With all the buzz about collagen these days, have you ever wondered if taking collagen supplements is right for you? We spent a lot of time developing Xyngular Complete Collagen™ so it would bring you the most benefit. We’re excited for you to try it.
But first, if you’re wondering what is collagen good for, consider this—collagen is the most prevalent protein in your body. It’s in your bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, organs, and yes, your hair, skin, and nails too. However, your body’s natural collagen production peaks in your early 20s, and declines at a rate of 1-1.5% every year after that.
Many people take collagen to improve their hair, skin, and nails, but as you can see, the benefits of taking collagen supplements aren’t just skin deep. Collagen also provides digestion support by harnessing the benefits of the digestive enzymes of protease and assisting in nutrient absorption. It’s also a great joint supplement to help your joints retain and regain their elasticity.
We chose to offer Xyngular Collagen in powder form. Not only is it convenient and easy to take (just mix it with 8 oz of water), but the piña colada flavor tastes great too! Or try the unflavored collagen for unlimited mix-in possibilities. However, the real reason we opted for collagen peptides in powder form is potency. You’ll get the full powdered potency without any added calories. The more potent the collagen the more quickly it can benefit you. We even included vitamin C in our formulation to promote natural collagen production within your body and get you feeling results quicker.
3 Tips For Taking Collagen
When selecting a collagen supplement, you want to look for one that contains collagen peptides. Sometimes this form of collagen is referred to as hydrolyzed collagen. These supplements contain collagen that has been broken down into a form that is easier for your body to digest and absorb. And before you start taking collagen supplements, consider these three collagen tips:
1. Let Your Super Hot Liquids Cool a Bit Before Mixing Collagen in
The most popular way to take collagen is to mix it in your coffee. What people don’t know is that mixing collagen supplements into super hot liquids actually denatures the protein but never fear, you can still take it warm, just not scalding hot! The simple solution to this is to let your coffee, hot chocolate, tea or any other hot liquid cool for a few minutes before mixing Complete Collagen in. Try mixing a scoop of collagen in with your favorite creamer first, and then pour into your coffee after letting it cool a bit. so tasty and the texture is great!
2. Find a Time that Works for You
There’s no right or wrong time for taking collagen supplements. Some people prefer to take it in the morning before eating anything. Other people like to take it with food later in the day. There isn’t any scientific evidence to support that one time is better than another. You may want to try taking a collagen blend at different times of the day to see what feels best for you and your body. Xyngular collagen supplement comes in a creamy piña colada flavor and unflavored that can be enjoyed any time of the day as a tasty and refreshing treat.
3. Be Consistent
The hardest part of taking a dietary supplement is actually remembering to take it. Once you’ve found your preferred time to take a collagen peptides supplement, be consistent. If you don’t have a preferred time, then pick a time that works best for your schedule and take your collagen supplements at that time every day. One way to make sure you remember to take your collagen daily is to add our Complete Collagen Unflavored to your existing beverage routine—whether it’s a glass of water first thing in the morning, a cup of coffee, a smoothie in the afternoon to curb cravings, or a cup of tea in the evening. If simply adding it to your existing routine seems boring, give yourself a daily treat with the Piña Colada flavor, and try one of our recipes to make it even more delicious. You’ll get the most benefit from taking collagen if you can lock into a routine and take it consistently.
What Foods Naturally Contain Collagen?
If you want to get even more benefits of collagen, you may want to consider working the following foods into your regular diet. Each of these either contains high amounts of collagen or promotes your body’s natural production of collagen.
Meat is the main source of naturally occurring collagen. However, the biggest source of collagen in meat is in the connective tissue and bone marrow. For example, fish are known to be a great source of collagen, but it’s mostly found in the bones. Just eating the meat of fish will yield very little benefit if you’re trying to up your collagen intake. The same is true for chicken, beef, and other protein sources.
Because most of the collagen in meat is contained in the bones, drinking bone broth can be a great source of natural collagen. The amount of collagen in bone broth can vary greatly though depending on the quality of bones used. The best bone broth for collagen is the kind you make yourself from bones you get from a reputable butcher shop.
Foods High in Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and also improves the absorption of collagen. That’s why it’s recommended to take collagen supplements with vitamin C. Foods high in vitamin C that improve collagen production and absorption include:
- Bell peppers
The kind of nuts you eat can make a difference in your collagen production. Cashews contain zinc and copper, which help with collagen production.
They call beans a magical fruit for many reasons, but perhaps one of them is because of all the amino acids they contain. Some of these are necessary for the production of collagen. That seems pretty magical to us.
Egg whites fall into the protein category, and although they don’t have marrow or connective tissue, they do contain high amounts of the amino acid proline, which is necessary for natural collagen production. Proline is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means sometimes your body produces enough of it, and sometimes you need to take it in through your diet.
The best way to ensure you’re getting the collagen you need and doing all you can to encourage your body’s natural collagen production is to combine a high collagen diet with collagen supplements. This way you have the best chance of maintaining and boosting your collagen levels.
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A Collagen Supplement Designed With You In Mind
Like all Xyngular products, we developed Xyngular collagen supplements with you in mind. We wanted it to be a collagen supplement that is easy to take, tastes delicious, and provides all the benefits collagen has to offer, including improving joint health, boosting gut health, providing estrogen support, offering appetite control, and more.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.