WHAT IS COLLAGEN PROTEIN?
Collagen is a protein that is created in the human body, and actually makes 90% of the bone mass and roughly one third of all the proteins produced in the body. It also make a large portion of the connective tissue for muscles, joints, heart, lungs and other organs. Based on these facts, it can be said that it’s pretty darn important, but more importantly, its effects can be improved and multiplied through proper supplementation.
The health and wellness industry have used collagen in beauty products for a long time due to its skin-enchancing effects as well as the strengthening effect it has on the hair. When it comes to bodybuilding, and fitess in general, the pure, high quality protein content is a good enough reason to increase our intake of collagen, but there are many others that are more important such as improved weight loss, muscle growth, joint and bone strength, better digestion and a plethora of benefits related to mental health.
In nutritional supplement form, Collagen goes under the name Collagen Hydrolysate or hydrolyzed collagen and can be found as powdered gelatine, which can be eaten alone or added to other foods. This is a purified form of Collagen extracted from small cattle such as bovine, and it’s completely natural.
In this article we will be focusing on Collagens exemplary benefits when it comes to steady and efficient weight loss.
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COLLAGEN FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Collagen is one of them most often recommended supplements when it comes to amazing fat loss. This is especially true for those who are beginners or intermediate, and want clean, natural supplements without any harmful chemicals.
The reason why Collagen is so effective for weight loss mainly comes from the satiating effect it has on the appetite. It is a natural appetite suppressant and has a very high protein content, coupled with a low caloric value. Intaking Collagen therefore reduces the overall caloric intake, which is the most important aspect of weight loss.
It can be used as a meal replacement, and as a pre workout, or a post workout meal. Most users take Collagen before going to bed, as it can be a nice substitute for other high protein supplements like casein protein and whey protein isolate.
There is another great benefit from taking Collagen, and that is the one that the wellness industry has been aware of for quite some time – the skin tightening effect. When excessive weight loss happens, especially in a short period of time, people often experience sagging skin, because the skin doesn’t have the necessary time to adjust to the lowered body mass.
This is true even if weight loss happened slowly, if the individual has been fat for most of his life, or went beyond the obesity threshold. Supplementing with Collagen can have a drastic effect on reducing these symptoms, and even stopping them from occurring if taken during the weight loss phase.
Collagen is one of those supplements that is very simple, completely natural, and tasty. Its high protein content, coupled with great benefits for overall health, and most of all weight loss, makes it a welcomed addition to any supplement stack.