The #1 Paleo Superfood: Hydrolyzed Collagen

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The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word kolla, which means glue. We can think of collagen as the glue that holds the body together, giving it its structure, strength, and flexibility. Collagen comprises more of the body than any other protein and is found in nearly every part of the human body. It is essential for a variety of bodily processes. Unfortunately, after age 20, our collagen levels begin to decrease, which starts to affect our joints, skin, and digestive system. As collagen levels decline — they plummet even more dramatically after age 50 — symptoms such as low energy, weakness and fatigue, aches and pains, stiff joints, low muscle tone, and visible signs of aging will become more prominent. So how do we make sure we are getting enough collagen to stay healthy?

Collagen is found only in animal foods, such as bone and muscle, so it can be hard to obtain enough from diet alone, especially if you’re relying on feedlot cows or factory farmed poultry. That’s where collagen supplements come in. Collagen supplements are typically derived from animal bone, skin, and connective tissue. When the collagen is cooked, it is called gelatin, which is what gives Jello its structure and wiggle. The best collagen supplement is hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen is simply (uncooked) collagen that has been broken down with natural enzymes, so that the collagen is more readily absorbed by the body. It is sometimes called collagen hydrolysate or collagen peptides, and it is more bioavailable than any other form of collagen. Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen is a rich source of protein. It’s made up of 97% protein by weight — more than 10 grams per and 11 gram serving — and it doesn’t have the sugar, carbs, and fat found in other protein sources. Hydrolyzed Collagen is also abundant in amino acids, including those that are hard to obtain such as proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline.

Grass-Fed Collagen Hydrolysate

Just like you wouldn’t want to eat a hamburger from a factory-farmed cow pumped up with antibiotics and fed genetically modified grains, you wouldn’t benefit as much from collagen derived from an animal raised under such unhealthy conditions. The best hydrolyzed collagen comes from cows that are happy and healthy, those that graze on green pastures free of pesticides. Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is made exclusively from pasture raised Brazilian cows that are never given rBGH or other hormones, GMOs, or antibiotics. These cows spend their lives roaming and feeding on verdant pastures that are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The final product, Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen, is made only of hydrolyzed collagen — no additives, fillers, or binders.

Easy Bone Broth Alternative

A dietary staple for centuries, bone broth is a nutrient-dense, gelatinous broth with extensive health benefits. Drinking bone broth daily is recommended for those following the Weston A. Price diet guidelines, the Paleo diet, the GAPS diet, the Autoimmune Protocol, and other anti-inflammatory, healing diets based on traditional foods. Bone broth is not hard to make, but it can be time consuming and inconvenient for many, and you’ll need to constantly get more bones and cook more batches to keep up with adequate daily bone broth consumption goals. Plus, let’s face it, not everyone enjoys drinking broth! That’s why Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is a great alternative. Keep some on hand either for everyday use or for those occasions when you just don’t have time to track down grass-fed bones and cook them for hours on end.

Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen requires no time-consuming preparations. Simply mix the collagen powder into a hot or cold liquid and drink. It’s convenient, portable, and shelf-stable. Better yet, it’s completely odorless and tasteless. Don’t like the taste of bone broth? Add hydrolyzed collagen to water, juice, smoothies, or tea — you won’t even know it’s there, but it adds a big protein punch and amps up the nutrition of whatever you’re drinking. One bottle of Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen can replace two months’ worth of bone broth! It won’t take up space in your fridge. You could even keep a bottle or two of Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen in your emergency preparedness kit to provide protein and healing nutrients in the case of natural disaster or other emergencies.

Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen is needed to keep blood vessels strong and flexible, allowing blood to flow freely through the body. It also gives muscles — both voluntary muscles and involuntary ones such as the heart and stomach — their structure and strength. Up to 95% of the organic materials that make up bones is collagen. Collagen also comprises 75% of the skin, giving it elasticity and flexibility. Joints require collagen to move smoothly and remain stable.

Supplementing with Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is associated with numerous health benefits including:

  • Healthier joints
  • Better digestion and gut healing
  • Less inflammation
  • Deeper sleep
  • Reduced appetite and a boosted metabolism
  • Healthier cardiovascular system
  • Improved muscle growth and repair
  • Better brain function and nervous system health
  • Healthier, firmer, younger-looking skin
  • Stronger hair and nails

Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen

A picture of Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen in the 660g container and some single packets.Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is a convenient, protein-packed, bioavailable collagen supplement. Quite simply, it’s the highest quality collagen supplement available. With no additives or fillers, no GMOs, no chemical contaminants, and no taste, it is a pure, healthy, grass fed collagen supplement. Perfect Supplements ensures that the Hydrolyzed Collagen is laboratory tested for purity, quality, heavy metals, and bacterial contamination, so you get only the best, purest collagen supplement available.

