Collagen is a supplement that is getting a lot of hype at the moment. It’s being touted as a miracle solution for joint pain, digestive health, fat burning, cellulite reduction and decreased skin aging.
As one of the most abundant proteins in the body, collagen is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. It also holds your bones and muscles together, protects your organs, and strengthens connective tissue–including that in your guts. It could be that all the hype is warranted.
Your body produces collagen on a regular basis because it is so important in all your tissues. As you age, however, that natural production slows down, resulting in those tell-tale signs of aging: sagging skin, wrinkles, weak and sore joints, and cellulite.
This might be a nutrient worth considering for daily intake. So how do you get it in you?
1. Take it. Supplement types abound for this nutriceutical. At StoneTree Clinic we carry two forms:
- Collagen Peptide Liquid
- Pure PaleoProtein protein powder.
2. Eat it. Bone broth, which is different then “stock,” is a great source of collagen. When bones are cooked for 24-48 hours, the gelatin (a broken down form of collagen) and minerals come out of the bones, making a daily dose of bone broth a nutrient-packed way of getting more collagen into your system.
You can find a great bone broth recipe for your stovetop, Instant Pot, or slow cooker here.
Interested in trying a supplement? Both forms we carry are delicious and deliver a therapeutic dose of collagen. Come into the clinic for a taste!