why collagen is so important
I’ve recently become so interested in learning about collagen and why it’s so important. I love products that promote collagen, but just discovered SkinTē and have become OBSESSED. Guys. This drink is the real deal, tastes delicious and is good for you.
SO. What is collagen and what are the benefits of it?
WHAT IS COLLAGEN
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and the foundation of vibrant skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It’s also a gut-supporting super food. 70% of our skin and 30% of our total body protein is comprised of collagen—it is the protein that literally holds us together. So crazy right?! I had NO idea. I thought it was just good for your face and made your lips bigger and more plumper….it does so much more.
In our 20s, our “best years”, collagen starts to break down faster than it can be produced. So, consuming collagen on a regular basis is important to replenish the loss. This is something I recently learned too which is SO important, especially for us young people (except really not so young :( We all need to be consuming collagen ASAP.
When you eat collagen, it helps promote the production of collagen in your body from the inside out soothing sore joints and benefiting gut health. To break it down even further, the most abundant amino acid in collagen is glycine, which not only plays a role in building new collagen/connective tissue on the inside of our bodies, but also benefits mood, sleep, and metabolism. (I need help with ALL of this).
Each person is different and may need more or less depending on their overall dietary and lifestyle habits. Think of collagen the way you think of any important food group, like your vegetables. The goal is to consume it regularly, but don’t worry about being too prescriptive.
COLLAGEN AND SkinTē
Literally this drink is life-changing and so, so, so good for you. There is 3,000mg high quality Kosher Bovine Collagen per can. Their dosage is based on high-caliber medical research that shows consumption of 2500-5000mg of collagen daily for 12 weeks promotes skin elasticity. New studies on oral collagen are now showing positive results for increased wound healing and decreased skin aging. 12 of the calories in each drink are from collagen (GOOD calories), and the collagen is 95% bio available to the human body.
SkinTē is sourced from grass fed, pasture raised cows and their supplier conducts rigorous testing by independent outside laboratories. Their collagen is free from insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, steroids, antibiotics, hormones and heavy metals. SkinTē contains collagen made from the hides of cows which is mostly type 1 and 3 collagen.
So, did you learn something? I’m SO thankful for the ladies at SkinTē for teaching me about all of this AND creating the best drink. The drink comes in two different flavors: xx and xx. I have been drinking one daily and can’t get enough. PLUS: lucky for you, you can get 40% off your order. You can use the code “MEGAN40” or go HERE to learn more and purchase your first drinks!
Let me know what you think!!