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CONCLUSION AT A GLANCE

  • Collagen is your body's most abundant protein, found in your connective tissues, muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels and digestive system, and your skin's protein is 70 percent collagen.
  • By your mid-20s, the collagen in your body begins to decline and by the time you hit 80, you have about four times less collagen, which explains sagging skin and wrinkles.
  • Environmental factors such as pollution, and lifestyle factors such as poor diet can reduce collagen production, reduce the elasticity of your skin more quickly and age your bones and joints.

 

Whether you like it or not, practically everyone looks in the mirror and sees the quality of the skin and makes a judgment about it, men almost as much as women. However, those who apply cream notice that it can sometimes support the skin, but that the aging process continues steadily.

Collagen creams don't work or aren't helpful

People often use collagen-enriched creams to help with skin repair, but Medical News Today claims that collagen molecules can't get into deeper skin layers, so it's possible that these creams are a waste of money. However, there are better methods.

Fortunately, there are many extra things you can do besides lubricating creams that often work even better and will support your skin for a much longer time.

Additional benefits of collagen:

  • Improved skin tone, texture and appearance and possibly reduced cellulite and acne
  • Builds muscle and repairs tissue for optimal exercise recovery, supporting ligaments and tendons
  • Deeper sleep and release of serotonin due to its glycine content
  • Improves intestinal health and digestion thanks to the amino acid glycine
  • Less trouble and pain after itPull of teeth
  • Stronger bones and cartilage and protection against osteoarthritis
  • Improve wound healing

A healthy diet and well-functioning intestines

Vegetarians and vegans will have more difficulty maintaining a high collagen level as collagen is extracted from the bones of animals. You can see that bone broth is becoming increasingly popular among health gurus and fanatics. However, a vegetarian or vegan does not care about this. Below are also some tips that you as a vegetarian or vegan can apply to keep your skin as optimal as possible and thus all other additional benefits.

"The makeup of collagen is considered unique due to its high hydroxyproline content. If you lack the amino acids that make up collagen, your body cells can't produce enough of it. Threonine is an essential amino acid for collagen production."

The most important basis is well-functioning intestines because you must also be able to digest and absorb all the healthy nutrients you take in with food and drink before they enter the bloodstream and thus get where they are needed. A diet with less unhealthy fats, less grains and dairy, but more fruit and vegetables are a good start. In addition, you can purify the intestines even better and keep them healthy with 100% aloe vera juice, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and lemon water. It is even recommended for people with certain chronic conditions and intestinal problems to completely cleanse the intestines with a supplement cure such as Oxypowder, and in some cases an enema. The intestines also work much better when you have no or little stress in any form, this can be work stress but also panic attacks. Because of this stress, the body is ready to fight-freeze-flight and you can do this optimally if the body puts everything on standby that is not immediately useful for a situation such as fight or flight. All energy goes to the muscles for this. The additional disadvantages of stress are discussed below.

TIP 1. The Right Amino Acids

glycine, proline ( hydroxyproline ) L-arginine and L-threonine are all amino acids that promote collagen production, you could consider taking 1 or more of these amino acids as a supplement or taking a complete collagen supplement. The most common collagen variants are type-1, type-2 and type 3 from fish bones, beef bones and chicken bones.

The dangers of collagen products:

Unfortunately, there are many collagen products on the market that are not or not entirely organic. These collagen products include: chemical pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, toxicological chemicals and food additives.
It is therefore wise to take a product that has the price and reputation of a high standard. If it's too good to be true then it's often too good to be true ;).

TIP 2. Red Light Therapy also known as Photobiomodulation

Well-known stars already use red light therapy, for example: Kim Kardashian,Chrissy Teigen, and Jessica Alba. “Light therapy is a secret that Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba all know about. Kim K. uses red light to treat her psoriasis, Chrissy Teigen uses it for glowing skin, and Jessica Alba to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.” [source]  

And so do many athletes. This is because red light therapy has many scientific studies under its belt that prove all the benefits described. In the overview “Learn more” you can read many of these studies, after which you will soon notice that collagen often comes back. Collagen is an important factor in our body and red light therapy has a significant influence on the production of collagen in a positive way.

Red Light Therapy with LED or Laser provides, among other things:

  • Collagen production - stimulation
  • Better blood flow
  • Better skin, among other things due to extra collagen
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Faster muscle recovery
  • More energy and ATP

Red Light Therapy is perhaps the easiest biohack!
The use is easy, fast and relaxing and you don't have to take anything or adjust a diet.

TIP 3. Take more Vitamin C

Studies have shown that Vitamin C contributes to collagen production and skin protection. In technical terms, Vitamin C is therefore essential for the biosynthesis of collagen.[source

In addition to collagen production, vitamin C is important for many more things in the body, so everyone is familiar with the term vitamin C. Being familiar with the term alone is not enough to reap the benefits of the potency that vitamin C has.

What Does Vitamin C Do More Than Boost Collagen?

