Earlier this year I received a free tub of re:tune Inner Beauty Collagen Booster and within a few weeks I noticed a decrease in the Lines and Wrinkles around my eyes. Recently I’ve been seeing ads for Collagen Powders, and decided to do some research into the benefits of Collagen Supplements, and I was Actually quite surprised. As it turns out Collagen forms the main structural components and connective tissue in many different parts of our body, and can contribute to our overall health.
Approximately 70-75% of our skin is made of Collagen and 20-30% of the protein in our bodies is Collagen. The frightening fact is that by the time we reach the age of 60, only about 50-60% of the body’s own naturally occurring collagen remains.
I already knew Collagen helps with Skin,Hair and Nails, but really didn’t understand why. Since Collagen is a structural component of skin it helps to keep our skin from sagging, and makes our nails strong. But Starting around the age of 30, we naturally have a decrease in our own bodies’ collagen levels. Which is probably why I noticed the first lines around my eyes the day after I turned 30.
I also discovered many other Health Benefits of Collagen. Like Helping to Prevent Osteoporosis. It is estimated that 43% of us older than 50 suffer from low bone density. In Fact I have family members that have had Hip replacements as early as their mid 50’s. Collagen has been shown to slow down the cause of Osteoporosis (decreased bone density) that can happen with age.
In addition to helping with the destiny of our bones, Collagen is a crucial component of cartilage. The stuff that cushions and protects our joints. Some studies have shown that taking collagen supplements may help alleviate some of the symptoms of arthritis and other joint related problems.
One of the Surprising benefits of Collagen is in the prevention of Heart/ Cardiovascular disease. Scientific evidence suggests that collagen reduces several risk factors associated with our Cardiovascular System. Including treating and preventing atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and keeping our arteries more flexible, allowing for better blood flow. Other studies have found that collagen may help lower blood pressure and improve the good to bad cholesterol ratio in our body. As more Scientific studies are completed, we will learn more about the cardiovascular benefits of Collagen
Finally, Have you heard of leaky gut syndrome? Basically, our intestinal walls become thinner with age, allowing toxins, food particles and allergens to slip through and get into our bloodstream . When this happens our body responds and creates an inflammatory response that can lead to autoimmune disorders. As it turns out, Collagen can help soothe, repair, and seal damaged gut lining., and help treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, Chron’’s disease and other inflammations of our gut.
Now that I have learned so much more, I think I’ll give it another try. AVON’s re:tune Inner Beauty Collagen Booster is A powdered mix of marine collagen peptides, and since It’s an unflavored powdered mix itt can be added to any beverage, and the tiny scoop is included.
If you’re interested in trying it for yourself, You can have it delivered right to your door when you order from the website re:tune Inner Beauty Collagen Booster.