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Not all collagens are created equal.
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Sophie and Tara talk all about Collagen: The all-natural protein based fountain of youth!
S: So welcome everyone, to our Power of Liquid Collagen. I think pretty much all of you know me but those of you who don’t know me—I am Sophie Alexander I am the owner and lead practitioner, at the Nutritional Wellness Center, and I have a very special guest today with me that I am super excited to have here, with me. It’s Tara Lambert who is the former owner of nutritional wellness center and founder, and those of you who don’t know the story or the background, many years ago when it was 2009 and I was already dealing with chronic Lyme and chronic digestive issues that I moved to Ithaca to study herbal medicine, and I was driving down Green Street in Ithaca and I saw the sign for Nutritional Wellness Center, and I found my way there as a client and it was life-changing for me. I mean, within a few months I was no longer having stomach aches and I just really knew I was on the right path for healing it took more months because it had been so chronic with the Lyme but I got rid of chronic joint issues due to Lyme disease and gosh it just went from there. Tara inspired me to go back to school for nutrition and once I graduated with my master’s degree I asked her to hire me and she said yes. And really, the rest is history and yeah I mean she was my practitioner through my first pregnancy and a few years ago when she wanted to sell the practice and move to New York City I was all in. So, I’m thrilled to have her sharing with us just what she has been doing currently, and Tara I am going to pass it to you just for a little bit just to share more about that.
T: Thank you Sophie I am just, I cannot tell you how happy I am to be doing this talk with you, it has been 2.5 years, since you bought Nutritional Wellness Center I can’t believe that much time has gone by and the fact that we get to collaborate this way I love the fact that things can be virtual in today’s world and that we can still collaborate together. Because I am sure that most probably not everybody, but most of the people tuning in, so it feels very special to be here today! Talking to you and to everybody watching and yes I will always remember that fateful day you were sitting on my table and you very—I don’t want to use the word timidly but you like gently let me know that you had graduated and would I consider bringing you into the practice, and I played it cool. I had my poker face on and I said yeah I think that would be a good idea, let me discuss it. At the time, I was working and collaborating with some other people but inside I was jumping for joy because I already had selected you. I was already hoping that you would want to work at Nutritional Wellness Center and we worked beautifully together for years and you very quickly became the lead practitioner and then when I met my current husband, and decided to move to New York City it was the obvious thing to do, to sell you the practice and it worked out so well.
But as far as what I am doing – I want to speak mostly about the liquid collagen, but as far as what I am doing now, I practice virtually so instead of the brick and mortar practice of Nutritional Wellness Center in Ithaca New York, I am now in Manhattan in midtown and thankfully right before the pandemic hit I had just started to set myself up to see clients again virtually and it was just the best because I was able to work throughout the pandemic and we all know that people became increased—their health became more important to them in the interest of health became more important to all of us. So I was able to work with clients virtually during the pandemic and I still do and I actually focus on detox my entire practice right now is very specialized. I do a 3 month programme now that is entirely focused on deep cellular detox and repair of the body at a cellular level. I am not doing the nutritional response testing that Sophie does anymore and what I was doing at nutritional wellness center. I am doing something different.
S: Awesome, wonderful to have you with us, and we’ll be talking about liquid collagen, right? Because collagen is a super popular, super-hot topic in the nutritional world, very popular Nutritional Wellness Center we see great clinical results with it. And so for those of us or those here who are not as familiar with collagen, and you get us started about telling us more about what collagen is.
T: Sure is there any way I can see the slides, because I can’t see the slides and I want to follow them. These are technical difficulties. I do have my computer next to me I did that on purpose if in case I can’t see the slide there, I can see the slide here. I don’t want to look away–but I want to be able to see what you are seeing.
S: Okay, yeah, it might be specific to you being on your phone.
T: Yeah probably. So, I have got it up for myself. So, what is collagen? Honestly, we hear collagen everywhere just like Sophie said it is a hot topic, it is blowing up and it is not new, I have brought the powdered collagen – it was at the Nutritional Wellness Center – I think 10 years ago
T: If I recall correctly and it was big deal back then, but It was not really known. It was just when it was starting to come on in the market and I found a particular brand that I was super happy with. And I had great results personally and I know that clients had great results as you are seeing. At the time that was powdered collagen.
And the reason why collagen was so important is that it is the most abundant protein in our body. So, collagen is a protein first of all and proteins are made up of amino acids, and when people ask “what kind of protein is collagen?” the answer is that collagen is protein! So, collagen is a type of protein and it’s the most abundant protein in the body. About 80 percent of our soft tissue are connected tissues made of collagen, and so yes, as I said it circuits our body and makes us strong. There is an image here so if you are able to blow up the screen later, at any point you can see exactly what it is made out of. But it is everywhere in our body – it is in our hair, nails, skin, it’s our bones there is something called epithelial tissue which is you know we see the skin on the outside of our body but epithelial tissue lines every single organ of our body. So, it’s like the skin of every single organ, so it is our digestive track even, it’s in our liver our spleen our brain, it’s in our eyeballs, our eyelashes, eye brows. There is no part of our body that is not made up of collagen because of the soft tissue and connected tissue.
