Collagen is a protein that's naturally found in our bones, skin and our connective tissue, but after our mid-twenties our bodies stop making it. We lose about 1-2% collagen every year thereafter which is why you'll notice a decrease in things such as skin elasticity and and joint mobility.
Here are 4 reasons you should start adding this protein into your diet:
- Skin, hair and nails will have a healthier looking appearance.
- Joint and bone health will improve, increasing mobility.
- Digestive health will improve as collagen assists with healing leaky gut, Celiac disease and Crohn's disease.
- Collagen aids in healing connective and muscle tissues so it reduces your recovery time after workouts.
Aim for 2 servings a day (4 tablespoons) for optimal results.
For busy moms on the go like me, it's 1 serving in my morning green tea and 1 serving in my protein shake.