Should You Be Adding Collagen to Your Diet

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If you are someone who is into health and fitness, you have probably seen a plethora of good and healthy products turned into powdered form. Now, I am someone who is crazy about skincare. So, when I found out there is powdered collagen, I was understandably intrigued. What is it? What does it do? My brain had n number of questions!

So, what exactly is collagen? It is a protein that is naturally found in your body’s muscle, skin, and bones. It helps keep your joints strong and keeps your skin soft and supple. But, what happens is once you turn 20, the product levels start going down and down each year. And, that’s when wrinkles, fine lines, and joint pain start to creep in.

So now you must think that ingesting collagen must actually work, right? Nope. That’s where we go wrong. Now the collagen present in skincare products, target the specific areas, proving a positive impact. However, when we ingest it, it doesn’t really work. Why? Because it doesn’t reach the specific areas where it is necessary and you simply end up eating powdered collagen.

In fact, according to a dermatologist, ingesting powdered collagen can even have adverse effects and can cause constipation, bone pain, and fatigue. But this doesn’t end the argument. A dermatologist from New York says that consuming collagen powder will not only ensure great skin but it can also help you enhance your nail, hair and joint health. So, what should you do? It is believed that you can consume one to two spoons every day to see if you feel any benefits. However, it is always best to consult a doctor before doing so.