Can collagen improve your mind and wellbeing?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and it’s associated with a multitude of benefits from our skin to our muscles, joints, digestive system, heart and yes even our brain.
How does collagen benefit the brain?
Collagen physically protects the brain
Essentially collagen encases the brain and connects it to the rest of our body. Fascia is a fibrous tissue made almost completely of collagen; this fibrous tissue supports our entire body. Fibroblasts weave collagen fibres into sheets of fibre which then mould a network of bones, ligaments, and tendons. In fact, without fascia to hold our bones upright we would be a pile of tissue and bones on the floor.
The dura meter is the outer membrane closest to our skull, it is comprised of a layer of fascia located directly under the skull and vertebral column. The dura meter envelopes the brain and spinal cord and connects the two together so you can see how important it is to support collagen levels throughout our life.
How collagen promotes a peaceful mind
Collagen contains an abundance of the amino acid glycine. This amino acid has several positive roles for brain health.
Glycine acts as a neurotransmitter for your brain. It helps to make serotonin, a hormone that has a powerful effect on mood and sleep. Taking 3 grams of glycine before bedtime speeds up the time that it takes us to drift off to sleep and improves the quality of sleep. As sleep is more effective having collagen promotes cognitive function and reduces tiredness throughout the day. If you have problems sleeping, take 1.5 scoops of Collagen Shots in the evening to improve your sleep pattern.
Glycine helps to reduce levels of anxiety due to the production of the hormone noradrenaline. The body releases this chemical to calm us down when we are under stress.
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