Welcome to the first edition of ‘It’s Science’ where we look at the science behind our favorite supplements, recovery routines, stress management methods, sleep hygiene, exercise regimens, nutritional science, mindfulness and everything else you may need on your journey to healthy living.
We begin with collagen, the most abundant structural protein in the human body. There are a number of factors that decrease our body’s ability to produce our own endogenous collagen, including stress, lack of sleep, and the natural aging process. Exogenous supplementation with high-quality collagen, like BUBS Naturals Collagen Protein, is not only beneficial but necessary for good health. Here seven scientifically proven benefits of collagen.
1. Supports joint health and can alleviate joint and back pain
3. Feeds Skin, Hair & Nails
As the most abundant protein structure in the human body, collagen makes up 75-80% of our skin. As we age, the collagen content in the largest organ of the body decreases by at least 1% annually, leading to wrinkles, and loose and sagging skin. Numerous studies
show that continued supplementation
with hydrolyzed collagen peptides, like BUBS, improved skin elasticity, moisture, the appearance of wrinkles
, and ability to heal. Collagen supplementation has also shown significant improvement in nail growth, a decrease in nail brittleness and breakage
, and remarkable hair growth and scalp coverage
4. Lowers cholesterol, which can help prevent and treat heart disease
Atherosclerosis, a type of heart disease, occurs when cholesterol builds up on the walls of your arteries. This study
indicates that collagen supplementation lowers LDL levels in healthy patients, contributing to the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
6. Increases Bone Density
In short, if you want to improve your health with no known side effects, consider giving collagen a try. Your heart (and brain, and gut, and joints, and bones, and skin) will thank you!