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In this issue…
♦ The “glue” that holds you together… ♦ While you sleep, your body repairs itself…
♦ The Shaklee Difference… Collagen-9 ♦ What Collagen-9 can do for you…
♦ Why you’ll love Collagen-9… ♦ Collagen-9 FAQs…
♦ Fascinating facts about collagen… ♦ Nutrients that boost collagen
♦ They’re back & they’re better… ♦ Get Clean Germ Off+ Wipes!
♦ How to use Germ Off+ Wipes…
“Most people consider a mineral deficiency to be the cause of bone disorders. But a healthy bone structure is also dependent upon other factors.
Chief among these is Vitamin C [which] enters into the formation of “collagen”, a substance which provides the elasticity and firmness of all connective tissue… muscles, cartilage, bone, and even the blood vessel walls.
All in all, we would be a pretty wobbly specimen if it were not for the effect Vitamin C has upon our tissue structure. “
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
The “glue” that holds you together…
Think about your body: You have a rigid skeleton made up of bones and teeth. Cushioning bony structures and forming your ears and nose is cartilage. Holding your skeleton together… stretching from one bone to another… is your musculature system. Just like your brain is encased in the skull, inside your body cavity… protected by the rib cage, spine and pelvis… you’ll find vital organs… heart, lungs, digestive tract, etc. Wrapped around all of these structures is the skin. And yes… the “glue” holding all of this together is… collagen!
Collagen is the most common protein found in your body. It is the main component of your skin, nails, bones, cartilage, and connective tissue and is found in all of the body organs. Cartilage is the cushion and shock absorber between joints, and the reason you stay flexible and mobile. Healthy cartilage is constantly being regenerated by the body naturally and this process contributes to keeping you youthful and flexible.
So how do you make sure your body gets enough of this vital protein? Introducing…
⇒⇒⇒ Collagen-9! ⇐⇐⇐
While you sleep, your body repairs itself…
As we age, our bodies lose the ability to produce collagen at sufficient levels needed to support the deep restorative sleep repairs that they are designed to perform. This can lead to premature aging and can affect our flexibility and mobility.
A good collagen supplement… like Collagen-9… combined with other natural nutrients can have a dramatic effect in the sleep-cycle repair process, producing more energy, building lean muscle, and burning fat.
The Shaklee Difference… Collagen-9
Collagen, the most abundant naturally occurring protein found in your body, holds everything together by anchoring cells to each other, providing both structure, strength and flexibility to your skin, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
How is collagen made?
Your body makes collagen naturally by combining amino acids (the building blocks of all proteins) with the help of other important nutrients, including some vitamins and minerals. As you age, however, your body’s ability to make collagen declines because cells no longer absorb nutrients as well or synthesize them as efficiently. This leads to collagen loss and accelerates the aging process, which may result in stiff, painful joints, sagging skin, brittle nails, lackluster hair, and wrinkles.
Why should you take Collagen-9?
As you age and begin to experience symptoms of collagen loss, you can increase its natural production in your body and lessen these effects. Collagen-9 provides the necessary building blocks to support collagen synthesis: all nine essential amino acids, plus vitamin C and biotin.
Collagen-9 supports collagen synthesis
Thanks to a combination of collagen and pea protein, Collagen-9 contains all 9 essential amino acids. (That’s where the name comes from!) Collagen itself contains detectable amounts of only eight essential amino acids, but all nine are required to support protein synthesis. So, Shaklee combined 10 grams of collagen plus 1 gram of pea protein to create Collagen-9. This blend of collagen and pea protein provides all nine essential amino acids, as well as vitamin C and biotin, to support the production of all proteins, including collagen.
What Collagen-9 can do for you…
Taking Collagen-9 can…
♦♦ Increase the firmness and smoothness of your skin. Recent studies found that hydrolyzed collagen improves skin moisture, elasticity, lessens roughness and dryness, and reduces wrinkles by 20%.
♦♦ Reduce joint pain and improve joint function. In clinical studies with hundreds of patients, over 80% experienced a significant improvement in joint mobility and a reduction in pain.
♦♦ Reverse hair loss. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that collagen is a treatment for hair loss and other skin conditions.
♦♦ Heal digestion. Collagen breaks down proteins, soothes the gut lining, and heals damaged cell walls. Thus it can be effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
♦♦ Boost muscle mass and metabolism by supporting nutrient conversion.
♦♦ Improve liver health. The glycine in collagen reduces liver damage by absorbing toxins, alcohol, and other foreign substances.
