Need a Collagen Boost?

August 8 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Health product reviews, Natural health supplements

Would you benefit from a boost of collagen?

need a collagen boost

Taking Collagen will help to repair cartilage damage in the body

Most of us have heard about collagen, for boosting the depleted levels that we have in our body, to help slow down the effects of aging. We’ve heard that it can help with wrinkles, the elasticity of our skin and with its overall anti ageing effects, but did you know that collagen is also vital for the repair of connective tissue in our body – like the disks between the vertebra in our neck and for cartilage, ligaments and tendon formation.

So what is collagen for?

Taking collagen will provide the specific amino acids necessary to replenish the body’s collagen supply, to help minimize fine lines & wrinkles, improve the elasticity in the skin, build and support the bone matrix, correct weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds, thicken fine hair, add body to and slow down hair loss.

It repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; improves circulation; promotes glycine production and builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep.

Neocell, experts in Collagen tell us:

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.

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

Healthyonline has a large assortment of Type 1&3 Collagen

Neocell Super Collagen +C, with a huge 1000mg of Type 1&3 collagen in each capsule

Doctors Best Collagen Type 1&3, with 1000mg of Type 1&3 collagen in each capsule

Nothing Naughty Collagen Bites, in Apricot  and Berry . These New Zealand made gluten and dairy free collagen balls contain a huge 5000mg of Type 1&3 collagen in each fruit ball. That means that eating 1 collagen ball provides a similar amount of collagen that is found in 5 x 1000mg collagen tablets (or nearly 10 Puraz capsules).  They come in a pack of 2 collagen balls, for a small $2.95 a pack.  What an affordable way to get a therapeutic amount of collagen in your diet! AND, they taste really yummy.  They are based on a dried fruit combination and contain Bovine collagen and are made here in New Zealand.

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate contains a huge 12,000mg of Collagen per serve; an easy way to give your connective tissue a real boost of this building block.

Any special rules with taking collagen?

YES! Never take/eat/consume collagen at exactly the same time as other proteins (meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds), or your body will no longer recognize it as collagen, but a protein and you will not obtain the full benefits.

So take your collagen on an empty stomach, away from meals, so you can absorb it properly.

Written by
Leanne James
Naturopath
Founder of Ideal Health

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