Collagen for healthy skin, hair, and nails

 

Herbalife SKIN with CollagenI was just notified this week of a new product release by the Herbalife corporation. (I have been an independent Herbalife distributor for about 27 years.) This is a product that I am really excited to try! It contains Bioactive Collagen Petides (Verisol collagen, which is a registered trademark of GELITA AG) which has been tested to show support of skin elasticity and the reduction of fine wrinkles, as well as containing Vitamins A, C, and E to fight harmful free radicals.

Pubmed abstract on Verisol collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies. It forms connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments and gives skin its texture and resilience for a more youthful appearance. Elastin is a protein that also is found in connective tissues and it provides suppleness to skin and cartilage as well as helping to provide flexibility to your arteries. Collagen and elastin are most commonly known for their role in the aging process.  Decreased production of these two proteins results in visible effects in the form of facial wrinkles and a loss of skin firmness. We may be able to slow the aging process of our skin by supplying our bodies with plenty of the foods that contain the raw materials needed to keep collagen and elastin production levels up and by supplementing with Bioactive Collagen Peptides.

 

If your bones were made from nothing but minerals, they would be strong yet brittle and susceptible to fractures. During bone formation, small crystals of calcium and phosphate bind to a core of collagen. The collagen adds resilience that allows bones to absorb normal wear and tear without breaking. The outer layer of your skin contains two proteins, collagen and elastin, although collagen fibers make up about 70 percent of the skin, according to Columbia University. The combination of collagen and elastin creates strong, firm and elastic skin. Collagen’s structure begins to change as you age, which ultimately causes wrinkles.   ~ Healthy Eating

 

collagen and skin aging

 

What Minerals Aid in Collagen Production

Combine ingredients rich in copper, manganese and zinc to support healthy collagen production. Mix pecans, cashews and almonds for a mineral-packed snack, or make almond-crusted meat by using crushed almonds as a coating for baked chicken or turkey breast. Make sure to include vegetables and fruits in your meals for healthy collagen — produce contains vitamin C, which also aids in collagen production. A spinach and red pepper salad topped with steamed oysters and roasted cashews makes for a hearty lunch that also keeps your collagen production healthy.  Sylvie Tremblay, M.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology

 

This video explains more about Collagen Peptides and their role in skin renewal. At the end the presenter does promote his own personal product. I am not promoting that product–I just wanted to show more detailed information via a video.

 

Pineal Gland and Calcification

 

The pineal gland is a very small pinecone-shaped organ located deep in the center of the brain. It secretes the hormone melatonin, which helps to control our circadian rhythms (sleep-wake cycle) and regulate certain reproductive hormones. The gland also helps the body to convert signals from the nervous system to signals in the endocrine system. Melatonin secretion is triggered by light exposure; production is low during daylight hours and high during times of darkness.

The pineal gland has also been referred to as the seat of the soul, higher consciousness, and intuition. For centuries it has been believed to be the doorway of connection between the physical and spiritual realms. It is the part of the brain that shows the most activation during meditation, prayer, and visualization.

Pineal gland calcification is a great cause for concern because it seems to happen at a very young age. In this process, accumulation of calcium phosphate crystals and fluoride become hardened, and cause the pineal gland to lose much of its functionality.

 

Fluoride is the most common and widespread cause of pineal gland calcification in our diets. It forms deposits of calcium phosphate crystals in the pineal gland more so than any other part of the body.  Fluoride is present in toothpastes and tap water and an accumulation of it can shut the gland down or make it function less efficiently. Recommendations are to switch to a fluoride-free toothpaste and drink spring water or filtered water. (Young Living has three different toothpastes available that have no fluoride added. Contact me if interested in purchasing.)

 

Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland

Calcification is an issue that occurs to everyone, but it’s increased in individuals that eat a poor diet. The problem is that overexposure to fluoride and phosphorus destabilizes your body’s mineral balance. This causes your pineal gland to calcify quickly. Nearly half of Americans experience pineal calcification by the age of 18! This disrupts your natural rhythms and hormones.

The best answer is to eliminate junk foods and limit your fluoride exposure. You need to get enough raw, healthy foods to help decalcify and support the pineal gland. Try these 5 foods for the best pineal gland health.  ~ Dr. Edward Group, Global Health Center