My Morning Health Concoction – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 452
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
My wife and I habitually get up early in the morning, around 5 or 5:30. On the weekend, we sleep in until about 6 or 6:15. We have our little routine. We get up, we chat a little bit, I brew coffee and we take care of the two dogs. We watch a little news and check the weather, then I go exercise.†
I have a recumbent bike up in the bedroom. I ride the bike for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how much time I have any given morning. I do a lot of stretching, as well as pushups and weight lifting, so it’s a nice morning workout.†
After that, I have my morning concoction. It’s a health blend made up of several powders that I mix together. For me, the best time to take it is after exercise.†
Why your body needs this concoction
With age, we have this natural loss of tissue, strength and even memory functions. This concoction addresses everything in my body. It’s not my vitamins. I take my vitamins and other more obscure supplements later with my breakfast.†
When you hit 50 or so, you really want to know about this blend. When we hit our mid-20s, our collagen production begins to decline. That’s an issue because this is the second most common ingredient in the human body. 67% of your joint cartilage is collagen, 70% of your skin is collagen and most of the tissue in your hair and nails is collagen. Your bone is 36% collagen and collagen also makes up the blood-brain barrier that keeps toxins out of the brain. With age, as your body makes less collagen, your body suffers. If you take collagen, it helps rebuild your bones, safeguard the health of your joints and supports your hair, skin and nails.†
With age, we also make less of the peptides that make our ligaments and tendons, so they tend to stiffen, dry out and develop microtears. This is the most common injury in aging people because they cannot maintain the structure of these tissues.†
We go through a situation with age which is called sarcopenia, where we have an age-related drop in muscle and strength. Nobody wants that because nobody wants to fall down and break their hip or hit their head. If you have more muscle, that doesn’t happen, plus you’re stronger and you survive better.†
The important nutrients found in my morning concoction
One way I push back on aging is by taking a scoop of Collagex HA. This formula provides collagen, as well as glucosamine and hyaluronic acid. Collagex HA is addressing my bones, my skin, my joints, my hair, my nails and my spinal tissue.†
Then I add a scoop of Flex HxⓇ. Flex HxⓇ is engineered to help with your ligaments and tendons. This formulation has the peptides specific for ligaments and tendons, otherwise you can end up with golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow.†
I also take Active HxⓇ, which is beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB). We used to say that you should take whey protein for your muscles, and it’s still a great option, but researchers have found that it’s the branched-chain amino acid leucine that is important because it turns into HMB. This helps prevent muscle loss in older people.†
I add half a scoop of Bone Powder to my morning health concoction to provide my body with the nutrients needed to engineer bone. Finally, I top it off with a scoop of Cocoa HxⓇ. This is real chocolate that offers support for the brain. That’s my morning concoction and I strongly recommend it for older people who want to maintain their health.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. shares his morning routine for keeping his body functioning as he ages. He discusses the different ways the human body can change with age and provides the recipe for his daily morning concoction, made with InViteⓇ Health products.†
- Why does collagen production decline with age?
- The role of ligaments and tendons
- Research on HMB
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