S: Awesome! Thank you! And so… bear with me…Well, so speaking of that, so it is everywhere doesn’t our body have plenty of it or aren’t we born with it?
T: If we are young! (laughs)
S: Got it!
T: So yeah, we are born with an abundance of collagen. Literally from the day we are born we start to lose collagen. It is a sad fact. The day we are born is the maximum amount of collagen we will have in our entire lifetime. However, we have plenty of it until we are about the age 25. Now everybody is ageing but up to 25, 28, 30, it starts to drop off significantly and you can see that image here. So I don’t know if either occurred, I have always heard but it didn’t know why. I have always heard doctors saying basically we are getting better through life until approximately till the age of 25, we were growing. I say we, but there may be some people who are still young watching this. For the rest of us we are pretty much all over 30. I am 46 going on 47. So, our bodies are basically building and developing until approximately the age of 25. Everybody is different, then from that age we start to break down and I never knew exactly what they were talking about, and now I know. They are specifically talking about collagen and hyaluronic acid. Let me explain hyaluronic acid in a second. We start to lose it around 35 and 30, and after the age of 30 it starts to decline rapidly about a rate of 1 to 2 percent every single year, and after the age of 65 it is pretty significant. So, if I can go back in time, I started taking collagen 10 years ago and I can explain the difference. If my looks would have been so important, I make a joke and say if I can go back in time I would start taking this one as a fetus because creatures just would not age—bottom line!
S: Awesome, Thank you!
T: You’re welcome
S: So where do we get collagen?
T: Right. So, food sources…So, we can only get collagen from animals. And I just want to bring up that point because I get asked all the time if we can get collagen from vegan sources or vegetarian sources and the answer is no. There is a lot of confusion out there on the market because there are a lot of marketed vegan collagen and vegetarian collagen and it is creating confusion. So, the vegan or vegetarian collagen are collagen boosters. So, that means like vitamin C is a collagen booster. There are certain nutrients that we can take that can boost our bodies ability to produce collagen but it is not a collagen source itself. So, the only sources of collagen are animal and it is connected tissue. So, no difference whether it is chicken, a cow, a pig a human, a fish or a bird. You know, it’s connective tissue. It’s soft tissue so we have to get it from animal soft tissue. So, that is going to mean for example, the skin of an animal, the bones of an animal the hoofs of an animal. I am keeping it to like the ones that are more palatable because once we get the differences you can see that we can actually use anything. We can use the eyes, the hair, the fur—they’ll use places that we would not—things that we would not necessarily want to eat. But as long as it is made out of connective tissue that is the source of collagen.
S: Great. That is why we see clients do so well when they are regularly doing bone broth too, because that is such a wonderful source of that collagen.
T: I would say that is the cleanest source you can make for yourself.
S: Yeah. Right, this gets more into the nitty gritty of it right, so we can get it from all of these places, but how well do we actually utilize it. If we are supplementing with collagen, how well absorbed is it?
T: Not well absorbed at all.
T: And I don’t know about you but I have read online and I have had mentors of mine actually discussing with me that collagen isn’t a really good source of protein regardless of the marketing. Because we only absorb 15 to maximum 30 percent. So, that is the powdered collagen, I have put a picture of powdered collagen there and I am not going to say any brand names. But I have a container, and we are looking at powdered collagen here. So, when we are talking about powdered collagen, when we are talking about bone broth, when we are talking about those sources, they are beneficial. So, I don’t want anybody to, um…once we get into the later part of this conversation…I am not saying that powdered collagen or bone broth isn’t effective, or doesn’t help us because it does. And we see that. I know that 10 years ago when I introduced the powdered collagen to the practice and to my body, I saw an immediate improvement. Also, as you said we do so well on bone broth, we have recommended that to our clients for as long as Nutritional Wellness Center has existed and we see that people do well. So, imagine if you are doing well at 15 to 30 percent absorption, you know, and that is such a small absorption rate, imagine if we could absorb more than that. And what I want to explain is the reason. Why we have such a low absorption rate is that the molecule, the collagen molecule itself, the way it exists in nature is huge. It’s a very large molecule. So, going back to saying what a mentor of mine, several mentors and teacher of mine, who discussed with me said, “why do you give your clients collagen, it doesn’t really get absorbed by the body?” I would answer that I see a noticeable difference. And then we would get into the science of it and basically the science of it is that the molecule itself is enormous and it does not really penetrate into the cell wall and we have to also digest it, and so if we have any kind of digestive issue with our stomach, our intestine, our liver—right away we are going to absorb less. So, maximum we could absorb 30 percent of it. Any type of digestive issue, we would be absorbing less than that, and then if our body’s cell membranes are not in good shape then we are going to just absorb even less, so it just keeps going down and down—the amount we absorb because the molecule is just—think of it like a basketball and we are trying to get it through a tennis net. You know like the little holes in a tennis net and we are trying to shove a basketball through those holes. It is not going to fit and that is what occurs when we are taking bone broth or powdered collagen when we are trying to get that into our cell walls.
