First and foremost, focusing your diet around protein can do wonders for your figure, since protein is a rather filling nutrient that can keep you feeling full for a long time, a study by Larsen and colleagues suggests. Furthermore, collagen hydrolysate supplements have been proven to be 40% more satiating than soy, casein, and even whey (which is a very popular alternative.) Not only did participants of this study find collagen to be more satiating, but they also confirmed that they ate less at their next meal - 20% less to be exact. In addition, yet another study found collagen to have an appetite-suppressing effect, based on the fact that collagen promotes the release of satiating hormones.
Focusing on muscle mass doesn’t only have great results on the aesthetics of the body, but it also contributes to weight loss and an overall toned figure. Muscle mass is a system used to burn fat in the body, and the more lean muscle you build, the more fat you’ll be able to “spend”. Collagen, as a structural protein, has been found to promote lean muscle building in combination with resistance training, which makes it a perfect choice for your post-workout drink.
Moreover, if you’re experiencing joint stiffness and inflammation from amping up your pre-summer gym sessions, make sure to add collagen into your daily nutrition, as it speeds up the recovery by reducing joint pain. Even in cases of extreme pain caused by osteoarthritis, participants felt a significant drop in symptoms - an impressive 40%. Dealing with your soreness face-on, with proper stretching and soy-free collagen supplements, you won’t spend another day in bed scrolling through Instagram and fantasizing about the body you should be working for!
What may have caught your eye while scrolling through numerous articles and magazine spreads on perfect summer bodies is the idea of doing a detox, which is often recommended - if done correctly. While some believe that detoxing is just another misconception, it is, in fact, a natural process happening in our body, and it should be encouraged. Through detox, we’re able to release bodily toxins and not only lose weight, but retain optimal health.
And when detox is mentioned, there is, without exception, one supplement that comes to mind - Reduced Liposomal Glutathione. Glutathione is known as the body’s master antioxidant, ensuring the release of cellular waste and toxins from the body, especially in liposomal form - which enhances the detoxification. According to the National Medicine Journal, glutathione represents the main component of our natural detoxification system, which acts on a deep cellular level.
Now that we’ve covered all the topics regarding summer preparation, we can focus on fun summer activities. When mixing your favorite cocktail, you may not be thinking much about its ingredients, but having all those previously listed collagen benefits in mind, you might want to give our Collagen-Infused Cocktails a shot! Whenever you have the chance to mix health and pleasure - make sure to do so.
Speaking of cocktails, a not-so-fun part about them is… well, the next morning. Waking up with a pounding headache may spoil the summer fun, so we’ve found a way to ease the unpleasant consequences of over-indulging. All-natural Reduced Liposomal Glutathione, being the strongest antioxidant and the most effective detoxifier, has been known to reduce hangover symptoms by removing acetaldehyde (a very toxic compound alcohol breaks into) from our system.