  • Antioxidant - Anti-aging of the body
  • Photo (light) protection - Protects the skin against harmful light such as excessive UV from the sun or tanning bed and bright white LED lighting in the home.
  • Depigmentation - Vitamin C can reduce excessive pigmentation
  • Anti-inflammatory - May reduce inflammation
  • Immune system booster - Can help drive viruses and bacteria out of the body and is therefore a well-known solution against "the flu"

TIP 4. Drink Aloe Vera 100% Pure juice

Drinking Aloe Vera pure juice can almost double your collagen and hyaluronic acid. For example, Aloe Vera juice contributes directly to the production of collagen and indirectly through the extra hyaluronic acid, which is also known as a collagen booster.[source]

In addition to collagen and hyaluronic acid improvement isAloe Vera is also healthy for better intestinal function and can help you improve your bowel movements and in some cases help reduce chronic complaints. A clinic in Florida used Aloe Vera for cancer cure with great success and low prices. In fact, this was so successful that the FDA closed it down because “doctors in the area were missing out on work.”
Below a translation from the site Naturalnews[source]:

“The aloe vera extract the clinics used was developed by Ivan Danhoff, MD, PhD, considered the Texas aloe vera authority. He went through the bureaucratic hoops to get IND (Investigational New Drug) status and he was going to use the data from the clinics attended by Dr. Daniel Mayer and nutritionist Joseph Di Stefano.They had used his aloe extract on 100 cancer victims assigned to the hospice. Ninety-four of them survived without side effects from the treatments Overall, the recovery rate of the clinics was 80 percent.

Unfortunately, they were closed before Dr. Danhoff could submit the results of the clinics. The FDA had responded to complaints from local oncologists losing business! No patient had complained. Those cancer victims were excited about responding positively to treatments costing $1,200 for 25 to 40 treatments or until remission. Only one chemotherapy treatment costs the same or more!

During the raid, one of the patients complained, "We're all adults here with our free will. Why don't you get out of here and leave us alone?" An FDA agent responded, "This will be your last treatment!" That patient and several others were denied effective treatment due to corporate complaints from the cancer industry!"

TIP 5. Prevent or Avoid Harmful Light

Everyone is familiar with the term "Sunbed skin" with which everyone knows that lying in the sunbed despite a nice tan also has long-term disadvantages that are even clearly visible. What many people don't know, despite the many warnings on the news in recent years, is that the sun has the same UV radiation and can therefore also cause sunbed skin.

Truck driver with 1 side always in the sun

It's important to get regular sun exposure on much of your bare skin around you vitamin D levels increase. However, staying in the sun to the point of burning will take its toll. Your skin cells are constantly renewed, but also destroyed. The environment makes matters worse: pollution and even dust particles can contribute to the rate at which your skin ages.

It is also now known that the bright white LED lighting that more and more people have in their homes and is increasingly being used as street lighting by the government also has harmful effects on health. HERE you will find an article with a detailed explanation of this phenomenon called 'Junk Light' and the link after this sentence is a document from the FDA that describes the known problems with blue/white LED light: [FDA document]

TIP 6. MSM - OptiMSM 

In addition to all other (it may be said:) very positive properties of MSM, MSM contains sulfites which are necessary for the production of collagen.[source] Having treated many people with chronic conditions where the addition of MSM to the diet was highly recommended, the experience is that MSM is one of the most beneficial substances for health promotion.

It may be said that MSM tastes very bitter! So bitter that some people cite the taste as the only reason for not wanting to take advantage of its benefits. That is why the advice is to build up MSM from 1 teaspoon to 2 (up to 4 for extreme chronic conditions) in a glass of water with a squeezed lemon and or apple cider vinegar. This is because sour and bitter cancel each other out. In addition, you can of course always extinguish the strong taste with pure water or a teaspoon of organic cold-rolled honey.

TIP 7. Reduce stress - Sleep better

Stress and sleep deprivation can significantly reduce adrenal and thyroid function, which can lead to more skin-related problems. Both the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland are important for proper hormone balance. Some of these hormones such as progesterone and pregnenolone are also very important for the skin.

The nervous system of our body is developed in such a way that during stress (think of the fight or flight system) all functions that are unnecessary at that time are shut down. This way all your energy goes to the functions that are important for functioning in stress. This means that the energy that was intended for digesting your meal at that moment is immediately reserved for your muscles. This way you can flee from the predator or fight.

The disadvantage of this beautiful system is that we are constantly exposed to stress in today's society. Some forms of stress are:

  • Social pressures such as work + social obligations
  • TV and Games - The amount of violence and hectic on TV
  • 'Junk Light' - Bright blue/white LED light including your TV and mobile
  • Social (Media) Anxiety - Anxiety Disorder Overtakes Depression as the #1 Mental Health Problem, 8x More Common than All Cancers Combined

Finding your happiness in the things you do, and reducing circumstances that cause stress, therefore not only ensures a better mind, but also a healthier body and skin.

Conclusion

Adding foods with more vitamin C, Aloe Vera, sulfites, hyaluronic acid and several amino acids to your diet can increase your collagen. The great thing about this is that more collagen ensures better sleep and better sleep ensures better adrenal and thyroid function, which in turn allows you to produce more collagen. If you make sure that your telephone and TV screen are less bright and that your screen time is as little as possible, and that you have old-fashioned or at least warm lighting in the house, the body will experience less stress, which means that you will experience less stress for the same reason as in the previous phrase again produces more collagen.

An easy and revolutionary device such as a NorahLux Red Light Therapy lamp can boost the collagen even more with this special light!

This way, whether you are vegan or not, you can still boost your collagen! This way you can dance through life with beautiful tight and young skin for a long time to come.

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