Collagen is about so much more than beauty. Collagen dictates many aspects of our lives. Discover what collagen is, why it’s important, what it does to improve our lives, how to know if you’re deficient, and how you can use it to work for you.
What is Collagen
The question of what collagen is exactly is one that a lot of people wonder. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. It holds everything together. Collagen is found in bones, teeth, skin, hair, nails, muscles, and tendons. It’s responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity, which affects your ability to walk, move, jump, bend, and twist. That’s a lot of responsibility!
There are many different types of collagen. But they come in two different ways: endogenous collagen which is natural collagen that is created within your body, and exogenous collagen which is synthetic and comes from outside sources.
Sunwarrior’s plant-based collagen Builder focuses on the inside, helping your body do what it was meant to do: make its own collagen!
Why is Collagen important & How Does Collagen Improve My Life
As mentioned, collagen does some heavy lifting in your body so that your body remains capable of heavy lifting (sorry, could not resist the pun).
Collagen is actually stronger than steel1. It’s what makes your skin strong. So if you were to accidentally walk into a pole, you don’t shatter and break. Collagen makes up 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Healthy collagen in the body means beautiful, youthful looking skin, weight management, bone and joint health so you can play sports without being as prone to injury, and cardiovascular health2 which is increasingly important as we age since 1.5 million people have heart attacks every year in the US and more than 233,000 women die annually from cardiovascular disease. Healthy collagen in the body matters.
While collagen is often hyped up as a beauty supplement, making it seem like something that you can shrug about and pass on, it is an essential part of your health and well-being. Because collagen is a vital part of so many critical elements in the body, it is vital that you are working to build up your collagen stores and maintain a fortress around it to keep it protected.
How Do I Know if I Am Collagen Deficient?
Lots of things damage collagen. Excessive exposure to the sun damages skin is one of the top offenders. We’re talking excess. In order to get your vitamin D, you should get about fifteen minutes of sun exposure every day. But hours of unprotected exposure to the sun causes damage. High consumption of sugar, autoimmune disorders due to inflammation, smoking, malnutrition, vitamin C deficiencies, pollution, and obviously age all cause collagen deficiencies. By age 25, 1% of collagen production declines. And every year, it declines even more, each year compounding the year that came before it. And lastly stress causes damage. You know you’re deficient if you find your skin thinning and find excessive wrinkling taking place. Other signs are dry, thinning hair and nails, brittle bones, and being prone to bruising as well as being slow to heal when you’re wounded. A leaky gut and other digestive disorders, excessive joint pain, muscles aches, and cellulite are also indicators of collagen deficiencies.
How a Plant-based Collagen Works
The good news is that there are clean, plant-based options to build, boost, and protect your collagen. We say plant-based because animal-based collagen isn’t exactly ideal. Here’s the thing: eating collagen doesn’t build collagen. But you can help your body make its own by eating a diet rich in those key amino acids and nutrients essential to collagen production. When you eat collagen that came from an animal, your body can’t actually use it immediately. Your body has to break that collagen down into individual amino acids and small peptide chains and then the body has to decide how it’s going to use it. Your body might not decide to turn it into collagen. It might turn it into something else. A plant-based collagen builder provides your body with the appropriate amino acids and small peptide chains exactly designed for collagen production.
Your body was made to create its own collagen stores.
Clean plant-based protein, protein peptides, silica, vitamin C, and copper are building blocks that your body uses to make its own collagen. Sunwarrior’s Collagen Building Protein Peptides contain all that as well as strengthening and supporting nutrients like vitamin C, trace minerals, leafy greens, silica, and biotin. Hydrating compounds such as hyaluronic acid and tremella mushroom extract attract and retain skin moisture, keeping you healthy from the inside out.
Free radicals damage cells and trigger aging, but through antioxidants, collagen builders, and hydration, Sunwarrior’s Collagen Beauty Greens provide supple skin, healthy hair, strong nails, and longevity. And it does it all while bringing balance to your digestive system with necessary probiotics. So boost your collagen reserves with Sunwarrior’s greens blend, phytonutrients, hyaluronic acid, and other important nutrients that stop the clock on aging.
One capsule a day of Sunwarrior’s Collagen Restore & Protect will help you naturally replenish elasticity in your skin, reduce stress, restore joint health, repair sun damage, and regenerate cells. Sunwarrior’s formula to protect your collagen starts with a unique plant collagen preserve blend that protect your body’s inherent collagen stores. Let your skin reflect your inner health and build a fortress around your youth with Sunwarrior’s clinically researched Collagen Restore & Protect!
Build, Boost, and Protect your collagen as you shine from within!