April 29, 2019
Collagen has always been a beauty guru favourite, however it is now becoming more and more recognised for its gut health benefits… and so it should!
Collagen makes up 25 to 35 percent of our bodies’ natural protein content and is found in the body’s connective tissues, like the skin and the gut lining. Although the body makes it naturally, collagen supplements are fantastic for general gut health to help support and strengthen the protective lining of your digestive tract.
Have you ever heard of leaky gut syndrome?
It’s a condition that occurs when there are changes in the barrier function of your intestine, which allows particles to pass into the bloodstream. Collagen helps promote the integrity of the gut wall, therefore reducing the possibility of such gut issues.
Although research is limited on the direct effects of collagen supplementation on the digestive system, the current theory is that by increasing your intake of collagen, you could help build up the tissues that line your gastrointestinal tract and promote better gut health.
You might also be surprised to know that collagen production begins to decline around age 25! So it’s important to support our connective tissues through diet. Adding Liquid BioCell® into your daily routine will provide strength and elasticity to connective tissue, decreasing intestinal permeability.
Love ya guts!