S: Ok, got it. So, tell us how liquid collagen is different, as we say it is the new generation of collagen?
T: The new generation!
S: Yeah…. So what makes the liquid collagen so different?
T: I was actually going to have some. I might get some if that’s not weird, but also I will talk about what makes it so different. So, what makes it so different is the size. So, what this company did in particular is, basically it made the molecular weight of the collagen molecules small enough that it absorbed into our cells, through the blood stream. And it is very specific science, because if the molecule is too large, it won’t absorb and if the molecule is too small it won’t absorb. So, it has to be kind of like a goldilocks effect. It has to be just right (laughs). So it’s the goldilocks effect that allow molecules that are just the right size—it fits through the holes perfectly—it penetrates our cell walls through our bloodstreams. So, that is one thing, and there are seven patents on that– that science alone the size of the molecule—there are seven patients on that so it is very protected. The next thing that makes it so incredibly different is that it is not just collagen. So, we are talking about the collagen word, the buzz word—everybody’s talking about it—and the powdered collagen is just collagen. Now it is unfortunate that even if it is said that it is organic, it can still come from like the scrapings on the floor. You know hot dogs are made?
S: Mmm hmm
T: It is kind of like that. It is like hot dog collagen it can still be USDA organic and it can still be grass fed. But it is literally the snouts, literally the hoofs, it is literally the bones, the skin, just like all the parts of the animal that is not used elsewhere, it’s collected and because it is connective tissue it is made into a powdered collagen. So, the collagen that we are talking about is none of that. It is extracted from a single source, and it is external tissue. Ok good thank you. I am going to go back and forth between these two slides, because the conversation basically interweaves. So, the sternum is the breast plate. Now in a chicken it is a little bit lower. So, if it is coming from a chicken it is coming from the sternum which is the breast plate. It is coming from one piece of the sternum. It is single sourced, so 100 percent natural meaning there is no added ingredients. And the kicker is what I just said, it is not just collagen, what it is, is a matrix of collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate. And that is what human cartilage is made out of. So, this particular area of the chicken, this little tiny piece of sternum tissue from the chicken is what is called—the most bio similar—bio means life, so it is the most similar to human cartilage of anything out there. Like there has not been found a different type of cartilage that is more bio available to the human body. So basically, the body sees it as its own. It thinks “oh that is me,” and it absorbs it straight into the blood stream and absorbs it straight into the connective tissue into the joints, into the skin into the brain, it crosses the blood brain barrier – it is used by every cell of the body and because it is not just collagen it is that matrix of collagen and hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate it does more than just act like a protein. So, I am going to back up for a second—hyaluronic acid if people don’t know what that is—it is basically what hydrates us so that is what prompts up our skin, it is what prompts up our organs, it is what keeps us looking youthful. When you are babies you know how you rub their cheek and they are so plump and it is just so enjoyable to grab the cheek you want to eat them. The plumpness that you are feeling is hyaluronic acid and so basically we have the most that we are ever going to have when we are born and then it slowly decreases over time and if anybody here is familiar with, it is so popular right now to get fillers for instance, so the things that they inject in a woman’s face—that is hyaluronic acid—it is naturally occurring in our body but we lose it as we age. So, our faces they start to sag and our faces get less plump, and our bodies start to sag and our bodies get less plump and our joints. It is very important in the coronial fluid because it is so hydrating it literally keeps the fluid in our joints. So, that instead of rusting and getting creaky and getting sore it keeps us very fluid! And it keeps us to moving comfortably without pain. So that is hyaluronic acid and then chondroitin sulfate. It is not just the joints it is in our skin as well, but it is very much needed by the joints. So, it is not that these things are synthetically added, because there are some collagen products in the market that will say collagen plus hyaluronic acid, but they actually added synthetic hyaluronic acid to it, and that is not the piece to this particular collagen, it exists in nature. This matrix exists in nature and naturally adds a threesome, and that way the body just absorbs it and uses it as its own does that make sense?
S: That is very helpful thank you, and it is correct that it is so small that it is much more highly absorbed?
T: Yes. That word bio-optimizer is such a great word, because that is what makes it absorb. That is what the patents are on, to make that size. Everything I just talked abbot: the collagen, hyaluronic acid and the chondroitin sulfate is a matrix as one molecule and then that molecule is basically created – is shrunk down so instead of it being a basketball I is going to be like a pea, so instead of trying to shove this large molecule through the net, you are going to be very easily passing that pea size through the net and it is going to go straight through the cell wall.
