Collagen & Joint Health
Collagen – the hero ingredient in Glotrition’s Super Beauty Elixir and a topic we love here at the Glomission because it has so many amazing benefits for our wellbeing. Probably our favorite is its anti-aging properties and what it does for our skin, proven to reduce wrinkle depth in just 30 days. But you’ve probably heard that a collagen supplement is also great for joint health!
As we get into our 30s and more so in our 40s and 50s, getting out of bed can be just a little harder. There are a lot of new creaks and pains and we’re just not as quick and nimble as we used to be. As we age, taking care of our joints becomes important for maintaining an active lifestyle. Supplementing collagen can help our joints act and feel more like they did when we were young.
As the most abundant protein in our body, collagen is literally the glue that holds the body together. It is a major building block of the bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. And that is why it is so important to our joints. A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones come together to allow movement. Joints are held together and supported by ligaments while cartilage, a smooth rubbery tissue, protects the joints by preventing friction as the bones move against each other. Fun fact: We each have a different number of joints! The number of joints a person has depends on several variables but is estimated to be between 250 and 350.
So how does collagen actually help our joints? First, collagen helps maintain the integrity of our cartilage. We’ve talked about this before but as we age, the amount of collagen in the body decreases as well as the quality of that collagen. That’s why as we get older, the risk of degenerative joint disorders like osteoarthritis increases. Some studies have shown that collagen supplements may help improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, improving joint stiffness and reducing overall joint pain. Researchers have gone as far to theorize that supplemental collagen may accumulate in cartilage and stimulate your tissues to make collagen which in turn, may lead to lower inflammation, better joint support and reduced pain.
Collagen supplements have also been shown to be effective in bone health, helping to prevent bone loss as well as boosting muscle mass and can help manage exercise related pain, even promoting healing after an injury.
Glotrition’s Super Beauty Elixir is a great source of collagen. It’s patented Bioactive Collagen Peptides not only have amazing skin and hair benefits, but they may benefit your joint health as well. Plus, the Elixir’s antioxidant blend, which includes Vitamin C, is great for battling inflammation. Adding the Super Beauty Elixir to your beauty wellness routine not only makes your skin look great but could also boost your joint health having you looking and feeling like a kid again!