Building Collagen Through Diet

Last Update: December 14, 2016

What Nutrient Help Build Collagen:

"The way to build collage within the body is to provide the body with the right nutritional building blocks. As collagen is a protein, it is important to eat enough quality clean protein to provide the amino acids necessary for building these important structural body proteins."

First, let's take a look at what Collagen really is.

AMP-What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It's found in our human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together.It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.


Building Collagen Through Diet

Collagen protein powder on the market can be found that are usually obtained from cowhide or chicken bones which are then processed and treated with enzymes to predigest them.

Where is Collagen Found?

"Collagen is only found in animals and there is no plant source of collagen in plants. However, there is good news for vegans when it comes to building collagen and maintaining beautiful radiant skin as there are many plants sources of the nutrient needed for building collagen in the body."

What can you do to build collagen?

"You can eat collagen to build collagen because you can't absorb it, but you can help your body to make collagen and the other beauty proteins by consuming the right diet along with key co-nutrients needed for collagen peptides, which are made when collagen is processed and treated with enzymes, but again there is no guarantee when they are digested that the body will use their components to build collagen.'

A nutritional message for healthy skin and building collagen is simple. Eat a diet filled with adequate amounts of quality protein. Whether it be vegan protein or animal protein, as long as it is clean quality organic protein, and be sure to get all the important vitamins, minerals and co-vitamins needed for building collagen.

What Nutrition Help Builds Collagen?

Vitamin C, is essential for collagen production and plays an important role as an antioxidant protecting the skin from face radical damage, along with anti-aging benefits.

Biotin, which is actually vitamin B-7, is sometimes referred to as vitamin H (for hair) and it is a common ingredient found is supplements for hair, skin and nails.

Note: Organic Sesbania Grandiflora is a natural plant source of biotin.

Source: Extraordinary Health (9)

Blog By: Louisa B


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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks for this info Louisa.
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LouisaB Premium
You're always welcome!
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PMbaluka Premium
I love your layout of the content in questions and answer form. It's easy to follow.
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LouisaB Premium
I appreciate your comment as well!
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MKearns Premium
Collagen can cause problems also. Hanging warts in the skin are bits of collagen and vitreous floaters in the eyes are stray bits of loose collagen!
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LouisaB Premium
Mike, this is good to know, because I have a floater in my right eye, and it can be bothersome at times. Thanks for the heads up on this
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MKearns Premium
There's no real easy cure for them once you have them Louisa, It's risky to the sclera to have them surgically removed. I watched a video on the laser procedure. They have to hit the spot again and again with the light burst and fragment it into smaller bits. I was advised to just live with it. It's aging and annoying but not debilitative!
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LouisaB Premium
Mike, thanks for your reply on the subject. well, I will just leave it alone, as long as the are not cataracts.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
I would strong suggest that you make your own Bone Broth, so this way you know exactly what's in it.
https://youtu.be/USY5XrDm4K4
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LouisaB Premium
Hi Phil,
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate the video, How to make Bone Broth and why it's good for your health. In my growing years, mom made lots of bone broth, and still today it's a favorite in my home. Every little feedback is very helpful.
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StepChook Premium
Great read, Louisa. Thank you.
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LouisaB Premium
Hi Step, thanks for the follow!
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