. From forming the matrix that holds our bines together to forming part of cell membranes so collagen is literally part of everything in our bodies. It makes us flexible as well as resilient. Some think of collagen as the first line of defense between us and potential intruders at the surface of our skin as well as deep in our intestines.

We make collagen naturally but as we age, this production slows down. We always need new collagen as our collagen can be depleted in many ways such as natural wear and tear, poor diet such as a diet high in sugar, environmental factors like excessive UV exposure and smoke.

Some signs of depleted collagen reserves include joint pains, decreased cartilage, wrinkles, sagging skin and even weaker teeth and gut issues.

Based on its importance in our health, making sure you have adequate collagen is an important part of everyone healthy lifestyle.

1. Healthier joints, tendons and ligaments

Collagen is the name we give to one of the primary types of protein in the human body. Collagen is the glue that keeps us together, our supporting infrastructure in other words. We need to be strong in collagen in order remain a good functioning human being just as a city needs strong infatuation to keep its citizens productive and safe!

Collagen is in our skin, tendons, joints, bones, muscles, blood vessels, digestive system, teeth and nails as well as in our organs like the liver. From forming the matrix that holds our bines together to forming part of cell membranes so collagen is literally part of everything in our bodies. It makes us flexible as well as resilient. Some think of collagen as the first line of defense between us and potential intruders at the surface of our skin as well as deep in our intestines.

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2. Skin and Hair Health

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It is one of the first signs we all notice as we age. Our skin feels tighter or looks looser. We have more wrinkles, our skin is less elastic. A lot of this is due to reduced collagen and it’s not inevitable: we can actually reduce the impact of these natural signs of aging. By supplementing with collagen, we can help the way our skin and hear look and feel. We all want to look better and the way we look and feel at the surface of our skin is not just about vanity, it can help us perform better in everyday tasks both physical and mental. By doing it through collagen supplementation you are helping your body fix itself for real, not just masking the appears of aging as you may with cosmetics.

3. Eye health

The fluids in our eye well as the tissue in the eye include a lot of collagen to maintain proper eye function. Meany older people suffer from Glaucoma which is caused by pressure in the eyball. Collagen can help relieve this pressure.

Periodontal tissue that anchors the teeth in the mouth so good collagen status helps reduce inflation in the moth and can prevent dental carries and collagen reinforces moth health

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4. Gut health

It may surprise you to learn that intestinal issues are frequently at least partially due to depleted collagen, and that collagen supplementation is one of the easiest things you can do to relieve the symptoms of leaky gut.

Multi Collagen - Gut HealthCollagen is a key component of the lining of our digestive track as well a forming part of the transportation system that our blood uses to get nutrients where they are needed.

Leaky gut describes a condition where your intestinal track allows toxins through the lining, danaming it and letting the toxins where they should not be allowed.

By supplementing with collagen and making collagen a key part of your diet you allow your intestinal track to heal and reinforce itself, helping it keep toxic intruders out of your internal systems.

We have all heard about the gut biome, the multitude of symbiotic microorganisms that live within us. They also need to be protected from intruders as they have now been shown to be a true part of us and may be helping us in many ways big and small. It would then make sense that we need to protect them against intruders. Preventing unwanted toxins and microorganisms from coming through our gut lining by strengthening the collagen barrier that gives it integrity may help make our gut biome stronger and more resilient.

5. Teeth and Nail health

Multi Collagen - Teeth And Nail HealthJust as it helps form the structure of our bones and gives our hair and skin it’s strength, Collagen forms the matrix that gives integrity to our teeth and nails.

Peeling or slitting nails are frequently due to weakened collagen. Nails need to be strong to face the stresses of constant use and movement so supplementing to improve the integrity of their infrastructure is critical if you want them to look and feel good as you get older.

Collagen also protects our teeth and gums. Periodontal disease is in part due to compromise collagen status in the mouth. Dental Carries mail so be in part caused by lower collagen. just as it forms a barrier in our gut, collagen protects us from intruders in our mouth. By increasing your dietary intake of collagen and supplementing as needed, you will improve your oral health considerably.

6. Improves Liver Health

Multi Collagen - Liver HealthThe liver is the center of the body self-cleaning system, referred to as detoxification. Your lever helps the body get rid of toxins that have found their way in from the outside world. We defininitely want to keep our liver healthy and working at peak efficiency.

Just like the rest of the body, the liver uses collagen to protect itself against intruders and to move them out of the way. Supplementing with collagen will limit the damage toxins can do to your liver, as well as increasing the efficacy of the liver. In this way think of collagen as the lubricant that your detoxification system uses to work better and faster. Just as in your car, you need to keep the engine running and protected with lubricant, so increase your collagen through diet and supplements.

