Collagen is the glue that keeps your entire body connected.
It is what makes up our skin, bones, muscles, tendons and joints. Without collagen, we would literally wither away. Most people hold good collagen levels until around the age of 35 and then sadly as the collagen production slows the visible ageing signs appear. This is normally in the form of loose skin and facial wrinkles. Did you know that by the time you reach 60 your collagen levels are half of what they were in their 20’s? Studies show collagen supplementation can improve levels of skin elasticity after just 4 weeks.
Plant-based collagen has been around for a long time. It has become more popular over the last decade due to the rise and change of our eating habits and a generation becoming more aware of the impact of a meat-based diet is having on our planet…. Apart from that, do you really want to be consuming animal hooves, bones, connective tissue and hides of animals riddled with pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics?
Plant-based collagen is a peptide builder. You feed it to your body and it chews it up which make protein peptides and vitamin c and this, in turn, produces collagen. It’s like magic!
is well known in the beauty industry for helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as being used in many creams used for wound healing.
But what is it? It is a glutinous matter (sticky substance) that naturally occurs in the body, however, like most things in our body as we age, it starts to deplete and that has side effects.
What does it do? In layman’s terms, it is a substance the protects the water molecules in the skin, thus keeping your skin hydrated and youthful-looking.
Taking hyaluronic acid internally has the added benefits of helping to relieve joint pain in people suffering from osteoarthritis by keeping bones well lubricated.
An essential mineral found in brazil nuts and grains. It is well known for its antioxidants and its ability to reduce oxidative stress. Selenium is one of our hero minerals when it comes protecting the body against thyroid problems and cardiovascular disease. Only small amounts are required, in fact, the recommended Dietary Allowance for selenium is 55 micrograms per day.
play an essential role in gut health. Keeping the right balance of friendly bacteria in your digestive system will keep your body healthy and functioning at optimal levels. Remember your gut is your 2nd brain, so keep feeding it with the right food and you will stay on top on your game.