By Ali Wetherbee

Eating your greens is so much easier with Perfect Fermented Kale!

perfect_fermented_kaleBy Ali Wetherbee

No longer will you need to buy that giant package of kale from the market and try to figure out how to incorporate it all into your meals before it goes limp. All you have to do is add a scoop or two of Perfect Fermented Kale green superfood powder to your water, juice, yogurt, soup, or other daily favorite. Sneak some fermented kale greens powder into your kids’ favorite smoothie recipe, and they won’t even know they are eating veggies!

Just look at all the nutrients packed into this convenient organic fermented kale greens powder:

  • Vitamin A, which is critical for vision, a strong immune system, and healthy skin

  • Vitamin C, which can help prevent a number of serious and chronic illnesses

  • Heart-healthy Vitamin E, protecting against oxidative damage

  • Vitamin K, including Vitamin K2, Dr. Weston Price’s “Activator X”

  • Calcium, essential for teeth and bones

  • Potassium, which protects the heart, brain, and bones

  • Iron, needed for cell, muscle, and brain health

  • Magnesium, for the nervous system, muscles, and heart

  • Fiber, important for optimal digestion

  • Protein – 20% by weight!

  • Antioxidants, Carotenoids

And the best part? You can obtain all these nutrients with only 9 calories per serving! Now that’s a nutrient-dense food! It’s a dieter’s dream. Excellent for vegans, vegetarians, WAPF/traditional foods followers, or anyone who cares about their health, Perfect Fermented Kale green superfood powder is certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and contains no artificial ingredients.

Why not just eat a lot of kale?

Well, aside from many people’s distaste for this vegetable, raw kale, while nutrient-dense, can be really hard on the digestive system, causing bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort. Anti-nutrients in raw greens are another concern. Perfect Fermented Kale green superfood powder, however, contains the same rich nutrient content as raw kale, but without the digestive distress and anti-nutrients. The fermentation process neutralizes anti-nutrients and utilizes organic blackstrap molasses and live vegan cultures to create an easy-to-use, nutritious powder full of healthy enzymes and probiotics.

Green Superfood Powder Benefits

Perfect Fermented Kale green superfood powder can improve digestion and help regulate elimination habits. It is a natural detoxifier, and is rich in antioxidants, combating the damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress and slowing aging. It can aid in weight loss and improve the condition of your hair, skin, and nails. Plus, Perfect Fermented Kale greens powder keeps the cardiovascular system healthy, helps regulate cholesterol, and decreases inflammation in the body. What are you waiting for? Get yourself a container of Perfect Fermented Kale green superfood powder and start whipping up some health-enhancing smoothies!

Vitamineral Earth: Sacred Healing Food™

HealthForce_Nutritionals_Vitamineral_EarthBy Ali Wetherbee

HealthForce’s Vitamineral Earth is designed to be used in teas, soups, and broths, providing nutritive healing and detoxification. It contains the four essiac herbs, an ancient formula popularized by nurse Rene M. Caisse, who used the blend in teas to successfully treat cancer patients. The four essiac herbs are:

Rhubarb Root, a gentle laxative which helps cleanse the liver, support digestion, and oxygenate the blood

Sheep Sorrel, a mild diuretic which induces sweating to allow toxins to exit through the skin

Slippery Elm Bark, capable of dissolving mucus build-up and soothing the mucous membranes and vital organs

Burdock Root, which reduces water retention and mucus, plus supports digestive and immune health

The herbs in this blend are also rich in numerous nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, K, calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and rutin. Vitamineral Earth also contains sprouted chia and flax seeds, which are excellent sources of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and trace minerals, as well as:

Astragalus Root, an adaptogenic, immune-supporting herb, recommended by Dr. Oz to improve energy

Nettle Root, which has been shown to be effective in treating benign prostate problems, reducing nighttime urination, and possibly relieving allergies

Marshmallow Root (Althaea Root), an herb used in ancient Greek and Ayurvedic medicine, that supports digestion and respiratory health, plus relieves inflammation of the gastroesophageal mucosa

Carrot Root, providing antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, and C, and minerals

Yacon Root, which recent studies have found to reduce weight and cholesterol, as well as aiding digestion

Ginger Root, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial food

Dandelion Root, a diuretic which improves kidney and liver health and contains anti-cancer properties

Milk Thistle Seeds, valuable for liver and gallbladder health

Red Clover, an abundant source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins, with phytoestrogenic benefits

White Oak Bark, which possesses astringent, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties

Kelp, a seaweed that supports the immune system and the thyroid and provides many trace nutrients

Shilajit, an adaptogen thought to improve longevity and relieve countless various ailments

Vitamineral_EarthThese are just some of the nutrient-dense, healing herbs in this powder, and the benefits above are only the tip of the iceberg. Vitamineral Earth is comprised of foods that have been used for centuries, with an excellent track record for safety and efficacy. To top it off, the formula is full of 4 billion active probiotics to support healthy digestion. A blend of beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L salivarius, L. bulgaricus, and Streptococcus thermophilus, improve absorption and utilization of nutrients.

