Collagen 101

Collagen, considered the building blocks of the metabolism, is the second most plentiful substance in the body (after water). It is needed for the growth and repair of every cell in the body. Up to 40% of the body is made up of connective tissue with 70% of the connective tissue being collagen.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the protein that forms connective fibers in tissues such as skin, ligaments, cartilage and bones. Collagen acts as a kind of intracellular glue that gives support, shape and bulk to blood vessels, bones, and organs including the heart, kidneys and liver. 

After the age of 25 the body’s natural ability to produce amino acids diminishes, but supplementing the diet with collagen can help.  Collagen Peptides is unique in its amino acid profile, because it contains high amounts of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.  

Incorporating collagen into your daily routine can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Spruce up your morning beverage with a scoop of Collagen Hydrolysate or you can get creative and incorporate your collagen powder into a handful of recipes while cooking, baking and even meal prepping. By simply adding collagen peptides into your coffee, tea, or waffles & muffins you can feel confident knowing that you are already making improvements to your day…all before 9am!