Monday, June 8, 2015

I'm Totally Into Collagen Supplement

My knees love these, and I love my knees.
I like to walk. I *love* to walk. I walk when I'm happy. I walk when I'm sad. I walk when I'm excited. I walk when I'm thinking. Basically I walk all the time. I walk till my legs hurt, and then some. I don't even have to go outside. I just get up and walk. In fact, I've just put my tablet down... and walked around my room to get some ideas.

With all that walking, I have the knees of an 80-year-old woman; whose, I don't know but they are there being cranky and reminding me of their existence every blinking minute.

When life gives you lemon you make lemonade - which has got nothing to do with knees but collagen does. And collagen is to my knees as lemonade is to my thirst [actually I don't even drink lemonade].

Here Comes Collagen
I first bought the Total Image Collagen supplement for my mom, who has the knees of a 68-year-old woman, partly because she is one. I don't know where or when but I've always known, and I believe it's common knowledge that collagen is good for the skin and knees among other things. The Total Image Collagen supplement I have comes in a tablet form, and is rather large and thick. I'm good at swallowing so that's not a problem for me, but if you are not, then that's something you might want to look into.

My Mom Doesn't Like It But I Do
My mom found the supplement to be too drying for her [you might need to increase your water intake] and didn't want to continue taking them despite my suggestion to take one every other day [the recommended dosage is two tablets twice daily before breakfast and bed]. I ended up trying the supplement myself and also couldn't handle the dryness, and now taking one tablet every other day. I can't say for sure whether it does something for my skin because when I started taking it regularly, which was several years ago, I was already taking fish oil and vitamin C supplements regularly. I'm going to guess that the collagen supplement does help in my skin regeneration - there's really no way for me to make a comparison of me before and after taking the supplement regularly independent of my other supplements. But, what I can say for sure is that, whenever I miss taking one for a few days, that cranky 80-year-old lady reminds me of it without fail.

Do you take supplements regularly?