3 Ways to Get Collagen withOUT any Meat (Plant Based Alternatives)
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by the end of this video you’ll have a step-by-step process to improve collagen production within your body getting good amounts of collagen in your body is not just about eating literal collagen it’s about giving your body the tools that it needs to be able to create collagen creating collagen within the body is one of the most complex processes so we have to take care of it we have to know all the precursors to actual collagen production so we’ll cover the amino acids you need to get in we’ll cover some supporting vitamins and minerals then we’ll cover some specific things that you can actually take that are going to help you out and then I’m going to talk about advanced glycation end-products and how you can actually literally cook your food differently to improve how your body builds collagen now I do want to make sure you hit that red subscribe button and hit that Bell icon for notification so that you never miss one of our daily videos so a quick overview collagen production is all about pro collagen which is formed from vitamin C combining with various amino acids to ultimately form what are called fibrils now fibrils end up weaving together to form a structure okay so they form this really just solid skeletal like structure collagen is not like other proteins in the body collagen has to have a lot of density and a lot of structural integrity because it is holding up its the scaffolding of our body so it’s different so when we look at it like that we can start understanding well what do I need to consume what do I need to do differently well number one you still have to get the amino acids in place okay so yes when we look at collagen it’s just a few amino acids but different forms of collagen require different amino acids and if you’re not eating meat then you have to make sure you’re getting lots of different aminos from different sources see I’m gonna have something pop up on the screen so that this just makes a lot of sense really quick so collagen is just this it’s glycine which is an amino acid plus prolene which is an amino acid X and that X can be any one of 17 different amino acids so you can see the different combinations we have there now additionally it’s a glycine X hydroxyproline again the X just being any amino acid that can be substituted in there so you see with that some explanation that there’s a lot of variance there and we have to make sure we have an abundant pool of amino acids for the body to pull from so that’s step one it’s very very very important so step two is going to be getting lots of vitamin C and a modest amount of zinc you see vitamin C is required for the actual formation without vitamin C we cannot form what’s called hydroxyproline we cannot actually form the structural integrity that we need and what’s funny is we don’t produce vitamin C some mammals produce vitamin C in fact most mammals naturally produce vitamin C but humans at some point lost the ability to produce vitamin C so if we were for any reason deficient or were immuno compromised because we’re stressed out our body is zapping vitamin C which is why we’re supposed to in vitamin C when we get sick so if you take larger amounts of vitamin C then you can ride the storm and be able to get through that and make it so your body still has at knees did you know if you’re deficient in vitamin C and you’re not getting sick a lot and things like that well you’ll notice it in your skin well let me explain something to you so so think of it like this okay you’ve got your amino acids and that’s great but just having the amino acids to build collagen isn’t enough you see your amino acids would be like building your scaffolding with a deck of cards like you’re building a house of cards and sure if everything is right it might have structure and it might stay intact but the second anything wobbles it’s gonna fall over you don’t want your hair your skin your nails being built out of a house of cards because it’s gonna make a brittle and they’ll break right off so vitamin C makes it so that you’re building that out of wood and screws and nails where it’s actually going to have structure so in vitamin C is really the star here and then zinc of course helps reinforce that even more so don’t have a house of cards for a head of hair next up is silica now naturally in our bodies we have like five to seven grams of silica hanging out and that’s usually what’s responsible for giving hair kind of a shiny look and feel and it has a lot of different attributes but basically what silica does is it helps with what are called glycosaminoglycans which are technically kind of a form of sugar that react to ultimately allow collagen to be synthesized so if we don’t have silica then collagen doesn’t really work really well and this is especially true when it comes down to structure okay so if you’re deficient in silica or you are going through a point where you’re really just depleting nutrients in your body then that’s how your hair skin and nails can ultimately get weak so you do want to be supplementing in with a little silica whenever you can okay next ups gonna be hyaluronic acid now you might know of hyaluronic acid from like topical creams and things like that a lot of times we’ll see and where you’ve put it under your eyes and it helps get a little bit of puffiness there so that you can get rid of dark circles and get rid of wrinkles because it draws so much water well it’s highly osmotic okay so that means it draws water well we actually have a hyaluronic acid inside our body that’s playing a role too and it plays a really big role when it comes to collagen formation okay because it helps give it sort of that