It’s a question we hear often “can collagen make you fat” or does it make you gain weight so we’ve decided to debunk the myth and set the record straight!
The most abundant protein in the body is collagen protein. It’s a primary component of our bones, joint cartilage, hair, nails and more. The perception by some is that by adding more collagen to your body will cause you to gain weight?
The short response to this is no it won’t! collagen will not cause weight gain. Weight gain is the result of consuming more calories than you are burning. Collagen does not contain excessive calories. In fact, MojoMe bovine collagen contains only 36 calories per 10g daily serving.
Collagen protein is essentially a glue that holds the body together — its name comes from the Greek “kolla”, which literally means glue. In addition to acting like glue, collagen promotes a healthy metabolism to burn fat. Unfortunately, as we become older our body’s collagen levels begin to deplete as a natural part of the ageing process and the visible and degenerative signs of ageing begin to appear including wrinkled skin, weight gain and painful joints.
Does Collagen Help Build Lean Muscle?
Collagen protein performs many functions, but one of the main properties is its ability to build lean muscle which helps prevent the accumulation of excess fat and weight gain. MojoMe Collagen is a great pre-and post-workout boost, lots of our customers take it after their gym sessions to support their overall fitness and well-being because collagen, replenishes builds and promotes muscle strength. Although collagen cannot directly burn fat it does play a significant role in effective weight-loss through building lean muscle when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Collagen (as body glue) contributes to the maintenance of strong, pain-free joints, which are essential for maintaining joint mobility and the ability to exercise regularly. Joint pain impairs mobility and can be a huge barrier to exercise which may in turn contribute to unwanted weight gain.
MojoMe Collagen and Weight Gain
Taking MojoMe Pure Collagen will not make you gain weight and it can promote a more efficient metabolism for effective fat burning, weight-management and weight-loss.
MojoMe Pure Collagen is 97% protein. Protein is scientifically proven to keep you feeling fuller and more satiated for longer. A recent study of diabetic and overweight individuals found that hydrolysed collagen (as gelatin) stimulates the release of satiating hormones into the bloodstream, helping people feel fuller for longer while reducing their appetite and reducing hunger pangs between meals.
Instead of causing weight gain, collagen supplements have been shown to act as appetite suppressants, helping to reduce snacking and promote healthy weight-loss. Unlike some weight-loss-promoting products, MojoMe Collagen is 100% clean protein and does not contains fillers, binders, hormones, acids, forms of harsh processing, artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives and so it doesn’t interfere with the body’s natural rhythms and functions.
MojoMe Pure Collagen has the added benefit of being cholesterol free! This is because the raw material is hydrolysed to break down the molecules leaving 100% pure collagen peptides and absolutely nothing else.
Can Collagen Help Reduce Cellulite?
Another aspect of weight gain MojoMe Pure Collagen can help with is improving the visible appearance of natural skin dimples, otherwise known as cellulite. Dimpled skin is often found around the thighs, and despite it being a natural feature, many people want to minimise its appearance to keep their skin looking as firm and as smooth as possible.
As part of a healthy weight-loss journey, MojoMe Pure Collagen promotes smooth skin from within which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming any excess skin left behind after weight-loss. This leaves your skin feeling smooth and more toned. This is because collagen contributes to the hydration, repair and rejuvenation of skin, working on reducing cellulite in the same way it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
In conclusion, collagen promotes weight-loss, not weight-gain. With just 36 calories per 10g serving, MojoMe (bovine) Collagen promotes a healthy metabolism, builds lean muscle, improves joint mobility and comfort for an active life. Collagen protein also keeps you feeling fuller for longer while suppressing your appetite and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. These combined benefits make collagen a powerful tool that can help you shed unwanted kilo’s and support your general wellbeing. Why not start taking MojoMe Pure Collagen today and let us know what benefits you experience?