First off, What is Collagen?
... and now 3 tips to help you increase collagen naturally ...
TIP 1 - Increase your Vitamin C
Foods high in Vitamin C
Luckily when it comes to Vitamin C, there’s lots of food that will help to increase your overall intake such as:
citrus fruits, pepper, strawberries, tomatoes & broccoli
If you smoke, your daily needs are higher. Smoking is associated with lower vitamin C levels within the body.
TIP 2 - Get Moving and lift Weights!
TIP 3 - Take a Collagen Supplement
This goes without saying as unfortunately foods that are high in collagen are very few. There are some such as bone broth and fish.
Supplements are there to "supplement" a good diet.
Easy to add to most food but we especially love that you can add it to coffee and there’s no taste.
Bovine collagen is often the choice for those looking to support their gut health as both types I and 3 are found in the intestinal lining and so may be beneficial in maintenance and repair.
Bovine collagen is also free from the top 14 major allergens making it a preferred product for those especially with shellfish or fish allergies.
Marine collagen is also easy to use. It has a slight fishy smell but once added to any smoothie, coffee, or juice, it’s tasteless.
Marine collagen amino acid profile is similar to what is found in human collagen. The molecules are also smaller which means this source of collagen is absorbed more efficiently, making it slightly more bioavailable.
We hope you found this useful. There are many other ways to improve skin, hair, tendons, joints, ect and these are ones we found easy to implement into our day to day life.
The Evolution Organics team