How to Get More Collagen in Your Diet

Athlete making a collagen smoothie

If you’re searching for how you can increase your collagen levels naturally through your diet, you’ve come to the right place.  

From collagen-rich foods to collagen shots, carry on reading to discover how you can get more of this crucial protein into your diet. 

What is Collagen?  

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and provides strength and structure to your bones, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and skin health. There are 16 different types of collagen and its helical structure works to create a strong, dense structure for both your hard and soft tissues.  

The body can make collagen by itself via a process known as collagen synthesis. However, this relies heavily on the body producing a variety of amino acids  glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.  

Why Do We Need Collagen? 

Collagen is responsible for structural support for many areas of the body, but if you’re an athlete it can play a key role in the following areas:   

  • Cartilage  
  • Bones 
  • Tendons 
  • Ligaments  

As we age, our collagen supply begins to decline as it becomes harder for our bodies to produce it. This is why it’s crucial that you’re getting enough collagen in your diet to provide your body with the support it needs.   

How to Get More Collagen in Your Diet 

Collagen-Boosting Foods 

The best way to support your body’s collagen levels is by introducing collagen-rich foods into your routine, such as:  

  • Avocados 
  • Beans  
  • Bell peppers 
  • Cashews  
  • Chicken  
  • Citrus fruits 
  • Egg whites 
  • Fish  
  • Garlic  
  • Tomatoes 

By incorporating these collagen-boosting foods into your diet, you’ll be providing your body with the amino acids that can help with collagen synthesis. 

Collagen Supplements 

While you can attempt to top up collagen levels by eating collagen-rich foods, many people also choose to use collagen supplements.  

Designed specifically for athletes, our TRR Nutrition PRO Advanced Collagen Powder is available in a Mango and Passionfruit flavour and has been developed by a top sports nutritionist. 

You can add a scoop of this collagen powder to 200ml of water or your preferred dairy choice, shake well and enjoy!

Collagen shots are another great way to get more collagen in your diet. Our PRO Advanced Collagen Liquid delivers 10,000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen in just one shot.  

How Much Collagen Should You Take? 

Our collagen supplements are best taken daily. We recommend taking our collagen shot once a day or add one scoop of our collagen powder to 200ml of water every day for a delicious, diluted beverage.  


Increase Your Collagen Today!


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2021-10-04 08:41:41By trrnutrition



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