How Boosting Your Collagen Can Help Boost Your Overall Health, Too
WRITTEN BY Jessica Danger3 months ago
Immunity is currently trending, thanks in part to COVID-19. Folks everywhere are paying extra attention to their health and wellness, and part of that is making sure you and your family have the strongest immune system possible right now.
When you’re sick, protein has you covered.Your immune system is made up of proteins, little things known as immunoglobulins or antibodies. These antibodies ward off disease, viruses, and other bacteria that you are exposed to on a day-to-day basis. By ensuring that you are getting enough protein, you are also ensuring that your body has enough antibodies to fend off these immunity invaders. Even if you’re already immunocompromised or recovering from something, increasing your protein intake is key so the protein consumed can go 100% towards healing. The body naturally uses up more proteins and antibodies during recovery and making those levels nice and high is crucial for an old fashioned speedy recovery. Adding collagen, a protein that makes up 30% of the human body and as much as 80% of skin, to your diet can help boost your immunity, making you stronger and healthier, faster.
Give collagen the leading role.Much like protein, your body already makes collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is the primary constituent of connective tissue. It’s pretty much a glue, holding all your tissues together and forming an essential part of your body. Your bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage all rely on collagen. Collagen literally helps keep your bones in place and help you move without joint pain. Think of collagen like WD-40 for your joints. It helps your joints move more smoothly, removing all those creaks and sticky points. (Let’s face it. WD-40 fixes anything.) Collagen also reduces pain often associated with aging and reduces the risk of joint deterioration. But collagen can also help detox your body. Glycine, one of the three most abundant amino acids found in collagen, minimizes damage to your liver when it absorbs substances that don’t belong there, like toxins from viruses.
But let’s talk about inflammation.
Because inflammation can lead to disease and icky ailments that take away from our body’s ability to recover and fight off viruses and illness. If our body is constantly working to combat inflammation - from training, stress, or gut health thanks to quarantine cooking and drinking - it takes away energy that can be used towards fighting illness right now. Do you know what happens to be one of the most anti-inflammatory superfoods? Collagen. And since your gut produces 90% of your serotonin as well as 70% of your immune system, a healthier gut leads to a healthier immunity, healthier mood regulation, and healthier energy levels. All of these are things we can all use more of these right now. We can also use a little more change in our pockets, which is why BUBS Naturals is still offering free shipping sitewide. And, as always, BUBS is proud to give 10% of every order back to charity. Do good. Feel great. Help each other out.