Womanhood, motherhood, the list goes on. Our priorities change and we adapt. But something doesn't get enough attention. Your Body. You spend sleepless nights tending to your baby’s needs and relentlessly putting forth family comfort. Date nights have turned to dread nights! Heavy eyebags, falling hair, sagging skin, and wrinkles; a testament to remind you that age is catching up!
It is not possible to turn time, but you may have stumbled upon the term Collagen in your quest to look for the time machine!
Collagen and its importance
Collagen is a structural protein fibre found ample in the body, majorly in connective tissues and makes up one-third of the protein in our body. It is responsible for maintaining the strength and flexibility of bones, joints, skin, tendons, ligaments, nails, blood vessels, and eyes, among other tissues throughout the body.
Collagen is also responsible for glowing skin and hair. Unfortunately, collagen production decreases with age and multiple other factors like smoking, UV light and high sugar consumption to mention a few; inevitably contributing to:
- Stiffer, less flexible tendons and ligaments
- Brittle and dry hair due to collagen deprived follicles
- Boosting Collagen naturally
For collagen production, the body requires a combination of:
- Vitamin C – Berries, leafy greens, kiwi, pineapple, papaya
- Copper - Organ meats, nuts
Through this blog post, discover how you can rebuild collagen with NaturesWisdom’s food supplements and organic sources. If you are looking to slow down aging, add these to your diet today!
Top 5 foods to restore collagen naturally
1. Bone Broth
Bone broth is one of the most effective and highly recommended collagen-building food sources. Similar foods contain either protein or other minerals that contribute to the synthesis of collagen. Bone broth contains a bioavailable form of complete collagen for our body’s use.
Bone broth presents an array of benefits to our body:
- Protect the joints
- Boosts Immune functions
Berries, which contain Vitamin C responsible for linking amino acids together, need to form collagen. It also has Anthocyanidins, which act as antioxidants in addition to offering anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits. Hence, it is an essential ingredient for the pre-collagen production phase.
These small pocket-sized powerhouses also aid in skin cell repair and regeneration!
Chicken eggs are prominently known for providing protein, an important ingredient in the synthesis of collagen. However, the egg yolk and eggshell membrane also contain collagen itself, explaining why it is so commonly used as a remedy to alleviate joint pain.
Garlic has been proven to be beneficial in maintaining healthy skin and joints. Garlic contains
- Sulfur: A trace mineral that helps synthesize and prevent the breakdown of collagen.
- Lipoic acid and Taurine: Significant in rebuilding damaged collagen.
- Allicin: The reason for its strong smell, helps fight infections, avoids blood thinning.
Nature made garlic this way, now you know why!
Almonds contain a significant amount of Vitamin E, which is an abundant antioxidant present in our skin. It works together with Vitamin C for the synthesis of collagen and prevents skin disintegration.
Furthermore, Almonds reduce cholesterol levels, maintain blood sugar levels, and lower body weight. It is also known as a powerful “brain food” too that you can munch anytime, anywhere.
NaturesWisdom has various other products that help improve collagen levels and alleviate all the pains that come from the lack of it.
Natures Plus Herbal Actives Hair, Skin & Nails is designed to provide structure, strength, support, and elasticity to hair, skin, and nails. It combines the most widely recognized hair, skin and nail enhancing nutrients in their most potent forms.
Source Naturals Skin Eternal Hyaluronic Acid 50 mg with patented BioCell Collagen® is made from 100% pure cartilage, which has undergone a hydrolysis process that yields low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, and collagen type II peptides. The elements found in BioCell Collagen® make it a multifaceted ingredient which may help support healthy skin function and appearance, as well as help support joint comfort and function.
Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 1000 mg offers omega-3s from fish oil, omega-6 GLA from borage oil, and omega-9 oleic acid. This balanced blend promotes heart health, brain function, and a positive mood, and offers support for healthy joints and skin.
Doctor’s Best Collagen Types 1&3 (Gluten-free, non-GMO) contains pure collagen protein enzymatically hydrolyzed into low molecular weight peptides for optimal utilization by the body. It supports the skin, hair, joint comfort, and quality of life.
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