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5 reasons Mum needs collagen

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift; something that could really make a difference to Mum’s life?

Here at Chuckling Goat, we add Pure Fish Collagen to our Gut Health Smoothie every day! Why? Because collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and the main component of connective tissues that make up your ligaments, skin, muscles and tendons. It has many important functions including tissue repair1, providing structure and strength throughout the body, replacing dead skin cells and forming a protective covering for organs.2 BUT, as you age, your natural collagen production declines, which is why we recommend you start supplementing with collagen from age 30.

Let’s look at 5 science-backed reasons we think Pure Fish Collagen makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year –

1. Promotes healthy hair, skin & nails

Evidence shows that supplementing with collagen can improve the structure and function of hair follicles, promote hair growth and reduce hair thinning.3 Collagen is also shown to have powerful antioxidant activity5 and able to fight damage caused by free radicals – compounds that develop in your body as a result of stress, pollutants, smoking, poor diet, alcohol, and other environmental factors – which may damage hair follicles.

Studies have also concluded that oral supplementation with specific bioactive collagen peptides improves nail growth, reduces symptoms of brittle nails6 and increases the strength of your nails.7

For those of you looking to manage wrinkles naturally, turns out that supplementing with collagen is the answer to this too! In one study, women who took a supplement containing 2.5-5 grams of collagen for eight weeks experienced less dry skin, a significant increase in skin elasticity and an improvement in skin moisture compared to those in the placebo group.8 A further study found that women who supplemented with collagen daily for 12 weeks noticed a reduction in the depth of facial wrinkles and increased skin elasticity and hydration.9;year=2015;volume=4;issue=1;spage=47;epage=53;aulast=Borumand What’s not to love?!

2. Relieves joint pain

As you age, the amount of collagen in your body decreases, and your risk of developing joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis, increases. Some studies suggest that supplementing with collagen may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce overall joint pain.10

Researchers propose that supplemental collagen may accumulate in cartilage and stimulate your tissues to produce collagen, leading to better overall joint support, lower inflammation and therefore reduced pain,12 keeping you moving comfortably, for longer!

3. Prevents bone loss

Collagen supplementation may increase bone formation and reduce the breakdown of bone tissue.13 In a placebo-controlled trial, participants who supplemented with 5 g of specific collagen peptides experienced significantly increased bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and the femoral neck.14

4. Improves brain health

Roughly one-third of collagen is composed of glycine, a non-essential amino acid that is key to the health of your brain. Scientists have studied the link between glycine and schizophrenia, finding that treatment with this amino acid improved patients’ positive, negative, cognitive and general psychiatric symptoms.15 Additionally, glycine plays a role in cognitive performance and has been investigated as a viable sleep aid as it can help promote a deeper, more restful sleep state, which in turn supports a better functioning brain.16

5. Supports a healthy gut

Collagen contains the amino acids proline and glycine which play a vital role in repairing and maintaining the intestinal lining. Studies show that collagen peptides can prevent the breakdown of the intestinal lining,17 decrease inflammation inside the gut18 and protect against conditions including IBS, IBD and diverticulitis,19 making collagen a key supplement for a gut health expert 😉

Give your loved one the gift of health (and glowing skin!) with Pure Fish Collagen. They deserve it…and so do you!

For more information, check out Do collagen supplements REALLY work?

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