Just Ask Aggie: Why should I take Collagen?

Just Ask Aggie: Why should I take Collagen?
  • Am I using the right collagen?
  • Can collagen supplements make me look younger?
  • Can it really help my skin, joints plus my hair and nails at once?
  • What are the best ones?
  • Which B-word best describes collagen ... Beneficial or BS?

Gee, so many questions – so little time!

First of all, let me start out by saying that whether you’re 21, 51 or 91, inflammation is not a cliché, but a real and absolute fact of life. The primary difference is that the more sunsets we see and the longer we’re on this planet, the louder our joints will scream at us to pay attention. That right there is another conversation all by itself.

So while this week’s conversation is in honour of mothers, it’s worth mentioning that this thing called inflammation “ain’t” got any gender individuality; so, my gentleman friend, it’s worth your reading because you are not exempt.

Inflammation stems from a series of issues including overtraining and injury, as well as poor health – and that affects and depletes our storehouse of collagen big time.

For those of us who happen to have “Mr. Arthir” (b.k.a. arthritis) as a squatter or long-term tenant in our “house” (body), then we definitely need to be taking collagen. Collagen helps in restoring the very cartilage that helps our joints and knees be more flexible and not so creaking, cracking and crippling.

Did you know that collagen makes up about 70% of our skin, hair, nails, bones and ligaments? In fact, it is the glue that keeps our parts stuck together.

Did you also know that there are about 28 different types of collagen? Today, we will concentrate on Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3.

  • Type 1 from beef, and also referred to as Bovine, is beneficial for our skin, hair, nails, joints and bones and accounts for 80-90% of the collagen in our body. Try as much as you can to get one that says “grass-fed”.
  • Type 2 from the chicken supports our ligaments, tendons and connective tissues.
  • Type 3 is quite similar in benefits to Type 1, with the added feature of being a “support mesh” for our soft tissues and organs.

By now we can conclude that there are some big and unique benefits in consuming collagen especially for us as ladies:

  • Skin health – as we age, we lose a lot of our “glue and elasticity” and collagen helps to tighten, firm and enhance our overall beauty.
  • Immune and gut health
  • Lean Body Mass – by increasing metabolism and maintaining muscle mass.
  • Thicker hair and stronger nails.
  • Flexible joints and solid bones – it’s the WD40 for our hinges.
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Sleep recovery
  • Overall energy

So my recommendation is if you can get a collagen with at least all 3 types, then you’ve gotten the ultimate collagen supplement.

Just in case you’re currently “suffering” from an acute case of not knowing what to get that special lady for Mother’s Day, how about COLLAGEN? It’s what she really WANTS and NEEDS all at once.

Disclaimer: We do not offer medical advice or prescribe any treatments. My advice should never replace the advice of your health care professional.

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