The Many Benefits Of Collagen For Midlife Women
At some point in our lives, most of us will start to think about ways we can stay looking and feeling young. While there are a number of different things you can do to achieve this, collagen is one of the important ones. Here are three benefits of collagen for midlife women and a bit of a personal story too:
- Collagen production decreases as we age, which can lead to joint pain, loss of skin elasticity, an increase in wrinkles, and bone loss.
- Collagen helps keep our hormones in balance, which is especially important during menopause. And as estrogen levels decrease, so does collagen production.
- Collagen supplements are a safe and natural way to improve overall optimal health.
I am always keeping my eye open for other complimentary solutions for navigating perimenopause and unlocking the power of aging backwards naturally through.
With all of the recent talk lately about the benefits of collagen I thought I would break down the what, why and how of collagen for you and share my favorite new solution that has WOWED me in how it has transformed my skin within days.
What is collagen?
It’s a natural protein that is essential for maintaining healthy skin, bones, and joints. When collagen levels start to decline in our 20’s, we may start to see visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin as well as signs of inflammation.
By midlife there is no way of missing the signs of collagen loss!
For these reasons, I have been using a collagen supplement for years in an effort to maintain a youthful appearance and vitality.
But, the reality is that despite the fact that I have been supplementing collagen I have been seeing and feeling the “inevitable” signs of aging. I put quotes around the word inevitable because I believe that when we know better we do better.
There are always ways in which we can slow down the signs of aging to enjoy an improved lifestyle because our body is designed to thrive…We just have to partner with her in order to unlock her potential.
Did you know that collagen is an important protein that helps to keep our hormones in balance. Collagen is a great source of amino acids. We need amino acids to produce healthy levels of hormones.
Kind of important in midlife, would you agree?
Supplementing with collagen can help to ease some of the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
In addition, collagen helps to maintain bone density and muscle mass, both of which can decline during menopause. Women who are not getting enough collagen may be at risk for osteoporosis, a condition where the bones become brittle and break easily.
However collagen also has other benefits that are not as well publicized, including benefits to your health:
- Collagen can help with gut health issues like leaky gut syndrome, repairing holes in the gut and preventing the inflammatory response (and subsequent hormonal havoc) that can come from food passing through these gaps undigested.
- The amino acid glycine is liver-supportive, helping your liver function to process and eliminate pesticides, xenoestrogens, and other avoidable and unavoidable toxins from the environment, food, and products we use.
- Collagen supports healthy thyroid function and offsets cortisol (stress hormone) imbalance.
For all of these reasons I have been SUPPLEMENTING my collagen for years.
And, the product that I chose was a good quality product that advertised it also improved the body’s ability to ACTIVATE its own collagen production.
It advertised that it was a hydrolyzed collagen which is just a fancy word that means it’s collagen that's been broken down into more easily dissolvable amino acids.
I also enjoy the nutritional benefits of bone broth and whole foods.
So when I was asked to take part in a 30 day trial for a new product being released to the market. I honestly wasn’t sure I would see any results since I felt I was already doing my best nutritionally.
But, I know there are 28 types of collagen and this new collagen product has 10 out of the 28, which is far more than most supplements. (Most good quality collagen products only supply only around 5 types) So I had hope…
Within 8 days of taking this new collagen product I was seeing incredible results!
And what I LOVE is that all of its ingredients are WHOLE FOOD based.
Sweetened and flavored with apples and berries…
Sustainably sourced marine collagen
The whole food formula is supplementing lost collagen, while ACTIVATING the body to create its own collagen. This time it wasn’t just marketing…I could FEEL the difference.
Because it is an ACTIVATION product there are other anti-aging side benefits that include reminding the body to produce its own antioxidant enzymes.
If you know how important TAKING an antioxidant is, know that it is a million times more effective when you MAKE your own antioxidant enzymes.
I am over the moon happy with this new midlife solution!
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