Collagen: Your Body's Best Friend

Collagen: Your Body's Best Friend

Collagen has gotten quite popular the past few years. Especially, with the discovery or attention of how increasing the intake of this protein in our diet affects a number of bodily features. From benefiting our skin, to supporting our joints and ligaments, to helping the aging process we all have to go through. Its uses are vast and nothing short of amazing.*

Benefits of Collagen*

  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Reduces appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
  • Supports nail growth
  • Helps prevent hair loss, thinning and graying
  • Aids muscle regeneration
  • Helps boost muscle mass and prevent muscle disorders
  • Helps lower joint pain and swelling
  • Supports tendon repair
  • Helps prevent bone loss
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Supports eye health
  • Helps leaky gut
  • Aids heart health
  • Supports brain health

Collagen is the most prevalent protein in our bodies and there are a lot of types of collagen out there. They all have slightly different functions, so which type you choose depends on the goals you want to achieve. Most are consumables and are the recommended ones, for the topical collagen is not as effective - the size of the molecule is difficult to absorb into the skin.*

Types of Collagen

  • Type I Collagen: This is the most abundant type in your body. It's in almost every tissue of the body: skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, connective tissue and teeth. Type I collagen fibers are incredibly strong and can withstand a lot of pressure without breaking down.*
  • Type II Collagen: This is present in cartilage.*
  • Type III Collagen: This can be found next to Type I and in muscles, organs, arteries, bone, spleen, and more.*
  • Type IV Collagen: Found in layers of the body that support cells.*
  • Type V Collagen: Found in bones, eyes, and the connective tissue of muscles, liver, lungs and placenta.*

Foods that Boost Collagen Production*

  • Meat - chicken, beef, turkey
  • Citrus - Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits
  • Dark Greens - Spinach and kale
  • Red Veggies - Beets and bell peppers
  • Cacao
  • Flax Seeds
  • Fish - Salmon, mackerel and tuna
  • Garlic
  • Avocados
  • Berries - blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
  • Nuts & Seeds - walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds
  • Bone Broth

Dr. Bo's Anti-Aging Formula collagen supplement comes in the form of "hydrolyzed" Type I & III - which is very common and just means that the collagen has been broken down into it's smaller form, called peptides, which is easier for the body to absorb.*

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