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Each hamper contains: Renew & Restore Collagen + Vita C Baobab, the Vitamin C is crucial for Collagen synthesis – in a natural organic form – Valued at R 559.00
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Clean up your act with collagen – Never use age as an excuse.
That is the mantra of 105-year-old Ida Keeling, American track and field athlete who was still doing push ups at the age of 100. Okay she is not exactly sprinting at New York City Marathon speed, but her message of perpetual health has earned her global media coverage. Good visibility brings in the business – you should know that. Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder is his best and only PR agent. 85-year-old Gary Player does 1200 push ups a day. He freely shares his lifestyle choices with all who want to listen and learn. Gary publicly stresses the value of nutrition. He couples his dietary requirements and supplements to resistance training. The result is self-evident.
If you want resilience, visible body tone, a youthful appearance and vitality clean up your act. In a perfect world you would not have to use supplements. Centuries ago, soil quality was more nutrient dense. It was not contaminated by pesticides or affected by the ravages of climate change.
You need access to rich sources of Vitamin C for collagen health. Vitamin C is consumed in the collagen manufacturing process and that is why large quantities of Vitamin C are required in the diet daily. Supplements once derided by health institutes are finally acknowledged as helpful. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling extolled the virtues of adequate Vitamin C consumption and supplements in 1970 – five decades ago – so why did it take so long for the science world to wake up?
Trashing refined food is a good idea as it is denuded of adequate Vitamin C. Tawa Labs Vita C Baobab is pure. It is designed to give you a healthy daily dose. It is also a powerful combo to use with resistance training. Strength training is critical as you age because aging begins with your muscles and once more collagen is essential for muscle toning and strength. ‘You are as young as your spine is flexible says Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates movement.’ Think and thank collagen for that. Famous pathologist, Prof William Boyd, argued on the other hand that you are old as your veins and arteries. Confused? Don’t be. The opinions do not contradict each other. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It also thickens artery walls giving it the elasticity it needs. It is everywhere. ‘In Italy, every stone dreams of becoming a cathedral.’ So says prize winning author Ken Follett. Imagine an ancient architectural wonder in Italy or elsewhere, without the mortar that has held it together for thousands of years. Collagen has ancient heritage in your body. That is what collagen as a structural component does. Remember, collagen is responsible for connective tissue throughout your body: muscles, tendons, skin, bones, cartilage, and ligaments.
You are that cathedral. Collagen is the biological glue that holds your entire physical structure together. Whichever way you turn, collagen shows up for your attention.
Collagen makes up 80% of your skin! Look in the mirror. Has the shape of your face altered? Harvard educated physician Dr Sara Gottfried is an expert about the physics of aging. Collagen production reduces with age. You once had a facial triangle of youth. As you age, however, you lose cheek and bone volume and the appealing, firm triangle flips. Your body makes less collagen, and the collagen that it does make is less elastic, so your skin is not as thick and firm as before. Your bones thin, so the cheekbones shrink. Excess skin moves to the lower side, and now the widest part of your face is at the jawline, and the triangle of youth flips upside down.’
Dr Sara calls it ‘inflammaging’ or inflammation caused by premature aging. Tawa Labs Radiance Collagen has its focus on skin integrity: texture, moisture, and reduced wrinkling. ‘90% of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle not genes…the female body is magnificent, but it does not come with a lifetime warrantee.’ Ouch! Scientific breakthroughs, like those on collagen, can however point you in the right direction. Tawa Labs products contain hydrolysed collagen or peptides which makes them more easily absorbed by the body. Science supports this.
Close-up with collagen
Do you look good close-up? Just looking good on Zoom is not enough as you will have face to face encounters from time to time. Even with social distancing, your skin, hair, cardiovascular, bone, spine, gut, and brain health can all tell a story. Remember, the structure and architecture of your body depends on collagen . Clinical specialists see us through the lens of their training: neurologists see the brain, cardiologists see the heart and veins, orthopaedic surgeons see your bone, cartilage and tendon structure and dieticians see you through your diet. Despite their specialisations you can see from above that everything is still connected. Collagen is the common denominator. Remember, it is responsible for connective tissue in the body: skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, veins and arteries and cartilage. The message is a simple one. You cannot build a house on poor foundations. Invest in preserving it. Look good close-up, not only from a distance! Make Collagen part of your well-being – a daily bouquet.
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