Health Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is a protein responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity, or stretchiness. It’s in your bones, muscles, and blood, comprising three-quarters of your skin and a third of the protein in your body.

As you age, your existing collagen breaks down, and it gets harder for your body to produce more. As a result, many people turn to collagen supplements. These supplements are usually powders, though there are also capsules and liquid supplements available.

Collagen is also produced naturally in the body by combining amino acids, the building blocks of proteins found in food. To produce collagen, your body needs:

Nutrition Information

Fourteen grams of collagen peptide (supplement) contains:

  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 12 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

The same amount of collagen peptide also contains 29 milligrams of calcium, 44.9 milligrams of sodium, and 0.98 milligrams of potassium.

Potential Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Because it makes up so many critical parts of our bodies, collagen is not only beneficial but essential to maintaining good health. However, the benefits of collagen supplements are still debated. While there is reasonable evidence that they help maintain hydrated skin and relieve osteoarthritis pain, more research is needed into less well-understood benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Here are some commonly cited benefits of collagen supplements:

Stronger Bones

As you age, your bones become less dense and more brittle, breaking more easily and taking longer to heal. Studies have shown that daily collagen supplements can help make your bones denser, slowing the aging process that makes them brittle and helping your body to produce new bone.

Skin Elasticity and Hydration

Oral collagen supplements have been shown to improve skin hydration and elasticity for older people. They might also help to lessen wrinkles.Thicker HairWhile more men go bald, many women also experience hair loss or thinning as they age. In one study, a group of women with thinning hair saw significant increases in their hair’s quantity, scalp coverage, and thickness while taking daily collagen supplements.

Healthier Nails

Some people’s nails break more easily than others, and don’t grow as fast. One study in a group of women showed faster nail growth and fewer broken or chipped nails after only four weeks of daily collagen supplements.

Reduced Osteoarthritis Pain

For people with knee osteoarthritis, oral collagen supplements might act as a mild pain reliever and improve joint function. It may take about three to five months of daily treatment before you see these improvements.

Increased Muscle Mass

A combination of collagen peptide supplements and strength training could potentially help increase muscle mass and strength.

Potential Risks of Collagen Supplements

Side effects of collagen supplements are rare. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you may want to hold off on taking a collagen supplement for now, since there isn’t yet enough research to come to any conclusions about their safety.

Healthier Alternatives

The effects of collagen supplements continue to be researched and debated. Instead of buying these supplements, you can always help your body make more collagen naturally by ensuring your diet is packed with healthy foods.

To produce collagen, your body puts the amino acids glycine and proline together with other amino acids including vitamin C, zinc, and copper. You can help your body produce more collagen by eating lots of glycine- and proline-rich foods like chicken, beef, fish, dairy, eggs, and beans. For vitamin C, zinc, and copper, you should also be sure to eat foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes, leafy greens, shellfish, nuts, and whole grains.

Source; webmd.com ~ By:  WebMD Editorial Contributors ~ Image: Isagenix

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    • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin elasticity with 5 grams of marine collagen peptides.
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Gift Ideas 2021

Gift Ideas? Want to really excite your friend, coworker, or family member?

So often, giving someone a gift that is personal is so well received because we just don’t do it for ourselves.

Selfcare is loving to ourselves and when someone gives us permission with the gift of self-care, I know as a woman I am over the moon!

Here’s what I have:

Liquid Collagen 😉

Let’s talk beauty and the age-old search for it. Go look in the mirror. There it is!
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OR how about some Chocolates –
What’s Inside Besides Delicious Rich Chocolate?
Individually packaged chocolate with green tea extract, amino acids, and antioxidants to help satisfy cravings.

Green Tea Extract
Infused into the delicious, chocolatey mixture to help boost the natural flavor of chocolate.

Premium Cocoa Beans
Our cocoa beans are gently processed using temperature-controlled methods to create a smooth texture and rich flavor. We care about our beans. Thank you for being you, little cocoa beans.
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If you want to give both Collagen and Chocolate – Here, you go!!

Collagen and Chocolate Gift

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This is my Favorite Gift to Give!!!

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This pack has everything you need:
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⦁ Isagenix Lemon
⦁ Isagenix Eucalyptus
⦁ Isagenix Frankincense
⦁ Isagenix Tea Tree
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Blends:
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Accessories:
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Or a diffuser and 2 oils you are looking to gift – here you go!

Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser

Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser releases your favorite Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil in a cool fine mist.  Add 8-10 drops of desired Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil to the Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser to fill the room with aromatic goodness.
Essence: 100% pure and responsibly sourced essential oils. The very best nature has to offer.

APPLY
Apply 1-2 drops of Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil to the skin. To minimize skin sensitivity, mix with a few drops of Isagenix Coconut Application Oil.

DIFFUSE
Add 8-10 drops of Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil to the Isagenix Cool Mist Diffuser to fill the room with aromatic goodness.

INGEST
Add 1 drop of Essence by Isagenix Essential Oil to 8 fl oz of liquid. Tip: Great for both Shake and Cleanse Days!  Essence by Isagenix Essential Oils are great additions to any Isagenix System.

NOTE: Do not consume Airway™ Blend, Tea Tree, or Eucalyptus Essential Oils.

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As always if you need anything please contact me at michelecfoster.com or text / call me at 847.323.2419
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