Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Often referred to as the body’s scaffolding, collagen binds tissues and is the glue that holds the body together. Collagen makes up about 75% of the skin and is responsible for keeping our skin firm and bouncy – the hallmarks of youthful looking skin. But as we age, we start to lose collagen which is why it has become a very popular supplement. But can collagen help with weight loss? While there has been very little research done on the direct link between collagen supplements and weight loss, there have been studies that have shown the broader benefits of collagen and how those link to weight loss.
Collagen is a dense protein that is low in calories so when taking a supplement, it can make you feel fuller. By reducing hunger which directly correlates to how many calories you take in every day, collagen can be a helpful tool in weight loss and management. Studies have also shown that increased protein intake can increase thermogenesis which also influences fullness as well as energy expenditure.
Collagen supplements can also help in reducing joint pain, another indirect way of helping with weight loss. If you have joint pain, you may be less apt to exercise while healthy joints let you move and exercise comfortably. Daily movement and exercise are key to weight management and a healthy lifestyle.
And finally, there is even some evidence that collagen may reduce the development and accumulation of fat cells. These are limited to animal studies, but researchers found that collagen peptides improved fat metabolism and reduced fat cell size and accumulation in mice and rats.
Did you know that dehydration can also present as feeling hungry? That’s because when you don’t drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals and thinks it’s hungry. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when what you really need is liquid. The 20 ounces of water you get with your daily Super Beauty Elixir will help insure you are hydrated and help you feel fuller in addition to the benefits of the bioactive collagen peptides.
Glotrition’s Super Beauty Elixir which contains a patented Bioactive Collagen Peptide (BCP) is not only great for your skin, but it also helps you fight hunger AND dehydration. You may have already noticed that when you drink your daily Elixir, you feel fuller and not so focused on food. Staying well hydrated with your Super Beauty Elixir and 20 oz of water can help keep cravings at bay. And at 25 calories in a serving with no sugar added, it’s a great low calorie treat when those midmorning or late afternoon cravings hit and you need a snack.