You may be wondering if collagen in your diet could put you at risk of gaining weight. Correxiko highlights the before and after collagen benefits for your body
Collagen plays a connective role in tissue-based organisms, like the human body.
A lot of hesitation about taking collagen to manage dry skin, fine lines, aching joints, and even menopausal symptoms is based on the idea that adding protein to your diet can increase your waistline.
While we’d like to say no to this, the exact answer is actually much closer to “maybe”. The reasons for this are individualised.
Why you tend to gain weight
Unintentional weight gain – that is, weight you never meant to put on in the first place – is a by-product of stress, sedentary lifestyles that prevent or limit movement, lack of sleep, poor diets, hormonal imbalances, and medications that inadvertently have side effects on your specific DNA makeup can all affect your weight, even if only temporary.
A great example of this is water retention and bloating a whole lot of women experience during their menses.
It’s interesting to note that depression may also lead to weight gain, typically manifesting as eating disorders like bulimia, binging, or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) – all of which carry their own mental health causes and triggers.
For a look at some of the lesser-known eating disorders out there, check out 7 Lesser-Known Eating Disorders by Casa Palmera Treatment Centre, located in California, USA.
Why you might be losing weight
It’d be easy to think that the reasons for unexplained and unexpected weight loss may be the opposite of those for weight gain, but that’s not the case.
This is why we called it a “maybe” when you asked that question.
Other than medical conditions or an adverse reaction to medications for specific conditions, mental health also plays a pivotal role in unintentional weight loss.
These mental health issues may include:
- Stress or undue pressure
- The loss of a loved one (grief)
- Terminated relationships
- Major life events (relocating, job loss, etc)
Can Collagen Make You Gain Weight?
No matter what you currently weigh, collagen (protein) stabilises your weight, bringing it up (or down) to ideal weight for your current activity levels.
It’s important to remember that kilojoules – and thus the amount of energy you use – determine how your body processes food.
How your body reacts before and after collagen production depends largely on your attitude towards food in general, and the aging process, specifically.
- Eat less than you need, and your body draws on reserves it doesn’t have to keep you going
- Eat more than you need (or the wrong kind of foods) and your body can’t process the excess so it stores it
- Eat a series of balanced and well-timed meals, enhance your diet with essential vitamins and minerals, and supplement with Correxiko Collagen peptides protein powder to maintain a healthy weight for your current activity levels
Marine Collagen from Correxiko is 100% pure collagen peptides protein powder made from wild-caught fish, harvested in the pristine Canadian waters. Unlike other, cheaper alternatives, Correxiko’s Marine Collagen is made from fish skin rather than fish scales, and therefore contains a higher collagen concentration.
Correxiko Collagen has been clinically proven to create a strong “before and after collagen” effect that biologically reflect:
- minimized cellulite and stretch marks
- a reduction in belly fat
- healthy gut and digestive support
- satiety (feeling fuller for longer) and weight management practices
- restored balance to look and feel your best
Correxiko products are also completely free from heavy metals, pollutants and other harmful ingredients and contain no sugar or additives, and are suitable for diabetics, too.
Do Collagen Supplements Help You Lose Weight?
An abundant protein found in the human body, collagen supports many of the body’s tissue and organ functions, as discussed here by Dr. Holly Lucille.
The aging process slows down your body’s ability to produce collagen. This may result in slower or faulty digestive systems, visible signs of aging, aching muscles, tendons, or bones, and thin or premature grey hair.
Loss of collagen also results in weight gain.
A healthy and steady supply of collagen not only promotes lean muscle, but also muscle recovery.
Muscle also weighs more than tissue does, adding to the weight you may be carrying. In healthy and active individuals, this simply means you look more “ripped” after your workouts, whereas those who do not lead active lives seem saddled with unhealthy lifestyle choices and weight issues that could lead to diabetes, obesity, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
A healthy metabolism processes what you feed it with minimal intrusion, digestive issues, and health concerns.
Collagen supplements aid in managing this vital process by synthesizing your own collagen production so your system kickstarts its own collagen production.
Collagen supplements create a nurturing environment that spurs your body on to do that which it was always supposed to do: keep you alive in the best possible way, using the best possible (and available) means to do so.
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Before and After Collagen: Testimonials
Whilst some may refer to collagen supplements as “appetite suppressants”, the real truth is that collagen – or protein – is a great source of essential amino acids when the body is too tired to produce them alone, promotes a sustained and reliable feeling of being “full” for longer, removes excess fat from the belly and waist area, and helps you maintain your ideal weight by adding value to your existing healthy lifestyle rituals and habits.
Before and after collagen testimonials far outweigh the number of clinical trials out there that support what the everyday Jane already knows: that collagen supplements just work the way they say they do.
Sure, they may not be as effective as you want them to be, but consider the typical serving profile of competing brands. Bear in mind that competition does not always have to be at the same level to compete, so read the numbers when comparing products across the vastly differing price ranges out there.
Where sodium (or salt) levels are off the crazy scale for some, Correxiko’s collagen peptides protein powder contains just 1% of your body’s daily intake requirements for sodium.
Correxiko’s wild-caught Canadian-based Marine Collagen peptides range of products, as well as our European-based and grass-fed Bovine Collagen peptides range also contain no fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates (carbs), or sugars.
This is the Super Wellness formula behind the Correxiko Difference.
Collagen-lovers ourselves, we buy quality products for ourselves, and we produce quality products for you because we wouldn’t know how to do it any other way.
Once you become involved with a Correxiko product, we know you’ll stay loyal simply because there isn’t a product out there that can compete on our quality and effectiveness.
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