The Power of Advanced Collagen in My Journey Towards Optimal Health

March 19, 2024

Discovering the Magic of Collagen

As a holistic, clinical dietician my interest in functional foods for health is more than just professional-it’s deeply personal. During my struggles with pancolitis, I developed osteoporosis, It happened because I suffered from malabsorption, and I was taking steroids (prednisone) for over 10 years. I experienced the lows of many health challenges. But through decades of my research, I’ve also discovered some life-changing solutions. And the biggest game-changer was collagen. My encounter with Advanced Collagen Protein was a combination of professional curiosity and personal necessity. Known for its ability in repairing gut lining, collagen’s potential in boosting bone density was what caught my eye—an area where I face my own battles now.

A Daily Dose of Healing

Every day, I try to add few tablespoons of Advanced Collagen Protein to my diet, and the results have been nothing short of transformative. Let me take you through my day with collagen:

  • Morning Tea: My day begins with a soothing cup of tea infused with a scoop of Advanced Collagen Protein. It dissolves seamlessly, adding a comforting warmth that kick-starts my morning and nurtures my gut lining.
  • Pumpkin Soup for Lunch: For lunch, I often enjoy a hearty bowl of pumpkin soup, enriched with a generous serving of collagen. Not only does it enhance the soup’s creaminess, but it also serves as a midday boost for my digestive health and bone density.
  • An Occasional Collagen-Boosted Coffee: While I primarily enjoy collagen in my tea and soups, I occasionally indulge in a cup of coffee with added collagen. It’s a delightful treat that supports my bone health without compromising on taste.

 

Beyond the Spoonful: The Wider Impact

Incorporating Advanced Collagen Protein into my diet has been a game-changer. Here’s why:

  • Gut Health: As someone who has navigated the turbulent waters of ulcerative pancolitis, maintaining a healthy gut lining is crucial. Collagen’s amino acids have been instrumental in supporting my gut’s lining integrity, offering comfort and resilience against digestive woes.

    Collagen for Gut Lining Repair: A study published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Pathology’ found that individual with Inflammatory Bowel Disease had lower levels of serum collagen. By supplementing with collagen, you might be giving your gut the tools it needs to heal and seal your gut lining.

    Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14600124/

    Collagen for Reducing Inflammation: collagen has been noted for its anti-inflammatory capabilities. A study published in ‘BioMed Research International’ journal highlights how dietary amino acids (found in collagen) can both prevent and treat intestinal inflammation. This is particularly beneficial for people with Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS and chronic diarrhea.

    Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5846438/

  • Bone Density: The diagnosis of osteoporosis was a wake-up call to prioritize my bone health. Collagen, with its bone-strengthening abilities, has been a key ally in this journey. It’s empowering to know that each serving helps build a stronger me. If you have osteoporosis/osteopenia, taking collagen is especially important.  As a building block of bones, consuming collagen can aid in boosting bone density. This is crucial, especially for people with IBD and women in menopause. A study in the scientific ‘Journal of Nutrients’ showed that collagen supplementation led to a significant increase in bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. 

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5793325/

  • Muscle Builder

Collagen is ideal in building muscle mass and strength, particularly for aging individuals. Research in the ‘British Journal of Nutrition’ found improved muscle strength and muscle mass among elderly men taking collagen is paired with resistance training.   Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594048/

A Personal Invitation

My journey with Advanced Collagen Protein is more than just a testament to its benefits; it’s an invitation to you. Whether you’re seeking to support your digestive health, enhance your bone density, or simply add a nourishing boost to your diet, collagen can be a transformative addition to your wellness routine.

Advanced Collagen Protein isn’t just functional food; it’s a daily companion in my pursuit of health and vitality. And in sharing this piece of my journey, I hope to inspire you to explore the enriching possibilities that collagen can bring to your life.

Here’s to health, healing, and the simple joys of a well-nourished body.

Warmly,

Galina

P.S. How Steroids Interfere with Bone Formation and Resorption

Steroids disrupt the natural balance between bone formation and bone resorption (the process by which old bone tissue is broken down and removed). They inhibit the function and life span of osteoblasts (cells that create bone tissue) and promote the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone tissue). This imbalance favors bone loss over bone formation, leading to decreased bone density and strength.

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