Winter is coming with colds and flu, dry skin and stiff joints. But there is an easy and natural solution to these winter problems and it comes in the form of pure hydrolyzed collagen.
Collagen has many important functions, including providing structure to the skin and strengthening bones.
In recent years, collagen supplements have become popular. Most are hydrolyzed, which means that the collagen has been broken down, facilitating its absorption.
In the colder months, it is important to maintain exercise to maintain flexibility and fitness and to stimulate blood circulation, which in turn keeps you warm.
Be Bright, a health supplement company based in Durban, says: “Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining and building lean muscle mass and also helps to burn fat. Another benefit is that its regenerative properties support and improve the health of bones, joints, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
“The result is a reduction in inflammation in the joints, relieving the aches and pains associated with stiff joints and arthritis.”
The researchers theorized that taking collagen supplements may help to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases.
A 2000 study of collagen: the fibrous proteins in the matrix found that collagen provides structure to arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Without enough collagen, the arteries can become weak and fragile.
Other benefits and tips on using collagen from the Be Bright team:
Make sure it’s natural
If you are taking a supplement every day, look for one that is completely natural. It must not contain sugar, sweeteners, carbohydrates, GMOs, flavorings, preservatives or fillers and must be certified as Halal in origin.
The packaging is also reusable and recyclable (in addition to the sticker on the pot). However, as it includes beef ingredients, it is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Boosting the immune system and staying healthy is on everyone’s mind at the moment. One of the main benefits of collagen supplements is that they help maintain the health and functioning of the intestines.
This means that the body is able to absorb the necessary nutrients and vitamins from its diet, ensuring that its immune system is strong enough to fight infections, such as colds and flu.
Calling all pet lovers
Anyone with an aging pet, be it a cat or dog, will be delighted to know that a daily dose of collagen can work wonders on stiff joints as well. All you need to do is sprinkle your food with a tablespoon every day.
This will also aid digestion, stimulate appetite and promote healthy skin and coat.
To increase the absorption of the hydrolyzed collagen powder and to speed up the reconstruction of your own collagen, take a daily dose of vitamin C.