Collagen is an essential component of our bodies. It supports the structure of skin, cartilage, bone, tendon, ligaments and the gut lining. Probiotics support gut flora helping with the treatment and prevention of common skin disorders.
The combination of Collagen and Probiotics works synergistically with skin, gut, digestive and immune health.
Benefits of Collagen
Did you know that our bodies produce about 30 grams of collagen each day? It is made up of three different types of collagens. Collagen type I is the most abundant form of collagen in our body. Type II is responsible for making bones. Type III is found in blood vessels and other soft tissues.
As we have already mentioned in other posts here, here and here, collagen levels drop as we age. Supplementing your diet with collagen means that:
Your Skin Will Look Younger
Adding more collagen into your diet will help improve your skin health.
A study found that taking collagen peptide supplements increases the moisture content in the skin and people participating in the study had softer skin that was less wrinkled and more elastic, two features that typically decline with age.
Your Tummy Will Thank You
Research shows that adding collagen to your everyday routine can help rebuild the gut lining, improving nutrient absorption and your gut flora.
Ok, So Where Do Probiotics Come Into Play?
To start with, probiotics are beneficial bacteria and yeast - live microorganisms- that can improve gut health and gut flora. You have already seen various products in the market, including Yoghurt with probiotics, probiotic drinks and probiotics supplements as standalone products.
Probiotics are commonly found in fermented foods such as kefir and sauerkraut because they are a product of the fermentation process.
"Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that exist in our gut,” explains Dr. Dinuk Dissanayake, Founder of Correxiko and a Registered MD specialised in Gastroenterology. “Probiotics are good bacteria that make up an important part of our immune system’’. Stress, diet and antibiotic use can damage your gut flora, however supplementing with probiotics can help support balance in the flora, strengthening your immune function.
Probiotics and Skin Health
Studies now show that Probiotics have great potential in the prevention and treatment of many common skin disorders, including acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, allergic skin inflammation, skin hypersensitivity and UV-induced skin damage
Probiotics and Women's Health
Probiotics provide a lot of benefits, especially for women. More specifically, when you consume probiotic supplements they help increase the populations of your good gut bacteria that are already living in and on your body.
"Benefits of taking probiotic supplements include patients with diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and vaginal infections just to name a few,” he says.
Prevent and Combat Yeast Infections
Pop quiz: How many women are expected to have at least one yeast infection during their lifetime?
The answer may surprise you.
75% is the number we are looking at. Not only this wasn't enough but studies show that 50% to 60% of women will also experience at least one urinary tract infection during their life.
Taking probiotic supplements can help significantly reduce this risk. Studies show that daily probiotic consumption has been shown to slow the growth of harmful yeast and bacteria that cause infection.
Strengthen Your Immune System
One of the major compromises of the immune system is stress. Stress, in case you didn't already know, is increasing the risk of infections, viruses, and other illnesses.
Fun Fact: Most of your immune system is in your gut! Knowing that it comes as no surprise that one of the best ways to boost your immunity to illnesses, diseases and infections is by improving gut health. That's where a probiotic supplement can help.
Are Collagen and Probiotics A Safe & Effective Combination?
Of course! Collagen and probiotics both support Skin, gut health and digestion. They, therefore, have a natural complementary relationship. Taking these supplements together can improve their bioavailability or the ability of your system to absorb the nutrients.
The Probio+ From CORREXIKO
In our endless quest to improve our lives, here at CORREXIKO we developed the probiotic supplement capsules ProBio+, which is formulated by Dr Dissanayake, Founder and a Medical MD with a specialisation in Gastroenterology.
The ProBio+ was designed and tested to support digestive, immune and skin health providing a balance of good bacteria in your body.
CORREXIKO ProBio+ provides 12 strains of good bacteria and yeast to give an optimal spectrum of cover, with a strength of 3 billion colony-forming units. The potency of the probiotics is uniquely boosted with a blend of prebiotics and postbiotics to give a complete probiotic supplement
This probiotic has been designed for men and women, and can naturally help soothe occasional abdominal discomfort, gas, and bloating. One capsule a day helps to maintain your digestive system’s natural balance
A tub provides 1 month’s supply. Store in a cool dry place, with no refrigeration required. Made in the UK.
Please note, that initial changes in the gut flora can result in bacteria producing more gas than usual, which can lead to bloating. However, these side effects usually clear up within a few days of taking the probiotics.