Collagen is a structural and most abundant protein in our body. The body produces lesser collagen as we grow old. By eating collagen-rich food or taking a collagen supplement your body can increase the collagen produced. Here are some benefits of collagen.
1) Improve skin health
As you age the skin will get dry and by taking collagen it will strengthen the skin, reduce wrinkles and dryness. Collagen is a major component of the skin
2) Improved joint pain
Collagen is known to prevent deterioration of the cartilage in the joints, thus reducing inflammation, reduced pain and better support of joints.
3) Increase muscle mass
Research shows that collagen can promote the synthesis of muscle protein and this will increase muscle mass. About 10% of muscle tissue is made of collagen.
4) Better heart health
Studies show that collagen can prevent plaque buildup in arteries and is also known to increase good cholesterol in our body.
5) Repair hair and nail
Taking collagen can prevent nail brittleness and promote healthier and longer hair.
6) Prevent bone loss
Bone is mostly made up of collagen. Studies show collagen increases bone mineral density (BMD). The higher the BMD the stronger the bones.