S: Awesome. Great. So yes, as you were saying what else can it do for us?
T: So before that, I just, I get asked so many questions, lets back up a bit because I was going through the questions that I get asked a lot and so you and I—we are the same, everything has to be organic.
S: Mmm hmm
T: Everything has to be clean, and if we are going to use a supplement, we are going to study it like crazy to do research, so this was no different for me, you know where I am talking to you in public, the number one supplement brand that we use is standard process and that is a whole food supplement, and that is the best way to describe this. As a whole food collagen. It is the same concept of it, no being as synthetic and not being created in a laboratory other than the size of a molecule but it’s being extracted from nature – and in doing so it is very important that it is clean, and it is not going to be contaminated – it is not going to be – it is very important to have the right receipts in our food, and in our supplements. And this is not organic because it is not enough chickens out there to provide organic source and this volume, but it is not GMO – it is non, no antibiotics, no hormones, it is non GMO, it only comes from chicken in north America – it is hydrolyzed, it is sterilized, it is only coming from the sternum, which means it never touches the blood sources, it doesn’t touch nerves, and doesn’t touch blood and that is important because that is where the diseases are carried, so cartilage dos not have that blood source – so the diseases don’t even touch this tissue – so I did such deep dive, into this company and such a deep dive into the product because I specialize in detox –right. I literally specialize in detoxification in m program, and I work with some of the sickest of the sick – I work with a whole range, but I literally work with people that nothing else has worked for – but I am dealing with incredibly sensitive people, but I am not going to make a recommendation – to somebody that is going to be sensitive to this product or I am not going to introduce hormones or antibiotics or pesticides. That is really important.
S: Yes thank you for clarifying that because it is big thing we speak about regularly at appointments.
And that is one of the things where collagens can be contaminated. Most people don’t like to say this, but it is pesticide made by a company and mostly people know it as round duck and it is one of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet and it has contaminated our air our water our food, and unfortunately when we are dealing with concentrated products, that pesticides can be concentrated in the product –
T: Okay, we are good to go! So excited about this part!
This is the best part!
S: Tell us more about the results you have seen, and what it can do for people
T: This has been life changing. I mean it has been life changing for me personally, and for my clients. It has been practice changing for my practice. These photographs are of my people. The eye that you see—that is my mom at 80 years old. It is because after the age of 65, the sharp decrease of collagen hyaluronic acid in the body is so significant it could take someone up to 6 months to see a difference when they start to take collagen. This is my mom at 6 weeks—so that is incredible, and it is just—she told me that after the fact that her upper eyelid was bothering her so much, that it was so heavy and it was interfering with her vision. She was about to make an appointment with a doctor to have surgery on her upper eye lid to give her more comfort and more vision. Then we started on the liquid collagen and now look. I mean her eye lid is, it’s almost unbelievable to me that her eyelid is that tight. She never called the doctor and she never had the surgery.
T: The picture on the right. That is one of our colleagues. So, that is a chiropractic doctor and she is one of our colleagues that we know well. Now I don’t want people to get the wrong impression, not everyone responds this quickly but that was four weeks for her.
T: It grew back quickly, and it grew back darker
S: I know I can observe that…
T: Yeah incredible—so these are real people, these aren’t taken off some promotional site. These are my clients, and then the next page, that is my thumb! So you can see now dry my thumb nail was and that was two weeks, and again I don’t want to keep or give the false impression that everyone is going to see results in 2 weeks and 4 weeks, and 6 weeks, the clinical trials were done for 90 days. Depending on the health of the body, and depending on the age of the person it is going got take less time or more time. So, I have been working on my health for a long time so I responded very quickly. All of my clients and I am doing more of this, than just a collagen rejuvenation, I tend to do an entire programme so they tend to respond quickly. You can have a realistic expectation. It could take up to 6 months so generally speaking I say 90 to 120 days. The middle pic is my mom again, so you know we all have that turkey neck and that is my mom, and I have the turkey neck developing and I am like oh that is my future, hers is turning around and I can tell that mine is tightening up and then the pic on the right is my client Cindy – and that I don’t remember – I think that was a month.
S: That’s great
T: And the next pic – so it works everywhere on the body – we have the neck, the eye, the belly – if we have lost weight, and we have saggy skin, if we have been pregnant and we have saggy skin, you can just see how it regenerates the skin tissue and then the hands – so psoriasis and eczema – so keep in mind I am not diagnosing – I put this in every video I do – that I am not a medical doctor I am not diagnosis I am not making claims – I am just showing photos of peoples progress and the diagnosis that they have been given by their medical doctors so we are talking about eczema and psoriasis and so these pictures on the outside of the body are so significant because we cannot see picks of the inside of the body and what is really important to know is when you see that visual change on the skin, that is also what is happening internally – so that is what is happening to the joints. That is wht happening to the muscles – that is what is happening to your connected tissue – also it is happening to the organs. For instance my thinking is so clear – I notice a significant difference in my ability to think and the sharpness of my thoughts, after starting this – also the energy levels because it is feeding the cells the nutrients the proteins the amino acid that it needs – so immediately the mitochondria the power houses of your cells – they are going to work faster and produces more energy for the cells to work, and hen the energy that the cells produce helps those cells to repairs themselves and work properly but that all of that, it creates energy it creates wellbeing – the organs repair themselves digestive issues repay themselves – joints repair themselves overtime.
