Today’s question comes from one of our viewers asking about collagen for leaky gut. Specifically, this individual says, “A lot of people are taking collagen, but we’re not sure what is the right amount. Can you clarify, for individuals who want to heal leaky gut, how much collagen should we be taking?”
Collagen Supports Digestive Healing
This is a fantastic question because our Clean Sourced Collagens is highly effective at helping you heal the open, leaky junctures – the tight junctures that get opened from digestive imbalances in leaky gut. Collagen can help support that closure of the gut juncture.
How to Microdose with Collagen Supplements
But the best way to consume collagen for leaky gut is actually to do what I call microdosing. So having a dose in the morning, having a mid-sized dose in the lunchtime zone, and then also right around dinner or maybe even before bedtime. But this allows the collagen to have its most effectiveness throughout the day, so every time you’re dosing it in the smaller microdosing versions or therapeutic doses, that delivers consistent delivery of the healing properties that we need collagen to take effect.
And collagen has this amazing capacity to support, not just our external skin, but our internal skin, and our digestive process, and the shape and the function of our small intestine and large intestine is skin. It’s just internalized, and there’s a mucosal membrane, and the collagen can be really helpful in achieving that.
How to Maximize Collagen Effectiveness
Now, I do recommend also – to maximize the effectiveness of collagen – is to add in our Enzyme 17, and that can be taken about 20 to 30 minutes before you take and consume your collagen. Because the Enzyme 17 has the right enzymes to break down and help your body assimilate the collagen, so you get your max absorption and then max assimilation.
So that is what I recommend for any individuals looking to use collagen to heal leaky gut. So I hope that’s helpful, and please feel free to send us more questions. I love answering your questions and helping support your body through our fabulous products here at Organixx.
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.
Today, I want to follow up on allergies and how to combat seasonal allergies in your body. And really, I want to take a deeper dive into the root cause of allergies, seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, and even food allergies all fall into this category.
So, specifically, allergies are caused by a histamine reaction in your body. And histamine is a neurotransmitter. So, this is an interesting process where your brain plays a specific role in the articulation of histamines. And ultimately, histamine is an underlying component in your body’s inflammatory response. You have your immune response and then your inflammatory response that can yield puffiness in the sinuses, puffy eyes, gunk and mucus production in the eyes and nose, coughing, and even in some cases, hives and allergic skin reactions.
Relationship Between Gut Health and Histamine Reactions
Now, if we go deeper into the source of histamine-related responses and the neurotransmitter control of histamine, we need to look at your gut health. So, essentially, there is connection between your body’s allergy response mechanism and the state of your digestive health – your gut health – because your gut health controls a large majority of your neurotransmitters and the signaling and communication pathways from your gut to your brain. I cover this more in-depth in my Gut Health Masterclass, which I’d invite you if you’re looking at going really deep into the inner workings of your gut and the connection to the brain and other body systems, I’d recommend taking that.
But specifically, when we’re looking at gut-related imbalances, we have to look at gut microbes, the actual mechanics of your microbiome. Microbiome, essentially, is a fancy term for the assorted bacteria that is housed in your digestive process. We also have bacteria on our skin and we have bacteria in our oral cavity. Every mucosal membrane has bacteria. And in fact, when we look at our DNA, we’re primarily like 99.9% bacterial DNA and 0.1% human DNA. It sounds shocking, but that’s the way it works, where we are interfacing and have this collaborative effort and relationship that’s symbiotic with bacteria.
Now, when the gut is involved in terms of histamine reactions and allergies, we are needing to address an inflamed and imbalanced gut process, as well as imbalances within your gut microbiome, meaning an imbalance and dysregulation or dysbiosis of your gut microbiome. And so things you do to address the histamine response that’s causing allergies is to make sure you do not neglect healing your digestive process. So, for instance, if you have leaky gut, that can be a big source of allergies, it can be a big source of the histamine reaction in your body.
I happen to work with particular patients that have histamine reactivity, and this falls in the category of POTS and mast cell dysregulation, where the histamine reactivity of the body, the source is coming from a dysbiotic gut, a dysregulated digestive process that ends up becoming systemic in the inflammatory response and the histamine response. This is really common when folks experience hives for seemingly no reason.
So, your allergic response to dust or pollen or grass or mold spores or any type of food that’s causing you to have that histamine reaction, we need to address your digestive process for that deeper healing.
