If you’re in my Intentionally Bare Facebook group, you’ve heard me talk often about the benefits of collagen. Frankly, I love the stuff. Collagen is one of the proteins in your body. WebMD calls collagen ‘the body’s scafolding.’ It’s one of the most important building blocks of the giant list of ingredients that makes up you.
Protein is an essential part of your fuel intake when you’re following the ketogenic diet. Paired with fat, protein makes us feel satisfied after a meal. Protein is harder for the body to break down, due to something called the thermic effect. As you’re losing weight, it’s especially important that you grow muscle and take care of your skin; protein is essential to this process. Here are some of the ways that collagen peptides in particular can support you in your Keto journey.
If you’re on your keto journey to lose a significant amount of weight, you’ve either experienced or thought about the effects of your weight loss on your skin. Doing toning exercises as you’re losing weight can help minimize the excess skin that is sometimes the result of dramatic weight loss; increasing your collagen peptides can also help. Collagen is present in bone broth, and when we do our monthly bone broth cleanses in my Facebook group, one of the benefits I talk about is the impact on your skin. Even if you’re not worried about excess skin, the impact on your skin can’t be denied.
Are you getting older?
Even if you don’t consider yourself “old”, at some point, you will. If you increase your collagen now, your joints will thank you now. If you’re a runner or someone who does squats or impact exercises like aerobics on a regular basis, then supporting your joints with collagen is a must, today. The ligaments in your joints will appreciate the extra collagen and will work better and your workouts will be more effective.
If you’re not super active, then your joints will still benefit from collagen. Those ligaments still need the collagen; we all get those aches and pains when we get older. Taking collagen will help hold off on that pain, or lessen it if you’re already experiencing the achiness associated with getting older.
Hair and Nail Health
I don’t make it a secret that I’ve battled hypothyroidism. I have almost completely reversed it since I went on the keto diet. I have a close friend that started taking medication before she tried keto, and found that her nails became really brittle. Once she started using collagen, she found that her nails were stronger, and they started growing again. Of course, her hair was thicker and healthier, too!
Using collagen peptides for gut health is, for me, the most amazing benefit of collagen. Collagen has a ton of amino acids, which our gut uses to repair itself each night as we sleep. If you’ve damaged your gut by eating a lot of junk food, then consuming collagen peptides for gut health may work over time to improve the lining of your gut, making it stronger and better able to digest the healthy foods you’re eating now.
Because collagen also helps elasticity, it can also help issues associated with leaky gut syndrome. While the research is still in its infancy, early analysis suggests that using collagen peptides for gut health may aid in reducing the symptoms of leaky gut syndrome. Paired with Intermittent Fasting, you may find that your symptoms are much easier to live with.
Collagen is a vital nutrient to your body’s health. Supplementing it with a product like Intentionally Bare Bone Broth powder (US | Canada) is going to help support your body’s healthy in a way that will make you feel and perform better.
You got this!
~ Intentionally Bare
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