S: Yep. Super exciting! Thank you for sharing these pictures. So how does it work, how do you take it?
T: So it is a liquid and if it is not too weird. I am going to go get it, because I meant to do that before.
T: So I will let you talk! I’ll be gone 30 seconds.
S: Well yeah, so talking about liquid collagen. I have been taking it personally for about a month now and it is very easy to take, but one of the best things to do is to be very consistent about it, and treat it just like you would with your other supplements take it two a day and measure it out in the specific amount because you have to drink it. It has got a little sweetness to it I am sure she will talk about it. It’s not added sugar or anything like that—ok that was fast!
T: What were you talking about?
S: I was just saying how I have been taking it for a month and I was sharing that, and how easy it is to take, and to be regimented about it as you are with your usual supplements.
T: Have you noticed changes?
S: I have not. I have not gone back and compared pictures but I am distracted about my own body, just having small children. I must be honest I have not paused and reflected on it.
T: I actually am really glad that you said that. I was just sharing all of these incredibly fast results and I just want people to know that everybody responds to it in a different time frame so actually I am really glad that you said that because that is normal too. And you are younger. Do you mind saying your age?
S: Oh that’s fine, if I can remember I am about to turn 39
T: Oh my God I cannot believe you are 39! We must know each other for almost 20 years!
S: I need to check when I had children and deduct a couple of years – and well its 2009 was when we met. So 10/12 years. I don’t know I can’t do math.
T: Okay! So not 20 years—it feels like 20 years…
S: Yes, like a long time.
T: Yeah, but no I am so glad you said that you have been taking it for a long time. There is a couple of things. You are super healthy; you did not start taking it because you blew out your knee. You didn’t start taking it because you have dry eyes, or because you have joint pain. You are already a super healthy person without a whole lot of pain or body issues. And so for someone like yourself it is going to be more about maintenance rather than seeing some sort of dramatic change. Like I said, I am not even joking if I can go back and start taking it as a fetus, I would take this as early as possible! I wish I had learned about this before I had some good results with the powdered collagen as well, but nothing like what I am experiencing now and you know what? Something I didn’t talk about this in the earlier part of this was my health problems and lifelong health problems like from as early as I have memory. I have really gone through the wringer and I have had some very serious health issues that I had to recover from and doing so that means that I have explored everything out there whether it is conventional medicine or alternative, I have explored it. If it is a supplement, I’ve taken it, if it is a treatment I’ve done it. And so for someone like yourself who has not been that situation, it’s going to be more about maintenance. How lucky you are to start taking it now because it is literally going to slow down the ageing process. We cannot stop the process unfortunately but you are just going to slow down the ageing process and take a look at yourself in the mirror today and that is it. And that’s it you are going to stay like that! So, 20 years from now we do our next video on whatever device we are doing it on in 20 years. And you are going to look like you did today or pretty close to it. Now me, I have had a lot of joint pain.
I have had over the last 3 years, it is actually almost 4 years ago now, I have had a very sudden acute mysterious illness which I now know is poisoning but I didn’t know it at the time. But I was poisoned by a substance and I didn’t know it just sent me you know in a domino of health crisis, but as a result I aged rapidly. I aged overnight, like 10 years over night and then once I discovered what had caused that. I recovered my health, I still had the fact that my body was damaged. I had 4 years-worth of damage from that occurrence which means that I aged fast. My skin was sagging I was getting the jowls; I was getting the turkey neck. I had these dark circles under my eyes. I was losing the plumpness my face and my joints hurt. And now it is just like a completely different story and that is why it is so important to take those pictures. So, before we jump to that slide about pictures, the reason I went and ran to the fridge is because this is what it looks like. It’s a liquid, it is so easy to take. You don’t have to remember to take the supplement. Although if you are Sophie’s client you’re going to remember to take you supplements, now I poured a full glass of it. But you only need 15 ml, and 15 ml is right here. So, it’s very little. I do like the shot glasses because what I found was that people were not taking enough of it. And just like anything it is dose-dependent. If you take a little bit of it will it help you? Yes. But will you get the full results? No. so you really want to get the full results. So, you can also use a table spoon but you have to use a bakers table spoon and not this. You can get it off of amazon it is a bakers table spoon. But I put a link here to get the shot glasses, because this works every time, you can see it, you can make sure you are taking the right amount. You can take the 15 ml twice a day morning and evening. It’s best if you take it—collagen, liquid or powder, had a life of 12 hours in the body—so if you just take it once a day it is only going to be in your body for 12 hours. So, it is only going to be repairing your body for 12 hours, so that is why you take it twice a day. You can take it with or without food, you saw me run into the back and get it out of my fridge, you do want to open it, you want to keep it refrigerated. This is a food, it is a whole food, it need to be kept in the fridge just like any of your food does. I’m just looking because I cannot see on the screen—ok covered it!