Balance Your Gut Microbiome with Probiotics
So, I’ve talked earlier about some of the topical and more everyday things to calm the symptoms of allergies. But if you want to address the root cause of allergies, you want to address healing your digestive process. And here at Organixx, we have two amazing resources. I am a huge fan of the bacteria type called L. plantarum. This is very powerful and it’s in the ProBiotixx. This is a really good microbiome balancer. There’s a lot of research in this particular strain in helping lower some of the inflammatory response mechanisms and that histamine response that a lot of individuals have. I find a lot of patients find success in taking that particular bacterial strain in a probiotic form.
Restore & Rebuild the Gut with Collagen
And then also for helping heal leaky gut, collagen is extremely powerful as is colostrum therapy. But specifically, collagen can help restore and rebuild the junctures of the small intestines that are loose or leaky that are causing food particles and allergen sources that are triggering histamine in your body, i.e., an allergy-response mechanism. We can heal those junctures by adding collagen into the body.
And I’m very excited because the Clean Sourced Collagens is a very wonderful blend of five different types of collagens. So it’s synergistic in its potency and capacity to help heal leaky gut and tighten up those junctures because what does collagen do? It creates a vertical and horizontal structure to skin and our mucosal membrane and our single-cell lining that’s our small intestine that’s so fragile and so influenced by mucosal imbalances, bacterial imbalances, and internal response mechanism to a virus or to a pathogen or a parasite, collagen can help rebuild that.
So, I hope these two tips help you to take a deep dive into healing your allergies.
Organixx ProBiotixx+ formula contains a single, super-strain of Lactobacillus plantarum, designed to help alleviate constipation… eliminate gas and belly bloat… support your entire immune system… and give you total digestive protection.
As a mom, a working mom, and a busy sometimes stressed-out mom, I want to share with you four amazing supplements that every mom, grandma, and female needs in their lives, particularly if you are experiencing fatigue, or need an energy boost to balance all of the balls that you have up the air, or you’re just dealing with overall stress. I am so excited to share these four with you.
Collagen – Not Just for Wrinkles
So, number one, in the anti-aging category, but also deep healing, I recommend collagen, Clean Sourced Collagens. Specifically, collagen is wonderful for women in reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the laugh lines, crow’s feet, your little furrows.
So, if you feel like the stress and everyday life is wearing you down and you’re physically seeing a reduction in the elasticity of your skin, a wonderful gift for yourself or any mom or grandma in your life is collagen.
Collagen has not just superficial anti-aging benefits that can be seen in two to four weeks and continues to compound, it also has massive benefits in healing your gut. So if you or a mom or grandma in your life experiences any type of gut imbalances, leaky gut, indigestion, IBS, bloating, gas, those are all going to be indicative of small intestinal imbalances, potentially something that we call leaky gut, where literally the structures in between these small little microvilli and single-cell lining of our small intestine, that gets opened up and the tissue itself is not as strong and supple.
Collagen can actually strengthen those divides and create a situation where we can heal leaky gut. This is a permanent type of solution. So if you, as a mom, grandma, or have any moms or grandmas in your life that you want to help support their health, collagen, our Clean Sourced Collagens is great to use. You can use a scoop a day. Sometimes I’ll do two doses in the morning and the evening. You can add this to a tea or a coffee, yogurt, smoothie. There’s a lot of different ways to use this. And I even put it in our mommy cookies. I call them mommy cookies. And my son and my husband, we all eat these amazing plant-based raw cookies, and we put in collagen for an extra oomph of protein. So that’s number one.
Magnesium to Reduce Fluid Retention and Balance Sleep
Number two, I want to talk to all you ladies who might be experiencing imbalanced sleep, fluid retention – and this could be mild where you might notice that at the end of the day, your feet or ankles are swelling. You might notice that you feel more puffy and just holding maybe one to five pounds of excess fluid. Magnesium 7, this is our multi-complex magnesium blend. This has an assorted amount and assorted types of magnesium. They target certain body systems. But magnesium specifically is great for enhancing the fluid production and the flow of fluid that might be stagnant inside your body. And it’ll articulate it, so we can flush that out, the pathways, like our kidneys and our bladder. So magnesium can help reduce fluid retention. I recommend this for all my lymphatic patients, my patients with lymphedema, or folks with edema and light, gentle swelling.
But also, magnesium is great for balancing sleep. Magnesium, this particular mineral is a master mineral. We have over 600 enzymatic reactions in our body that need magnesium. So magnesium can improve sleep. It can calm the body, calm the central nervous system. So for women who have anxiety or even depression, just feeling like the brain is not optimized, you’re not feeling completely 100% yourself – personality or just mental health-wise – magnesium is great. So I always recommend that.
You can take a dose in the evening, that tends to be when we can get the max benefits for sleep. But you can also add a dose in the morning. So spacing it out in 10 to 12 hours is going to give us that max, multiple delivery long-term benefits of magnesium.