7. Heart health

Collagen helps protect our arteries from the buildup of plaque caused by a poor diet rich in sugar and processed carbohydrates. As collagen helps your blood transports nutrients quickly and efficiently through the body, it also keeps the transportation infrastructure healthy and strong. Supplementing with collagen will help protect your cardiovascular system from vibration and shock as well as help regulate your blood pressure, again keeping your internal engine working at its best and hopefully helping you to improve your overall heat health day in and day out as you get older. We all need to pay special attention to protecting this critical muscle in our body so keep up with your collagen intake for your future self.

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8. Metabolic function

Just like the rest of our internal systems, our muscles rely on collagen to give them structural integrity and strength. If collagen is so important the keeping the body strong it would make sense that it would help develop our muscles.

Multi Collagen - Metabolic FunctionBy increasing your intake of collagen through supplements and food, you can help increase your lean muscle mass. Whether you are working to increase lean muscle mass through a strength training program or just trying to prevent the loss of lean muscle mass related to aging, increasing your intake of collagen will help you.

Collagen also helps your muscles take in nutrients and covert glucose to energy. As part of the body transportation system, it is needed to increase our muscle mass and keep us moving and working at peak efficiency.

In a similar way, collagen will help maintain your nervous system function, improve your use of antioxidants, help the body make more healthy cells and fix existing cells.

By now, you can see that collagen can help keep every part of you strong and healthy, so how can you take best advantage of this knowledge?

Type 1 collagen

Type 1 collagen is the most common in the body and in food. It can also be said to be the stronger type. It is in tendons, ligaments, organs and skin (dermis), it forms the matrix of bones and is part of the GI tract. It helps with wound healing, giving skin its stretchy and elastic nature, and holding together our body so it stays together as it should.

Type 2 collagen

Type 2 collagen is what makes up connective tissue and cartilage and makes for stronger joints and tendons and helps keep them strong and healthy.

Type 3 collagen

Type 3 collagen makes up part of the extracellular matrix keeping our organs and skin together. It is commonly found with type one and keeps the skin elastic and firm. It is also part of our heart and other muscles, forms our blood vessels and so may help us fit against aging.

Type 5 collagen

Type 5 collagen is found in the surface cells This type of collagen is needed to make the surface of cells, in hair and in the placenta.

Type 10 collagen

Type 10 collagen is part of the creation of new bones and cartilage. It can help heal fractures and repair bones and joints.

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Bovine collagen

Bovine collagen comes from the skin, bones and muscles of cows. It’s made of mostly types 1 and 3 collagen. As they are the most common in the body, it is a great source of supplementation as is found in many supplement on the market including Codeage products. As with cow products, sourcing quality cow products is critical and we pay special attension to that. It’s a great source of glycine and proline, helping creatine production, lean muscle creation and internal collagen production by the body.

Chicken collagen

Chicken collagen is mainly type 2 collagen and as a result it helps build cartilage and improving joint health. It also provides chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate — both of which have anti-aging effects.

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Fish collagen

Fish collagen is primarily type one collagen and is early absorbed by the body and so is a very good place to start with collagen supplementation. Consuming fish collagen has been associated with better joints, skin, vital organs, blood vessels, digestive system and bones. You can get it in your diet but you may find supplementing with fish collagen easier to deal with unless you love sardines or fish head soup.

Egg shell membrane

Egg shell membrane collagen is found in the shell and white of eggs. It includes mostly type one collagen (the most common in the human body) but also provides types 3,4 and 10 collagen making it a great complete source of collagen for you.

Codeage products include all 5 sources of collagen and our multi collagen peptides is designed to provide your body with the single solution to support every part of your body from tendons, bones, joints and cartilage to hear, skin teeth and nails as well as supporting your digestion, detoxification, internal organs and cardiovascular needs.

While it is very important to get collagen from natural foods like bone broth and sardines, it is hard to get enough. Our ancestors used to get a lot more collagen through their diet by eating parts of animals and insects that we are not used to eating today. Use collagen powders to make smoothies and replace less healthy protein powders in your workout shakes.

You can also find many recipes to add collagen powder to soups, stews, baked goods and many other dishes. Use it as your primary additional protein source if you need to add protein in your diet.

Use our multi collagen capsules as an easy source of collagen when you are travelling, if you are not eating any today or as a way to make sure you integrate collagen in your healthy life routine.