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Your Dermatologist Needs to Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 533

Your Dermatologist Needs to Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 533

If you’re concerned about the health of your skin, you and your dermatologist need to talk about Vitamin B3. This nutrient helps to protect and support the health of your skin.

MSM for More Than Joint Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 521

MSM for More Than Joint Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 521

MSM is commonly known for its ability to promote joint health, but it is also beneficial for the health of your skin, heart and more.

Not All Collagen Types Are the Same – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 370

Not All Collagen Types Are the Same – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 370


InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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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.†

Key Topics:

  • How decreasing levels of this nutrient impact organs
  • Health issues related to collagen loss
  • What is PeptanⓇ B 5000?

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Winter Skin Woes: Dry, Inflamed and Cracked No More with Hyaluronic Acid

Winter Skin Woes: Dry, Inflamed and Cracked No More with Hyaluronic Acid

Photo by Joe Yates on Unsplash For many, the winter season is exciting, especially in New York City! The lights, the snow, the scarves and hats can be a welcoming sight to those who enjoy the cold. But with the excitement comes one major issue 

How To Get The Clear Skin You Deserve, Naturally

How To Get The Clear Skin You Deserve, Naturally

Photo by Sarah Comeau on Unsplash No matter your age, your skin is an important factor in your life. Whether you can’t seem to rid your skin of acne or are wondering when those fine lines and wrinkles popped up, we’ve got the all of 

Is Hyaluronic Acid the New Collagen for Skin Care?

Is Hyaluronic Acid the New Collagen for Skin Care?

Take a look in the mirror. Your face – once youthful, glowing and smooth – may now be displaying evidence that you’re getting older. Instead, you notice some wrinkles, maybe some sagging and that youthful glow you love may be fading away. Age-related changes both inside and outside of our bodies are unavoidable. But there are a few things you can do in order to stay a step ahead of the aging game.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a widely occurring substance in connective, skin and neural tissues, such as in the eyes and heart valves. It is a substantial component of the synovial fluid that cushions the joint. And now, beauty experts and bloggers have been touting Hyaluronic Acid for its beauty benefits.

The Evidence

According to an article published in the journal Dermato Endrocrinology by researchers in Greece and Switzerland, Hyaluronic acid is a key molecule involved in skin moisture, as it has the capability to retain water. Aging of the skin – wrinkles and sagging – are due to two processes, intrinsic/innate aging (which we obviously cannot control) and the loss of skin’s moisture. The skin accounts for 50% of the total amount of Hyaluronic acid in the body.

In a separate study preformed by the Department of Dermatology at the Toho University Ohashi Medical Center in Japan, participants with crow’s feet (wrinkles near the eye) who took 120mg of a Hyaluronic Acid supplement each day for eight weeks, displayed a significant diminishing of wrinkles, when compared to the placebo group. Researchers concluded that oral consumption of Hyaluronic acid inhibits skin wrinkles and improves skin condition.

Skin Care

Whether it is summer and the temperature is hot and the air is humid, or winter and it’s cold and dry, you skin needs certain minerals and vitamins in order to look (and feel) it’s best. Your skin is the largest organ you have, so treating it with the respect it deserve is important! Getting into a daily skin care routine that pays off in more ways than one, leaving you with healthy, radiant, youthful looking skin.

Don’t get tricked by your tan – your skin is craving numerous that only a few products can provide. Here is the ultimate guide to skin care that you need every season.

  1. Clean your skin with a superior cleanser. Throughout the day, your skin is collecting dirt, oil and is covered by bacteria, pollutant and old (and dead) skin cells. Washing your face daily will help to remove those impurities. Turn to an all-natural facial cleanser that contains antioxidant ingredients like Green Tea, Grape Seed, and Vitamin C .
  2. It’s time to tone! Facial toners help to prep the skin for moisturizer and can get rid of the excess oils, stubborn dirt and makeup that could have been missed after cleansing. Find one with ingredients like Green Tea, Witch Hazel, Marine Collagen, Aloe Vera and Cucumber oils – light enough to not leave your skin feeling tight, but powerful enough to show benefit.
  3. Moisturizing is key! Using a facial moisturizer replenishes the hydration that your skin needs in order to give you that dewy, glowing skin you’ve been looking for, without making it feel oily to the touch. The best moisturizer includes antioxidants like Grape Seed, Bilberry Fruit, Vitamin C and E and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), that offers enriching protection for healthy, smooth, and even-toned skin.
  4. Sleep tight with an overnight serum. If you’re concerned about your skin’s brightness or discoloration (especially in the summer due to the sun), you may want to invest in a toning serum. It’s job is to help fight free-radical and chemical damage on your face and neck and brighten your skin tone. Uneven pigmentation can be a serious issue for many women (and men!). An overnight toning serum, especially one with Vitamin C, can help be both protective and beneficial.

Questions about Hyaluronic Acid or your skin care routine? Leave us a comment below to join the conversation!