♦♦ Protect the heart. The proline in collagen helps artery walls release fat buildup, repair tissue within the arteries, and control blood pressure, while arginine assists in vasodilation, which widens arteries, relaxes blood vessels and muscle cells, and improves circulation.
Why you’ll love Collagen-9…
There are many reasons to love Collagen-9, especially it’s anti-aging effects upon your appearance, mobility and longevity. But with so many collagen products on the market, here’s what’s special about Collagen-9:
⇒⇒ 10 g collagen per serving derived from collagen types I and III
⇒⇒ Includes all 9 essential amino acids required by the body to support protein synthesis
⇒⇒ 100% DV of biotin to support healthy hair, skin, and nails
⇒⇒ 100% DV of vitamin C to protect against damage caused by free radicals and aid in collagen synthesis
⇒⇒ 100% hydrolyzed collagen for quicker digestion and absorption
⇒⇒ Dissolves seamlessly into your favorite drink. A perfect addition to your coffee or shakes.
⇒⇒ Derived from a grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine source
⇒⇒ Non-GMO, dairy free, and gluten free
⇒⇒ No artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives added
Why is it called Collagen-9?
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 9 essential amino acids that must be obtained through diet and all 9 are required by the body to support protein synthesis, including collagen. With a unique formula of collagen and pea protein, Collagen-9 contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a complete protein product.
How many servings are in a container?
How many grams of collagen in a serving?
What is the collagen source?
Collagen-9 is a grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine source.
What types of collagen does it contain?
Collagen-9 contains types I and III collagen, hydrolyzed for quicker digestion and absorption.
Why does it contain vitamin C? Biotin?
Vitamin C is required by the enzymes that help make collagen while biotin is necessary for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Is there any flavor?
No, it’s unflavored.
Add Collagen-9 to coffee, juice, shakes, soup, oatmeal… just about anything.
If I take Life Shake, do I need Collagen-9?
Yes! By adding 2 scoops of Collagen-9 to your daily Life Shake, you have a healthy, balanced meal plus the necessary building blocks to support collagen synthesis.
Where is Collagen-9 made?
It’s made in the USA.
Can I take it while pregnant or nursing?
While there are no known safety issues, discuss it with your physician prior to use.
Is it Kosher certified?
Is it gluten free, lactose free, dairy free and non-GMO?
Fascinating facts about collagen…
The word “collagen” is derived from the Greek word kólla, which means glue.
Collagen is the most common protein in your body. In fact, about 30 percent of your body’s proteins are one type of collagen or another.
Collagen is a structural element of bones, muscles, tendon, and ligaments, and is a major component of your largest organ… the skin. Collagen is also found in blood vessels, teeth, cartilage, spinal discs, the digestive tract and the corneas of your eyes.
The older you get, the less collagen your body makes… and it’s of a lower quality than when you were young.
Your body cannot make collagen without vitamin C.
While there are sixteen different types of collagen in your body, most of it is type I, II, III, or IV.
The structure of a type 1collagen protein is a triple helix… three chains twisting around each other… that gives collagen its unique strength. In fact, type I collagen is stronger than steel on a gram-for-gram basis because it’s made of fibers densely packed together. And… it can stretch without breaking.
Collagen’s production and its ability to repair itself are diminished by too many refined carbohydrates (especially sugar), UV light exposure, nicotine and nutrient deficiencies.
A recent study suggests that collagen may help build muscle mass and reduce fat stores when you engage in resistance training.
Nutrients that boost collagen
In order to make collagen, our cells use certain amino acids, along with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper. You can boost collagen production with certain supplements:
Sustained Release Vita-C or Chewable Vita-C, because collagen cannot be produced in the body without vitamin C.
CarotoMax. The beta carotene in CarotoMax is converted to vitamin A in the cells as needed.
VitalMag. Magnesium is found with collagen in the connective tissues of your body and helps produce elastin, which provides your skin with elasticity.
Zinc Complex. Zinc is a co-factor for the production of collagen. It activates certain proteins that are vital for collagen synthesis.
Vita-Lea or Vitalizer… to make sure you’re getting enough of the minerals (like copper, manganese and iron) necessary for collagen synthesis.
Energizing Soy Protein or Life Shake for complete protein
Vivix to enhance the anti-aging effects of Collagen-9
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What are Germ Off+ Wipes?
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Are they effective against COVID-19?
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Do I need to use gloves while using Germ Off+ Wipes?
Are Germ Off+ Wipes safe in any room of the house?
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What is the shelf life of Germ Off+ Wipes?
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How to use Germ Off+ Wipes…
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