Can 20 minutes of sun exposure help bolster your Vitamin D levels? Do you need to supplement your levels of this important nutrient? Amanda Williams, MPH addresses these questions and more in this episode of the InVite Health Podcast.
Tag: skin health
During the summer, we are more susceptible to UV rays that can harm our skin health. The Mediterranean diet is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can help you protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
When we think about the aging process, we often think about getting wrinkles or our hair turning gray. This is why so many people have this new-found interest in collagen, but not all collagen is the same. Today, I want to talk about the different types of collagen and how we can maintain a youthful look to our skin, as well as joint health, using supplementation.†
The roles of collagen in the body
Collagen plays a significant role in our existence. It is the most abundant protein in the body and is the main component of most of our connective tissues. As we get older, our natural stores of this nutrient begin to diminish, which can really be problematic as we hone in on those fine lines and wrinkles.†
Collagen itself makes up 70% of the weight of the skin’s inner layer. It provides flexibility, but as we get older and our levels of this nutrient begin to diminish, we begin to get sagging of the skin.†
What do the different types do?
There are over 20 different types of collagen found in the body. 99% of this collagen is made up of five different types: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4 and Type 5.†
Type 1 accounts for over 90% of all collagen in the body. It is in our bones, ligaments and skin. Type 2 helps to support the cartilage and the structure within our eyes. This can be found in our Cartilage HxⓇ formulation. Type 3 is found in the liver, lungs and different arteries, Type 4 is found in our kidneys, and Type 5 is found in our hair, as well as our cell surfaces.†
Collagen gives different organs their strength, as well as their elastic properties. As we start to age, levels of this nutrient decrease, which can create issues with fine lines, wrinkles, fatigue, weakness, aches and pains. This can also impact bone health.†
By the time we’ve hit our middle ages, we’ve lost a good 50% of this nutrient and a majority of this is Type 1. When we’re taking a supplement to combat this, we should be taking a hydrolyzed version of this important protein, which is offered in our Collagen HxⓇ formulation. This allows for proper absorption and distribution throughout the body. It’s not just for the skin or hair, but also for the bones and the immune system.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains the important role collagen plays in the body. She details the differences between the various types of this nutrient and what they are each important for.†
- How decreasing levels of this nutrient impact organs
- Health issues related to collagen loss
- What is PeptanⓇ B 5000?
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You’ve probably heard of the benefits of calcium for your bones, but did you know that this mineral is also important for your muscles, energy, skin and more? Learn more about the role this powerful nutrient plays in the body from Jerry Hickey, Ph.
As you’re creating your summer skin care routine, don’t forget to consider what you’re putting inside of your body. Purples HxⓇ is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins that can help protect your skin from damaging UV rays.
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Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
With the heat of the summer upon most areas of the country, I wanted to discuss something that is very important. Hydration matters. Staying hydrated throughout the summer months is key because we have a lot more fluid loss. I always turn towards the Alkalizer Powder during the spring and summer, when you have a lot more humidity, which can make us more prone to electrolyte imbalances. This is because we lose the minerals in our body as we lose fluids. While hydrating the whole body is extremely important, today I want to talk about a skin care tip for the summer months.†
Nourishing your skin with Vitamin C serum
Let’s talk about our Vitamin C serum. This is a really handy thing to have along with you for the hot summer months. It contains 10% Vitamin C, which is a high amount. It is combined with aloe, an Italian fine wine blend and marine collagen. These ingredients offer antioxidants that help to nourish, hydrate and support the skin. Vitamin C and collagen pair especially well together because they work synergistically to maintain the elasticity and tone of the skin.†
This Vitamin C serum is especially useful during the summer because we know we’re going to be exposed to high amounts of skin-damaging free radicals, not only from the environment, but also from the sun’s UV radiation. Studies have shown that overexposure to these two factors can accelerate the aging of the skin, partly because it causes the collagen in your skin to degrade. We’re already losing collagen as we get older, but then we add insult to injury by adding UV radiation and environmental pollutants. This drives up oxidative stress in the skin and that is why we need Vitamin C.†
Where does collagen fit in?
Vitamin C helps to promote collagen formation, which helps to mitigate damage caused by free radicals. This allows us to maintain the firmness and youthfulness of our skin. We know that topical Vitamin C is one of the most effective ways to help to bolster up your collagen synthesis.†
I oftentimes say that it’s a two-pronged approach: you want to take an internal, hydrolyzed collagen such as the Collagen HxⓇ or the Collagen tablets. Then, we want to be using our Vitamin C serum topically to help support the collagen fibers from the outside in, so this is really key.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains why a Vitamin C serum can be so beneficial for your skin. She describes the relationship between collagen and Vitamin C and offers recommendations for promoting your skin health this summer.†
- Why hydration is crucial
- How Alkalizer Powder helps with hydration
- The benefits of wine as a topical for the skin
- The role of Vitamin C serum in aging skin
Thank you for tuning in to the Invite Health Podcast. You can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or by visiting www.invitehealth.com/podcast. Make sure you subscribe and leave us a review! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at Invite Health today. We’ll see you next time on another episode of the Invite Health Podcast.