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Collagen shot

A collagen shot a day is a great way to support your skin, hair, gut, joints and more.

So what exactly is collagen and how does it work?

You may have seen collagen as an ingredient in your favourite skin creams or supplements for skin, hair and nails. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and is found in your bones, skin, muscles, tendons, your digestive tract, and your blood vessels, so we definitely want to make sure we have enough if it!

It gives your skin its elasticity and strength, it ‘oils’ your joints, allowing you to move around easily with no pain, it strengthens your nails and teeth, and strengthens your digestive tract by keeping the cell walls of your gut lining in tact, which is crucial for a healthy gut. Collagen is known as the “glue” that helps hold the body together!

The body’s collagen production naturally reduces with age, which is one of the reasons we start to see various signs of ageing such as wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pains as we get older, and so it’s key that we keep this amazing nutrient topped up all the time, especially as we age.

Proline and glycine are the two main amino acids found in collagen and they are ‘non-essential’ amino acids which means the body can make them on it’s own. However, the body needs to be in a very healthy state to be able to produce enough of these 2 amino acids to keep up a good supply of collagen. If you are unwell, under any sort of physical or emotional stress (which applies to most of us in todays busy world!), or in anyway unhealthy, then your body is less likely to be able to make enough proline and glycine on its own, and will need some assistance.

How can you support your body to increase collagen?

Bone broth is a great way to get collagen because the process of simmering chicken or beef bones for a number of hours (ideally 24) releases collagen into the broth which you can then drink from a cup as a hearty and comforting hot drink, or add to stews and soups just as you would a stock. Another great way to increase your collagen intake is with collagen shots!

Our FAB shot is a great way to do this and not only does it include collagen, it also contains nutrient-rich red cabbage and zesty vibrant lime. So if your health goal is Renew + Replenish choose our FAB range delivered to your door and get your collagen shots in regularly!

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