The Benefits Of Collagen For Optimal Gut Health
Gut health is the key to overall well-being. It can improve your energy, mood, stress levels, cognitive brain function, the immune system and help achieve optimal levels of functioning. An unhealthy gut, on the other hand, negatively impacts each of these which is why improving your gut health is so important. You are probably wondering where collagen comes into this?
Collagen’s positive nutritional properties are relatively new discoveries! Collagen is a unique type of structural protein made of 3 main amino acids, glycine, glutamine and proline which can be beneficial to your overall gut health. In fact, it’s the most abundant protein in the body making up to 90% of your connective tissue and bone mass and 70% of your skin, it practically holds the body together. Its special properties play an important part in building and maintaining healthy connective tissues in your body. including your hair, skin and nails, joints and bones and also throughout your digestive tract.
Benefits Of Taking Collagen
- Improves digestion - collagen is a hydrophilic molecule which means it has an attraction to water and acidic molecules, which help with the digestive process. When you take collagen in supplement form it surrounds itself with water and stomach acid as it moves through the digestive tract which assists with the breakdown of proteins and carbohydrates in the intestines. This ultimately helps food move through the gut more smoothly.
- Reduces bowel inflammation - collagen contains glutamine which has been identified in research studies as the key amino acid to help reduce inflammation in the lining of the gut wall, which can help with inflammatory bowel disorders and is also able to help heal leaky gut syndrome. Studies have also found when people have digestive imbalances they also have an associated decreased collagen levels. Supplementation with collagen is important to provide relief from digestive diseases.
- Helps to heal leaky gut - leaky gut can be triggered by stress, poor sleep, overuse of antibiotics and many more environmental factors. Leaky gut is where the lining of your intestines become damaged and perforated over time, allowing food and waste particles to leak through the lining of the gut wall into the bloodstream which can cause inflammation, IBS, food sensitivities and many more problematic gut issues. Collagen provides the amino acids which can help to repair and rebuild the connective tissues which line your intestines to heal leaky gut and alleviate the symptoms it’s associated with.
- Reduces IBS symptoms - when the gut lining is damaged, it becomes irritated and inflamed leading to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. As well as glutamine, collagen contains the amino acid, glycine which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the root cause of many diseases including digestive health issues so it’s essential to address this inflammation, to help heal and prevent inflammatory conditions such as IBD, IBS and leaky gut syndrome.
Pure Health Collagen Protein Powder is made from 100% Hydrolyzed Collagen, sourced purely from pasture-raised cows in Argentina which are certified hormone, anabolic steroid and synthetic drug free. We have designed it specifically to improve gut health alongside promoting metabolism and muscle function. This premium collagen protein powder ensures you meet all of your needs in one easy, covenient dose.
Our Collagen Protein powder is completely flavourless and collagen protein blends quickly and smoothly, without those annoying clumps you can find in other types of powder. You can also add it to hot OR cold drinks and food, making it a perfect protein boost to smoothies, soups, shakes, sauces, your morning keto coffee or... well, anything you can think of. Click here for the recipe for our baked triple chocolate cheesecake!