In this article you’ll learn about this powerful superfood that fights wrinkles, helps you sleep better, eases joint pain and promotes better gut health.

What Is Collagen?

If Collagen Is So Important, Why Don’t We Eat More Of It?

Benefit #1: Collagen Helps You Sleep

Benefit #2: Collagen Improves Gut Health And Reduces Inflammation

Benefit #3: Collagen May Heal Or Prevent Injuries

Benefit #4: Collagen Promotes Youthful, Healthy Skin

Benefit #5: Collagen May Help You Live Longer

How To Get More Collagen in Your Diet

  • Drink more bone broth. It’s an excellent source of collagen. You can buy it premade like Kettle & Fire or make it yourself. Just make sure you get high quality bone broth (or bones if you make your own). A 2012 study found high levels of lead in three different types chicken broth.
  • Eat collagen-rich meats. Skin, gizzard, necks, ribs, cheeks and feet are rich in collagen. You may have to get a little creative with your recipes, but the health benefits are worth it.
  • Take a collagen supplement. The easiest way to get more collagen in your diet is simply to supplement it.

Which Collagen Supplement Should You Take?

The 5 Best Collagen Supplements

How Much Collagen Should You Take?

  • For bone and joint injuries my recommendation is to take 15 grams of collagen along with 50 milligrams of vitamin C one hour before exercise to improve healing and connective tissue strength. I’ve been doing this daily. This is what researcher Ketih Barr recommended in his Sigma Nutrition interview.
  • For healthy skin, hair and nails my recommendation is to take 5 to 10 grams of collagen every day.
  • For improved sleep my recommendation is to take 10 grams of collagen or 3 grams of glycine before bed. Remember collagen is 1/3 glycine. So taking 10 grams of collagen will yield about 3 grams of glycine.

Are There Side Effects Of Taking Too Much Collagen?

The Bottom Line



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Ted Ryce

Ted Ryce


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