Hi ^.^ I came with a topic that I always wonder about and aware it’s very important and at the same time needs a lot of research – Collagen.
First of all, I would like to indicate that what you will read in this article is the information that I have obtained as a result of my own research and that I find useful. I am not a doctor, I cannot say that you should or should not do this. If you decide to use collagen after this article, do not forget to consult your doctor. I always prejudiced about using supplements – still I am. While during my collagen research – I was surprised and excited for the positive aspects and after a little while started to choose and use the correct collagen supplement for me. So let’s start reading.
1) WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
In fact, collegan is the protein found in skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. It is the most common type of protein in our body (1/3). In general, we can think of it as an adhesive. It is produced in connective tissue cells. There are 28 types. Types 1, 2, 3 are the most common.
Collagen production decreases with age. After the age of 20, the production decreases by 1% each year. Collagen deficiency is what we call aging problems; it causes wrinkles, joint pain, dry skin, hair loss, easy nail breakage and fatigue.
2) NATURAL COLLAGEN
The richest collagen is found in bone broth. Red meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy products, and beans are also foods rich in collagen.
We can have a healthy diet and regular exercise to protect the collagen in our body. To prevent destruction; Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates, exposure to too much sunlight and smoking.
3) COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS
There have not been enough studies on the positive effects of supplements. However, positive effects will be observed in regular use about 12 weeks.
There are supplements available in the form of tablets, powders, liquids, capsules and chewing gum. There is no certainty as to which one is better. You observe this as you use it. 3-month cure twice a year for the 30-60 age range; It is recommended to use it as a 3-month cure 3 times a year for people over 60 years old. Daily use should be between 5-10 grams.
It has been observed that skin elasticity increases, moisture balance improves, wrinkle formation decreases, muscle mass increases, hair loss and joint pains decrease with the use of supplements.
4) WHAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER IN SELECTION OF SUPPLEMENTS
Supplements mostly include type1, type2 and type3 collagen. Those with joint pains contain type 2 collagen; those who have problems with skin dryness, wrinkles, and hair loss should prefer a product containing collagen type 1 and type 3.
Collagen from fish is the most useful, but there is a risk. Fish must grow on clean water. It produced from beef is the safest.
Hydrolysed, peptide collagen and liquid forms should be preferred. It is also important that the product contains vitamin C, copper, zinc. It should be of low molecular weight (around 3000 Daltons) for high benefit.
5) SIDE EFFECTS OF ADDITIONS
Again, I would like to state that it will be better for your health to consult your doctor before taking the medicine you have decided. Supplements should be carefully studied to see if there are any ingredients that could cause allergies. Especially pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, those allergic to seafood, beef, chicken meat and diabetics may experience undesirable effects.
I hope my post will be useful to you. If you use it, we would be happy if you share with us what you observe on your body ^.~