TCE x Health + Wellness || How Drinking Collagen Can Save Your Skin And Joints

I'm vain and I want to look young forever.

Oh, you too? 

I started drinking collagen a few months ago because my TMJ was keeping me crazy. When one thing in your body is off, law of averages says that pretty soon you will feel it elsewhere. My TMJ had worked itself down and triggered the Sciatica I thought left me after pregnancy, my knee and ankle were aching, and I had pins and needles in my foot. Anything was worth a try.

What I didn't know was how much a Collagen supplement could help everrrythingg.

SKIN

Collagen is our body's most abundant protein. Age, along with other lifestyle factors, can deplete our bodies of this substance, causing a rapid aging progression. Collagen is responsible for keeping our joints, skin, hair, nails, and muscles working properly. When your collagen level starts to becomes depleted, your skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity causing wrinkles and cellulite to occur. 

HAIR, NAILS AND TEETH

Studies have suggested that collagen supplements can reverse hair loss, but at very least it strengthens your hair follicles. Shiny, strong locks are always a plus. Collagen is the building block of our nails, so if you frequently have brittle cracking nails, collagen might be exactly what you need.

JOINTS AND MUSCLES

When we begin to lose collagen, our tendons and joints are typically the first to cry for help. Collagen lubricates to the joints and provides a smooth, gel-like substance that allows your limbs to move with greater ease.

My favorite Collagen product is Modere's Liquid Biocell Life which is a Type 2 Collagen derived from chicken sternum, and mixed with mainly organic superfruits. You can also get a Biocell Pure product, which is the straight collagen product without the fruit, but personally I enjoy the taste and extra antioxidants in the Life. 

What are your thoughts on drinking collagen? Are any of you already doing it? I'd love to hear what you think!