A Word Of Warning
While it may seem like a good idea to take a collagen supplement or drink to replenish your declining levels of collagen, the nutrients from supplements aren’t always bioavailable, meaning they’re not easily absorbed or utilised by the body for their intended purpose.
Taking collagen drinks or supplements, do not stay as collagen once in the body, they are broken down into amino acids and transported to where the nutrients are needed most. So don’t for one minute think that a collagen supplement is transported directly to your bones, joints, muscles or skin directly as collagen!
Personally, we recommend using “food as medicine” when it comes to boosting your collagen intake. Sipping on a comforting mug of bone broth each day, trying new varieties of leafy greens, and regularly eating the foods listed above are the most effective ways to maintain healthy collagen levels in your body.