Hello Colla-Genie family,
Happy 2022 – may it be a beautiful, happy and healthy year ahead.
Let’s talk Collagen and good gut health and why it’s so important
We’ve all heard the buzzword, healthy gut but what is a healthy gut and why is it so important?
Why is a healthy gut so important?
In a simple sentence, a healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may even help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.
The importance of collagen for a healthy gut
Collagen plays a crucial and beneficial role in building and maintaining the healthy connective tissue throughout the digestive tract and in order to prevent a “leaky gut”
To have a healthy guy, you need to ensure that your digestive tract is strong as well as the stomach lining and Collagen can help you do just that.
What exactly is leaky gut syndrome?
Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall.
The intestinal lining determines the substances that enter the bloodstream through the digestive tract and if your gut is healthy, your intestines become resistant to harmful substances like waste particles, food, alcohol and so much more.
If your gut is healthy, the intestines are then resistant to harmful substances.
When the barrier lining of your intestine is damaged, you could experience Leaky Gut and this would then result in inflammation, as the waste particles and food are then able to pass into the bloodstream.
The intestines are resistant to harmful substances in a HEALTHY gut.
How do I know if I have a leaky gut?
There are a few tell-tale symptoms of Leaky Gut
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation, or bloating.
- Nutritional deficiencies and sensitivity to foods which have a high sugar content and are gluten and wheat based
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Skin problems, such as acne, rashes, or eczema.
- Joint pain.
Many chronic conditions found to be directly caused by leaky gut syndrome including
- Auto-immune conditions
- Food sensitivities
- Mental health conditions
- Skin conditions
None of these symptoms or chronic diseases sound like fun but never fear, they can be prevented!
How can I prevent leaky gut syndrome?
In one word… collagen!
How does collagen assist with a healthy gut?
By taking collagen daily, a further possible breakdown of the intestinal lining can be prevented by these awesome things called Collagen Peptides as well as provide anti-inflammatory properties in the gut.
Collagen could prevent intestinal inflammation
By taking Collagen daily, intestinal inflammation could possibly be prevented by all the complex amino acids contained in Collagen plus it also helps to repair damage!
The main amino acid in the Collagen that assists to fight the leaky gut and the inflammation caused is Glutamine which aims directly at the inflammation, which is part of the opening of tight junctions, resultant from oxidative stress in the intestine.
Glutamine also can assist in curbing cravings of sugar and alcohol.
How does collagen repair the stomach and intestinal lining?
By taking a daily dose of Collagen, the stomach and intestinal lining can also be repaired. Tissue bodies can be fortified and healed by Amino Acids like Glycine and Proline which make up Collagen.
These Amino Acids boost our body’s natural ability to repair if there is damage to the intestinal lining. Our stomach and intestinal lining can begin healing as the Collagen protein enhances production of new smooth muscle cells and these will also assist in preventing toxins and other particles leaking into your bloodstream.
Glutathione is made from glycine (amino acid) and as an important antioxidant, it helps protect your cells.
Collagen helps create new cells and preserve existing cells, which then keeps your gut healthy and works on healing!
Collagen provides structure and support to the gastrointestinal system
In order for our body to function optimally and support, structure, and regulate the production of body tissues, it essentially requires Collagen as a supplement. Our body’s other organs are required to take up some of any extra stress that we put on our bodies if the intestines may become compromised due to Leaky Gut Syndrome and that’s where Colla-Genie comes in!
Amino acids also help to keep other organs healthy, as do new smooth muscle cells which work to heal and repair intestinal linings.
If the entire digestive system is in distress, leaky gut symptoms may be assisted and minimized by Collagen which gives the body extra support in functioning and healing.
Collagen can boost amino acid production:
Another benefit to taking Collagen is the abundance of amino acids in Collagen supplementation is the major requirement in the GI Tract.
By taking Collagen daily, we will ensure that we are obtaining all the amino-acids that are needed, even though our diet should help to make some of these up, the Collagen ensures that you get the correct dosage, which assists for leaky gut symptoms and your overall health.
As we age, certain production of non-essential amino acids is decreased (as early as our twenties!) and production of Collagen decreases. We do not always make as many as we need, although we produce the same naturally.
The Collagen protein’s impressive amino acid profile is made up of 18 different types. Our digestive system will be much healthier when more amino-acids are introduced into the bodies and the healthier our bodies are, the better our bodies begin to work.
Our bodies will begin picking up their natural production of amino-acids to keep us healthy, once we take Collagen that improves our health.
A problem with leaky gut syndrome is that it endeavours to make up for the loss of the nutrients. Due to our tight junctions that are opening, toxins and food particles leak out and we also allow the important nutrients to escape through the intestinal lining.
Collagen can improve nutrient absorption
Taking your daily dose of Collagen can also help with the breakdown and absorption of food!
Collagen is a hydrophilic molecule which is a molecule that is attracted to water and acidic molecules. Thus, when Collagen is ingested, this will then be attached to water and the stomach acid, which then surrounded by the molecules, will assist in the breakdown of any food eaten. Contents move through our GI Tract more smoothly and at a quicker rate due to the movement through our GI Tract and as a result of holding water.
Digestion is as a result of this process then more efficient and due to the more effective digestion of our food, as the particles move through our intestines, less particles would be lost, which results in less particles leaking into our bloodstream.
Don’t forget to take your daily dose of Collagen to get all the benefits above!
Donna Leigh Kedar