Updated: Jan 14
Today I am going to share with you the benefits, specifically the anti-aging pros of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. These two mighty factors in nature can assist our bodies in not only the healing and recovery process but gently support us in capturing some of our youthful qualities! Who doesn't want that???
The Three Types of Collagen:
Type I is found mostly in skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and teeth.
Type II is predominantly located in our eyes and cartilage.
Type III is abundant in skin, muscles, and blood vessels.
What is Collagen?
It is a very large protein. More on how the human body absorbs & utilizes collagen:
The human body cannot digest collagen optimally in its whole form. Hydrolyzing collagen makes it much more digestible/absorbable.
Collagen is woven like a mesh or rope. It gives structure to muscular system.
Collagen speeds up healing & recovery of muscle, tendons, ligament injuries.
Free Radicals break down collagen. Antioxidants guard collagen and help to slow down aging and the break down of skin, bones, etc.
After the age of 25, collagen begins to decline naturally within the body.
By age 55, a 45% average of collagen in the body is lost.
75% of the skin matrix is made up of collagen.
Collagen supports hair & nail structure and strength.
Bone is made up of collagen (average concentration of collagen 36% is the bone).
To heal a bone, a collagen framework must be present.
Collagen supports general, overall body mobility.
Collagen increases skin hydration/moisture!!! UP TO 50%!
What is Hyaluronic Acid? It is a helpful nutrient, acid-base that is extremely difficult to obtain from our standard American food. Plants are the main food source that this acid dwells in. Hyaluronic Acid is known as 'Nature’s Moisture Magnet’ for synovial fluid (fluid in the joints) and in the skin. It lubricates the joints and hydrates (moisturizes inside-out) the skin, as well as the eyes!
I have used Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid from two companies over the past few years. First being NeoCell, and the other being Dr. Axe's Ancient Nutrition. Both product lines are fantastic (non-GMO, purification process, naturally derived). Both offer a variety of products. Do your research to see which type is best for you. Resources below:
NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Featured Products:
-Glow Matrix Supplement (ceramides, GLA, coconut water, lutein) - Proven to see results in 15 days. Improves overall skin health! https://bit.ly/31OOMSN
-Biotin Bursts Brazilian Acai Berry - 10000 mcg- Best for hair & nails. https://bit.ly/2Nnd6pX
-NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid - 50 mg - 16 fl oz https://bit.ly/34j05Vh
-NeoCell Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator - 150 Caps https://bit.ly/2MTqHGw
Neo Cell Collagen Featured Products:
-NeoCell Super Collagen Powder Types 1 & 3 - 6600 mg - 7 oz https://bit.ly/34aa0fz
-Collagen 2 Joint Complex -- 120 Caps (for cartilage health- disc & back issues, knees) https://bit.ly/349H07C
-Beauty Infusion Collagen Types 1 & 3 Drink Mix Cranberry Cocktail -- 11.64 oz https://bit.ly/32Vzmxs
-Marine Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen (for those who do NOT want a bovine source) https://bit.ly/347mrZv
-Derma Matrix™ Collagen Types 1 & 3 Skin Complex -- 6.46 oz https://bit.ly/2WuUCYN
* Dr. Axe's Ancient Nutrition: https://store.draxe.com/
* Finally, one last resource... For other tips on anti-aging, check out this fun video by Dominique Sachse of Top 10 Anti-Aging Secrets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mz1_LzzJcc
What products do you use to support the fortitude of your skin, bone, and muscles? Any special secrets in looking & feeling younger?