When you first hear the word “collagen,” what do you think of?
If you’re like most people, you begin to think of celebrities, plastic surgery, doctors, and all sorts of superficial and artificial things.
But, did you know your body actually naturally produces collagen?
It’s the main protein found in your skin and tissues that connect your joints.
The “collagen” you normally hear about in celebrity news stories is simply that same collagen, but in a pure form to increase its effectiveness.
However, don’t misunderstand us and take this as a promotion for plastic surgery and collagen. That’s not what we’re advocating for at all.
While collagen does reduce wrinkles and improve the appearance of your skin (a nice benefit), that’s not something you’ll care about all that much for your feet and ankles.
Instead, for example, if your body doesn’t produce enough collagen, you can end up with poor foot and ankle support, which results in instability. And since your feet and ankles support your ability to walk and run, it’s no fun when you have sprains, breaks or fractures.
Collagen does have scientific research that supports its effectiveness. One study published at the National Institute of Mental Health found that ingestion of specific collagen peptides significantly increased ankle stability in athletes with chronic ankle instability problems.
Not only did they perceive greater stability, but a three-month follow-up found that these subjects experienced fewer ankle sprains and ankle injuries than subjects who did not take the collagen supplementation.
While this is just a single study, it does offer convincing evidence for collagen supplementation.
In our case, we recommend Collagen Factors from Ortho Molecular Products. This supplement not only helps with ankle stability, but it also:
Those are some nice additional benefits!
If you struggle with ankle instability, you’re likely to hear us recommend Collagen Factors. Or, if you already have this issue, come on in and let’s have a chat!