Collagen is the major form of protein that humans produce, yet it is naturally depleted overtime. Historically, we supplemented our diets with collagen found in animal proteins. However, due to modern diets, we typically don’t consume as much collagen as our ancestors did. We also lose the benefits of collagen when we over-consume sugar, prescription drugs, alcohol and processed foods.
Bovine collagen is the protein found in connective tissues and bones of cows. It is most similar to the collagen that humans produce naturally, so it acts as a key supplement for dietary needs. It is packed with essential amino acids that help the body create more collagen, as well as repair crucial DNA and RNA strands.
From skin health, to joint support, to repairing leaky guts, it is considered the “glue that holds the body together.” Other benefits of collagen include improved sleep and arthritic conditions.
Collagen is available in supplements and powders, or can be obtained through creating gelatin-rich bone stocks.