It seems like I will go to any lengths to provide comedic relief for my more serious posts. I have been wanting to talk about Collagen for a while now, but it is so damn boring, I just had to spice it up. So, some of you know that I live in a rural area and these lovely ladies live next door. They are fun to “moo” to, have great cow pies for my garden and I can set my clock by their nightly return to their barn.
Well, on my walk over the weekend, I got the brilliant idea that I should take a picture and post it with my info. about Collagen. Apparently they have been reading my BLOG, because then THIS HAPPENED…
and the only thing between me and this guy was those two little strings of barbwire. Needless to say, my lovely walk turned into a speedy exit and I promised that if they spared my life, I wouldn’t mention that the best source of Collagen is bovine!
Ok, so Collagen, I thought it was just an ingredient for wrinkles in face cream. Apparently, I was only hitting the surface and didn’t know the big picture. I’m going to simplify our chat and if you have more questions, please GOOGLE it, because there is really a lot of evidence with scientific explanations…. and uh… just look it up.
I have explained in previous posts, my frustration with doctors when you have to go around in circles to get information. When there is something as great as Collagen, why don’t they just freakin’ tell people? So, it turns out that Collagen is really good for your joints. It is recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as all kinds of arthritis and other joint issues. It improves everything from circulation to recovery from athletics. You can think of Collagen as a type of elastic that holds us together and comes from the Greek word meaning “glue” It holds up our falling faces, reduces the look of cellulite, reduces inflammation, heals your leaky gut, builds strong bones, tightens loose skin from weight loss, speeds wound healing, and everything else from dental to healthy hair.
I mentioned that there is Collagen in some skin creams, but for real benefits, you have to start on the inside. There are tablets and powders and even bone broth that can be made by buying grass fed beef bones from Whole Foods and stewing them in a crock pot to make a wonderful soup. Go to Wellnessmama.com for a great recipe. Bone broth can be also made with organic chicken bones, pork bones or even fish. With that said, I just don’t want to mess with it and I went for Collagen supplements.
I have been trying out a Collagen powder that I put into my bullet proof coffee in the morning and off I go. It has no taste, but it does have a few carbs. It is made by Zint and I ordered it from Amazon.
Check it out, try it out. I think it is really helping me. I just wish someone had told me about Collagen years ago. Yeah, I still put that crap on my face, but since beauty is only skin deep, I’m going for the good stuff…. not just good.. it’s “Moo-velous!”