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What is Calcium?
Calcium is probably one of the most well-known minerals out there. From a young age, we always heard “you need calcium for strong bones.” However, do we really know what it does and why it’s so important for us? So what exactly does it do? In an article published by the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, it is confirmed that the body uses 99% of the calcium we consume to maintain healthy bones and teeth; the other 1% is used for tissues, contracting of muscles and clotting of blood.
What are the recommended amounts?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated calcium recommendations from 1000mg per day to 1300mg per day. Calcium is found in foods like dairy products, almonds and leafy green vegetables. Calcium supplements can also a good way to get the recommended amount that is needed on a daily basis. As we age, particularly women, we may become at risk for the loss of bone density, resulting in Osteopenia or even Osteoporosis. This can be determined by a bone density test ordered by a doctor. The National Library of Medicine advises taking Calcium, along with Vitamin D, and doing weight-baring exercise like walking can help to lower the risk of bone density loss.
Osteopenia is the weakening of the bones, while osteoporosis is a more advanced weakening making the bone more at risk for fractures. According to an article from WebMD, those that may develop Osteopenia doesn’t automatically mean it progresses into Osteoporosis. Speaking with a doctor or other health professional, about an exercise plan and vitamin plan that includes nutrients such as, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D can be key in keeping the bones strong and healthy throughout our life.
BONE BUILDING BREAKFAST BOWL
1 cup plain Greek organic yogurt
½ cup fresh organic blueberries
¼ cup rolled oats
¼ cup almonds, chopped
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 scoop Bone Powder
1 scoop Collagen Hx
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Toss oats and almonds with vanilla and toast for 5-7 minutes
While the oats and almonds cool, mix the Bone Powder and Collagen Hx into the yogurt until well combined
Assemble breakfast bowl beginning with the Greek yogurt mixture in a bowl
Add the toasted oats and almonds on yogurt, and top the oats with fresh blueberries Eat and enjoy!
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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.†