Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. In fact, it is dubbed “the glue that hold the body together” since it is a building block for your hair, skin, nails, joints, and basically every other bone or muscle in your body. Our bodies naturally produce collagen; however, after our twenties, the collagen production starts to decline and this is when we start to see wrinkles, dry hair, and brittle nails, among other.
There are foods and supplements that are rich in collagen and can boost its production. Bone broth is one of the most popular sources of collagen. You can buy it, or you can make it yourself by cooking the animal bones until all of their nutrients are drawn out. Fish, red peppers, berries, beef, tomatoes, eggs, chicken, legumes, and oysters are also foods that encourage collagen production.
Collagen can also be found in supplements that are specially designed to boost collagen production. Most of these supplements contain animal collagen, which is derived from their skin and bones. Surprisingly, collagen is also the main protein in animals where it resides in their tissues, bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Collagen is taken from the animal skin and then turned into supplement form. The composition of collagen in animals, especially pork, is the most that resembles are own, so our bodies can easily absorb and utilize this collagen in supplement form. There is also marine collagen, which comes from fish, and vegetarian collagen, derived from egg whites and eggshells.
Research has shown that humans have been utilizing porcine collagen for thousands of years. People would use to boil the bones and cartilages of pigs which would offer plenty of nutrients for their stews and broths. Later they found that this contributed to joint and bone health, which allowed them to survive and maintain strong in the wild. From then, the use of pork collagen evolved into the creation of dishes such as brawn and aspic.
Porcine collagen provides so many health benefits that its use it is still relevant in this day and age. That’s why our products exclusively rely on animal collagen. It’s high resemblance and absorption rate in the human body is makes it our ideal collagen source!