In the course of this pandemic, we’ve all let ourselves go a little. And with gyms closed for months and cooler weather - there’s no wonder we couldn’t get in our workouts as frequently as usual! Now that winter is upon us and the gyms are open again, it’s the perfect time to start working on our summer bodies and get rid of all that lockdown weight. And what better way to do it than with the help of collagen tea?
What is collagen?
The most abundant protein in your body, collagen is the superhero behind keeping you looking fresh and youthful. Your skin, nails, hair, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments are all held together with the help of collagen. In fact, the very word ‘collagen’ comes from the Greek word for glue—’kólla’!
As you age, your body starts losing its natural ability to produce collagen, by about 1% to 2% per year from your mid-20s, which is why our bones start getting weaker, our skin looks more dry, loses its elasticity and develops wrinkles, and why older people are more at risk of osteoporosis, arthritis, and joint pain.
What is collagen tea?
Collagen tea is exactly what it sounds like—tea with the added benefit of collagen in it! Most kinds of tea have a plethora of different kinds of polyphenols and antioxidants in them that help both our body and our skin. Antioxidants have been found to slow the breakdown of collagen in the body by decreasing free radicals in the skin. But when hydrolysed collagen peptides are infused to antioxidant-rich tea, it becomes a powerhouse health and skin boosting drink that also helps protect against ageing.
How collagen tea can help supercharge your workout?
The benefits of collagen on skin have been extensively researched and have now become common knowledge today. But did you know that drinking a cup of collagen tea before and after your workout could actually help you lose weight faster, get fitter and help your tendons, ligaments and muscles repair and restore better offering improved joint and tendon health for your future workouts?
Help heal injuries faster
Accidents happen and you may injure yourself while working out at some point in your life. Whether you lifted a weight and pulled a muscle in your back or twisted your ankle and tore a ligament, the main ingredient for a quick recovery is collagen. Collagen tea helps produce connective tissue, regenerate muscle fibres and help bind these soft tissues and enhancing their strength, all of which helps speed up recovery.
Prevent injuries by strengthening joints and bones
The antioxidants in collagen tea can help slow the loss of natural collagen while providing the body with some extra protein through the hydrolysed collagen peptides to keep your bones, joints and ligaments healthy. Some studies have also shown that collagen could even help reduce the pain in joints associated with high-intensity physical exercise.
Collagen contains the amino acids arginine and glycine, both of which are building blocks for a molecule called creatine. Creatine is produced in the body when a muscle contracts and gives off a burst of energy that helps you perform high-intensity exercise. Through collagen tea, the creation of creatine is increased, giving you more strength and allowing you to train for longer and harder, and subsequently helping you perform better, and helping you to lose weight faster.
Collagen tea helps you workout - how?
Drinking two cups of collagen beauty tea can not only help soothe your sore muscles and unwind after a hard workout, it might even help make you stronger, fitter and looking and feeling your best!
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