Vitamineral Earth has a savory which complements and enhances casseroles, soups, and broths. It can also be added to warm or hot water for a unique, nourishing tea. Drink as much as you want — this is a food, not a supplement, and therefore non-toxic even at high doses. Combine with Vitamineral Green, and you’ll be providing your body with the complete nutrition it needs to feel healthy and be well.

Anti-Inflammatory Emu Oil

By Ali Wetherbee

Psst... Have you heard about Emu Oil? Follow me on a Walkabout to learn more!Emus, native to Australia, are flightless birds similar to small ostriches. They are a good source of high-protein, iron-rich red meat, with the added benefit of being low in fat and cholesterol. After the meat has been processed, the fat is used to make emu oil, an antioxidant-rich oil that can be used topically or internally to relieve a variety of health and inflammatory conditions. Aboriginal Australians have long used emu fat as part of their traditional healing practices.

Emu oil is used both internally and topically for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Reducing pain and inflammation of conditions including gout, carpal tunnel, sciatica, hemorrhoids, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and earaches
  • Increasing omega 3, 6, & 9 essential fatty acid consumption
  • Improving cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Weight loss
  • Cold & flu relief
  • Managing diabetes
  • Relief for sore muscles and joints, strains, sprains, and shin splints
  • Speed healing of cuts, burns, bruises, and bites and minimize scarring
  • Healing surgical wounds and radiation burns
  • Moisturize hair, nails, and skin
  • Ease skin conditions including diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff
  • Reverse sun damage including sunburns, wrinkles, and age spots

Numerous Testimonials

Those who have tried emu oil are amazed at the results. Former runners who were incapacitated by aches and pains found that emu oil relieved their pain and got them back on the running trails. People with arthritis report being able to resume normal activities including sports and gardening after starting emu oil use — and no longer need prescription pain killers. Adults and children with skin problems praise the oil for its ability to clear up previously untreatable rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. Doctors who have prescribed it to their patients have found remarkable results in improvement of a variety of inflammatory conditions. Here is an excerpt from an email written by one of many happy emu oil users:

I really want to thank you for marketing Walkabout Australian Emu Oil, it has really helped me.

I have had two major surgeries (back for ruptured and bulging discs and knee for a badly torn meniscus) over the last eight years and had lived with constant pain. I refused to take prescription pain pills and survived by taking daily doses of Back and Body aspirin just to get through the day (other over the counter pain killers did nothing for me). I tried physical therapy but the pain was too much.

A dear friend of mine sent me a bottle of your product and told me to just try it for a couple of weeks. Always the sceptic but willing to try anything I took the pills. As I told him, I didn’t know if it was coincidence or if they really worked but within ten days I could walk virtually pain free. Within a few more weeks my chronic back pain went away. I was astounded! I got several more bottles and took them religiously with no more pain.

One month ago, I ran out of my Emu oil right before a long trip with lots of walking and carrying heavy loads. I thought that I would be OK but one week in my knee started to give me some trouble. By the time I got home there was the old pain back and I had to revert to heavy doses of aspirin again. I am so glad to have the Emu Oil again and look forward to being as active as possible again.

Thank you for providing an outlet for this wonderful product. I am a firm believer in its claims.

Sincerely
Neal
Neal L. Larson
Larson Paleontology Unlimited

Emu Oil Research

Studies on rodents have shown emu oil to be effective in reducing the inflammation associated with arthritis, ear infections, burns and wounds, and chemotherapy-induced mucositis (an inflammation of the digestive tract). In vitro analyses comparing emu oil to other avian oils have found emu oil to be strong in antioxidant properties and protect against oxidative damage. Although there isn’t yet much human research on emu oil, results of recent studies suggest that it may be beneficial for healing injuries, inflammation, and infections and treating digestive tract disorders, and may be a safer alternative than NSAID medications.

Walkabout Emu Oil

Walkabout Emu Oil is a rich source of…

  • Omega 3
  • Omega 6
  • Omega 9
  • Vitamin K2 (especially the isoform K2 MK-4, menatetrenone)
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin E
  • CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

Walkabout Emu Oil is derived from a species of emus especially high in vitamin K2, dubbed “Activator X” by Weston A. Price. Activator X works in synergy with vitamins A and D to support bone and tooth development and general health, and has been used to prevent and heal cavities. The healthiest, longest-living primitive peoples had diets rich in Activator X, as it helps the body absorb and utilize minerals. Walkabout Emu Oil is 100% natural, with nothing added or removed, and not pasteurized or chemically processed. Their emus are bred for the high vitamin K oil – not for meat or other purpose. This doesn’t mean it is wasted, but the Activator X rich oil is the main product, not a by-product like with other emu oils.  This supplement will benefit the whole family for general health, and can be consumed in higher doses to remedy various ailments. And Walkabout Emu Oil comes in three convenient forms, liquid and capsules for internal use or topical liquid for external use.