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Why Would I Want to Take Collagen?

Happy Tuesday! Dr Kelly here. Why would I want to take collagen?

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Collagen is good for your skin and hair. Most importantly it is good for your ligaments and joints! As we age, not sayin’ you are aging, but as we age, we make less collagen. You can notice it as our skin starts to lose its elasticity. Collagen is a wonderful source of protein. It is made up of several different amino acids.

There are different forms of collagen.

You may have heard of Type I, II or III.

  • Type I is for the skin and ligaments. It helps the healing of cuts.
  • Type II is for cartilage.
  • Type III supports the organs and skin. It supports your blood vessels.

Has anyone said to you that their knees are bone on bone? Collagen helps support to prevent bone on bone. If you already have arthritis, it can help to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to maintain cartilage health. Thereby reducing some of your pain. You can add it into your smoothie. Add it to your coffee.

Not only will you get the benefit of supporting your ligaments and joints, but you also get an extra protein boost.

Ketogenic Collagen
Whole Body Collagen

You can see it listed as collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen. This means the collagen has been broken down to make it easier for your stomach to process.

KTO Collagen DF
OMPI Collagen

As you look at different Collagen, keep in mind the size of the protein. If you have to take a lot of collagen, then typically, it is not a good source. There is a specialized process of cutting the amino acids to allow the best form for maximum absorption for your body.

Think of a pearl necklace. You need the pearls in a group of 3 to be used for collagen. If there is a random cutting of the necklace, any other size would be a waste. Anything too big is not utilized for collagen and sent out of your body.

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A great natural source of collagen is bone broth.

Make sure the source of collagen is from a grass-fed source. Collagen takes time to re-build. I recommend taking collagen for at least 3 months.

This was something I noticed. After I took collagen, I thought I felt the same I ran out of collagen and didn’t take it for a few days. Then I noticed how my joints felt. I felt achier without the collagen!

Text COLLAGEN or respond to this email if you need any more info or would like to order a physician quality collagen. Or better yet, ask me on your next visit.

Look out for an email on how to make bone broth at home.

Yours in Healthy Naturally,
Dr. Kelly

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