A healthy gut can improve mood, stress levels, cognition, brain health and immunity. Equally, neglecting your digestive health can negatively impact on each of these factors. Getting enough collagen is one way you can support normal gut function and boost digestive health – read on to discover more!
If you haven't read posts #1 to #3 of our mini-series, here's a brief catch-up on the importance of collagen. If you have, hoorah – you can skip this next bit!
Now we’re up to speed, let’s talk collagen for gut health!
Research has shown that poor gut health can impact on both our physical and mental health. Our gut is extremely intelligent and communicates with the brain via the 'Gut-Brain Axis' or GBA to you and me! This is a bidirectional communication system which delivers information from brain to gut and vice versa.
It may be easy to presume that the leg work is done by the brain here, but it is in fact the gut which hosts around 90% of this communication. This is so much so that gut health not only influences our physical health but also our mental health, here’s just a few examples of how…
So that explains the phenomenon of gut-brain interaction. Next time your stomach drops, you feel sick with nerves or get butterflies with excitement it won’t be so mysterious! Looking after your digestive health should be a priority if you suffer from any of these symptoms.
By now I'm sure you're pretty proud to be housing such an intelligent and fascinating organ as the gut! But you're probably wondering where collagen comes into it. There are many reasons why boosting your diet with collagen can support a healthy digestive system and promote overall health…
One thing that is inevitable in life is ageing. Whilst its easy to see the visible signs of growing older – wrinkles, saggy skin and furrowed brows! – the inner signs of aging are often overlooked. Over the years and decades things like antibiotics, stress, lack of sleep, excessive hygiene, medicine and indoor living all begin to mess with our balance of bacteria – or gut flora .
These bacteria have many useful functions including boosting the immune system, enhancing brain health and promoting efficient digestion. What’s more, declining collagen levels as we age mean that gut health is doubly at risk of suffering in the autumn years of life!
The good news is that collagen supplementation can not only bridge the gap in falling collagen levels but also promote the growth of healthy bacteria that help the digestive system to thrive. We can’t avoid getting older but we can be proactive in the longevity of our own health!
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Add around 10-30g of our unflavoured collagen peptides to meals, shakes, dressings, drinks, soups or sauces for your daily collagen boost!