Supplemental collagen has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years with recipes adding it hither, thither & with great abandon. So of course I often get questions as to whether we really need the extra influx or not.
To start with the science bit.
Collagen is a structural protein made of amino acids (the beads that make the protein necklace) that comprise our connective tissues, anything from the corneas in your eyes to your nails, your intestinal wall, cell membranes, skin, muscles, bones & more. Gelatine is actually the same amino acids bonded together in a slightly different way which is why the 2 behave in different ways when we use them in food & drinks.Continue reading “COLLAGEN CONSIDERATIONS: WHAT IS IT & WHY WE MIGHT SUPPLEMENT WITH EXTRA”