We are back this week with a new blog in our “Why We Love Collagen” series and this time we are talking about digestion and gut health!
Gut health and digestion is a hot topic in today’s health world. We constantly see people cutting out dairy, gluten, and sugar in the hopes that it will “heal their gut” and improve digestion. It is no secret that what we put into our bodies plays a huge role in digestion, which is why collagen is the perfect addition. Studies have shown that collagen can help aid digestion, reduce gut inflammation, heal stomach ulcers, and regulate acid secretion.
The reason collagen peptides are able to help with all of these issues is because of its robust amino acid profile. Collagen For Her has one of the most robust amino acid profiles on the market, containing 20 amino acids that all have different functions and benefits for the body. The amino acids in Collagen For Her that help with gut health and digestion are:
- Glycine: Helps improve digestive health and the intestinal tract. Glycine can help stimulate the production of stomach acids and improves its ability to absorb nutrients.
- Glutamine: Glutamine has been identified as a key amino acid in helping the prevention of inflammation in the gut wall and healing leaky gut syndrome. It has been associated with helping the intestinal lining of the stomach and opening junctions in the connective tissue. Glutamine has been tied to helping the body’s metabolism and helping to curb your desire for sugar and alcohol.
- Proline: Along with glycine, proline helps synthesize collagen. This amino acid can help heal wounds, support digestive health, increase metabolism and fight inflammation in the intestinal tract.
The Low Down on Leaky Gut
Leaky gut, or "intestinal permeability," occurs when the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood stream.
When these foreign substances enter the bloodstream, they can cause a variety of issues such as constipation, gas, bloating, headaches, excessive fatigue, arthritis, joint pain, excessive cravings for sugar and carbs, etc. As a result, the damaged cells in your intestines don't produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion and your body cannot absorb essential nutrients, which can lead to hormone imbalances and a weakened immune system.
Similar to how collagen strengthens and tightens your skin, it does the same for your digestive tract. Our digestive tracts are made up of the same amino acids that are abundant in collagen. These amino acids help stimulate cell growth, which in turn helps repair your intestinal wall. By closing gaps in the pores and tightening the lining, this helps stop toxins from entering the blood stream and can work to heal leaky gut. While leaky gut is an extreme case, our digestive tracts could still benefit from the use of collagen, even if you do not suffer from full-blown leaky gut.
Don’t want to take our word for it? Here’s what our customers are saying:
“I’ve only been using this collagen for about two weeks now, but the huge thing I’ve noticed is that it has helped improved my digestion! No joke, I have no bloat! I have been dealing with all kinds of gut issues, and this collagen saved me! Come to think of it, my joints have definitely been feeling better, too. So, thank you Collagen For Her!!!” – Kayla N.
“Although I've only been using CFH for 3 weeks now, I've already noticed a significant difference in my sensitive gut since week 1 and I have not made any new dietary changes in that time.” – Lauren T.
You can read all of the Collagen For Her reviews here.
It is important to remember that collagen isn’t a diet product or a quick fix. Collagen is an all-natural supplement that should be used in order to increase overall health by replenishing collagen levels in your body that naturally decrease overtime. Digestion and gut health is just one of the benefits of taking a daily collagen supplement. Want to learn more about the other benefits of collagen?
*Full list of references available here.