Collagen over here, collagen over there, collagen absolutely everywhere! The collagen craze is real folks, and unless you’ve sworn off all electronic devices for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen countless ads for collagen pop up at every corner.
What’s most prevalent in these ads or brands? Women. Collagen has been touted as the fountain of youth women have been seeking for decades, and now, here it is. But what about collagen for men? Does it have the same youth-activating benefits? Is collagen good for men?
Hey fellas, while you occasionally have a tendency to piss me off, I feel morally obligated to talk to you about collagen benefits for men. For selfish reasons, like making sure my ladies always have the young and the beautiful to choose from, but also because I feel somewhat responsible to let you in on these “stay young secrets”. I mean, it just wouldn’t be fair to keep it all to ourselves, would it?
Article At A Glance
- What is collagen?
- Collagen benefits for men
- Verdict: Is collagen good for men?
What Is Collagen?
Before I get into collagen benefits for men, let’s start with the basics, what exactly collagen is. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It provides much of the body’s structure, and is one of the main building blocks of our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and teeth, just to name a few.
Sound important? Well, yeah, it is! You can think of collagen as the “glue” that holds our bodies together. But, as with any good thing in life, our collagen supply levels deteriorate with age. So, when this happens, this important structure that’s holding our skin so tightly together, lessens, causing wrinkles, sagging skin, and stretch marks…
This vital building block that’s lubricating and cushioning your joints starts to decline, resulting in achy, slower moving bones and joints…
This essential protein supporting those ripped muscles dwindles, decreasing muscle mass and strength…
Okay enough with the negative, you get the idea—we all need collagen! And while supplementing your collagen levels provides the same amazing benefits for all genders, collagen for men seekers might gravitate to it for different reasons.
Collagen Benefits For Men
So, is collagen good for men, too? You bet your youthful goals it is! Here are just a few of the impressive benefits you can expect when taking collagen for men.
Okay, I’m not promising you’ll be the next Tom Brady, but taking collagen for men might help you become the next best thing. Star athletes and bodybuilders alike love collagen for men, because it helps strengthen ligaments and tendons that may have been damaged due to injury, or have simply weakened with age. Collagen can help build strong muscles, prevent injury, and repair tissue damage. 
2. Hair gains
I know I promised to quit with the negatives, but this one can’t go unsaid. By the time we hit our 20s, our collagen levels are already decreasing, which can lead to weak, brittle hair—even hair loss! Collagen for men keeps hair follicles strong, so you can run your fingers through that mane with confidence!
3. Age gracefully
Don’t want to walk down the skin cream isle at Sephora? I get it, I rarely do either. No need to send the GF to the store for this one, collagen powder is the “manly” way to age ever so gracefully, and it’s easy to incorporate into your diet. While I (hastefully) agree that men age better than women, it doesn’t mean they don’t get wrinkles too! Toss some collagen into your protein smoothie for tight, plump skin, less fine lines, and reduced acne scars. (1)
4. Healthy metabolism
The amino acids in collagen help support a healthy metabolism and muscle mass. The protein found in collagen powders are also a more filling protein than most, so if you’re working on your diet, collagen supplements are a great place to start.
5. Happy, healthy gut
Leaky gut? IBS? Irregular digestion? Join the club. Collagen helps support cell flexibility in your gut, which reduces inflammation and protects the lining of your intestines, resulting in less bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. (2) All of this paired with a proper diet, of course.
So, Is Collagen Good For Men?
If you’ve gotten this far, you’ve undoubtedly answered the question, is collagen good for men, with a resounding, YES!
Nevermind the countless women on collagen ads (though feel free to stop and admire their beauty), guys, you need collagen too! Amp up those muscles, keep that hair of yours thick, stop the formation of wrinkles, boost your metabolism, and keep your tummy happy!
Not sure which collagen powder to try? There are TONS on the market today, but buyer beware, not all collagen products are created equally. Most collagen products on the market today contain only ONE type of collagen, working on only one area of the body. In order to see and feel visible results, make sure the collagen powder you choose contains all FIVE types of collagen needed for proper supplementation.
SkinnyFit Super Youth multi-collagen powder has just that—all five collagen types! You can share with your GF, impress the girl you’ve been dating, or if you’re looking for something with a little more co-ed feel, try SkinnyFit’s sister brand, Super Youth. Same amazing collagen, different look and feel (plus additional flavors!) And ladies, if you’re wondering if you can share Super Youth with your man, the answer is also YES!
So fellas, what are you waiting for? The collagen band wagon isn’t just for women. Keep young and feel great when you use collagen on the daily.
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