S: Yeah you did great!
T: The next one
S: Mhmm so yeah – the benefit from the 15 ml can you take more of it?
T: Yes! (laughs) so I have become extremely conservative. After I had my toxic exposure, the longer I have been a nutritionist, the longer I have been in my career, the more conservative I become and I really low dose supplements or have people not take them at all. This is literally the only area on my program where I say more is better. Every other thing I am doing with a person, I’m like either don’t take it, or you are only going to take a very small dose. With liquid collagen, if you want to guzzle the bottle in one day, go for it. So, they have done studies on it. The studies that were done—there are 37 clinical human studies and that is significant. It was not done on rats, it was not done on anything else, it was not done in a petri dish. It was done on humans. Some of them had over 100 participants. These were huge studies. 37 of them clinical trials, these are 3rd party peer review, double blind table controlled and they are pub med studies. So, these are not small little studies, so they studied everything. How fast does it enter the blood stream? What percent of hyaluronic acid, how much does that increase? It increase 6000 percent—the hyaluronic acid and I think within a months’ time. But most of that is happening in the first week and that is why people they will text me and say, “I have been on It for five days how is that possible?” It is not that the body has repaired itself in five days, it’s that the hyaluronic acid has increased the Synovial fluid in the joints and therefore that inflammation in that joint that bone-on-bone is not happening so that’s why they are getting an immediate relief. So, I am digressing but it is easy to say they did studies on the correct dose. And the correct dose is 15 ml in the morning 15 ml in the night, and they have also done studies that you can’t over dose. It just keeps improving, so it is really just comes down to cost. How much are you willing to spend? I drink a full one of these twice a day or 3 times a day. Because I have a lot of time to make up for and a lot of damage in my body that I am making up for. For me personally more is better.
T: And what else on that page – cant see.
S: The average person if they are taking 15 ml a day like how quickly do you go through it or how much do you need to have?
T: 2 bottles per person per month. So, if you do the math, if you look at the bottle and you do the math and the 15 ml it is exact. It is 2 bottles per month per person so if anybody is doing less than that, will you get benefit? Yes. But you won’t get maximum benefit.
S: Okay, thank you…
T: Right, so we talked about this a little bit but if you just want to reiterate, like how long till people see results, and how long to give it a try before judging it.
T: Yeah. So the clinical trials, the human clinical trials were done for 90 days, and so we know factually that you want to give it a minimum of 90 days. And like you and I tell our clients when they start the programme, you want to give everything you do a minimum of 3-4 months, because that is the healing cycle of the body. so the red blood cell has a life span of about 3 to 4 months, and that equates to one single life span. I’m sorry one single healing cycle in the body. So whether you are doing liquid collage, or some other program, anything that you do that’s a rule of thumb 3-4 months. So, I tell everybody to give it 90 to 120 days minimum, the older you are o the more chronic or more severe your health conditions the longer you want to give it, so some people you want to give it up to 6 months before you judge it.
T: And it is like one of those things that I want to under promise and over deliver because if I under promise on the time frame and then I am getting a text from someone five days later (laughs) that they are already noticing certain differences, or two weeks later or a month later, or 2 months later, then that is exciting to both of us because they are getting results early on and that is pretty common, as you saw by the pictures.
S: Yes, yes. So Steve Z has a question for us. You know, Steve…
T: Hi Steve!
S: Well and so we had 2 questions coming in so Steve was wondering if they extract it from live chickens and if not why not, that was his question, and then another question from about do you recommend this for the rest of our lives?
T: Heck yeah! (laughs) Can I be any more enthusiastic? I would have cursed but I figured I shouldn’t. Heck yeah! I would never be without this. If you cannot tell how enthusiastic I am about this. I need to emphasize that this is the most important singular supplement that I have come across in my 20-year career. Now I have access to the best products on the planet both Sophie and I do. I can have an account with any company I want, I have access to the best companies on the planet, and there are a lot of really good products on the planet. This is the best singular product. Meaning, you know just one supplement as opposed to a company or whole bunch of supplements. I have never seen a single supplement do what this does. I have never been so excited about a product. I mean Sophie have you ever seen me so excited about a single product?
