by Vhilena Folger
As collagen continues to gain popularity as a nutritional supplement, you may be wondering what it actually is and how can you benefit from it. In this article, Vhilena Nelson gives you a thorough overview of this important protein.
Collagen is a powerful protein and one of the most abundant found in the human body. It is literally the glue which holds us together. As we age and collagen breaks down and decreases, we see changes in the hair and skin, including dryness, wrinkles, and fine lines. Collagen can be a powerful way to transform your body from the inside out, helping you to look younger, feel better, and even lose weight.
The word collagen comes from the Greek word kolla, which means glue. According to its definition, collagen is indeed like an adhesive that binds many types of tissues in the human body together, including skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and cartilage. When your body produces more collagen, these tissues will be healthier, thicker, and softer so they can better support and protect your joints.
For athletes, protein has always been essential in maintaining an active lifestyle. For many years, it seemed as though only experts in the beauty industry, i.e. plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and beauticians, had access to the power collagen. Collagen is known for making the wealthy and famous look flawless through the use of fillers and products to make the skin look younger and plumper. However, many researchers realized this impressive protein function is not limited to aesthetics, but also extends to performance, athletic ability, and physical health. The strongest use case for collagen peptides is joint health. The ingestion of collagen peptides can reduce inflammation and reduce pain associated with cartilage degeneration.
One of the leading collagen products on the market is ZUCollagen, manufactured by UMZU. UMZU is a company which is dedicated to health from a holistic perspective and was established in 2015 by Christopher Walker. When Christopher was a student at Duke University studying neuroscience he was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumor. Due to the tumor, Chris’ hormonal health was jeopardized and declined significantly.
Many doctors wanted to prescribe him with synthetic hormone solutions. However, he was insistent on finding a natural solution and remedy for a cure. Chris spent endless hours researching a natural formula, free from side effects and was able to cure his hormonal imbalances. He felt if he was able to cure himself maybe he could also help other men suffering similar imbalances. Over time he published his findings, which created a following of people who preferred medicating naturally. This eventually led to the creation of UMZU. All their products are considered to be the finest quality as well as organically and ethically sourced.
ZuCollagen is a hydrolyzed collagen made up of what Robert Walker, Chris’s brother, called “super friends”. UMZU created their collagen using several different sources. They combined 4 different unique collagen fibers (type I, II, III, V and X), so you can experience every benefit of collagen for skin, hair, joints, recovery, and longevity. The super absorption rate of hydrolyzed collagen is 90%, while the absorption rate of collagen in food is 27%.
Eating collagen will also increase lean muscle gain and energy. The reason is that the amino acids in collagen are found to help increase muscle mass. It has also been proven to strengthen your immune system, improve the body’s use of antioxidants, and help build healthy cells from DNA and RNA. Researchers also found that intake of certain collagen containing arginine can enhance the body’s ability to regenerate protein from other amino acids.
ZUCollagen can also help with detoxing the liver and improves cardiovascular blood flow. It helps in the production of cells in the heart, heart tissue, and blood vessels. Collagen has so many benefits to our health it seems like a no brainer not to incorporate it into one’s diet. Not all collagens are created equally, so it is important to read the labels and research which collagen proteins can be absorbed by the human body. When researching UMZU you’ll appreciate how they take the guesswork out of their product.
Not only do they have a product that is backed by science they only use sources that are organic and ethically raised. All of UMZU products provide educational videos to help the consumer make an informed decision best for their body and lifestyle. It’s clear collagen is great for the body in many facets, especially if you are an athlete of any level. A scoop of ZUCollagen could quite literally enhance your body’s ability to recover more quickly as well as decreasing joint pain and the risk of joint deterioration which can impact an athlete’s overall performance over time. Collagen appears to be a product which is good for most people with little to no negative side effects.
It is obvious collagen is worth the hype and I absolutely would recommend ZuCollagen to the masses. After suffering from arthritis for just over two years I was tired of always having nagging aches and pains. My joint pain, especially, in my knee was constant. There was never a day that I didn’t wake up in discomfort during the night and struggle with the pain during the day. I was desperate to avoid prescription medications and began to research natural solutions. Collagen became the buzzword that people I knew began talking about. I started researching the different products on
the market and stumbled across UMZU. Their marketing absolutely grabbed my attention. Every product was given 2-5 minutes of informative videos. The more I dove into their product the more I was convinced to try ZuCollagen.
Collagen can be a powerful way to transform your body from the inside out, helping you to look younger, feel better, and even lose weight.
As a 38-year-old woman athlete who participates in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Carlson Gracie Melbourne Florida and suffers from the side effects of arthritis I figured trying their product could not hurt. After only a few short weeks of daily use I noticed when I woke up my knees and back did not snap crackle and pop as often. The most notable difference was I was receiving a lot of compliments on my skin. My skin literally appeared to be brighter with fewer blemishes and skin discoloration. After 3 months I was hooked on the product simply based on how I felt. Along with another natural remedy ( we’ll save that for another time), I can honestly say I felt pretty remarkable. I began to lose weight, sleep better, and had a noticeably brighter healthier appearance. The better I felt inside the more I noticed my overall mood and confidence had also enhanced. After 6 months of use I am a customer for life, and have also incorporated a few of their other products into my regimen. I 100% believe in the benefits of ZUCollagen to my health as I have witnessed it’s incredible power. Nothing is better than being able to enjoy the life we’re given with the ones we love for as long as possible. Be good to your body, and you’re body will be good to you.
Meet UMZU’S founders
Christopher is the first person to graduate from Duke University’s neuroscience program in just 3 years. Studying a range of topics from endocrinology, to behavioral economics, learning & memory, neurobiology, & AI, Christopher’s obsession with human nature and biology helped him to heal his own brain tumor naturally without drugs or surgery.
Disgusted with his negative experiences with the medical establishment, Christopher has spent the past decade creating natural health products and teaching millions of men & women around the world how to use nutrition, strategic supplementation, and physical training to heal their nagging health issues naturally. Your body is a self-healing organism, you just need to allow it to help itself.
Robert graduated college with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering with foci in Data Science and Computer Science. Since then, he’s helped grow UMZU through marketing, web development, operations management and data science.
Raised in Virginia, he seeks to take a small-town work ethic to big business by helping grow UMZU supplements into the hands of anyone who needs them. His hope is that, as UMZU grows in influence, more and more people will understand how powerful nutrition and lifestyle truly can be. He’s seen nutrition shrink tumors and waistlines. He’s seen lifestyle choices save brains, hearts and even marriages. To Robert, there is no limit to the power of a natural, holistic approach to life and he won’t rest until UMZU changes how the public approaches personal health.
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