So you want to know more about collagen’s health benefits. Right! It’s not easy to collect its positive effects because there are so many. To make it easier to understand and to read, let’s divide collagen’s health benefits into two sections: externally and internally detectable effects.
How collagen makes you more beautiful?
You’re here so we guess you want to know how can you stay young and beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to know the key to youth? As we discussed before (if you missed it we recommend you to read the ‘What’s the key to youth?’ section), we can consider collagen as the main structural protein which acts as the glue that holds the tissues in our body together. Yes, it’s true! There’s no bouncy, stunning firm skin when you don’t have enough collagen in the body. But let’s be honest: the body’s natural collagen production decreases with ageing, so we lose that firmness day after day. Slap!
Now you understand collagen’s importance and role in a healthy diet. Of course, we don’t say that collagen will help you turn back time and get unreal results. Nope, but it can help you get skin with healthy elasticity, strong and healthy hair, and nails that won’t split or be annoyingly brittle. Collagen drinks like Milieu Beauty’s product boost the body’s natural collagen production which can help you get younger-looking skin due to less visible wrinkles and fine lines, as well as stronger, healthier hair and nails. And just think: if you look good, you feel good. So besides all the positive effects of drinking collagen, we have to list the most important: boosting your self-confidence by making you look the best version of you. So you have the healthy skin you’ve always dreamed about, beautiful hair and, strong nails, and this is the point where we can go to examine the internal effects of drinking collagen.
How collagen makes you feel better?
Okay, now you can say that the previous part was all about feeling good, too but we really should differentiate the beautifying effects from the others. Most people associate one thing when they hear the word ‘collagen’: healthy joints. Are you one of them? It’s not a surprise because collagen makes up 70-95% of the cartilage in your joints. That’s right! The health of your cartilage almost 100% depends on the collagen levels in your body. But it’s not just about cartilage. The health of tendons, ligaments also depends on collagen. And we do know that natural collagen production decreases with ageing, so it’s important to maintain the health of our joints by drinking collagen. And we need to mention the fact that collagen actually helps to gain more muscle.
Do you want to know the connection between collagen and muscles? Collagen constitutes 1-2% of muscle tissue and accounts for 6% of the weight of strong, tendinous, muscles. So we cannot talk about the health benefits of collagen without mentioning the fact that collagen actually helps gain more muscle since it’s one of its building blocks.
And if you think the list has come to an end, you are wrong. Collagen helps with digestive health since it improves the tissues that line your gastrointestinal tract. And there’s no healthy digestion without a healthy gut.
Sounds impressive, right? Knowing the fact that collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, it’s not a surprise that drinking collagen has a positive impact on our lives. Your skin, hair, nails, gut, muscles, cartilages tendons, and ligaments, corneas, blood vessels, the dentin in your teeth… almost every part of your body has collagen in it. So now you have a better understanding of the health benefits of drinking collagen. Cheers!