As I embark on this journey of a new year, I can't help but feel a LITTLE guilty for not treating my body better this past year. I know I have wanted to, but I just haven't shown up for the physical aspect of myself consistently in a long time. I have some of the best products to assist me in this, yet I am still not consistent with using them! Today, I write this blog post for accountability on my part, because guess what? I practice what I preach. If I "let it be known" that I am going to do something, I do it. And time's wastin' so here we go.
Hormone Regulation (aminos/peptides)
OK I AM IN. So, here's what I do: Mix a packet of this with my water once a day and gulp it down. I try to drink it while it's still "pink" in color because a couple of those types of collagen lose strength as they oxidize. Literally that's what I have to do, SO WHY DONT I DO IT? I am not entirely sure, but I am not looking in the rearview. Full Speed Ahead. And if I can get a week ahead of the New Year's resolutions, let's do it. My dad started taking this a couple weeks ago because he was so sore and having a hard time walking. I saw him after not seeing him for a week or so and he VISIBLY looked younger to me. His side profile really threw me off. This also assists in a good night's sleep (I have heard that from a couple of my clients). I don't have an issue sleeping so I don't personally see a big difference there. For me, it's ENERGY. Instead of crashing at 3/4 in the afternoon, I am being productive into the evening. The recovery is also a huge part for me, so I don't have to wait a few days between work outs because I am so out of shape. My body isn't so sore the next day. I have heard a few people losing upwards of 60 pounds using the MetaPWR System- it's this advantage collagen product, a metabolism assist product (take one 30 min before you eat the largest meal of the day or something that is going to spike your blood sugars), and the metaPWR essential oil as a supplement a couple times a day. I am going to try it out and I'll keep you ALL posted in 3 months. (March 26th)
If you check out the starter kit- I am a huge fan of the gum and the beadlets. I kind of prefer the beadlets over the supplement for the metaPWR oils and it freshens my mouth!
I see people complaining of brittle nails, hair loss and even dry skin and I want to SHAKE THEM...in my detox career I have seen a lot of collagens over the years which also have heavy metals because of their farmed raised origin, and sometimes even how they are crushed down for absorption. Consumer Beware: These Popular Collagen Supplements Contain Heavy Metals - Organic Consumers Check this out for more info- pretty gross. This is why I use doTERRAs collagen, sourced from the wild sea, typically in Italy. Another thing that always makes me cringe, is knowing someone is consistently taking the collagen and it has just 2-3 types in it. Like, dude you are doing the work- you may as well be taking the best product for you.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and performs important roles across its 28 different types.
MetaPWR Advantage includes nine types of collagen:
Collagen type I is related to skin beauty.
Collagen type II is related to bone protection and is the main component of cartilage.
Collagen type IV is the main protein of the basement membrane, connecting the dermis and the epidermis and forming a network structure to make the basement membrane malleable.
Collagen type V is related to the regular arrangement of collagen fibers, stabilizing the structures of type I and type II collagen.
Collagen type VI maintains mechanical function in the cell, supporting both muscle function and cell membrane integrity. Additionally, this collagen type inhibits oxidative damage and prevents spontaneous apoptosis.
Collagen type IX is an important component of cartilage and is mainly distributed in the cartilage cells of growth plates, joints, and intervertebral discs.
Collagen type XXV inhibits the fibrillation of amyloid beta peptide.
Col1a2 protein is collagen fibrillin.
Vacuolar protein sorting 37A is involved in cell growth and differentiation.
Link for ENTIRE starter system: https://doterra.me/Zc-o9A
Link for just the Advantage Collagen: https://doterra.me/nWMdrU
Link for further education: https://doterra.me/0K81X9
Our collagen is sourced from sustainably harvested cold-water marine fish and has been hydrolyzed (predigested) by endopeptidases and exopeptidases. These enzymes create small tripeptide fragments of three amino acid sequences for optimal absorption. Other collagens in the market—whether from land animals or marine sources—typically contain tripeptide content of 15–35%. MetaPWR Advantage collagen contains more than 70% tripeptide fragments for superior absorption (in some cases, up to 12 times more absorbable). (from doTERRA.com)