Collagen Season is Here!
Seasons change. Unfortunately for us our bodies go through changes as well. As we exit the beautiful warm weather and enter a time of less sunshine, dryer air, and colder temperatures it effects our bodies drastically. Do you notice that it takes more time for you to get warmed up in workouts? Maybe there is an extra snap, crackle and pop in the knees, hips, shoulders or elbows? How about a dryer scalp? Chapped lips? Dry skin? Well all of these things are our physiological response to our environment, which unfortunately we cannot control. Fear not, Resilience is here.
Collagen protein isn’t just for women. Let’s get that out of the way right now. I take collagen protein on a daily basis, 1 scoop of unflavored Resilience goes nicely mixed with my choice of Refuel as a post workout. The positives of collagen protein have been promoted primarily by woman for years and with good reason. We know that the appeal of more attractive hair, skin and nails goes a long with the ladies. But what can’t be ignored is the value of collagen for men. When it comes to joint health, joint lubrication and overall connective tissue improvement, collagen is a must have for any athlete. So fella’s don’t ignore the value that having your own tub of Resilience can provide. Shorter warm ups, faster recovery, and less snap, crackle and pop where it doesn’t belong. Let’s leave those noises to our cheat meals of cereal.
Back to the initial topic of seasons. Look, it’s winter. If you have any of the symptoms that I mentioned before of dry skin, dry scalp, chapped lips, sever increase in demand for body lotion then an increase in collagen protein daily can help you. When it comes down to it, collagen helps hydrate our cells present in skin. It’s made of 4 types of amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine. These AA’s play a key role in skin elasticity. As we age skin becomes thinner and less malleable but collagen helps minimize and slow against some of those changes that father time inevitably creates.
It doesn’t matter if you hope to feel younger in your joints, or stay as young as you can in your skin collagen protein is for you. Men, read this closely: while you may not desire smooth, wrinkle free skin, one day you’ll meet a woman who will. Make sure you are stocked up on your Resilience, winter is coming!