Collagen is one of the most abundantly used proteins in your body.

You need collagen to provide structure to your skin and to maintain your connective tissue, which includes your tendons, ligaments, muscles, hair, skin, nails, and more.

Your body is made up of lots of different building blocks so it is important to make sure that you get enough of them. This helps to ensure your continued good health.

It also helps to repair and restore your body when there is existing damage.

Health Benefits of Collagen

The many different roles of collagen mean that it can help your health in many ways, including:

  • Repairing damaged skin and improving skin integrity
  • Strengthening bones and supporting bone health in aging people
  • Improving skin elasticity and hydration
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing joint pain by supporting cartilage formation and function
  • Maintenance of muscle mass in aging individuals
  • Supporting health and integrity of blood vessels

Collagen supplementation is important as you age because it becomes harder for your body to produce.

Gut Health

Another role that collagen fills in your health is in the support of your gut health.

There are a lot of different things that cause damage to the gut. Collagen helps to repair damaged gut lining and reduces inflammation, helping to soothe your gut, and restore its integrity.

It is considered a superfood for gut health.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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