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Collagen Explained: Not All Are Created Equal

Collagen Explained: Not All Are Created Equal

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our bones, skin, nails, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Think of Collagen simply as the ‘glue’ that holds us together. While our bodies naturally produce Collagen, by the time we hit age 25, […]

Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

It’s common knowledge that inactive individuals can have a higher risk of becoming obese and developing numerous conditions, including type 2 diabetes. But did you know that inactive individuals, especially teenagers, have weaker bones than those who are physically active? Bones: Inactive Teens vs. Active […]

Vitamin K: A Powerhouse Nutrient by Nicole Crane, B.S., NTP

Vitamin K: A Powerhouse Nutrient by Nicole Crane, B.S., NTP

Imagine stopping to smell a fragrant red rose and pricking your finger on a hidden thorn. Just a minor puncture, but your body goes to work immediately to stop the bleeding and quickly seal the wound. One of the major nutrients at work is Vitamin K, discovered […]

Strong & Flexible Bones By Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, ND, CNS

Strong & Flexible Bones By Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, ND, CNS

Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, ND, CNS All of our muscles and organs are anchored to our bones. Our bones are not hard mineral sticks – bones are living organs, complex tissues that interact with all the other systems of the body. Bones even bleed! Yes, […]

Athletes & Calcium

Athletes & Calcium

As the level of calcium drops in the blood, the parathyroid gland, the regulator of blood calcium levels, senses this decrease and releases more of its hormone to release calcium from your bones, helping to maintain adequate levels of calcium in the blood but causing demineralization of bone.

Jerry Hickey, R.Ph Spotlight: Why I Use Hydrolyzed Collagen

Jerry Hickey, R.Ph Spotlight: Why I Use Hydrolyzed Collagen

In our joints a hard rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of our bones. This cartilage prevents the bones from banging into and scratching one another’s surface.