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Don’t Get Frail, Fight Back, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 619.

Don’t Get Frail, Fight Back, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 619.

Subscribe Today!   Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. DON’T GET FRAIL, FIGHT BACK  – INVITEⓇ HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 619 Hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph. *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the Invite Health podcast, where our degreed 

Zinc is key to more than Immune Health, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 609

Zinc is key to more than Immune Health, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 609

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What Supplement Is Good For Hair, Skin, Nails, And Joint Health?

What Supplement Is Good For Hair, Skin, Nails, And Joint Health?

Written By: Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT

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Everyone’s heard of collagen. It’s typically associated with cosmetic fillers and beauty products. However, collagen is also an essential nutrient as it is vital to every part of the body. This is due to the benefits collagen has for the connective tissues.†

What Exactly Is Collagen?

Well, collagen is a protein that helps to make up the body and is sourced from bovine (cow), fish and chicken to make the supplements we use. The most common types are type 1, 2 and 3 as they have specific functions. Types 1 and 3 are helpful for hair, skin, nails, bones and the muscular system. Type 2 is most commonly used to help the cartilage within the joints.†

When it comes to healthy hair, skin and nails, collagen always seems to be the first nutrient looked at, for good reason. It is needed to help strengthen the nails, which helps them grow and keep any breaks and splitting to a minimum. It also helps to nourish the hair follicle to allow for hair growth and strengthens the hair to avoid brittle strands. Many skin care products contain marine collagen, useful to maintain a youthful appearance. It is needed to help smooth (or avoid as much as possible) fine lines and wrinkles, heal scarring and even adds elasticity to the skin. Collagen also can aid in the hydration of the skin to help combat dry, flaky skin. Establishing a good skincare routine that includes collagen can set up a lifetime of healthy skin.†


Whether it’s through the normal aging process, an injury or even a surgical procedure, the muscular system (which includes muscles, tendons and ligaments) can really experience a lot of trauma. While collagen is needed to help maintain the strength and flexibility of these tissues, it can also help in recovery. Studies have shown that adding collagen a couple days after surgery can be effective in the healing process. Collagen can help to heal the wound, as well as strengthen the tissues.†

Collagen is an important part of the bones. It is the foundation of the bone matrix, allowing the calcium to “stick” and form bone. Approximately 40% of our bones are made up of water and matrix, with 90% of the matrix to be collagen. The collagen is quite strong and aids in the formation of bone and cartilage. This is important for healing from breaks and fractures, as well as to strengthen the bones due to osteopenia and osteoporosis. These issues can arise through the normal aging process, causing lower bone density and brittle bones, making collagen a perfect companion to calcium and magnesium.†


Collagen is needed by every part of the body for varying reasons. It is effective supplement for aging and healing damaged tissues. Incorporating skincare products with natural ingredients and collagen, as well as adding our powdered Collagen HxⓇ (my go-to option) into water, plain yogurt or even a nutritious smoothie can put anyone on the path to a strong, healthy body.†




What You Need to Know About Anti-Aging

What You Need to Know About Anti-Aging

As we age our bodies start to deteriorate but there are things we can do to help anti-aging. These can be diet, exercise, and supplements!

Thyroid Health In Relationship To Women’s Health

Thyroid Health In Relationship To Women’s Health

Women’s health can be impacted with thyroid dysfunction. There are specific signs to look for and if they occur to try using a natural supplement to help balance the symptoms. Read more to find out how you can help your thyroid function in relation to women’s health.

I Kneed Bone Health to Help my Pain

I Kneed Bone Health to Help my Pain

bone health

Written by Melissa Bistricer, RDN

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Think down to just your bones, your skeleton self, remove all the skin, cartilage, and tendons. There are over 206 bones in the adult human body, this includes the skull, spine, ribs, arms, and legs. What can you do today to help support your bone health?†

The Role of Bone Health in the Body

Our bones help to support our movement, protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injuries. The bones store calcium and phosphorus and release the minerals into the body when needed to keep our bones strong. Bones are living tissue, they are consistently being broken down and then being replaced. As we age the bones become brittle and are easier to breakdown because they have a harder time being replaced again. The breakdown of the bones can lead to increased inflammation, pain, stiffness, and discomfort.†


Common Bone Problems

Decreased bone mass, also known as osteopenia, occurs when the bones in our body start to lose calcium and other minerals.†

