NSP's Collatrim (Collagen)

* Strengthens the structural system such as joints, skin, muscles etc.
* Contains amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
* Available in capsules or powder (Collatrim Plus) Collatrim from Nature's Sunshine

Its key ingredient is collagen—the fibrous product in bones, tendons and connective tissues. Collatrim is an excellent source of protein and amino acids because the hydrolyzed collagen in Collatrim supplements the body’s collagen production with high concentrations of protein and amino acids. This added nourishment from the collagen-protein helps to strengthen your body’s lean muscle tissue.

CollatrimCollagen is a natural substance found in all mammals. It is an elongated protein that forms small fibrils that are very strong. Sometimes these fibrils are bound together to form collagen fibers. Collagen plays a very important role in muscle development, besides lending support and structure to bones, ligaments, and other parts of the body.

NSP's Collatrim is a unique protein supplement combination that supports the collagen structures of the body, improving joint function and strength as well as enhancing skin health and tone. In addition, Collatrim facilitates weight-loss by promoting the building and toning of lean muscle tissue and increasing the body’s fat-burning processes.

Protein deficiency can lead to numerous health problems including fatigue and weakness, lowered resistance to colds and infections, water retention and loss of muscle and skin tone.
Plus recent research confirms that insufficient protein intake inhibits the synthesis of bone—matrix proteins, which can lead to decreased bone mineral density and the development of osteoporois.

The most abundant protein in the body is collagen, which is essential for maintaining the health and strength of connective tissues such as cartilage, ligaments and tendons. In many cases, the breakdown of joint cartilage may be able to be stopped or even reversed by enhancing the repair and regeneration of connective tissue. Amino Acids in NSP's Collatrim

Arginine is needed for the production of body tissues such as collagen and elastin, as well as the production of insulin and hemoglobin. In recent years, several American researchers have studied the use of arginine for enhancing weight-loss and muscle building since arginine promotes fat metabolism and the production of growth hormone. Specifically arginine appears to facilitate both an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat. Furthermore, increasing growth hormone production in adults has been shown to enhance the breakdown of fat stores and the building and toning of muscle tissue.

Glycine along with arginine promotes the healing of damaged tissues, especially the skin and connective tissue. Glycine and arginine are also utilized by the body to synthesize creatine.
Increasing levels of creatine in the body has been shown to improve lean muscle mass and strength and to reduce the degeneration of muscle tissue, a process which is characteristic of low protein intake and the aging process. Furthermore, Japanese researchers have determined that glycine is a stimulatory agent for the release of growth hormone.

Proline, a primary constituent of collagen is vital for skin health. Proline is transformed by the body into hydroxyproline and then incorporated into the collagen structures of ligaments and tendons. Researchers in California suggest proline enhances the integrity of collagen and may benefit processes for cosmetically improving skin texture and sagging tissues {resulting from aging}. Proline supplementation combined with vitamin C intake multiplies proline’s effectiveness for improving collagen structures.

In addition Collatrim supports the burning of fat stores for energy—a process known as thermogenesis. Collatrim achieves this effect by maintaining levels of the hormones insulin and glucagon in a ratio that promotes thermogenesis. Insulin increases glucose uptake by the cells and also functions as a key component for stimulating thermogenesis. In contrast, glucagon facilitates the release of glucose into the bloodstream. When there is a lack of sufficient insulin, or when cells become insensitive to the effects of insulin {either of which can result from imbalanced levels of insulin and glucagon}, thermogenesis is inhibited. Thus, Collatrim helps to maintain levels of these hormones to best enhance fat-loss.

Collatrim should be taken before sleep at night, during which time the body uses its nutrients to rebuild and strengthen lean muscle tissue. During the first few hours of sleep, the body typically enters a state of anabolism—the building up of tissue. Afterward, the body shifts into a period of protein breakdown {catabolism} due to changes in hormone levels and the decline of anti-catabolic factors from prolonged fasting during sleep.
Thus taking Collatrim at night helps to increase overall protein levels in favor of muscle tissue growth.

Collatrim's protein source—hydrolyzed bovine collagen—is a concentrated blend of protein and amino acids, particularly arginine, glycine and proline. Nature’s Sunshine uses only the highest quality bovine collagen insuring its purity from hormones and steroids. Free Radicals and the breakdown of Collagen

Because they oxidize substances, free radicals damage the fats and proteins which make up our bodies. Essentially, the damage done by free radicals is thought to be responsible for all of the problems associated with aging. For example, free radicals break down collagen, a protein found in connective tissue that holds the body together. This causes tissues to become stiff and brittle. Free radicals also break down the elastin, a protein found in artery walls that keep them flexible.

