Everything you need to know about collagen
Collagen is a key ingredient in skin, hair and nails. It makes up about 30% of our bodies, so it’s not uncommon to hear people talking about how important it is for their health. But what is collagen, exactly? And what does taking collagen do for your body? Read on to find out more!
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein that makes up about 30% of your body’s total protein. It’s found in connective tissues like bones, cartilage, skin and tendons–and also in hair and nails.
Collagen is a structural protein that gives your skin its strength and elasticity. As we age the connective tissue beneath our skin weakens, and collagen production declines resulting in wrinkles or sagging skin around eyes and mouth area due to loss of volume under these areas due to lack of support from weakened collagen strands that normally hold everything together nicely!
Why is collagen good for your skin, hair and nails?
Collagen is a protein found in skin, hair and nails that helps to keep them healthy. It’s an essential part of the connective tissue that supports your joints and ligaments.
Collagen also plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin elasticity–the ability of your skin to bounce back after being stretched or pulled on (like when you touch hot water). If you’ve ever seen someone with very loose, wrinkled skin, they may have low collagen levels because they don’t produce enough natural collagen as they age or due to other conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).
Collagen supplements can help with this problem by increasing the amount of natural collagen produced within the body. However it’s important not just because EDS sufferers will benefit from increased production but also anyone else who wants firmer looking skin!
How does taking collagen affect your digestion?
As with any supplement, it’s important to know how to take your collagen. The best time of day to take collagen depends on what your goals are. If you’re looking for a boost of energy and strength before a workout or other physical activity, then taking it first thing in the morning would be ideal. On the other hand, if you’re hoping that taking collagen will help with digestive issues such as constipation or bloating (which can happen when eating foods high in fiber), then taking it right before bedtime might be better suited for you.
Whether or not you choose to mix your powder into water or coffee will depend on personal preference–but either way works just fine! You should always start with small amounts until you find out how much suits your needs best because too much may cause stomach discomfort if taken regularly over long periods of time. Excess consumption of collagen also causes kidney stones.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of how collagen can improve your health. If you are looking for more information on this topic, we recommend reading our second blog post about the benefits of collagen supplements.