Health & Fit 4 benefits of collagen that have nothing to do with your skin
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<p>What exactly is this magical elixir that celebs and health fanatics have been gushing about?</p>Bone broth is derived from the parts of an animal that can't be eaten, such as the bones, skin, tendons, ligaments, marrow, and feet, which are usually simmered down for a few days, explains Courtney Dunn, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, a dietitian/nutritionist in New York City. The process of making bone broth is way more elaborate than emptying a packet of powder in hot water, and so are the health benefits.
If there were a yearbook for buzzy nutrients, collagen would probably be named “Most likely to ” (And it’d likely also get votes for "Best .") But celebrating collagen for its beauty benefits alone is like ignoring the prom queen's dazzling SAT scores—that's to say, selling it short. After all, this protein does a lot more for the inner workings of your body than you may realize.
“Collagen contains 18 amino acids, [including] eight essential amino acids,” says professor and nutrition expert. “These amino acids help our bodies perform important functions.” You gut, joints, hormones—all get an assist from your or your .
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Neuro nutrition could soon get you through your midday slumps.Supplements and ingredients that aim to enhance a person's mental well-being include things like adaptogens, cannabidiol (CBD), and nootropics. In a nutshell, adaptogens are types of herbs and mushrooms that offer an array of health benefits, namely stress reduction. CBD, or cannabinoid, a compound found in marijuana, purportedly offers the health benefits of weed, like pain and anxiety reduction, but without getting you high. Nootropics—arguably the buzziest of the bunch—are a new type of supplement, which emerged from Silicon Valley, and they aim to combat brain fog and stress.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, there’s one caveat—collagen won't do you any favors if you’re not already eating clean. “Collagen is not a cure-all,” stressesfounder Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD. “It [can help] maintain healthy, normal muscle, joint, and organ function within your body, but it will not undo damage on its own. You need to incorporate it into a healthy diet filled with lean protein—fish, seafood, eggs, or meat—fruits, vegetables, , and whole grains.”
If you’ve already got that balance thing down, however, then a collagen supplement could be just the thing to take your health to the next level—inside and out. (Both Dr. Avena and Zeitlin like, while Zeitlin’s also a fan of .) Maybe it’s time to change that superlative to “Biggest Overachiever”?
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Keep reading for 4 health-boosting benefits of collagen that you might not be aware of.
1. It helps keep your gut healthy—in more ways than one
You can never make too many plays for a healthy digestive tract, since it affects everything fromto . And according to the experts, collagen delivers all sorts of benefits on this front.
“Collagen plays a role in building and maintaining, which lines our entire digestive tract,” says Zeitlin. “Damages to the tissue can lead to and .”
If you suspect your gut lining may be compromised—perhaps after years of takingor —collagen could help you heal, says Dr. Avena. “Since collagen is a key component in the intestinal wall, supplementing may help to repair it,” she says. “Another amino acid in collagen, , can help in preventing inflammation of the gut wall and .”
The Smart Reason Kourtney Kardashian Doesn’t Use Salon Gel Nail Dryers
Read this before your next mani.In a recent post on her website and app about her mani upkeep, the reality star wrote, “[A] concern is the UV light that’s used in curing (or sealing) a gel manicure, which can age the skin with brown spots and wrinkles.” She’s exactly right; UV (ultraviolet) light, which is known to cause sun damage, affects the collagen in the skin.
Your stomach, too, may benefit. “Collagen contains abundant amounts ofand , which may help in healing the stomach lining and preventing stress-induced ulcers,” says Dr. Avena. The stress bit is key: If your nervous system is constantly taxed, it can actually , says Zeitlin. “If you are someone with a lot of stress, then you want to add in collagen-boosting foods and peptides,” she notes.
2. It may help relieve constipation
Digestion feeling a little sluggish? Collagen to the rescue. “Collagen may help for constipation because it is a hydrophilic molecule, which can help to attract water and acidic molecules,” says Dr. Avena. “This may help food move through the GI tract more smoothly.”
Of course, you still need to be hydrated in order for this to work, so make sure you're drinking enough water so that you're.
3. It can keep cravings at bay
If you’re in the midst of a big dietary change—like quittingor , or kicking carbs in the name of going —you’ll likely spend a few days pining after whatever it is you’ve given up. Collagen can help, says Zeitlin. “A good source of protein at every meal and snack will help to fill you up and keep you satisfied, which helps to curb cravings and prevent overeating,” she points out.
5 Questions About Collagen – Answered
Collagen powders and pills claim to benefit the gut, skin, skeleton and even mind. What does the research say? Lately, it seems that whenever I open a magazine or scroll through Twitter or Instagram, I'm likely to see or read something about the health benefits of collagen. Whether it's promoted as a powder to add to a smoothie or a cup of coffee, or as an oral supplement to aid in sleep, collagen is definitely making health-related headlines and invading menus and store shelves. Should it be? Here are the facts, as I see them:1.
Science backs up the power of collagen protein, specifically, in minimizing the munchies. “In aassessing hunger hormones in 10 obese patients and 12 patients of normal weight, researchers found that the intake of gelatin—a substance derived from collagen itself—actually increased the satiety hormone,” Dr. Avena explains. “This goes hand-in-hand with fighting off pesky cravings, such as those for salty, oily, fatty, or sugary foods.” It’s certainly easier to swallow than —another under-the-radar cravings cure.
4. It may prevent workout-related soreness
As you get older, you may find the 5-mile runs and jump-squat sets that used to be NBD are suddenly getting a little harder to recover from. In that case, you may want to consider adding collagen powder to your.
“I typically bring up collagen when my patients are working out a lot or training for an event, [because], , and ,” says Zeitlin. Adds Dr. Avena: “Supplementing with collagen has been shown to associated with exercise or physical activity, so you may be able to exercise longer.” Or, you know, make your a lot more enjoyable.
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Could the spa at Manhattan's Peninsula Hotel make me look like Miranda Kerr?For $3,000, I was about to undergo 90 minutes of age reversal and cell transformation with the spa’s new Medical Beauty Research facial that would, with the help of its medical-grade active ingredients, leave me looking "exceptionally smooth, flawless and youthful"-aka the skin of a supermodel.
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