T: It has changed my life and that is why I am so excited because I can’t emphasize how much damage occurred in my body over the past 3 to 4 years, it was devastating and it was very upsetting to me because my physical body changed visibly and it changed physically like how to get through life in that amount of pain. And I have been on this product for about two and a half months and I am now back at gymnastics, I am doing back bends I am doing hand stands. I can’t wait to get back on my skateboard, that is basically my goal. I had an injury occur on my back. I have not exercised for 4 years. I had a severe injury to my back and I’ve not been able to exercise for 4 years. I am doing gymnastics people! There are picks of me doing gymnastic on my Facebook page doing back bends, and hand stands, like I never thought I would be able to do that again. and then on my appearance, it is like I am watching myself age in reverse every morning. I get excited to look in the mirror instead of dreading look in the mirror because my skin is just a little tighter and a little plumper it is very very sweet, my husband is turning 50, he does not even like to acknowledge that, we wake up in the morning and he grabs me and he like hits my cheek and says you are spring chicken! Because he sees the difference! He sees the difference and he is constantly like hitting me because it is bouncy like a baby. I know that seems like I am digressing from the question and just the point that I want to make is yes, I am going to take this for the rest of my life. Anyone I love is on this product. From my mother, I always get my mother in law and my step mother, both of them are on it. My father in law my husband all of my clients are literally part of my program. It is part of my program, it is not optional. Anyone I love is on this product and I will be taking it for the rest of my life, and my mom will be taking it for the rest of her life, and George doesn’t have a choice. He is taking it (laughs).
And now to answer the first question and it is a great question. I actually get asked questions that are similar to that, and it is a great question. And so no definitely not a live chicken it is extracted form sternum it is a byproduct basically. These are chickens that are already meat chicken, so they were already raised and slaughtered for our meat, and so they are already being killed and used for their meat and whatever other parts of their bodies are going into various food sources or pet food sources so it is extracted from chicken that are already being grown and lightered for other purposes and it is extracted after they are dead but it never touches any blood and any nerves. Any other question coming?
S: No other questions coming through so what do we move on, and having talked about taking your before photos.
T: So you see the one that I picked was great because she actually made a collage and she put day 1 and day 90 and it is just so nice.
S: Mmm hmm
T: I can’t emphasize enough to take your before pictures, it is literally mandatory if you are my client (laughs) it is mandatory to take before pictures and even have to do a before video for me. So, that’s up to Sophie if she is going to make you do that. And nobody wants to—I didn’t want to. Nobody wants to take their before pictures, and once they get their I don’t even call them after pictures, I call them progress pictures, we will take them in a month, 6 weeks, 8 week, 12 weeks, I just keep taking your pictures, I promise you , you will be astounded. I am thinking of 2 instances right now of people who swore to me that they saw no difference, they were like I don’t look any different, I hope it works, it does not seem to be working for me, I don’t notice any change. So, I suggested to them, why don’t you take a progress picture and send it to me so that we can compare them. So, then I put it in my pic collage and then I put it side by side and it was so dramatic! Like both of those people were shocked because when you see yourself day to day you are not seeing the difference but when you see that side by side comparison that is when you see the difference so take your before pictures please and of various body parts. So your face, the neck the eyes, the bellies, cellulite – saggy knees, saggy elbows anywhere you are going to see a noticeable change to skin hair. You are thinning in your hair, eye brow, eye lashes. My eyelashes were so long, can you see them? Now genetically I got them from my dad they are out of control lately. Everyone that I meet who doesn’t know me will literally ask me if my eye lashes are real, and yeah they were long before but not like this. This is insane, my gums the gum recession and then gum pockets are, all of that, I don’t have any more gum pain it is incredible. I want to say also make your list because we cannot take pictures of pain we cannot take pictures of what is happening on the inside of the joints right and we cannot take photos of that, so if you have joint pain, or brain fog or energy. If you have trouble thinking if you have sore muscles, if you have Fibromyalgia types of discomfort, if you have what else? It is truly endless but you get the picture so make a list because then you will want to compare your list in 90 to 120 days or so.
S: Right. Yeah so you’ve been talking about it. I’ve been talking about it. But one person, she had to leave early, and she was like “how do you get it?” And I said I will email you don’t worry! Why don’t you tell us more!
T: Yeah it is so simple, just get in contact with Sophie. If you’re Sophie’s client and are watching this, get in contact with Sophie—she will hook you up!
S: Yeah at the time it is not something I have sitting on the shelf in the office, but I will explain how we will get it to you.
T: Yes, it is very, very easy.
S: I know that is everything! Anything else? That anyone wants to know? Or ask Tara whilst we have her here? We did it in just an hour!
T: And that is pretty good! I know I can talk so I am glad we did it in an hour. If anyone is watching if you have questions for me please ask!
S: Yeah thank you so much for sharing, you know it so well you talk about it so eloquently and so clearly so thank you. And very passionately! So now I am all jazzed up about it which is wonderful because I am very excited about it too.
