What is collagen and why is it so important?

Collagen is a unique protein that is a rich source of the amino acids, glycine and proline. Collagen is also the most common protein in the body. It is one of the most important building blocks for bones, skin, muscles, tendons and connective tissue. Collagen is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin. It ensures that the skin looks young and fresh.

Why Collagen?

For thousands of years, collagen-rich food has been an important part of diets around the world. As long as our Paleo ancestors cooked food over a fire, they ate every part of the animals they had caught – including the bones. Bone broth is one of the most nutritious foods on earth.

From oxtail stew in Africa, broth in France to grandma’s chicken broth “age-old remedy for everything”. Many of the most nutritious dishes in the world are rich in collagen.

The word collagen is derived from the Greek word kolla, which means glue. It is the substance that literally holds the body together. It is the most common protein in the body

The most important role is to provide structural support and strength, but it also protects vital organs and offers flexibility, support and movement. It is also necessary to replace and repair dead skin cells and to strengthen tendons and ligaments.

The collagen products in our shop are extremely suitable for mixing in various drinks or even in dishes such as: tea, coffee, smoothies, fruit juice, yogurt and soup.

About Planet Paleo

Planet Paleo was founded by the Englishman Ben Shouler, a nutrition therapist and naturopath with a background in nutraceutical research. He has worked in an educational role with many leading natural health care companies and has a good understanding of the complex dynamics of nutritional supplements and herbal medicine.

While passionately studying the more scientific side of naturopathic remedies, he has always been fascinated by ancient remedies and the more esoteric, energetic approach to traditional medicine. Planet Paleo was founded with these two approaches in mind.

The collagen products from Planet Paleo are very bio-available, naturally rich in proteins and provide the body with important building blocks for better health and well-being. These are health products that taste great, are easy to use and produce results. All products are GMO, gluten and dairy free.