Exercising and Vida Glow
Did you know that collagen is the second-largest component of the human body after water? Collagen is a natural protein found in muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, and skin and is the main building block for cells, tissues and organs.
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but this production is gradually disrupted as part of the natural ageing process. Women produce less collagen than men, and this collagen is lost at a rate of about 1 - 2% per year beginning in our mid twenties. Not only does collagen levels begin to decline, but the body also loses its ability to produce more. This means that by the time women reach 50, they have lost almost half of their natural collagen levels.
Collagen in our bodies are also greatly impacted by environmental stresses such as sun exposure, nutrition, skin damage, and exposure to toxins such as pollutants, cigarette smoke and recreational drugs. As collagen levels decrease, the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness and this is when fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin begin to appear.
Taking a natural collagen supplement such as Vida Glow assists in:
- Reducing wrinkles
- Rejuvenating skin
- Increasing skin hydration, and
- Firming and plumping skin
The good news is that supplementing your diet with a natural source of collagen protein doesn’t just make you more youthful looking. Collagen builds lean healthy muscle – the muscle of youth – as well as healthy joints and bones.
Taking Vida Glow daily also helps restore this vital substance, collagen, allowing the body to repair itself, by repairing muscle tissue. A workout breaks down the body’s muscles, and collagen assists in the rebuilding process. Including two to three sachets of Vida Glow into your day will help muscles heal faster, and assists in building leaner muscle especially when taken after exercise.
Collagen protein supplements supply the body with important amino acids that serve as building blocks to help strengthen and restore weakened connective tissues throughout the body, bringing back the tensile strength of youth that allows for a smooth appearance to the skin and healthy elasticity to tendons and ligaments.
The additional benefits of taking Vida Glow for your body includes:
- Better metabolism
- More reliable sleep patterns
- Higher energy levels, and
- Muscle retention
With a more efficient metabolism and higher energy, weight loss often follows, leading to improved overall health. The body is able to burn fat more efficiently, and increased energy levels allows for frequent and more efficient exercise. Improved and reliable sleep cycles also help the body function at higher levels and eliminate fatigue that can cause stress and over-eating. Retention of energy-burning muscles helps increase metabolism and the body's overall fuel-burning efficiency.
Collagen is also a major component of bone cartilage. Studies have shown that dietary collagen may play a significant role in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, which is good news for any athlete with worn out knees. One of the most comprehensive studies to date, showed that hydrolysed collagen supplementation over an extended 6 month period resulted in significant improvements in joint health (Clark et al, 2008).
Vida Glow is a form of hydrolysed collagen that is not only high in amino acids, but is also well absorbed in the body because of its high rate of bioavailability. Bioavailability is important because it ensures that the collagen ingested is delivered to the right places, in order to gain the best results. For example by the time your body works to chew and digest food, you’re not getting nearly as much protein as the amount you started with on your plate.
A powder form of hydrolysed – or “predigested” collagen such as Vida Glow provides extra protein without as much work for the body, as you ingest it in its smallest form, with no extra work for the body to break it down.
Vida Glow is formulated with the highest quality hydrolysed collagen, made up of small peptides containing short chains of amino acids, which are easily absorbed and distributed by the bloodstream throughout the whole body and skin. Hydrolysed collagen helps the body to form new collagen structure and provides the amino acid building blocks and stimulates the production of new collagen.
We recommend beginning on a 12-week course of Vida Glow marine collagen. Our Prosperity Pack (2 servings a day) is a great starting point. This will boost collagen levels in your system and help you achieve results faster. Obviously, the Love Package is also ideal. If these are doable for you, then give it a go for the full three months, and then drop to our Gratitude Package for maintenance.
You can start Vida Glow at any age; your early twenties are wonderful as prevention or if you have specific skin, hair or nails issues that they want to target. If you’re in the 35 – 45 age bracket, then Vida Glow is perfect as an anti-ageing solution, and much more effective than creams and lotions.
You’ll be thrilled with the results!