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Collagen cocktail for skin and joints - recipe from a nutritionist

Drinking collagen coltail daily will improve the appearance of your skin, hair, nails and support your joints.

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Collagen cocktail is a hit for health and beauty. A daily serving of 5,000 mg moisturises and firms skin, strengthens nails, improves the appearance of hair and supports the musculoskeletal system.

And you achieve all this in three simple steps: throw it in, blitz it and... let the collagen do the work. The delicious recipe was prepared by nutritionist Aleksandra Cudna-Bartnicka and tried by the entire Natu.Care team. Try it too - it's worth it!

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From this article you will learn:

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  • How to make a collagen shake.
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  • Why you should supplement with collagen.
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Collagen cocktail

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Report for 1 serving

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Ingredients:

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  • banana 60 g (½ piece)
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  • ground cucumber 60 g (1 small piece)
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  • frozen pineapple 140 g (1 cup)
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  • spinach 50 g (1 large handful)
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  • Natu.Care Collagen Premium 5000 mg, mango-maracuja
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  • water 100 g (½ glass)
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We prove that a fruit and vegetable cocktail doesn't have to be expressionless, and we make sure that taste goes hand in hand with excellent nutritional value. This refreshing collagen cocktail is rich not only in youthful protein, but also in vitamins: A, C, K, folic acid, as well as minerals - magnesium, calcium and potassium. It will not only benefit the complexion, but also support the function of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and movement systems.

Preparation:

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  • Place all ingredients in the cup of a blender and blend until smooth.
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Macronutrients per 1 serving (without additives): 195 kcal, protein 7 g, fat 1 g, carbohydrate 35 g

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Prepare a collagen cocktail with Natu.Care and show it off on Instagram. Tag @natucare_en  - we want to see it!

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Why is it worth supplementing with collagen?

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No cream will be as effective in improving the appearance of the skin and no ointment will help to increase  the production of joint fluid. Beauty and health should be taken care of from the inside. Around 25 years of age, your body's natural collagen production begins to declineand.

This is why the first crow's feet appear, skin loses firmness and creams don't work as they should. After a few years, your joints may be bothering you and limiting your activities. Start your repair from the inside out - consider collagen supplementation.

Taking fish collagen in a minimum serving of 2,500 mg for 3 months affects the appearance and condition of your hair, skin and nailsand. Collagen is also an ally of the musculoskeletal system - a 5-10g serving supports the health of the joints, bones and musclesand - to keep you active and fit for as long as possible.

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How does collagen affect your body?

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skin

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Hair

Nails

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Motion system

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  • improves elasticity and tone,
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  • increases hydration levels,
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  • reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
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  • can reduce the appearance of imperfections,
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  • reduces the appearance of cellulite,
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  • helps skin healing (e.g. after acne, scars, stretch marks),
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  • gives them a strong structure,
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  • reduces damage to hair follicles,
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  • prevents damage to the hair shaft,
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  • may slow down the greying process,
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  • improves the condition of the scalp by increasing moisture levels,
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  • can prevent hair thinning,
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  • gives elasticity,
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  • can accelerate growth,
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  • reduces unevenness,
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  • improves the hydration of the skin around the nails,
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  • reduces brittleness,
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  • rebuilds cartilage tissue,
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  • improves joint flexibility and mobility,
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  • supports muscle recovery and endurance,
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  • increases bone density,
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  • can prevent osteoporosis,
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  • can reduce joint pain,
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Nina Wawryszuk specialises in sports supplementation, strength training and psychosomatics. On a daily basis, in addition to writing articles for Natu.Care, as a personal trainer she helps athletes improve their performance through training, diet and supplementation.

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Emilia Moskal specialises in medical and psychological texts, including content for medical entities. She is a fan of simple language and reader-friendly communication. At Natu.Care, she writes educational articles.

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