I’m not a doctor, but I do enjoy nerding out on the latest research. Did you know there are over 28 different types of #collagens
? Crazy right? Although I do not currently take any collagen supplements, there is definitely TONS of #research
sharing as we age, it’s something to consider.
Which one, if any, is best?
Just sharing a few interesting points I’ve found:
has been shown to help bone, skin, teeth formation, reduce swelling, rheumatoid #arthritis
, skin elasticity, improve hair shine, gut health, nails, repair bones and joints, & #weightloss
One study found older weightlifters (who ingested collagen) reduced sarcopenia, a loss of muscle caused by aging! Maybe taking a supplement isn’t such a bad idea after all?
Some collagens are super cheaply processed - and made of metals = yuck! No thank you! Give me high quality any day! If you choose a brand you trust, make sure the product mentions it’s product is only made from bones & tissues from cage-free, free-range, and antibiotic-free healthy sources. At the end of the day, you need to do some research and see what works best for you, what’s in line with your healthy goals, and stay true to your beliefs.
Are animal or fish collagens better?
According to @wellandgood
, collagen is pretty much the same regardless which animal it comes from.
Type 1? Type 2? This article says these “types” really don’t matter:
This article says the Types do:
If you’re #vegan
, what have you found is a good source for you?
#organic #ucsd #wholefoods