If you've been through menopause, you have been through perimenopause and know all too well, the havoc that dropping oestrogen levels cause.
Oestrogen levels drop throughout perimenopause as well as menopause so if you're in this fun stage of life (as I am also), you will know the "joys" of less oestrogen. 😒
Oestrogen is a vital sex hormone but did you also know that it contributes to the production of collagen? Collagen is that vital protein that keeps skin supple, more elastic, dewy/youthful-looking and strong!
Less oestrogen = less collagen = 😭
That is why it is not just important to supplement with a high-quality collagen supplement as a woman over 40, it is absolutely a non-negotiable.
If you can only afford one supplement, collagen would be right up there, just sayin'.
I've been taking collagen for about 8 years now and I would not be without it! I am turning 44 this year and people have even commented to me that I'm "reverse ageing". Well, I don't know about that entirely but it has certainly put the brakes on ageing for me.
This is me currently (on a recent trip to Bali with friends):
I don't want to make this blog about me though, I just want to show you the results someone almost mid-40's has been having with using this product.
Please do go and do your own research of course and read the many 5-star reviews that this product has received.
So besides contributing to the production of collagen, what other roles does oestrogen play?
- Needed during development
- Keeps our mind/brain sharp for good cognitive function
- Also helps with our mood
- Maintains sexual and reproductive health
- Plays a vital role in our menstrual cycle
- Plays a role in ovulation
- Helps to thicken the lining of the uterus to prepare for pregnancy
- Plays a role in fertility and pregnancy
- Plays a role in heart health
- Strengthens the bladder and surrounding areas
- Plays a role in the health of our hair
- Plays a critical role in our bone health
- Contributes to the production of collagen (as mentioned)
So now that you have a better understanding of oestrogen's role in the production of collagen, you may decide that taking a high-quality collagen is something you are going to do or continue to do if you're already taking one.
If you are already taking one and it's not the Perfect brand, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is it the purest and cleanest collagen on the market?
- Is it thoroughly tested for all the nasties (including glyphosate, heavy metals and microbes?)
- Is it well absorbed by the body? (in a low molecular weight for the body to utilise)
- Is it free form GMOs
- Is it from happy, healthy, grass-fed cows?
If you cannot confidently answer these questions, it might be time to find a new collagen supplement? It might be time to try Perfect Collagen. 😃
Disclaimer: the information in this article is intended purely as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and one should always seek expert advice from their trusted health practitioner.