The search for the mythical fountain of youth is a tale as old as time. Yet few health and beauty products have proven to stand the test of time like collagen. Collagen has been used for its restorative properties as far back as Ancient China. In recent years health care providers and aestheticians have come to realize important health benefits offered by supplementing with collagen peptides.
Why Do We Need Collagen?
Collagen accounts for 30% of the body’s total proteins, and is the molecule that gives strength and structure to our skin, joints, bones and almost every tissue in the body.
As we age, we lose collagen, resulting in
- fine lines and wrinkles
- dry skin
- thin hair and weak nails
- painful joints and osteoarthritis
Daily supplementation with marine collagen reduces inflammation and stimulates your own collagen producing cells to increase their production of collagen. Replenished collagen levels leave skin hydrated and younger looking . Hair and nail health improves, joint pain is reduced and bone density increases.
Many of our patients are seeking natural methods to deal with some of the unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause. We know that as estrogen levels decrease so do our stores of collagen, resulting in age related skin changes, sore joints and thinning hair. Supplementing with collagen can reduce these common symptoms of menopause.
At Vital Transitions we also treat patients for vaginal laxity, and its associated symptoms, using the latest technology of cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency. This leading edge therapy works by triggering and accelerating localized collagen formation in vaginal tissues. Oral supplementation with collagen peptides before, during and after therapy encourages better collagen production in the targeted areas.
The collagen product we use and also recommend to our patients is DeepMarine Collagen. This is because DeepMarine is 100% made in Canada with no imported ingredients and every batch of their collagen is tested for heavy metals and contaminants. Their collagen is also sustainably produced from certified wild-caught fish only. Dr. Bodok has seen first hand the benefits of DeepMarine and we regularly hear from patients who tell us how much they love this natural product.