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Ponmo Natural Way Of Taking Collagen Into The Body

Cow-skin, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ among the Yorubas in the western part of Nigeria, a name which is now widely accepted among all and sundry.

In most developed countries of the world, cow-skin is more often than not used as food, a large proportion of the cow-skins are being shipped to the leather industry where they are converted to shoes, cloth and more.

‘Ponmo’ contains mainly calories; and is lacking in most essential nutrients like sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, Fibre, Sugar, Proteins, Vitamins, Calcium, including Iron.
However, the good news is, collagen a protein which holds the body together, found abundantly in the human body is also found in ‘Ponmo.’

We have majorly the Endogenous collagen which is natural, secreted by the body and the Exogenous collagen which is synthetic comes from an outside source and could be taken as supplements.
Endogenous collagen has several important functions.

Breakdown and depletion are linked to many health problems while Exogenous collagen is used for medical and cosmetic purposes, including the repair of body tissues.

Collagen has a lot of applications in the medicine and food industry. Cosmetic lotions that affirm to increase in collagen levels after use are implausible, as collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin, so in place of the synthetic collagen, ‘Ponmo’ can serve as a natural way of taking collagen into the body.

Next time someone says ‘Ponmo’ has no nutrients, tell them it is good for the skin.

NB: Wash and boil properly before you eat. Don’t chew raw ‘Ponmo,’ you aren’t goat. If you are overweight and you love meat, ‘Ponmo’ could be a good substitute as you won’t add or lose weight either.