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Get to Know Our New Vitamin C Serum- InVite Health Podcast, Episode 588

Get to Know Our New Vitamin C Serum- InVite Health Podcast, Episode 588

vitamin c serum Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. Get to Know Our New Vitamin C Serum – InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode 588 Hosted by Amanda Williams MD, MPH *Intro music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: Welcome to the InViteⓇ 

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 For further questions or concerns email me at carcidiacono@invitehealth.com 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. 

What The Heck Is Collagen? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 565

What The Heck Is Collagen? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 565


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What The Heck Is Collagen? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 565

Hosted by Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT

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InVite Health Podcast Intro: Welcome to the InVite Health Podcast, where our degreed healthcare professionals are excited to offer you the most important health and wellness information you need to make informed choices about your health. You can learn more about the products discussed in each of these episodes and all that InVite Health has to offer at www.invitehealth.com/podcast. First time customers can use promo code PODCAST at checkout for an additional 15% off your first purchase. Let’s get started! †

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Allie Might, FMC, INHC, ATT: [00:00:42] Welcome to the InVite Health podcast, where today we will discuss one of my favorite things, collagen. This is Alli Might, integrative nutrition health coach and functional medicine coach here to navigate you through the world of collagen. We’ve all heard about collagen, but it can seem overwhelming when trying to decide which is the best option for one’s needs. There are sources such as bovine or cow, chicken and marine or fish and 28 different types. Let’s focus on the most common sources bovine and chicken and types one, two and three. † [00:01:17]

[00:01:18] Type one collagen is the most common. It helps bone matrix, which is the foundation of building bone. And supports the connective tissues like hair, skin, nails, as well as muscles, tenants and ligaments. Type two collagen is commonly known as cartilage. This is solely used to support and maintain the cartilage within our joints. Type three Collagen is helpful for our organs, gut and blood vessels. It can also help improve elasticity in the skin. Now that we had a quick crash course in the sources and the main types of collagen, let’s discuss the many options we have here at InVite Health. † [00:02:01]


[00:02:02] Let’s start with Collagen Hx as it’s our original collagen supplement. This bovine source collagen is partnered with Boswellia, which adds some nice anti-inflammatory relief. I recommend this product to almost everyone. It’s an ideal option for anyone looking to maintain strong connective tissues such as hair, skin, nails, muscles and joints. It can also help support those not only suffering from osteoarthritis, but collagen helps build bone matrix, which is the building block for bone building, making it ideal for anyone with a bone injury, osteopenia or osteoporosis. Incorporating two scoops of our vanilla flavored Collagen Hx per day in water, plain yogurt or a smoothie starts you on the right path. The Collagex HA from Dr. Pressman is a wonderful collagen formula that not only has a proprietary blend with natural anti-inflammatories, but also contains nutrients like glucosamine sulfate and hyaluronic acid to help support the joints. Taking one scoop a day is a great way to help support joints and spine issues such as bulging discs. For those who prefer something in a pill form instead of powders, the Collagen 3000 tablets are something to consider. These tablets don’t have any anti-inflammatories added, but is strictly a source of collagen taking 5 to 7 tablets a day gives you the collagen you’re looking for and it’s also an easy way to pack for a weekend getaway or longer trip without taking up too much space. † [00:03:47]


[00:03:48] Over the past few years, I’ve become a big fan of our True Beauty Collagen, similar to the Collagen 3000 tablets. It’s also strictly a collagen supplement without the added anti-inflammatories. It’s also flavorless, so it can easily be added to any liquid. It’s only one scoop a day and a nice option for someone who’s never used collagen before. I also like it for maintaining healthy and fresh hair, skin and nails. When it comes to tenants and ligaments, collagen can be beneficial in not only keeping them strong for our joints but can help these connective tissues recover from injuries. Flex Hx has a specific collagen protein that is most helpful for the tendons and ligaments and is the perfect complement to the Collagen Hx. While all of these bovine sourced options are collagen types, one and three. I want to also talk about type two collagen. † [00:04:44]


[00:04:45] This is more commonly known as cartilage, and ours is sourced from chicken sternum. This is used to support the collagen within the joints. We know that over time this cartilage can start to deteriorate. Usually due to activity level and the normal aging process. Adding just one small capsule a day can help maintain the health of the joints. And doubling up can help relieve some of the joint damage. As you can see, collagen can be a complex topic. For more information on all of collagen benefits, check out my companion blog on our website invitehealth.com. You can also contact me, Allie Might at our uptown location on Second Avenue and 71st Street by phone at 2122492036 or email me at a.m.i.g.h.t@invitehealth.com. I want to thank you for tuning into the InVite Health Podcast. Remember, you can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or by visiting invitehealth.com/podcasts. Please make sure you subscribe and leave us a review. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at at InVite Health. And we will see you next time for another episode of the InVite Health Podcast. Until then, stay healthy. † [00:04:45]

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Do You Know The Importance Of Multivitamins?

Do You Know The Importance Of Multivitamins?

Did you take a multivitamins when you were younger? Should we continue to take them as we age? Find out more from Allie Might, INHC.

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

For further questions or concerns email me at mbistricer@invitehealth.com

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 mbistricer@invitehealth.com


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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