Can collagen help you lose weight?

Today so many people are bothered by their weight and are looking for a quick fix diet that lets them lose weight quickly and without making drastic changes in their lifestyle.

Sadly that is not going to happen. There are many nutritional reasons why you need to consider changes in your lifestyle to lose weight but there are supplements that can assist you while you are making such changes.

According to WHO in 2016 36% of USA people were obese while 28% of South Africans were obese.

Obesity brings many risks with it including:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnoea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma

Collagen has steadily been gaining momentum as one of the essential supplements in your diet and we have looked at how collagen can assist with weight loss or assist with helping you maintain your weight. As we know collagen makes up 90% of our connective tissue and 70% of our skin as well as being a big contributor to gut health. 

Sadly our diets do not include many natural sources of collagen which is a pure form of protein with no additives or sugars. Taking collagen regularly allows you to feel more full after eating as it promotes increased levels of Leptin, the satiety hormone. This allows the body to feel full and reduce the cravings associated with hunger.

Collagen also allows the body to be stronger and keeps the joints pain free which enables one to exercise more regularly.

Simply put collagen is not an appetite suppressant nor is it a miracle weight loss programme but regular use of collagen puts your body into a better position to live a more healthy life and this will help with the weight loss programme.

At The Orange we have a qualified Nutrition Coach specialising in a LCHF diet and we sell collagen and related products.

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