Collagen: Fact or Fiction?

Tip from a Naturopathic Doctor:

As a Naturopathic Doctor I treat the root cause of disease; I am not interested in the latest fads or trends but the topic of Collagen has peaked my interest. Patients ask me daily if Collagen is the promised fountain of youth, is it the magic elixir that they have been searching for? Collagen is one of the most abundant amino acids (proteins) in the body. If this is the case do we really need to ingest it and what is the benefit? 

Collagen is not only the major structural protein in our skin but is found in our joints, tendons, muscles and even blood vessels. As we age our natural ability to produce collagen decreases and we see the beginning of looser sagging skin, sore joints and muscles. Lifestyle factors such as alcohol, smoking and high sugar diets further deplete our collagen stores. Clinical studies on collagen have yielded that over an 8 week period ingesting over 2 grams of collagen daily can improve skin elasticity and texture and improve joint health. As someone who loves and relies on science I have started using collagen in my practice combined with healthy lifestyle practices such as proper hydration, exercise and reduction or elimination of alcohol. Our patients do note improvement in skin and joint health.  

Take home! If you are going to try a collagen supplement give it a chance to work, real change takes time. Commit to a minimum of 8 weeks. Products with guaranteed overnight results are not products to trust your health with. Ensure that the product you take is Health Canada Certified and that the collagen has been tested for heavy metals and contaminants. If your collagen is from fish source, ensure that it has been derived from sustainable waters. 

To your best health,

Dr. Holly Fennell, Naturopathic Doctor 

*Dr. Holly Fennell has been a Naturopathic Doctor for over 15 years, practicing in Rosedale, Toronto*

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FIVE PRODUCTS IN ONE, REJUVENATE® is infused with 3300mg of Marine Collagen and Silica to promote skin elasticity, healthy aging, lustrous hair and manicure worthy nails. Perfectly blended to support joint health while decreasing inflamation in the body. 

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  • Lactose FREE

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  • Sugar FREE

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Try our favourite High Collagen Smoothie Recipes:

Green smoothie
1/2-1 frozen ripe banana
1 large handful of spinach or kale
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup of blueberries (or berry of preference)
1 scoop REJUVENATE™ Beauty Protein
1 cup, or enough water/plant-based milk (for example, soy milk) to cover the ingredients

Berry and orange smoothie
1/2-1 ripe frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries (or berry of preference)
1/2 cup raspberries (or berry of preference)
1 whole orange, peeled
1 scoop REJUVENATE™ Beauty Protein
1 cup, or enough water/plant-based milk (for example, soy milk) to cover the ingredients


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