Menopause Vaginal Dryness - Can Collagen Supplements Help?

Menopause Vaginal Dryness - Can Collagen Supplements Help? - MyElle

We all know about the craze of coconut oil and its benefits for the skin. However, there’s a new super supplement in town that promises even better results. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s in everything from your skin to organs, muscles, ligaments, and other body tissues.

Collagen is a vital protein, and we start producing less of it as we age. For this reason, if you take a walk down the anti-aging aisle of your local drugstore, you’ll find that almost every cosmetic beauty product has collagen listed in the formula.

However, when we get into our 50s, collagen production begins to decline year-on-year steadily. As a result, we start to notice the signs of aging occur. The lines on your face., and those crows feet by your eyes are all a result of your body dropping collagen production.


The Decline of Collagen Production – Why It Matters

A lack of collagen also affects your sexual health. Menopause and vaginal dryness go hand-in-hand in your 50s, and the reduction in collagen exacerbates the situation. Vaginal dryness due to menopause can ruin your sex life and your relationship.

Vaginal atrophy thins the walls of your vagina, and the lack of lubrication starts to make sex feel painful. You’ll eventually give up on sex without treating the condition as it doesn’t provide you any pleasure anymore. The decline in collagen production is mainly responsible for this condition.

We know that collagen is instrumental in fighting off the signs of aging. A deficiency in this protein causes sexual health issues like menopause vaginal dryness. So, what can we do to improve our collagen production as we reach our senior years?


Collagen Supplements – Are They the Real Deal?

When you’re browsing your favorite health retailer, check the supplement range, and you’re sure to find collagen supplements listed on the site.

Collagen powder is readily available, and it’s gaining popularity due to the attention the protein is getting online. It seems like collagen is the new hot health trend, and including it in your supplement regimen can benefit your health.

However, the reality is that there is no scientific evidence showing that consuming powdered collagen supplements does anything to boost our natural collagen production. In most cases, that expensive collagen supplement is ending up in your toilet bowl, without giving you any real benefits.

Like every other supplement, collagen powder has limited bioavailability in the gut. While we can probably get some benefit from using this supplement, it’s not going to have the same effect on your body as drinking bone broth or using other collagen-stimulating therapies.

Bone broth is an excellent example of consuming natural collagen. To make bone broth visits your butcher and get a few pounds of grass-fed beef bones. Take them home and simmer them in a crockpot with water for 48 to 72-hours.

Bones contain collagen, and it leeches out into them both as the bones simmer and break down. At the end of the cooking process, you strain the liquid through cheesecloth and then pour it into mason jars for storage in the fridge. Drink a cup of this every morning, and it will provide you with superior results compared to any collagen supplement.


What’s the Best Way to Improve Collagen Production Naturally?

The best way to improve collagen levels is to consume foods high in collagen, such as bone broth and leafy green vegetables. However, there are other scientific methods for boosting collagen.

Red light therapy is a treatment involving the use of a device that emits red light waves at wavelengths of between 610nm and 700nm. The light penetrates 10mm deep into your skin, stimulating energy production at a cellular level.

Red light therapy helps the skin produce and release collagen, restoring a youthful, glowing look to your skin. It's  an excellent collagen treatment for women that require vaginal rejuvenation.

You insert a small red therapy light wand in the vaginal canal for 10mins, twice a week.

After as little as 4 weeks, your vagina will feel 20-years younger, and you’ll notice a considerable difference in pleasure and satisfaction in the bedroom. 

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