Collagen and Weight Loss
For the most part, your entire body is held together by collagen protein – which is why is it named after the Greek word ‘kolla’ meaning ‘glue’.
It is present in nearly every part of you from your hair to your toe nails – and it keeps your metabolism healthy to burn fat. As we age and collagen levels naturally deplete in our bodies we can get plumpness, saggy skin and aching joints.
So can collagen help to maintain our weight? Collagen supplements cannot actually burn fat – but they CAN build lean muscle. The theory is that if collagen nourishes the muscles, the excess calories in our bodies will be used up by the muscles – and this in turn will speed up metabolism.
Additionally, the high-protein content of hydrolysed collagen is known to be an effective, natural appetite suppressant, which means its satiating effect can also promote weight loss and stability.
We can therefore benefit from losing or sustaining weight by consuming edible liquid collagen thanks to the lessened desire to snack as it helps to make the body feel fuller for longer.
Also, unlike some weight-loss promoting products – hydrolysed Absolute Collagen contains no fillers, no binders, hormones, acids or forms of harsh processing so does not affect the natural functioning of our bodies.
In studies hydrolysed collagen has also been reported to show a decrease in fats – thanks to the muscle building properties – and this in turn is fantastic for health avoiding clogging of the arteries and increased organ support.
Aside from this – consuming collagen protein may reduce both the elasticity of lose skin and the visible appearance of cellulite during a weight-loss journey, giving a smoother, less dimpled appearance to the skin.
This is due to the molecule being responsible for making the connective-tissue in your skin, therefore able to thicken the skin and camouflage any irregularities.
So get ready to unleash those smooth legs for the party season! 💛