If you are over 50 or in my case way over 60 you might want to consider taking a collagen supplement. Collagen is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. It has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your joints and bones. Since I have had two hip replacements and my skin has lost elasticity, I decided it was time I added collagen to my daily routine. Are You Taking Collagen-If Not Here’s Why You Should.
I was contacted by Collagen for Her several months ago to try their product. FYI I get contacted by companies all the time. I decided a long time ago that I would not endorse any products that I would not personally use myself. I knew I wanted to start taking Collagen but I wanted to make sure I was taking the right collagen supplement. I did not want to recommend it to you until I had time to see what if any results I would have. Those of you regulars know of my research obsession. I think they were probably about ready to kill me before I agreed to this post.
Why Take Collagen for Her
Not all Collagen supplements are created equal. Before you start taking a collagen supplement you want to make sure it contains all five types of collagen I, II, III, V, and X (Bovine, Hydrolyzed Chicken, Pure Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Eggshell Membrance, and Avian Sternum Collagen). It is also important that it is made from non-GMO (grass-fed, hormone and cruelty-free sources), and hydrolyzed for absorption. If you visit their website, on every product page, you’ll find detailed explanations of the ingredients, how to use them, and the benefits. Additionally I love that Collagen For Her, is a women-owned company. I love using and supporting products that are designed by women, and for women.
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The good news is this; if you’re taking the recommended dose, there are no documented downsides of taking collagen. To date, skin health is the most well-researched benefit of taking collagen but there are many other studies that indicate it can:
- Promote skin elasticity*
- Help support bone & joint health*
- Strengthen hair & nails*
- Support healthy weight management*
- Digestive health*
- Help boost immune function*
Most of the time I take the capsules. If I eat breakfast (I don’t always) I take the capsules with my breakfast.
If I don’t eat breakfast I usually add it to my morning coffee. Keep in mind that collagen powder dissolves best in a hot liquid. I often put a scoop in my coffee in the morning as it has absolutely no taste. I find it dissolves easily in smoothies that are blended (I use the Ninja for blending smoothies but any blender will work). Here I added a scoop to a blueberry mint smoothie. Sometimes all I want for breakfast is a big healthy smoothie.
If you don’t drink smoothies or coffee, try adding a scoop of powder to a healthy soup. This article from Daily Burn lists several creative ways to add collagen powder to your diet.
To be honest I have been irregular about taking supplements. I take no medications. I don’t have any cholesterol issues or high blood pressure (so far). After I had my surgery, I decided I needed to just bite the bullet and be religious about taking multiple vitamins, vitamin d, calcium, fish oil, and now I have added collagen to the regimen. I had a nail issue, and my manicurist said your soft brittle nails are suddenly strong as steel. I am glad I made the commitment to take it. You will not see results overnight and you have to be religious about taking it for it to work. The best news for you is if you would like to try Collagen for her:
- “You can save 10% on each and every order when you subscribe and save on Amazon Prime here or you can use the code CINDY10 to save 10% on your first order or an additional 10% on your first subscription on their website“
- Here is the Amazon URL so you have it – https://www.amazon.com/Collagen-Peptide-Powder-Women-16oz/dp/B07DWK45NH?maas=maas_adg_766042EAC68472A42E8EF7DDA46D96BD_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas&tag=maas
Thank you for reading, Are You Taking Collagen-If Not Here’s Why You Should. I will report back to you again in several months on any lasting results. You might also enjoy Selfcare Over 50, How to Keep your Mind and body intact here.
*EDITORS NOTE: I am getting a lot of questions about how long I have been taking Collagen for Her. I have been taking it for not quite three months. I started noticing my nails about a month ago. My hair is quite thick (for my age) so that would be hard for me to tell at this stage. The nails were just so obvious at this point. I occasionally have a bit of knee pain and have not had that at all.
*Update I am now at 6 mos and have been in the midst of a big move carrying lots of heavy boxes no knee or joint pain after long hours of loading and unloading for several weeks. COLLAGEN FOR HER IS ALSO HAVING A MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALE HERE