Is Collagen for Men Too?
Collagen is popping up everywhere! From creams and protein, to most recently I saw it infused in a flavored coffee foam topper. It is advertised everywhere for women due to its beauty and health benefits. But what about men? Can it help the fella’s out?
In short... YES! Here’s a few reasons why the guys should hop on the collagen train.
- Reduced hair loss
- Joint Health
- Bone Health
- Muscle recovery
- Ligament and Tendon strength
- Gut health
- Skin Health
If you checked out our Collagen for Youth and Beauty post, you know it is the most abundant protein in the body. It essentially acts like a glue supporting joints, muscle, organs, hair, nails and more.
As we get older our body produces less of this supportive building protein, all while we are becoming more busy and still trying to act like the athlete we once were. We don’t like to hear it but for many of us those days are gone, but with the right supplementation, diet, and training, I might dare say, we can do better than our younger selves!
Even though men do not admit it as often, let’s face it, nearly everyone wants to fight the effects of aging in someway. How many men are concerned about losing their hair? Collagen helps prevent damage to hair follicles and keep them strong. Since collagen also makes up 70% of the dermis layer of the skin, where the roots of the hair follicles are found, collagen supplementation may even prevent hair thinning.
In regards to bone and joint health, supplementing with collagen stimulates the ability to produce more collagen in the body, helping to support cartilage integrity and reduce inflammation and pain. No pain means more time and fun being active.
Fun fact! Tendons and ligaments contain about 75% of collagen. Supplementing with collagen can potentially help reduce inflammation leading to pain or injury.
Your muscle is made of 10% collagen protein specifically. So needless to say studies have shown collagen supplementation to enhance muscle mass and strength!
If you haven’t picked up the trend by now, collagen fights inflammation, including in the GI tract helping to protect our gut lining and in turn helping all the functions of the gut.
So is collagen protein for men too? Yes! Especially for men interested in fighting wrinkles and receding hairlines, improving their gut health, keeping their joints pain free, and helping muscle recovery. The overall effect will allow you to feel younger and be more active in and out of the gym for longer. Sorry ladies, this one isn’t just for you!
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