T: Yeah, I am so excited that you have it available to your clients, because it seems it’s relatively new, I guess that is another point. I am just thinking of the question that people ask me when I introduce it to them or when we start discussing it. A lot of times people say oh this is new? And it is not. So, the research and the development for this product is 25 years old. So, it is not a fad. It is not new at all! It is just that it is finally gaining popularity and gaining the acknowledgement that it deserves! So the research behind this particular product is 25 years old, and then like the powdered collagen, they got popular they started hitting the market around 10 years ago. And then over the past 10 years, It has become more and more popular and as more people had problems, digesting because that is the other thing with powdered collagen, sometimes people have digestive issues and they can’t. It requires your digestive tracts to digest powdered collagen or bone broth so if you have a gall bladder issue and you cannot digest protein or you cannot digest fats. It can be complicated so the liquid collage—oh I completely forgot to mention! It absorbs sublingually—it absorbs straight into your blood stream. It bypasses the digestive tract completely. In the sense that, first of all it is a liquid and second of all the low molecular weight is able to absorb straight in to the blood stream in your mouth. So, our digestion begins in our mouth, so if we hold it, it’s is not required—so absolutely not required—you can just drink it with food or without food. But if you hold it and just swish it around your mouth, it naturally absorbs into your blood stream. I have had people who have digestive issues and I have actually told them to hold it in their mouth. And this I mean I am even hesitant to say this, because I do not want anyone to misunderstand but—please swallow it. But this particular person had a particular issue—and so I had them hold it in their mouth and spit it out because of their particular issue. Now everybody else out there, please swallow it. The point is that it is so highly absorbable that you can absorb it straight under your tongue and that technology has been around for 25 years. So, it is not a fad.
S: Yeah and Sue is wondering if it replaces bone broth.
T: Yes absolutely! You can still do bone broth is you like. If bone broth is something you enjoy, go for it, as far as it being a source of protein, as far as it being a source of collagen, yes it replaces it, for that purpose.
S: Okay, also there are no other questions at this time, but if you think about those questions later, we can get them answered. Well appreciate you all being with us for this hour, and thank you so much Tara for being with us. Oh, I see one more question popped in!
T: I can actually see it now too!
S: Okay Steve says Randy wants to know more about leaky gut.
T: Yeah okay, so I probably should have repeated this several times throughout. It is just because of the litigious world that we live in and I just have to do this. I am not diagnosing! So, when we are talking about leaky gut are we talking abbot any other diagnosable issue? I am not a medical doctor, I am not saying and I am not suggesting that this particular supplement could cure you, because the FDA says that no supplement can cure you.
T: So I’m glad that I said that. So, that gut lining is made out of epithelial tissue which is very similar to our skin issue. So, epithelial tissue is made from connective tissue. So since this particularly helps the body to help repair connected tissue. Yes, it helps to repair the lining of the intestines and the lining of our organs and that makes me think of another question. There are so many different types of collagen. There are collagens 1 2 3 4, so on and so forth, so this cologne is primarily collagen type 2 which is what the joints and cartilage is made to of. But when they use that matrix of hyaluronic acid and the chondroitin sulfate and they shrink the molecular weight and it goes into the blood stream and into the body. The body then produces type 1 and type 3 which is mostly in the skin and the epithelial tissue and this is not just an opinion. It is actually the clinical trials that show that—so it is basically—one of the marketing and selling points. A lot of the powdered proteins will say type 1 and 2 or type 1, 2 and 3. So it is primarily extracted from cartilage which is type 2 but then when it goes into the body the body utilizes it like 1, 2, 3, 4 and that is shown. So, the science backs everything, and then what I have always said—and you too—we are in the front lines. We are clinicians and you know I can read research until the cows come home and I can find interesting and fascinating things but it only matters if it works. Any research that is out there is only as valuable as the results it gets. So being on the front lines it has to work, any product or recommendation it has to work, it has to get results for our clients, and this gets such results that are so visible that we ask you to take pictures.
S: Yeah, exactly – got to document it
T: Document it like crazy – I want more questions please!
S: I cannot think of anything right now and no more questions have come in, and so I think we will wrap it up. And this was so fun, definitely people saying that they are interned, and yeah I will just repeat the easiest way is if you are interested, I will make note of it right now, if you want to send me a chat but also email or text the office and we will just explain to you how to get a hold of it.
S: Well yeah, if there is a lot more interest we will do this again Tara! We will talk about this more.
T: I was just going to say that this is, it could be the first video of many you know because it is not complicated but it can seem complicated because of the misinformation out there. Like anything, collagen is a buzz word, and with it being popular and with-it being a buzz word that means there a lot of marketing. That means there is going to be a lot of misinformation which leads to confusion. Why is one better than another? Does this actually work? Endless questions so just to say you can see how enthusiastic I am, and I have such a special place in my heart for you and the Nutritional Wellness Center. I would do as many slides as you want to and the other thing too that we have not even started talking about. With this other collagen, they are doing phenomenal things that are changing my client’s lives and it is such a wonderful way, so I can come back and talk about those too.
S: That would be awesome! Alright to be continued!