I think there has been one occasion in my life that I was able to touch my toes! Well, now you know me better!! The reason for sharing this exciting piece of information is that I had a surprising benefit from doing collagen loading.
I’m so close to being able to touch my toes!! I’m super happy about that. I was the one in the yoga class that could barely sit up straight and could just about touch my knees comfortably, let alone my toes! I know I’m not the only one (although it always felt like I was!)
My view on collagen until recently was that it was something women and men of a certain age started to think about in terms of gaining back plump, youthful skin or encouraging long, strong hair.
That’s part of the story but there is so much more to it.
Some collagen facts for you:
Collagen makes up over 80% of our skin
1/3 of our body’s protein is collagen
During our 20’s we start to lose up to 1% of our collagen each year
Collagen helps our joints move more easily
The collagen molecules in creams and powders are usually too large for your skin to absorb
So, what is collagen loading and why did I do it?
I took 3 sachets of Synergy Worldwide’s Collagen+ a day for 30 days. The idea behind this was to give my body a great boost of collagen and then to carry on with a maintenance level of 1 sachet a day. I’m in my 40’s so my body has had a good few years of declining collagen levels.
Dr Josh Axe is certified doctor of natural medicine & a clinical nutritionist. He is also a celebrated best selling author of books such as 'The Collagen Diet'. He gives a great explanation of collagen loading in this short video if you would like to find out more.
Does collagen have anything to do with gut health?
Research is now showing that many illnesses can actually be traced back to inflammation or irritation stemming from an unhealthy gut. This inflammation is caused by the gut lining being weak and allowing particles into the blood stream. Collagen helps form connective tissue and therefore “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Collagen can be very helpful. It helps break down proteins and soothes your gut’s lining, healing damaged cell walls and infusing it with healing amino acids.
Any collagen will do?
I can confidently recommend Synergy Worldwide’s collagen products. All products by Synergy are organic, natural food (not synthetic), clean from toxins and scientifically validated. They have been proven to be assimilated by the body. It’s always best to do some research before choosing a supplement. I choose a company that takes care of the whole supply chain. Synergy gather organic, fair trade ingredients and are in control of the whole process, all the way through to packaging and shipping.
So, thanks to taking a collagen supplement that my body can use, I’m so close to being able to touch my toes!!! We all find different things exciting!! I also feel calmer & my skin feels extra smooth. It’s also just occurred to me that my knees don’t ‘creak’ when I walk up the stairs!
10/10 for Synergy’s Collagen+!
Safe to say that collagen is about way more than skin, nails and hair!