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Collagen Facts. What is it, and why do we need it as we age?

    Collagen Facts

    Collagen is a critical protein that makes up approximately 30% of all proteins in the human body. It’s the second most common substance in the body, second only to water. You may say it’s the “glue” that holds our bodies together, and the benefits of collagen are many.
    Multi-Collagen Protein Powder helps to provide:
    *Healthy gut repair and brain function
    *Greater mobility and flexibility; strong, healthy muscles; and healthier, stronger bones and joints
    *Vibrant, firmer, glowing skin and fight back against the effects or normal aging
    *Easier weight management and/or weight loss, due to its satiating effect on hunger
    *Deeper and more restful sleep

    What is collagen made of?
    Collagen protein is comprised of amino acids, including proline, glycine, glutamine, and arginine. It’s only found in animals, primarily in the flesh and connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, and much more), and it plays an important role in our bodies.

    Why is collagen important?
    After the age of 20, only one percent of collagen is produced in the skin each year. When the body doesn’t have enough collagen, the skin starts to thin, wrinkle, and sag. Hair can become lifeless or limp, and tendons and ligaments aren’t as elastic as they once were. Your joints can feel it, too. They can get stiff and “creaky.” By supplementing with Multi-Collagen Protein, you can help boost collagen levels in the body to support healthy tendons, ligaments, joints, skin, and more. Collagen protein supplements may also increase metabolism, boost energy levels, and help to maintain healthy muscle tissue.

    How much can I have in a day?
    For best results, use 1 (or, up to 3) servings daily to reach your optimal health level.

    Collagen Type 1&3 Benefits
    Provides specific amino acids necessary to replenishing the body’s collagen supply helps minimize fine lines & wrinkles, and improves elasticity in the skin builds and supports bone matrix, corrects weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds thickens fine hair, adds body and slows down hair loss repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; improves circulation; promotes glycine builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep.

    Collagen: The Body’s Anti-Aging Protein
    Collagen supplementation is one of the most fundamental things a person can do to prevent premature aging and promote youthful vitality. Understanding collagen begins with knowing that it is truly the glue that holds the body together; it is the building block for all our body’s major systems.

    Although abundant in our youth, the body’s natural collagen production typically slows at a rate of 1.5% per year after the age of 25. As this collagen production slows, the collagen fibers in the body become brittle and begin to break down resulting in many of the tell-tale signs of aging, such as loose, flaccid skin, wrinkles, ligament and tendon injuries and osteoarthritis.

    Collagen Types 1&3, is 90% of the body’s total collagen supply and the main collagen constituents in the skin, hair, nails, ligaments, tendons, bones and muscles.

    The Science of Collagen
    Collagen 1&3 is composed of 19 amino acids and is a rich source of glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline.
    Once taken orally, it can produce peptides that stimulate fibroblast cells to produce and reorganize new collagen fibers which, upon bundling, can build the mechanical strength of the connective tissues and strengthen the extracellular matrix.

    There are several brands out there, many are labeled tricky as are many health foods these days.  I can help you find the correct one for your body type and peresonal alignments.  Knowing your source and your farmer is very important.  Investment in health is the quality of life we all seek, please feel free to contact me and I can guide you through the process.

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