The Benefits of Collagen Peptides for Hair, Skin and Athletic Performance

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Very rarely do I write about supplements, but I came across one recently that I think is fantastic – Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins.

And even though I have only been using it for a relatively short time, I am already noticing improvements in my hair, skin, and performance levels when working out.

First off, what is collagen and why does it help our body?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and is found in our muscles, bones, skin, ligaments, blood vessel walls, and tendons. It comprises 30% of the protein in our overall body and 70% of the protein that makes up our skin. Collagen is essentially the “glue” that holds our body together.

Not surprisingly, as we get older, collagen production decreases. Poor dietary and lifestyle choices (processed foods, sugar, smoking, too much sun, chemical overload), stress, sickness and long-term strenuous exercise play a role in reduced levels in collagen as well.

So, if we think about collagen being that “glue” that holds our body together, we need to make sure that we are doing what we can to maintain collagen levels. When that “glue” weakens or decreases, we suffer from wrinkles, sagging skin, muscle soreness, and joint and muscle pain. Read more »


Flower Remedies from Lotus Wei are the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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If you are a big believer in the power of flowers, which I certainly am, and are looking for something special and unique for Mother’s Day, the flower essences and elixirs from Lotus Wei are the perfect gift.

Founded by Katie Hess, who has over 13 years of experience in working one-on-one with clients using flower remedies, Lotus Wei creates flower elixirs and essences that evoke the precise feelings you want to experience. Read more »


LuliTonix has Been Rolling Out Some Fantastic Drinks Lately

Last year, I said that LuliTonix, a NYC-based blended juice and elixir company, was one of two emerging organic beverage brands to watch.

And given what I have witnessed since then, I definitely believe that this was the right call.

LuliTonix is putting out some very innovative products, embracing powerful ingredients that are rarely used in beverages, such as amla, broccoli microgreens, and moringa.

Even though the company does ship nationwide, LuliTonix is not widely known — just yet — outside of the NYC area and Manhattan wellness community. So, I thought I’d give you a look at some of its newer flavors.

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