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Collagen is NOT Just for Women!
A common misconception about collagen is that it is just intended for women. But the truth is… Men need collagen too! Why should anyone miss out on the opportunity to look and feel our best every day?
So, for the guys out there – If you are looking at Complete Collagen+ and wondering, “Can this help me too?” The answer is a resounding YES! Complete Collagen+ worked absolute wonders for me (check out my story here), but that doesn’t mean it is just meant for women. We can ALL benefit from such an amazing product. So gentlemen… Fear not. Let’s get into just HOW this product can specifically benefit us all, men and women!
Collagen for Hair Growth
Collagen is a special protein that makes up the important structural components of our bodies. Long, chain-like molecules form to support tissues like skin, ligaments, tendons, bones, and internal organs. Collagen production keeps our skin stretchy and elastic, allows us to heal after injury, and keeps our joints strong and flexible as we move our bodies .
The health of our hair, skin, bones, joints, tendons, and organs is not just important for women, it’s important for men too!
But, let’s focus on hair here for a moment, as hair loss can be a scary thing! Even for men.
A 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, saw that approximately 35 million men in the United States suffer from some form of hair loss while approximately 21 million women are affected by hair loss. 
Furthermore, the American Hair Loss Association says that by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss… And by the age of 50, approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. 
Collagen levels in our body decline as we age. It’s thought that after age 20, collagen levels decrease by 1-1.5% every year! This can be amplified even further due to poor habits like excessive alcohol or tobacco use, too much sun exposure, and excessive intake of added sugar. 
When we lose collagen in our bodies, it can lead to hair loss.
You see, collagen is a protein that holds the dermal layer of our hair and the follicles together, which in turn keeps our hair strong and healthy. When our collagen production slows down as we age, our hair follicles become brittle. And when the dermal layers get dried up, it can result in hair loss. 
It’s clear that hair loss is a valid concern for both men and women. And, collagen is an integral part of having strong and healthy hair. If you notice a bit of hair in the drain in your shower or some thinning beginning to show, it might be a good idea to start supplementing with collagen. Nip that hair loss in the bud before it takes over fully!
Collagen for Muscle Mass
Because collagen is so important for the development and maintenance of most of our body’s tissues, it is thought to be helpful for muscle mass. There are ample amounts of amino acids in collagen – such as glycine, glutamine, and arginine – which play an important role in supporting a healthy metabolism and muscle mass.
Additionally, one experimental study found that collagen supplementation was important for building muscle, and increasing muscle strength in older men.  So, fuel up with collagen before you head to the gym later. Your muscles will thank you!
Collagen and Joint Support
Collagen can also work as an important factor in building, repairing and also maintaining the cartilage in our joints. If you have regular wear and tear, work out a lot, or just have a very active lifestyle, some of your cartilage could be worn or damaged.
This can be problematic as our joints rely on the cushioning that the surrounding tissue and cartilage provide. Once the cartilage is damaged, you may experience joint discomfort and general stiffness (which can make it very difficult to get out of bed in the morning). A number of studies have found that collagen can help support the tissue and cartilage that make our joints work smoothly and move effortlessly. This is especially true for individuals experiencing the pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. [7-8]
So, it’s clear that collagen is beneficial for all of us!
More Anti-Aging Ingredients
Not only is Complete Collagen+ full of collagen… But it also has other super beneficial ingredients like MCTs (medium chain triglycerides), Algal DHA (Omega 3 Fatty Acids), and Vitamin E.
- MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) have been shown to promote healthy weight for a few reasons. Some research has found that MCTs can help keep you feeling full, longer.  Other studies have found that they provide more instant boosts of energy. For these reasons, MCTs are actively being researched as a way to control weight.
- Vitamin E plays an essential role in protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals and supporting healthy immune function. Moreover, many studies have found that free radicals can destroy your hair roots. In fact, vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your scalp against damage. It can also help our skin protect itself better from things like pollution, second-hand cigarette smoke, and sunlight. 
- Algal DHA (Omega 3 Fatty Acids) have been shown to help your skin seal in moisture and keep pesky skin-irritants out! Even better… It can also promote hair growth. Omega 3’s are also good for maintaining a healthy heart. 
All of these ingredients combined make for a product that both men and women can enjoy to look and feel their best.
What Are You Waiting For? Try Complete Collagen+ today.
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- Association, American Hair Loss. American Hair Loss Association – Men’s Hair Loss / Introduction, https://www.americanhairloss.org/men_hair_loss/introduction.html.
- Zdzieblik D, Oesser S, Baumstark MW, Gollhofer A, König D. Collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic men: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2015;114(8):1237-1245. doi:10.1017/S0007114515002810
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- Almohanna HM, Ahmed AA, Tsatalis JP, Tosti A. The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019;9(1):51-70. doi:10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380979/