What is all the hype about COLLAGEN? Look into the mirror? Compare photos of you in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Do you see more lines on your skin? Perhaps your skin tone is not at tight as it use to be, or more lines and color dulling? Has your “youthful
One thing is for sure if you do not have ample amounts or retain ample amounts of COLLAGEN- your “youthfulness” will vanish. Sometimes it can feel it has happened overnight! Especially for women, and starting in the 30’s a woman can lose up to 2%/year. It continues to decline (sorry for the bad news) into the 40-50’s. It is estimated that by the age of 50, most women just do not have enough collagen. So, someone in their 80’s is only producing 25% maybe of the collagen someone in their 30’s.
Collagen is everywhere in the body…it is in all the organs and tissues. Collagen is a protein that support and maintains structure. Collagen’s sustains and offers nutrition to the tendons, skin (especially) and cartilage. Collagen instills and keeps integrity, firmness and elasticity to these structures. Remember- “STRUCTURE IS FUNCITON” – AskDrPat.
Signs of Collagen Deficiency:
- Joint Stiffness or Joint instability
- Receding gums, loose teeth, toothache, sensitive teeth, tooth loss
- Muscle aches and muscle weakness
- Hair- duller, thinning hair (hair loss)
- Loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles. Note: UV radiation/free radicals drastically increases this process.
Causes of Collagen Deficiency:
- Poor Sleep
- Sugar- Sweets
- Stress esp. emotional
- Prolonged Sun Exposure
- Sedentary Activity
- Digestive (gut) Issues
- Consuming Free Radicals
- Injury to Joint and Tissues
- Under consumption of Anti-Oxidants
Are you guilty of some or many of the above? What to do? Is your diet, lifestyle out of control?
If you are willing to make some changes in the food, water and lifestyle you are currently leading, there is hope to slow down the process in a short period of time. I am sure you have seen the market maxing on Collagen supplementation but you have to remember this is only a piece of the puzzle. You have to change other aspects of your diet
If you are serious about aging gracefully, while keeping your good health while having all bases covered- please tell me you have a plan, a great functional medicine doctor or health care practitioner who has your back. If in doubt, reach out to me. WE can have a complimentary conversation so you can have the breakthrough you desire and deserve. http://askdrpat.as.me