Using Collatrim (collagen)

Collatrim for skinCollagen and Skin’s smoothness

Collagen, combined with elastin, also provides the skin’s strength, smoothness and elasticity. Since collagen is replaced quite slowly, individuals with inadequate protein intake [which reduces collagen synthesis] often experience sagging of muscles and skin over time, due to the loss of collagen.

Collatrim’s health benefits also extend to weight management. Collatrim is a rich source of amino acids, several of which support the building and toning of lean muscle tissue and promote weight-loss.

Collatrim can be taken daily with meals to improve joint function and strength and to enhance skin health and tone. Collatrim (collagen) & Joints

This product inspires the release of human growth hormone which burns fat and at the same time it is strengthening and repairing muscle tissue.
Collagen also helps support the joints and has been reported to speed repair of damaged cartilage tissue.
This is due to its rich protein content. As we grow older our joints take a beating and need to constantly rebuild
joint cartilage. This process cannot occur without sufficient collagen, which is the building block of cartilage.

Q: I can't make any claims about what it will do, BUT...I have several clients who are using Collatrim for healing different areas (it's not JUST for weight loss!!).

My 13yr old son tests for this for his knees. He has Osgood-Schlotter's of the knees (the fascia pulls away from the bone because he's growing so fast) and is very active in sports. Using the Collatrim 1Tbsp 3xday has really helped. He muscle-tested for this amount specifically for this problem as well as Sever's of the ankle's (same problem, just different discoverer and named after him! When he stays on it, his knees don't swell and ankles don't hurt. YEA!
I also have a 42yr old male client who has had numerous surgeries on both knees and is a candidate for knee replacement surgery but has avoided it for years. After being on this product for just 48 hrs (with other herbs in his program), the swelling had decreased measurably. His wife was measuring am and pm just to see if it made a difference! It did/does! He is more active than he's been in a long time. He's able to do yard work that requires squatting and clean the pool, etc. He's even been teaching his son some moves from his football days that he's not attempted in years. The side benefit has been the weight loss.

If you read about the amino acids that are in Collatrim you will discover they are great for healing connective tissue disorders. It seems in synergy with the other contents this isn't just a weight loss product! However, without muscle testing, I would not have used it so extensively with people for other reasons.
Mary Jefferson

Collatrim (collagen) and rheumatoid arthritis

A recent study, by a Harvard Medical School Team, has discovered that if taken orally, collagen is an effective and nontoxic way to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. There are no adverse effects from taking collagen.
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is considered helpful in treating several kinds of gastro-intestinal irritation.

Collatrim (collagen) and Osteoporosis

More than one author indicates osteoporosis involves the lack of several minerals as well as the collagen/protein matrix of bone.

Collatrim (collagen) and thin skin

Apply vitamin E topically to injuries that have weakened skin area. Vitamin C/Bioflavonoids help to rebuild collagen; massage in Herbal Trim Skin Treatment.
Also HSN-W, Skeletal Strength.

Collatrim (collagen) to rebuild bone density

Bone/Skin poultice formula is great for this. Add the minerals either from Herbal CA or Super Algae and strengthen with Collatrim.
Kimberly Balas 

Collatrim (collagen) and Back - Herniated Disk 

The Bone/Skin Poultice formula is better for rebuilding bone than Coral Calcium. All the coral calcium does is buffer acid and will not reach the bone area as effectively. The Yucca is good to take down inflammation and Collatrim can help rebuild the connective tissue surrounding the bone area which is where the pain is usually generated.
Triple Relief will help with pain but will not fix the cause of it. I would suggest eliminating Coral Calcium and switching the colloidal minerals to Mineral Chi tonic.

It is also necessary to get calcium to the area via B12 liquid and folic acid along with EFA's to cross the intestinal membrane (Super Omega) so make sure the colon is moving! Use Bifidophilus.

For effective weight-loss results

Bovine collagen is used as a weight management tool because it supplements the body’s collagen production
with high concentrations of protein and amino acids. Collagen helps the body maintain a favorable ratio between
the fat-storing hormone insulin and the fat-burning hormone glucagon.

In order to use the Collatrim program you should not eat for at least three hours before taking it. Prepare 1 tbsp. of Collatrim with an 8 oz. glass of good quality water. This should be consumed as the last thing you do before going to bed.

This routine takes advantage of an important body function that initiates a rebuild-and-repair process at the very beginning of your sleep cycle. Collatrim not only provides high-quality nutrients to use in rebuilding healthy muscle and other tissues but, as a good side effect, many Collatrim users report improved and more restful sleep.