Collagen is a protein made up from amino acids, such as proline, glycine, and arginine. In fact, collagen is so important that it makes up approximately 30 percent of all the proteins in the body, and is found all over the body—in tendons, ligaments, bones and much more.
The benefits of collagen
Skin: Many people try to improve their skin with lotions and potions from the outside, but collagen from bone broth can support healthy skin from the inside out. It’s well known for how it helps our skin maintain its firmness and smoothness, and for how it supports healthy skin cells.
Nails & hair: Collagen also plays a big part in healthy nails and hair. It’s also involved in maintaining healthy tendons—tissues which attach muscles to bones—as well as in strong ligaments, a type of connective tissue which attaches bones together, and thereby also holds joints together.
Bones & organs: Additionally, collagen is found in the bones, blood vessels, digestive tract, heart, corneas, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, smooth muscle tissues and in cartilage.
Why you need collagen in your diet
Aging has a way of lowering collagen levels, but you really don’t have to be that old for this to happen. The truth is that collagen production in the body slows starting around age 20. In fact, after the age of 20 to 29, we can lose one percent of collagen per year. That shortfall can really add up over the years, too, causing all sorts of fallout.
When the body doesn’t have enough collagen, the skin starts to thin, wrinkle and sag. Hair gets lifeless or limp, and tendons and ligaments aren’t as elastic as they use to be. Your joints can feel it, too. They can get stiff and “creaky.”
Get collagen with a healthy bowl of beef pho
It can be nearly impossible to get enough nourishing collagen from your regular diet alone. That’s why collagen lovers have been a huge fan of pho for years. Not only is the bone broth-based pho soup nourishing and gut-supporting, it is also loaded with collagen, protein, and other vital nutrients.
Pho brings you all the benefits and support of real bone broth and collagen in a convenient and tasty bowl. Every single collagen source in a Pho Vistro bowl of beef pho comes from real, natural foods, not synthetics. Our beef collagen is rich in amino acid glycine, which is necessary for building healthy DNA and RNA strands. Glycine is also one of the three amino acids which form creatine. Creatine is known to support and promote healthy muscle growth, and aid in energy production during workouts.
Last, but not least, beef collagen also provides the amino acid proline. Proline plays a critical role in the body’s ability to produce its own collagen.
Type II collagen is targeted for gut and joint health plus healthy immune function. It’s a protein found in the cartilage, bones and other tissues of chickens. It’s the most popular collagen product used, and the major component of joint cartilage.
Come visit us at Pho Vistro for a collagen boost today or have a hot, healthy, bowl of beef pho delivered at your door by Foodora.