Support Your Heart Structure & Vasculature with Collagen

By Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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This article discusses emerging/ongoing science and research. It is intended for general informational purposes only. This content is unrelated to products offered by Organixx and does not contain any representations about the performance of such products.


Video Transcript:

So, I have a question for you, friends. Are you actively supporting your heart structures every day? And when I say “heart structure,” are you supporting the health of your arteries, your ventricles, and your blood vessels? So, I ask you this because here at Organixx, we have something called collagen that can be extremely powerful as a resource to support your cardiovascular structures. And one of the things that we don’t really understand and acknowledge as clinicians, and I’m one of them, is that collagen is highly, highly beneficial to our whole entire cardiovascular system. So not only is collagen billed as a great antioxidant for our face, and we love all the superficial benefits – it’s going to tighten up our skin and give us more protein to help support muscle strength and really support our muscle turnover and our joints. Collagen can help support your heart health and promote heart healing.

Our Collagen Levels After the Age of 25

One of the amazing things that we know through research is that collagen can also lower your risk and the assorted risk factors of you leading and creating a situation within your body of developing heart conditions – assortment of heart conditions – heart failure, angina, myocarditis, and clogging of your arteries that lead to heart attacks. So one of the things, if we’re going to look at collagen as a benefit to your heart health, I want to kind of detail what happens internally in our body, because we’re naturally producing collagen up until about the age of 25. That’s kind of our peak collagen performance level, if you will. So, after 25 is when we really need to get serious about supplementing externally with good, clean collagen, like what we have here at Organixx. By the age of 60, we’re only producing half of our collagen or what we used to produce.

So, we go from 25-60 and you literally cut your collagen production in half. So, if you are watching this video and you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s, or 90s, it is very important for you to add collagen into your diet if you’re looking to support your heart and your heart health. And I’m going to share with you what we see in clinical research the benefits of collagen and promoting and supporting our heart structures – our arteries, our vessels, the vasculature, our ventricles of our heart health. Two to five grams of collagen daily is what is traditionally studied. So let me share with you a few benefits and why collagen would be something I recommend for all of you watching, and I use in my life every day, to support your heart health.

Collagen Strengthens Your Arteries

Number one, collagen can keep your arteries strong. So just like we see with the tightening of our skin, the elastin fibers getting strong, collagen specifically can prevent what we call weakness or laxity of our vascular structures.

It also minimizes stiffness. So while we want our valves to function. So when we talk about like our vascular valves, sometimes those valves get a little weak, they don’t always shut right. Well, that’ll strengthen them up. Collagen helps support that. So collagen, we see that benefit our vascular structures and the flexibility is really critical for mobility of our vascular health. And we also see that it helps to keep all of those vessels in the right placement. So we don’t have wonkiness where there might be a little weakening of one area and maybe a stiffness in another area. It keeps all of this functional.

Collagen Can Improve LDL, HDL, and Triglyceride Levels

Number two, collagen actually can help improve your LDL, and HDL, and triglyceride levels. So when you’re running your cholesterol panels, and maybe you have higher LDL markers and low HDL, by consuming collagen (two to five grams daily), we see that individual’s total cholesterol values level. And it also is something where folks that might need a mild statin can actually make a switch from a statin to collagen where you are going to have greater benefits because of some of the minerals that get depleted and some of the other coenzymes that we see depleted by statins, collagen will not have a depleting effect on your body.

Collagen Helps Stabilize and Balance Blood Pressure

Number three – this is really critical if you have blood pressure challenges or imbalances, either too high or too low – the collagen, when consumed daily, can actually help stabilize and balance blood pressure levels.

Particularly, one of the things that we see is collagen helps support nitric oxide levels. And if you’ve ever had anybody in your family, or maybe you yourself have had a heart attack, the first thing that they do when you walk into the ER or you’re in an ambulance, they put a nitric oxide patch on you. You get that administered immediately to help relax the vasculature of our cardiovascular system to help lower that situation of a lack of oxygen flow. Nitric oxide production, naturally, is where we want to go in that natural production and prevention of heart disease. So we want to see that production increase naturally and collagen is the way to do that.

