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Collagen Peptides, everyone is talking about it!

By this time, you will probably have already heard about a Collagen supplement, and I will bet you have wondered what's all the buzz is about.

In this article, we will dive deeper into it and answer a few questions you might have.


Collagen powder


The name collagen comes from the Greek κόλλα (kólla), meaning "gum", and (gen), means producing. This protein matrix literally holds our bodies together and is the most abundant and essential protein in our bodies. 85-90% of the collagen in the human body is type 1 collagen.

Collagen makes up 70% of the protein in our skin. It is one of the main structural proteins in bones, joints, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, skin, nails, organs and gut lining.

As we age, we lose the ability to make collagen. Studies show that with each passing decade after age 20, collagen levels in the skin decrease by 11-13%. Now it makes sense why we get so wrinkly as we age. Collagen is the key. (1,2)

Our modern lifestyle also has a heavy impact on collagen production. Low animal protein consumption (plant-based diet), the abundance of junk food (sugar, grains, refined carbs, industrially produced vegetable oils), smoking, and drinking contribute to collagen depletion.

Healthy collagen levels are vital to support smooth and healthy-looking skin, glossy hair, strong nails, bones, tendons, ligaments, and supple joints.


 

Studies from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology have shown incredible results from supplementing with collagen protein: (3,4)

  • 28% increase in skin hydration after 8+ weeks

  • 13% reduction in eye wrinkles over 90+ days

  • 10% reduction in lines around the mouth over 90+ days




I know what you are thinking, but I have a good facial cream for my wrinkles! Unfortunately, creams won't come close to the results of collagen supplementation and a better overall diet.






COLLAGEN FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE, RECOVERY AND INJURY PREVENTION.


Collagen peptides make an ideal choice of supplement for all levels of athletes. Whether you are a pro athlete, endurance athlete, fitness fanatic, powerlifter, bodybuilder or just frequently in the gym a few times a week, collagen can aid you on your fitness journey.

Collagen is rich in Arginine, an amino acid known as a vasodilator, which helps support endurance and stamina. Another amino acid contained in large amounts in collagen is Glycine, and Glycine helps to support the formation of Creatine, a crucial compound for strength and power athletes.

Research has shown that supplementing collagen after resistance training helped increase overall muscle mass and strength (5).

Collagen can help strengthen connective tissues and is beneficial during and post-injury, as your body uses collagen to support bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligament strength (6).



 

SO, WHICH FOOD IS RICH IN COLLAGEN?

Unfortunately, we have all abandoned our ancestral way of eating and living. Nose-to-tail eating is not on the menu in our modern way of life. Our ancestors and current indigenous tribes did not/ do not waste any part of the animal. Everything was/is eaten, including connective tissues, cartilage, and skin, which are the richest sources of collagen.

So, unless you are prepared to get back to your ancestral roots, it would be hard to obtain the required amounts of quality collagen.

THIS IS WHERE ANCESTRAL EDGE MYCOCOLLAGEN COMES IN HANDY

Pure Collagen contains Grass-Fed, Hydrolysed Bovine Collagen Peptides.

For added peace of mind, all our products come with a lab test certificate. We guarantee you will nourish your body with a safe and effective product. Just one serving per day will do the trick. Enjoy 😉


Grass-fed cows
Cows in field


If you are looking to upgrade collagen, check our other product MycoCollagen, the same quality collagen peptide fortified with four of the most beneficial functional mushrooms. Reishi, Wild Chaga, Turkay Tail, Lions Mane.





 

Disclaimer *The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products sold on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for a consultation with your doctor and should not be taken as medical advice.

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