We recently launched our newest product addition to the Slim21 range, Collagen21, and the response has been overwhelming.
For those that are new to the concept, we thought we’d share some information around collagen and the health benefits for you.
These are not only the benefits of collagen as a whole, but specifically of our Collagen21 product.
What is collagen?
Collagen is an abundant protein found in connective tissue, skin, tendons, bones, and cartilage. It provides structural support to tissues and plays important roles in cellular processes.
As people grow older, their collagen production slows. For the body to continue to build its own collagen, it needs a ready supply of amino acids, and there is no better source of these than collagen!
Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that has been broken down into these smaller proteins (amino acids), which are easier for your body to absorb.
When consumed daily, collagen supplements give the body all the amino acids it needs to regenerate healthy connective tissue.
What is bovine collagen?
Bovine collagen is simply a type of collagen made from cow hide and is the most common source of collagen in supplements. It contains mostly type I and type III collagen.
While treating the hides to extract their collagen protein, the proteins are hydrolysed which breaks down the proteins into smaller, more digestible amino acids.
Benefits of collagen
There are endless benefits of collagen, but the top benefits (and those specific to Collagen21) include:
- boosts skin elasticity & firmness
- reduces wrinkles
- improves hydration
- assists with weight loss
- promotes healthy hair & regeneration
- promotes nail growth, quality & structure
- relieves joint pain
- strengthens bones, muscles, ligaments & tendons
- reduces soreness
- accelerates muscle recovery
- promotes heart health
- improves gut health
- detoxifies the body
- improves digestion
- builds immunity
Over and above this, Collagen21 is also:
- Preservative Free
- Sugar Free
- Fat Free
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Cholesterol Free
How to drink collagen
Collagen can be enjoyed in a variety of ways and can be added to both hot or cold drinks such as coffee, tea, smoothies, juice or water. Simply stir until the powder has completely dissolved and then drink.
It is recommended to have 10g of collagen powder a day.