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 talk to you about an amazing plant-based powerhouse of vitamin C called camu camu. Camu camu is the number-one plant-based vitamin C powerhouse. This is an amazing Amazonian berry and like many other medicinals from the Amazonian, the amazing potency of this berry is by far one of the best ways for us to add in natural, organic, plant-based vitamin C into our bodies. In fact, this has 50 times the vitamin C of other plant-based vitamin Cs.
Vitamin C Provides Immune Support
If you’re looking to strengthen your resiliency to any type of viral or bacterial invasion or any type of COVID infection, adding camu camu will be very beneficial to your body. And I’m excited to share that we have in the Organixx Immunity 3, the camu camu is at the highest potency that is going to really support and benefit your body. So let me share with you some other amazing, powerful benefits of adding camu camu to your daily life. And you can take this every day.
So, one of the things we often associate vitamin C with is your immune state, and it is very powerful at helping support your immunity, but there are several ways that it does this. And this is really unique that you are not going to find in let’s say a vitamin C from an orange or even a synthetic, which are, I recommend avoiding synthetic vitamin Cs. They’re not bioavailable, and it’s harder for the body to absorb them and assimilate and make them potent in the way we want to use them.
Vitamin C Supports our Adrenal Glands and Stress Response
So vitamin C directly supports our adrenal glands. And this is really amazing because our adrenal glands, that’s our fight or flight stress response system. Those glands are responsible for registering how we deal with stress every day. And what we know is when we experience higher stress levels, we actually have spikes in cortisol that actually increases insulin levels as well.
This is just this whole stress responsive mechanism. We’re hardwired as cave women and cave men to respond this way. One of the things, if we’re in that fight or flight stressed out state for longer periods of time, we have extensive cortisol production. Well, that ends up draining the adrenals of a critical nutrient that supports them. And guess what? It’s vitamin C. So camu camu can be very beneficial for supporting your stress response mechanism. And it supports the adrenal glands, which has overwhelmingly complex high benefits there. And I’ll share with you some complexities to those benefits here shortly.
Vitamin C Supports Gut Health
The other thing that we see with vitamin C is it directly supports our gut health and specifically camu camu in the 50 X form, we notice that we find patients, and this has been clinically studied, that our immune state lies in our gut. 80% of our immunity is in our digestive process. And camu camu, the vitamin C in camu camu, is very pro-digestive-process supportive. We see clinically individuals who suffer from weakened immunity, and these could be folks who have autoimmunity, individuals who’ve undergone cancer radiation, individuals that have repetitive infections and just have weakened immune state, or are recovering from a viral or bacteria infection. They need extra vitamin C.
Vitamin C at high doses can heal and supports closing in the gaps in our small intestine. We know that condition as leaky gut. So it can help support the healing of leaky gut, which helps benefit an assortment of health and wellness conditions that can plague the body and weaken immunity. But most critically, it also, in that healing process, can help our absorption. So you heal your gut, you absorb better, and it improves and lifts your immunity. It improves and lifts your stress state within your body, the physiological and biochemical support of your body.
Camu Camu is Antagonistic to Strep Strains
And here’s the other thing. It has been proven, particularly the vitamin C that we find in camu camu, has been proven to be antagonistic to strep strains. And if you’re not sure what strep strains are, basically streptococcus is a particular unhealthy bacteria. We often will see it in the oral passageway. Sometimes we’ll see inoculation where we will see streptococcus in the small and large intestine, and it can plague us. It’s commonly the culprit behind strep throat. It can be behind laryngitis. It can be behind an assortment of ailments. Vitamin C at high doses is antagonistic, meaning it helps support an environment where strep strains cannot exist. So it supports your immune state.
Camu Camu Helps Balance Hormone Levels
And lastly, one of the things that the impact to the adrenal glands, the positive impact for ladies, we see that women who have imbalanced menstrual cycles, camu camu can highly benefit those phases of the menstrual cycle.
And we often know ovulation is the middle point, but the latter point – the luteal phase – that tends to be the problematic phase. That’s a phase that needs greater quantities of progesterone. And when we’re under stress or we have hormonal imbalances, often progesterone will be low. And the ratio between estrogen and progesterone – it’s supposed to be a three-to-one – that often gets imbalanced. Well, vitamin C high doses that supports the adrenal glands stops the leaching that occurs in the body where the body is stealing, literally taking progesterone and converting it into something else that’s useful for the stress response mechanism.
And that actually is something we see very frequently with women that test high cortisol or have cortisol imbalances. And I do testing in my clinic, so I’ve seen thousands of results and it’s very common where women will have high later-day cortisol levels. And they also have basement-level progesterone. And that ends up leading to having shorter menstrual cycles, irregularity.
And vitamin C, by supporting the adrenals, ends up supporting the progesterone production in the body, which lengthens the luteal phase. So, this also comes into play for women of all ages – women who might be having infertility issues, maybe miscarriages, and women going through perimenopause and menopause.
So, camu camu is awesome for a multitude of reasons, and you can find it in our Organixx Immunity 3. So, I hope you’ll check it out and come back and let us know how it works for you.