Collagen Is Anti-Inflammatory

And lastly, collagen is anti-inflammatory. One of the amazing compounds in collagen is glycine. And what we see with a lot of patients with heart disease, when we evaluate their glycine levels, they’re categorically in suboptimal levels. They’re in major deficient states. So if we want to reverse heart disease, we want to bring your glycine levels up. And collagen is a wonderful natural resource for glycine.

So, those are my tips today. I hope you consider reaching for our Organixx Collagens, our Clean Sourced Collagens. You can add these into your smoothies. You can add these into nut yogurts and even coffee. There are a lot of different ways for you to incorporate these into your diet. And we also give you an awesome brownie recipe on the back of your collagen bag. So I hope you’ll check these out. Add this to your heart-healthy program today.

Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens blend contains five types of collagen from four sources. What’s more, it’s combined with targeted nutrients such as zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 which specifically enhance the bioavailability and potency of collagen. Clean Sourced Collagens is formulated from the ground up to enhance and support your body’s natural ability to heal and rebuild itself from the INSIDE out.

Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.


  1. I am taking two scoops of your collagen a day. That is about 17g. Is this too much? I have achalasia of the oesophagus.

    • Hi Aileen, thanks for your question.

      The suggested use is to mix 1 scoop (approx. 8.5 g) per day in your favorite hot or cold beverage, yogurt, pudding, or cereal.

      However, some may want to take an advanced dose of 2-3 servings per day. We always recommend starting at 1 serving per day and consulting with your trusted healthcare practitioner (especially if you have a medical condition and are on any medications) to see if taking an advanced dose would be beneficial for your personal health needs.

      For more details, feel free to check out the product page via our website:

      We hope this helps and wish you all the best on your health and wellness journey.

  2. Hello,

    can you tell me your opinion? I am taking Apo Hydro peels to menage my hight blood pretion, are you thing is Ok to take

    Collagen with, i am worring for any interaction?

    • Hi Iskra, We appreciate your question. We are sorry to hear about the health issues you are currently facing. Organixx cannot diagnose, treat, or give you advice regarding your health and individual use of our products. If you have questions regarding individual use of our product, please consult with your trusted health professional or practitioner. However, we can provide you detailed product information about our products, including labels, in an effort to you make an informed health decision. You can find the label here: I am so sorry that I am unable to be more helpful in this situation. Wishing you a happy and healthy day!

  3. Have chronic venous insufficiency in addition to lymphedema,which I've been told there is no treatment.Could you shed some light on the latter,as I read you might have treatments regarding lymphedema.Thanks for your time.

    • Hi Kevin, We are so sorry to hear about the health challenges you are facing. Sending prayers your way. Check out this article from our blog that mentions this condition and gives some good tips on it. Be sure to click the arrow next to sources so you can read the related articles where this information came from. I hope you find this helpful. Have a happy and healthy day!

  4. I heard a lot about Collagens and the many benefits. I ordered a 3 pack bundle 8oz. Packs, but because I don’t have a lower sphincter muscle, ( I have toupee), are you familiar with what that is or means for people? it was difficult to digest and only causes bloating and pain in my diaphragm. I stayed away from collagen for those primary purposes.

    • Hi Tana! Oh no! We are sorry to hear about the health concerns you are experiencing. Sending healing prayers your way. I am somewhat familiar with toupet. My understanding is that it is for the management of GERD. However, when the immune system causes the body to produce too much collagen(Scleroderma), this can harden the skin and body organs. When the lower esophageal sphincter valve becomes hardened it doesn’t function normally and GERD often results. There are also other situations that can cause GERD as well. We definitely recommend you follow your trusted physicians advice on foods and supplements that should be avoided. Did you order our Clean Sourced Collagen Supplement? Was the order within the last year? I ask because we offer a world-class return/refund policy which can be found here. Thank you for being here with us. Wishing you good health always. :)

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