Functional Mushrooms Bring Massive Benefits
Number three, the next recommendation I’m really excited because this, I use to power me up to energize my body, to reduce inflammation, as well as any type of free radical damage from everyday allergens or viral or bacterial invasions.
I cannot speak enough to the massive benefits that we as women experience from functional mushrooms. Particularly, functional mushrooms support our brain. They support and balance our hormones. They can help us get through perimenopause, menopause. It also is very beneficial for women post-pregnancy.
Lower Stress Levels & Calm the Central Nervous System
What we find are functional mushrooms that we are going to get in our 7M+ blend. By the way, these are fermented and they are extremely powerful. Each of the mushrooms in this blend have massive amounts of clinical research that showcases the potency and the power of these medicinal mushrooms in helping lower our stress levels, calm our central nervous system, recalibrate our stress response mechanism – meaning that fight or flight, like we’re always in that kind of squirrel. You know when you’re driving around down the road and the squirrel’s like, “Eh,” and it doesn’t know what to do and it runs in front of your car? We are in that state on a daily basis. And as moms, grandmothers, and women who are caregivers, this is a massive, massive negative influence on our overall health and wellness.
And where I use functional mushrooms in not just my life, but the lives of my patients, is we can help support and balance the stress level, but also enhance our adaptogenic influences from functional mushrooms – meaning mushrooms in this blend, 7M+ blend, they can actually help your body adapt to and deal with stress better. So normally, you’re walking around with your glass, it’s full and overflowing, mushrooms let the valve out. So it releases some of that intensity, the pressure, and it calms the way you’re going to deal with everyday life. And if you are a mom watching this, you know that all the time, we’re managing and juggling a lot in our families and our kids’ lives and just all the things that are on our plate.
Brain Health & Immune Support Along with Minimizing Cancer Risk
So, the functional mushrooms are a really good way to support your body. They also have amazing benefits in supporting brain health. And we see some of these mushrooms are highly beneficial at minimizing our risk of cancer. They can support cell apoptosis of cancer cells, meaning cell death of cancer cells. They have a very powerful influence for balancing and modulating our immune response, and have anti-inflammatory impact. So overall, stress-lowering, inflammation-reducing. They are high in antioxidants, which keeps us youthful and helps support our cells. So mushrooms are always on my list for moms. Moms and mushrooms go hand-in-hand, powers you up.
Anti-Inflammatory Reduces Risk of Illness, Disease & Pain
And my last and final is really one of the things that we see with all illness and disease, but particularly with women. Some of the major common illnesses women experience are inflammatory in their orientation – meaning the cause of illness and disease is from an overwhelm of inflammation within the body. It’s systemic inflammation. And that inflammation can often cause pain, pains in our joints, in our muscles and tissue. Sometimes people will feel just this pain body, pain experience, aches and pains, just feel like you’re not as functional and fluid as you used to be.
Joint & Muscle Care is a big winner for my patients who experience pain and inflammatory disorders. If you have a mom or grandma or you yourself are suffering from one or many autoimmune dysfunctions, inflammation is the root cause.
Potent Trio of Ingredients
Joint & Muscle Care has three powerful ingredients: turmeric, myrrh, and it has frankincense. Those three have a long-term history as beneficial medicinals. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory. So it can reduce inflammation, which will reduce nerve impact and nerve-related pain, i.e., your body’s registering pain. The other thing that we see with myrrh is just a really good balancer, and can reduce inflammatory conditions of our respiratory system, and can combat some of the allergen responses that we experience to our environment.
The other benefit with frankincense, frankincense is awesome. So let me share with you how awesome frankincense is. We have seen European studies showcase frankincense has anti-cancer properties. Frankincense is also a very grounding herb, and can help us root and recalibrate and balance our body and our parasympathetic nervous system. It helps keep us level and balanced.
So these three together in the Joint & Muscle Care are awesome for us women who might have current inflammatory conditions. You might feel aches and pains. And even hormone imbalance can kick off inflammation in the body. So combating systemic inflammation will greatly reduce your risk of illness and disease.
So for moms, grandmothers, and women who are seeking a complex, complete blend of powerful potent medicinals, these four: Collagen in powder form, 7M+, the mushroom blend, Magnesium – major winner, the magnesium, I love magnesium – and it’ll also get you regular, so you’ll eliminate constipation, which 40% of breast cancer is caused from constipation. We actually see those links. And then also Joint & Muscle Care. So I’m excited for you to grab all four of these. Click on the link down below to get more information to order these products for you, your mothers, your grandmothers, aunts – all the women in your life can greatly benefit from these four items.