Conclusion on Day 90 of my Collagen Journey: I'm hooked!
After 3 months, the cat's out of the bag! I'm willing to declare that collagen peptides really has helped my joints!
Don't know what I'm talking about?
Read My Collagen Journey where I go in to all the details of why I wanted to try collagen and why I chose this brand!
Guess where I'd rank the pain I have now?
Here we go!
Day 3 of my 90 Day Collagen Journey.
And what exactly is collagen?
Collagen is the most plentiful protein found in animal bodies, including us humans! It's the building block and "binding agent", so to speak, for our bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, skin, hair, and nails. It's also known as the body's scaffolding. You wanna be strong? Yeah...me too!
So what happens as we age?
Our bodies' collagen reserves become a bit depleted. For me, I've been noticing achy knees and wrists. I was surprised to learn that many of my exercise group ladies were already on to collagen! They regularly consumed it.
Of course, the variations for sale are enough to make your head spin. I chose this brand mainly for the price and Amazon reviews. At the time I'm writing, it shows 4.5 stars out of about 800 ratings. Roughly 3 out of 4 consumers gave this a 5 star review. It is also available in smaller containers -- see the pics below.
Be careful with the dosage as it may be different for each brand. I'll start with 2 scoops daily (about 2 T), just to see if this will elicit any change whatsoever in my body over a 3 month period.
I'm pretty stoked because in my research on collagen, I discovered that collagen seems to help the following:
Empty nest? I'm mean, c'mon. Tell me one person who likes the sound of that?!!
Wanna know synonyms for "empty"?
The truth is my nest is not empty. For one thing, I'm still in it! And if you're married, your spouse is there, too! So literally, it's not empty (let's square that away off the bat).
My nest is, however, flexing. It's adjusting, adapting, and changing. In some ways, it's stretching, fine-tuning, and revamping. What was once four little chicks has become nine. I'm rearranging and repairing, fixing here and fixing there...throwing out here and adding in there.
Instead of an otherwise constant chirping when we were all at home, my nest now boasts bursts of joyous words and laughter, dancing melodies, sudden flashes of movement, a cacophony of sounds and rustling, a glorious clashing of notes tumbling throughout the confines of its well-worn and comfy walls.
And then comes the rest. A marked hush that allows me to take note of my blessings, a calmness where I can pause and listen for my own heartbeat...that quietness where I can dream, that silence that helps me distinguish between the lines of my life, the shifting seasons, the eloquence of negative spaces.
My nest, you see, is an orchestra. Each member of my family represents a unique instrument set to play in solo, in harmony, in symphony at their appointed time. God, I pray, stands as Conductor over His masterpiece.
Believe it or not, your brain needs de-cluttering as much as your house may need it!
Our brains are incredibly remarkable, 3-pound organs that basically handle all our bodies' functional needs while processing roughly 60K thoughts every day. Mental fatigue and lack of concentration or clarity are real conditions even for the sharpest among us!
Given that you do not have underlying medical conditions that are contributing to cognitive dysfunction or severe brain fog (seek medical attention if any doubt), there are a few practical items you can do to find relief.
Allow me to share with you the results of
the brief survey conducted last fall regarding menopause.
Just click this link if you'd like to see what 32 women shared about their experience pre, during, and post menopause.
And if you want an extra boost of ideas to ponder, check out this eBook on Amazon
MENOPAUSE: THE DIVINE UPGRADE
that is totally FREE from Jan. 27-29.
Be sure to get your free copy!
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