Lately, collagen has been all the rage. You can find it in everything from beauty products to supplements. But what is collagen, and why is it so popular? Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re in or approaching menopause. You might be wondering what collagen has to do with menopause. Well, I’m here to tell you that collagen is the key to surviving menopause (and looking good while you do it).  Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But the fact is, collagen can help with some of the less-than-desirable side effects of menopause, like hot flashes, mobility issues, and wrinkles.   I’ve been taking collagen supplements for a few months now, and I’ve noticed a difference in my skin, hair, and nails. I’ve also been told by my friends that I look younger (which is always nice to hear).  In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the benefits of collagen for menopausal women.

The Possible Benefits of Collagen for Menopausal Women  

  1. It can help with dry skin: As we age, our skin becomes drier because of the decrease in estrogen production. This can lead to wrinkles and decreased skin elasticity. Applying a collagen cream or taking a collagen supplement can help to increase moisture levels in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  2.  It can help with vaginal dryness: Another common symptom of menopause is vaginal dryness, which can cause discomfort during sex. Taking a collagen supplement can help to increase moisture levels in the vagina and make sex more comfortable.
  3.  It can help with joint pain: Joint pain is another common symptom of menopause, as well as aging in general. This is because the cartilage in our joints starts to break down as we get older. Taking a collagen supplement can help to reduce joint pain by increasing the production of cartilage-building cells.
  4.  It can improve gut health: Poor gut health has been linked to a variety of health problems, including inflammation, weight gain, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Some studies have shown that taking a collagen supplement can improve gut health by reducing inflammation and restoring gut barrier function.
  5.  It can boost metabolism: A slower metabolism is another common side effect of aging (and menopause). Fortunately, taking a collagen supplement can help to boost your metabolism by increasing muscle mass and reducing fat mass.
  6.  It can improve bone density: Osteoporosis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide (and it’s especially common in postmenopausal women). Collagen supplements can help to improve bone density by increasing bone formation and preventing bone loss.
(NOTE: the above is not meant to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  Always do your research and speak to a medical professional before taking any supplementation)

As you can see, there are many benefits of taking collagen supplements for menopausal women (and really for anyone over the age of 30). If you’re looking for something that can help with hot flashes, dry skin, vaginal dryness, joint pain, gut health, metabolism, or bone density—collagen may be right for you!

Join me on December 21st as Stacie Dickerson will be my guest on our Lunch & Learn zoom call sharing the keys to decoding the riddle of what is collagen and giving us a road map to navigating the collagen aisle.  Reserve your spot now.

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