Collagen & Brain Health
Collagen – it is the hero ingredient in Glotrition’s Super Beauty Elixir because it has so many amazing benefits for our wellbeing. First and foremost are its anti-aging properties and what it does for our skin, proven to reduce wrinkle depth in just 30 days. We’ve talked about how it benefits the hair and how it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. It helps build muscle mass, supports bone and joint health, and can help manage exercise related pain, even promoting healing after an injury. It supports cardiovascular health, improves digestive health, and supports a healthy liver. But did you know that collagen also supports brain health?
That’s right! Collagen has a positive effect on brain performance. Collagen is pure protein which the brain needs a lot of to function. A lack of protein or a protein deficiency can contribute to brain degeneration. About one third of collagen is composed of glycine, a non-essential amino acid that is key to brain health. Studies have shown that glycine plays a role in cognitive performance and that collagen may be helpful in treating patients with mental disorders.
In fact, scientists studied the link between glycine and schizophrenia, finding that treatment with the amino acid improved their psychiatric symptoms. A paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology states that a peptide from a collagen protein may protect the brain from schizophrenia by promoting the formation of neuronal synapses. And in another study, research suggested that a specific type of collagen protects brain cells from amyloid-beta proteins which are widely thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease. While collagen’s function in cartilage and muscle have been well established, it was unknown that it offered neuroprotective functions.
Some people even credit collagen with helping brain fog. And new research helps to verify that, suggesting that the regular ingestion of collagen hydrolysates may have a positive effect on brain structure and could help improve cognitive language ability.
It has even been studied as a viable sleep aide. The glycine in collagen is responsible and helps some fall asleep faster but more importantly, helps by putting us into a deeper, more restful sleep state. And we all know that better sleep supports improved brain performance.
With all its amazing benefits, collagen really may be a super ingredient! An easy way to supplement your collagen is with Glotrition’s Super Beauty Elixir, a beauty supplement that features a clinically effective dose of a patented Bioactive Collagen Peptide which is highly bioavailable and backed by some serious science. It has been clinically shown to increase skin firmness and reduce wrinkle depth in just 30 days by spurring new collagen growth. In addition, Hyaluronic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin C, and our Super Beauty Antioxidant blend help to nourish skin cells and protect collagen fibers. All-natural and sugar-free, blend it with 20 ounces of water for a tasty and nutritious daily beauty elixir.