- Younger, softer, smoother skin…
- And reduced joint pain…
- That’s what collagen can do for you…
- But What About Blood Pressure Risk?
The other week I sent you an email about collagen…
If you didn’t get it, you can catch up by reading it here.
A reader has just asked me a question about the email that deserves a response – and I WILL oblige.
But just to recap…
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It holds all the tissues in your body together – bones, organs, muscles, skin.
It also gives strength to your hair and nails.
The problem is, collagen levels deplete as you age, wrinkling your skin, thinning your hair and causing the appearance of cellulite.
Worse, when your cartilage loses collagen, your bones rub together. Arthritis and joint pain can then begin to wreak havoc on your life.
This is because cartilage is nature’s shock absorber, stopping your bones from rubbing together.
As my email pointed out, collagen supplements are one good way to deal with this problem. They allow collagen to pass through your blood to the important parts of your body.
When it reaches your joints, new collagen weaves into the cartilage, repairing cracks, tears and holes. Your cartilage then thickens and regains its flexibility.
For more information this supplement, and to order a risk-free trial to see how well it works, click here.
“But hey, what about blood pressure?”
As I mentioned in my original email, collagen controls the dilation and flexibility of your blood vessels. When your blood vessels are stronger and more flexible, blood can easily move through your body, helping lower your blood pressure.
However, on this last point, I got an anxious email from a reader.
“I read that excessive collagen causes high blood pressure” he writes. “I also read that collagen can reduce high blood pressure. What is the truth?”
Well, this is a fascinating point and worth looking at.
My reader is referring to a study by the American Heart Association from way back in August 1998.
Researchers at the University of Navarra School of Medicine in Pamplona, Spain, found excess collagen in people with high blood pressure. Those same patients also didn’t have enough of the chemical that breaks collagen down properly.
However, this wasn’t a case of people taking collagen supplements and developing dangerous high bloody pressure….
The raised collagen levels were a symptom of the fibrosis that was already causing their blood vessels to become stiff.
When this happens, the heart has to work harder. In the process, the blood cells and heart cells become encased it a collagen mesh.
This in turn makes the hearts and vessels stiffer.
I notice that there’s also the use in the report of the word “might” when it links the collagen to the hardening of blood vessels.
So in answer to my reader…
You should absolutely see a medical professional if you are concerned about high blood pressure. Find out the cause and the severity.
Also consider that among that one report, there are many that show collagen as having benefits for the health of your blood vessels and other body tissues.
For instance, I’d point you to a 2008 study by the American Chemical Society. They found that collagen extracted from chicken legs produced a significant and prolonged decrease in blood pressure when tested on rats.
This is what prompted the headline in 2008, “Chicken Soup May Help Fight High Blood Pressure.”
It was the collagen that was key.
Other studies have shown that collagen proteins have effects similar to ACE inhibitors – which are medications for treating high blood pressure.
And there are other benefits of collagen too which you might want to consider…
Benefits of Taking Collagen
• Reduces painful joint pain symptoms
• Get fewer wrinkles
• Enjoy thicker hair
• Stronger muscles and bones
Remember that if you’re over 30 it’s likely that instead of too much collagen, you don’t have nearly enough in your body.
By the age of 50 your body is more than 50% deficient, and by 60 you’re 70% deficient.
All a collagen supplement is doing is replacing the severely lost levels of collagen. It’s not hitting you with excess amounts of new collagen.
However, as with all supplements, I advise that you test it out during a proper moneyback trial (like the one you get here) and monitor results.
• Track your tiredness and energy… your weight loss or gain and your sleeping patterns.
• Keep an eye on any side-effects like stomach problems…
• Keep a pain diary, showing the peaks and troughs in your experience of pain.
• Try some excise and see how you feel.
At the end of the trial you can weigh up the benefits for yourself, and then speak to a doctor if you still have concerns about blood pressure and other problems.
If you are not satisfied with the results, or you’re still sceptical, you can return the empty containers and get a full refund.
It’s worth a shot. Because after all, if you’ve arthritis pain and bad circulation then you should be able to try something that could make your life a whole lot more bearable.
It would be a shame to miss out.
You can read more details here: CollagenicaPlus