We're all familiar with the beauty benefits of collagen: long, healthy hair, glowing skin, and strong nails, to name a few - and for many of us, we started taking collagen for vanity's sake. However, the beauty of collagen (mind the pun), is how versatile it is - it's a true full-body supplement.
All three of the Adashiko powders work on the body, but for specific joint, muscle, and ligament support, Adashiko Joint is the ultimate. It's the product we recommend to athletes or anyone with injuries or joint issues.
Daily use of Adashiko Joint promotes healthy joints, mobility, full-body strength, elasticity, and anti-aging, as well as assisting those with arthritis, osteoarthritis, injuries. Natural active ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM work alongside our unique high-dose peptide collagen to yield the best possible results.
Here are five ways in which collagen can support your body.
Joint support and care
Our joints undergo extensive wear and tear over the course of a lifetime. Even if you don't have any specific joint issues, being gentle on your joints will help them as you age.
Sufferers of arthritis and osteoarthritis who experience pain and inflammation may find significant relief in natural joint support products like Adashiko Joint. Collagen plays a crucial role in building cartilage, the tissue that protects joints, and as collagen declines, it can exacerbate joint conditions.
In a six-month study of 250 subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee supplementing with collagen, there was a significant improvement in knee joint comfort.
We know that protein powders support recovery and lean muscle growth, but did you know that collagen does the same thing? Adding a serve of Adashiko to your post-workout smoothie or shake can help reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and assist in building muscle. This applies whether you're training for a marathon or just starting out at the gym.
Fascia/connective tissue strengthening
As the most abundant tissue in the body, connective tissue supports our internal organs and binds us together.
From MindBodyGreen: "Fascia is like our invisible second skin. It's not part of the dermis but rather connects to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons at thousands of different points of contact. It's the ultimate communicator, taking inputs from one part of the body and reacting accordingly in another."
As well as its role as number one internal supporter, healthy, strong connective tissue equals happy joints and reduced cellulite.
Some of the most heartwarming feedback we receive comes from people who have used Adashiko post-injury or surgery. Collagen assists with fast-healing, scar reduction, and is especially useful for those who have had a joint, muscle, ligament, or bone injury.
If you have surgery coming up, we recommend starting Adashiko at least one month before your surgery date.
Digestive health is a hot topic, and collagen is an incredible supplement to support a happy gut. Collagen is high in glycine and proline; amino acids found that help to rebuild and "seal" the gut lining. You can use collagen if you have existing gut issues, or to maintain good gut health.
Learn more about gut health here in our blog post.