Collagen: Yes or No?

Collagen: Yes or No?

Take some time to look at your supplements.  If you are not taking any as of now, think twice. While many formulas combine all the recommended vitamins and minerals, they lack on one important protein that should be consumed by all of us: collagen.

Collagen can be somewhat difficult to understand. It is more than an ingredient found in women’s skincare. It’s found in the skin, hair, nails, connective tissue, blood vessels, and organs, making it one of the most abundant proteins in your body. It is considered the “glue” that holds the body together. Ironically, the word collagen comes from the Greek word “kola” meaning glue. 

Why Take a Collagen Supplement?

Unfortunately, our bodies’ ability to produce collagen naturally slows down as we age. Aging and other factors such as sun exposure, smoking, sugar consumption, air pollution and inadequate diet are also to blame. Recent studies have found that supplemental collagen can be beneficial for repair and support of hair, nails, digestive tract health, liver functions, metabolism and many more.

Why is Hydrolyzed Collagen a Good Option?

Hydrolyzed means that amino acid chains have already been broken down to the easiest and quickest form of absorption. In other words, the body will put them to use rapidly to where it needs the extra “boost” without having to process or digest them. Don’t make your body work extra… be kind to it.

When Can You Take It? 

There is no conclusive evidence that taking collagen at a specific time of the day provides the best results. Some consider that taking collagen at night gives the body time to process it while sleeping. Others suggest that taking it on an empty stomach will maximize absorption. Another group of individuals consider that consuming collagen after workout is a great alternative to substitute protein shakes. Bottom line is that as long as you take it daily you will be able to benefit from it.

Llorens Liquid Collagen

If you’re thinking of incorporating collagen into your diet, try Llorens Liquid Collagen. With 2,500mg of hydrolyzed collagen, it’s a sugar, fat, and carbohydrate free source of easily absorbable collagen. It has a great, cherry taste that’s easy to take straight from the bottle. No mixing required. After a few weeks you will notice the difference in your hair, nails, skin, and joints - all by just two tablespoons!

You will never know if collagen is right for you until you try it and, trust us, you DO want to try it!