elastic component okay that’s that’s we can’t have just total rigidness we have to have elastic components and rigid component so it’s very important there and hyaluronic acid draws the water so you have nice supple skin that’s smooth and flexible and the same with your hair you don’t want super brittle nails hyaluronic acid plays a role in that so you can supplement with hyaluronic acid I will say one of the products that I’ve recommended to not just friends of mine but also my wife who really just likes to improve collagen levels in the body and things like that it’s gonna be Sun warriors collagen boosting peptides they have these short chains of basically amino peptides so what that means they’re usually digested but more importantly they have the hyaluronic acid in there they have the vitamin C in there they have the other attributes that are really required to allow collagen to be formed within the body in it technically a vegan formula so I did go ahead and I put the link down below no pressure at all I just know that if you’re watching this video you’re probably interested in products that can help with that too and this one kind of covers all the bases of the things that I’m talking about but big THANK YOU to Sunwarrior for helping out with this channel making this video possible but also just make sure you check them out after you watch this video because you’ll get a special discount if you use that link down below too number five is something that you can start doing differently that’s going to allow collagen to form better see collagen is in a constant tug-of-war with formation and breakdown so if we can slow down breakdown we can allow formation to and one of the ways that we can slow down breakdown is actually controlling what are called advanced glycation in products so think of caramelizing an onion for a minute okay if you were to cook an onion and put it in a pan and you were to add a little bit of oil to it and caramelize it it kind of gets crispy and everything like that right well the same thing happens inside your body to some degree you basically have sugars that react with proteins and it makes it so they gleich eight so when you consume high amounts of sugar or you cook specific things at a very high temperature the cross’ reaction of temperature with proteins and fats and all those different starches and things like that caused location in products advanced location in products and those bind to the collagen fibers and make them brittle that is one of the leading ways that we deplete our collagen stores is by just advanced glycation end-products so here’s two quick things that you can do to make sure that that doesn’t happen if you grill any food whether it’s veggies meat or anything to be honest first of all marinate it in a little bit of citrus that reduces the advanced glycation end products that are formed so even your veggies even your eggplant you’re gonna put it on the grill marinate it in a little bit of citrus some lemon some juice whatever but even more importantly is if you’re cooking any kind of thing that has fat in it you want to add an additional fat so point would be like if you’re going to cook some eggplant which has a little bit of natural fat in it you want to make sure that you’re adding some avocado oil when you cook it because what you want to do is you want to provide a healthy fat that isn’t going to glycan anyhow just quick little tips that might help you get a little bit more out of your collagen formation I’ll see you tomorrow thanks for watching
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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Well, this also applies to your body producing COLLAGEN!! You can eat/drink all the collagen you want, but what you really want to do is give your body the TOOLS to produce its own collagen. By the end of this video, you will have those tools to do just that! Let’s dive in and I’ll see you in the COMMENTS!!
How to Boost Collagen Production
1) Amino Acids
Amino acids are a foundation to collagen synthesis in the body – the primary amino acid sequence of collagen is glycine-proline-X or glycine-X-hydroxyproline – the X can be any of the other 17 amino acids, and every third amino acid is glycine
Collagen synthesis is very complex and requires an array of nutrients that all work together to build and form collagen
Vitamin C, silica, zinc, copper, manganese and, as mentioned, amino acids (protein) are all necessary for your body to produce collagen
Vitamin C is needed to turn the amino acid proline into hydroxyproline
Zinc is a co-factor for collagen production and activates a protein called collagenase that allows your cells to remodel collagen during wound healing
Copper activates an enzyme called lysyl oxidase that’s required for collagen maturation
3) Silica & Hyaluronic Acid
Silica is associated with the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (polysaccharide) which deals with the support and maintenance of skin and hair structural proteins such as collagen and elastin
Hyaluronic acid retains water to keep your tissues well lubricated
Reduce Exposure to AGEs
Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that get chemically modified by the attachment of sugars. Inside the body, this chemical modification by sugar can both impair the normal healthy function of certain proteins and lipids and bestow upon those proteins or lipids new harmful functions.
They cause the cross-linking collagen proteins, the main structural protein of the body and of blood vessels, impairing the function of blood vessels and trapping oxLDL inside arterial plaques (AGEs bind with collagen, and it’s this binding that causes collagen fibers to become stiff and brittle)
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