From stronger bones and muscles to boosting energy levels, there are a wealth of benefits to adding Collagen to our diets, both men and women.
The most abundant protein in the human body, Collagen accounts for roughly one-third of the body's protein composition.
One of the essential nutrients is a vital building block for the body, inside and out - key for healthy bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen is also found in blood vessels, cornea, and teeth.
"For both men and women, this is so critical to our body through all stages of life," said Sabina Bozic, brand ambassador for European-based Gaia Naturelle, which produces - one-stop solution, ready to drink and super concentrated Collagen shot, with hydrolyzed fish collagen, vitamins and minerals.
"Because Collagen contains the amino acid glycine, and glycine is important in forming muscle tissue, Collagen helps improve muscle mass, which in turn helps boost the metabolism. Whether we are male or female, these are really great benefits we all want."
Glycine also helps slow ageing by supporting posture, bone health, digestion, and even the central nervous system.
Gaia Naturelle recently launched its range of dietary supplements in the GCC with its health and beauty-boosting signature product, Collagen Shot, which boasts a combination of ingredients including Collagen, MSM (mineral), Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins C, E, B6, Biotin and Zinc.
The water-based supplement is created using the latest technology and high-quality concentrated active ingredients.
"Especially for those of us who lead active lives and spend time in the gym, this supplement is hugely beneficial to replace the nutrients we lose, especially as we age, when we lose muscle mass and bone density. Collagen accounts for 10% of muscle tissue, so this is a great addition to our diets," added Sabina.
Supported by science, studies have found that Collagen consumption can boost muscle mass, improve strength, and encourage creatine synthesis, even in frail men.
From as young as 20-years-old, the body starts naturally decreasing the production of Collagen, which is around 1.5 per cent per year, so supplementation can help prevent ageing as well as protecting joints and bones.
Certified by the Dubai Health Authority, the Collagen Shot is in a liquid format allowing for more effective absorption by the body, aided by the product's active ingredient, MSM. This mineral has been found to help with complaints including fatigue, allergies, painful joints, muscle degeneration and has strong natural anti-inflammatory properties.
The arginine and glutamine in Collagen also repair skin, heal wounds, improve energy by fueling the body, and aid in proper development and growth.
Not only is Collagen a great addition to help support the physical body, but it is also great as a grooming companion. As Collagen is among the proteins that make up hair formation, supplementation can improve damaged hair follicles and, in turn, may reduce thinning and potentially slow greying.
"It's a fallacy that such supplements are only for women as there are so many great benefits to all of us, young or old," said Sabina.
Collagen Shot costs AED 280 and is available from https://collagenshotme.com/shop/