Collagen is the main structural protein of connective tissue. Connective tissue is what surrounds and threads through our organs, vessels, muscles and bones. It gives us our shape , our strength and flexibility.
Collagen can be broken down by ‘collagenase’ in the system, which is present with chronic inflammation. Too much sugar and vegetable oil in the diet will also promote this state in the body.
Unhappy collagen and fascia will be felt with ongoing soft tissue injuries, poor healing times, poor digestion and various other ailments.
We can help improve our collagen with regular hydration coupled with movement, a reduction in sugar and omega 6 fatty acids in the diet and also by ingesting more collagen itself from meat sources.
This can easily be done by drinking bone broth, cooking more meat on the bone, or if very lazy like myself…….using bovine gelatin.
This supplement can be used with meals or even taken on its own. It is best to dissolve it with water to form a jelly like state. As it is pretty tasteless, I eat it as is. A spoonful of gelatin……helps the body get stronger!
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