Collagen is a protein, made up of long chains of linked amino acids. It plays a key role in the connective tissue throughout our entire body, contributing to the function of skin, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and the digestive system.
Vitamin D is well known for bone health and preventing osteoporosis, but it also controls the expression of over 1,000 genes in the body. Almost every cell has a receptor for Vitamin D which means it is pretty important! Vitamin D is converted into the active form of Calcitriol in the liver and kidneys.
The thyroid gland is an incredibly important organ and influences your heart rate, digestion, mood, menstrual cycle, and energy levels—essentially various factors of your metabolism. Thyroid problems are very common. There are 2 specific conditions that are quite commonly under diagnosed, you may have one or the other or even both together. However, they do require different treatments.
Zinc is a nutrient that plays many vital roles in your body. Because your body doesn’t naturally produce zinc, you must obtain it through food or supplements. ⠀ In fact, zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in your body, after iron, and is present in every cell.
Do you feel tired?....Exhausted?…Not coping with stress? Have you lost your mojo? Could be your thyroid. Our thyroid plays a key role in our body’s ability to function. Yet, lifestyle factors like stress and diet can throw the thyroid out of balance and affect the body in a number of ways.