Collagen Peptides – What They Are and Their Numerous Health Benefits

News outlets around the country have been covering the emergence of collagen peptides and treatment plans involving them. But what actually are collagen peptides? Collagen is a structural protein that enhances multiple systems in our bodies, including our skin, hair, gastrointestinal tract, muscular tissue, and bone joints. Many people suffer from collagen deficiencies since collagen is found primarily found in the ligaments, cartilage, and bone marrow of animals that many individuals no longer eat. Collagen deficiencies have a wide range of adverse side effects including: premature signs of aging, trouble losing weight, joint and arthritic pain, hair loss, skin irritation, and general inflammation in the body.

Fortunately enough, health and wellness doctors specializing in hormone therapy now offer collagen peptides as supplements to help combat the onset of collagen deficiency and its adverse effects. Taking these collagen peptides can greatly increase the quality of life by restoring our body’s natural collagen levels. Benefits of collagen peptide therapy include:

Improved skin – fewer collagen proteins in our skin cause the skin to sag and lose firmness. Collagen peptides help enhance the layer of the skin called the dermis, which will improve the appearance of your skin.

Increased nutrient absorption by your body – Collagen helps increase stomach acid in our bodies, which is needed to properly absorb the key nutrients our body’s need. Reduced inflammation and joint pain – Collagen can help reduce joint pain, swelling, and inflammation. Thus it can help treat arthritis, and collagen peptides also aid in recovery from workouts and injuries sustained while working out.

Improved GI Tract – Collagen peptides help strengthen our body’s gastrointestinal lining to help prevent symptoms of a leaky gut. Acne, depression, and autoimmune conditions have all been linked to GI tracts weakened from lack of collagen.

Increased Weight Loss – Collagen helps boost our body’s metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass. Exercise comes first, but, when we exercise regularly and maintain our boy’s natural collagen levels, our bodies benefit from increased skeletal muscle and a faster metabolism over time.

Clearly, the benefits of collagen peptides and peptide therapy are numerous. And with so many individuals suffering from these symptoms due to insufficient collagen levels in their bodies, it’s time for those suffering to contact their health and wellness doctor to see if collagen peptide therapy is right for them.

Dr. Wilson

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