Hydrolyzed collagen products have become really popular over the past year for their beauty enhancing effects. Promised to enhance complexion, reduce wrinkles, encourage hair growth and help you grow beautiful nails, do the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen protein go more than skin deep?
Recent studies indicate that supplemental collagen could have wide ranging benefits, with one of them being top of mind right now… immunity.
Hydrolyzed Collagen as an immune support nutrient
Your immune system is made up of various cell types and processes that all work together to help you fight off infections. A strong immune system is key to fighting off all sorts of bad stuff.
Hydrolyzed collagen can actually work to support your immune systems efforts in three ways.
- It is a source of the amino acid Lysine. Lysine is an essential amino acid, what this means, our body cannot make it and it must be consumed from food and/or supplements. Lysine has been shown to help fight off viral infections in particular. Lysine works to limit the access of other nutrients to the virus and prevent its ability to reproduce. It has even been shown in some studies to reduce the duration of the common cold as well as control herpes outbreaks.
- It is rich in the amino acid glycine. Hydrolyzed collagen is extremely rich in the amino acid glycine. Your body uses glycine to make a protein called “glutathione”. Glutathione is really important to your cells, especially the cells that fight infection. Glutathione helps protect your own cells from your body’s immune response and also works to make your immune cells more effective.
- 80% of your immunity is housed in your gut. Hydrolyzed collagen provides the amino acids our body needs to repair and rebuild damage intestinal wall. It’s important to protect your digestive tract; as it works as a physical barrier to prevent germs from entering your blood stream.
Collagen production naturally declines as we age
An important fact, by mid 30s, your collagen production naturally declines. By age 60, over half of your body’s collagen has been depleted. As you age, its extremely important to add hydrolyze collagen to your daily diet to support both your immune system and digestive health.
Not into supplements? No problem. You can actually obtain collagen proteins from home made bone broth. Ideally, you want your broth to “gel” when cool, that is a handy way to ensure you boiled the bones long enough to extract the collagen
Staterra’s hydrolyzed collagen is 100% pure, sourced from wild-caught, cold-water fish; it is non-GMO and free from antibiotics and artificial hormones with no added fillers, flavours, or colours.
Start with 5g of hydrolyzed collagen daily to help support your immune system and digestive health.
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Staterra hydrolyzed collagen protein is 100% pure, no added fillers, flavours or colours. It is sourced from wild-caught, cold-water fish so it is non-GMO and free from antibiotics and artificial hormones.
Our collagen is available as a single product or as part of our Immune Support Bundle.