Collagen is very vogue at the moment, but do you know all the benefits?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body making up our muscles, bones, skin & digestive system. In our early 20's our body's natural collagen production and levels slowly decline, which is why we start to see our skin wrinkle & feel our body ache as we start to lose this valuable nutrient.
It can be a pretty tricky nutrient to get in with the average diet, which is why you should supplement it with a product like milla.
What does a daily dose of milla collagen do?
It is a fabulous source of protein, so fabulous in fact it contains 19 different amino acids!! It has superior absorption & bioavailability, this means your body doesn’t have to work too hard to reap the benefits. Protein is essential for healing, repair, strength & nourishment.
It supports the integrity of our blood vessels, improves joint health, builds healthy DNA, prevents anxiety, insomnia, improves gut health & in turn the immune system. Impressive! The amino acids in collagen specifically Proline, Glycine, Arginine & Glutamine have some amazing super powers.
What you'll notice taking milla collagen regularly:
Improvements in your hair, skin & nails. Double blind, placebo-controlled studies have seen significant improvements in skin elasticity, moisture & transepidermal water loss in 8 weeks of collagen supplementation. You’ll notice the growth of your hair, strength of your nails & smoothness of your skin within 1-2 months of taking collagen.
Reduced pain in joints & inflammation of the joints. Collagen helps to cover & hold our bones together so they’re mobile & supported. Research has seen the use of collagen decrease symptoms of osteoporosis & rheumatoid arthritis. It also makes a great post workout supplement with protein to support muscle recovery.
Supports anxiety & insomnia. There is an amino acid abundant in collagen called Glutamine. Glutamine helps us to make a neurotransmitter called GABA which is responsible for feelings of calm & relaxation. This also help with sleep onset & duration. I cant emphasis enough how important a nourished vital nervous system is… it’s truly the foundation for vibrant health.
Improved digestion. Collagen does this by helping the formation of connective tissue, which heals & seals the gut lining. If our gut lining is leaky, toxins & large food particles are able to pass through the protective lining of the digestive tract & this kicks off an inflammatory cascade. There has also been research showing positive effects in irritable bowel syndrome, chron’s disease & ulcerative colitis.
Increased energy production. A shot of collagen will give you protein to stabilize your blood sugar levels, increase muscle mass by converting glucose into energy. A balanced blood glucose level throughout the day is also going to support healthy hormone balance & prevent insulin resistance.
Hormonal harmony. Amino acids are the building blocks for our hormones & without them we just can’t produce the hormones we need. Symptoms of heavy painful periods, PMS, acne & anxiety are among some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
When looking at products, search for those with minimal ingredients without the use of additives & preservatives. There are very few surprises in milla collagen powder—it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. It has no sugar or artificial flavours and powdered real fruit to add flavour, not stevia or any other kind of sweetener.
BHSc Nutritional Medicine