Osteoporosis is when the bone breaks down easily and there is a decrease in the amount and thickness of the bone tissue, which is commonly seen in post-menopausal women.†

Muscle Weakness which is commonly associated with arthritis. The joints become stiff and weakened, leading to a reduced ability to do common daily activities such as walking, standing and going up and down stairs.†

Risk of Injury especially in the elderly due to a lack of balance may lead to the risk of falling.†

Keeping your bones strong is advised at any age. Luckily, we can help to try and minimize symptoms through exercising, diet and nutritional supplements.†

Nutritional Diet Recommendation

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: This diet will help to reduce the bone mineral density that is being lost in the body. Ohio State University studied the effect of consuming a high anti-inflammatory diet on women. The results seemed to indicate the individuals lost less bone density when consuming a high intake of anti-inflammatory foods. An anti-inflammatory diet consists of consuming a high intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids such as fatty fish (salmon).†

Diet Rich in Vitamin D and Calcium: Calcium is the #1 mineral that helps to build and maintain bones. Vitamin D will help the body absorb calcium, so if you’re taking in lots of calcium but are deficient in vitamin D the calcium will go to waste. Foods that are rich in calcium are dairy products, or green leafy vegetables like kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Vitamin D has minimal foods since it comes naturally from light therefore supplementation may be your best choice. Some foods that have vitamin D are fortified vitamin D foods, eggs, mackerel, salmon, or sardines.†


Vitamins, Minerals, & Herbs

Nutrition is where it starts to improve and build up your bones in the body. Given the proper recommendations for vitamins and minerals the body has the optimal potential to regenerate. These nutrients will help to play a critical role in activating bone building and ensure when bone is breaking down everything is functioning properly.†

Collagen in the human body is in over 25 forms, 90% is formed by collagen type 1. Collagen type 1 and type 3 are essential for repair and support in connective tissues. At the age of 25 individuals start to lose collagen, they start to lose 1.5% per year therefore at the age of 60 you have lost half your natural collagen supply.†

Peptan B 5000, found in Invite’s Collagen Hx, has been studied to help support cartilage and joint health. Collagen peptides have been assessed to help individuals with dry skin and improve skin hydration within 8 weeks.† 2

Boswellia Serrata has been studied to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and asthma. Boswellic acid contains AKBA (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) and has been studied to help anti-inflammatory actions.†3

Calcium citrate in this form will help to enhance the amount of calcium absorbed in a larger surface area in the gut. The main goal is to keep the calcium out of the blood vessels and soft tissue and allow the calcium to be deposited into your bones.†

Vitamin D3 (calcitriol) and Vitamin K (phylloquinone) are fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in calcium metabolism. Vitamin D and K are important for bone and cardiovascular health. The combination of vitamin D and K are necessary as vitamin D promotes the production of vitamin K to help build protein, which is required for vitamin K carboxylation in order to function correctly.†4

Vitamin K, Boron, Magnesium, Silicon are widely becoming more known for their importance for bone health.5 Newer research determines the use of magnesium to be beneficial for bone health, especially for women postmenopausal. Silicon is another nutrient helpful for bone health and deficiency can lead to poor skeletal development.†5

The Bone Health Program

Has these nutrients within to unique formulas called Bone Food Powder and Collagen HxⓇ. They are comprehensive supplements to help to support aging bones. Bone Food Powder has elements such as Vitamin K, D, Calcium, and Magnesium to help with bone building. Collagen supports cartilage, connective tissue, skin, hair, nails and bones.†

For further questions or concerns related to dietary and nutritional supplement recommendations email me at [email protected]


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2. Asserin J, Lati E, Shioya T, Prawitt J. The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2015;14(4):291-301. doi:10.1111/jocd.12174
3. Abdel-Tawab M, Werz O, Schubert-Zsilavecz M. Boswellia serrata: an overall assessment of in vitro, preclinical, pharmacokinetic and clinical data. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2011;50(6):349-369. doi:10.2165/11586800-000000000-00000
4. van Ballegooijen AJ, Pilz S, Tomaschitz A, Grübler MR, Verheyen N. The Synergistic Interplay between Vitamins D and K for Bone and Cardiovascular Health: A Narrative Review. Int J Endocrinol. 2017;2017:7454376. doi:10.1155/2017/7454376
5. Price CT, Langford JR, Liporace FA. Essential Nutrients for Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet. Open Orthop J. 2012;6:143-149. doi:10.2174/1874325001206010143