I’ve started taking 4Life Transfer Factor Collagen and have been adding it to my coffee. My husband saw me adding it to my drink and he was curious to know how doing this “extra step” would benefit me. I always thought that people had a pretty clear idea on what collagen does to your body, then I figured out that just maybe there a still a lot of people who wonder why I’m taking 4Life Transfer Collagen and what collagen in general is for. Also, a lot of you may wonder why I take this collagen supplement versus other brands during these times.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein that is found in your body. It is a building block that is a major component of connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, muscles and the biggest organ of our body, which is our skin.*
As we get older, our body produces less and less collagen. You can naturally increase the collagen production in your body by eating or ingesting food that help increase collagen production. Here is a great list of food that can help you produce more collagen: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/g29486608/collagen-rich-foods/
Nowadays, a lot of products contain hydrolyzed collagen. Just to give you an idea of how big the market is, for collagen peptides, the market is seen to be valued at USD 599 Million in 2020. It’s projected to reach USD 795 Million by 2025.
What can Collagen do for us and our bodies?
I started becoming interested in adding collagen to my diet through supplements a couple of years ago. I added this into the list of supplements that I take alongside probiotics, etc. The reason why was that I started noticing that my body was changing — I had skin that was drier than usual and I started seeing lines around my eyes. I was feeling tired also most of the time.
I started reading about Collagen and found out that it really helps in many ways. Aside from glowing and supple skin, as we all know, since this is how they advertise collagen, it also helps in delaying degenerative joint disorders such as osteoarthritis (which runs in the family).
It also helps stop bone loss and builds muscle mass. I’ve noticed that upon taking collagen for quite some time, I tend to build muscles faster. Of course, I also exercise at least 2x – 3x a week in addition to taking this.
What I do to increase collagen production?
I came across this company called 4Life. 4Life has been in the industry of creating food supplements since 1988 in Utah, USA. Their founders were intrigued with Transfer Factors (boosts immune system). They then created different supplements that contained Transfer Factors that support immune system health, body transformation, and general wellness.
I also joined their media briefing recently to really vet the company and see what it was about. I listened to Eileen Tan Dario, the country manager of the Philippines’ speech. She mentioned that 4Life has 6 US patents and 38 International patents. In 2019, 4Life Philippines has been deemed to be the 4th largest market.
What I got from the session is that in this day and age, when it comes to taking care of our bodies, there are a lot of things that are medically proven or backed by science that can help us. I wondered that if this were the case, I think I should take control of what goes into my body, and I really want healthy food, drinks, vitamins and supplements that will benefit me.
What makes 4Life Transfer Factor Collagen different from other collagen supplements?
4Life Transfer Factor Collagen is beauty + immunity in a sachet. Aside from collagen, it contains transfer factor (read more about transfer factor below**).
How do you order this?
4Life Transfer Factor Collagen can be ordered from their site. I actually have 2 boxes with me right now, but I’ll be ordering another box again soon, since I think my husband wants to try it out, too.
One box is at Php 1890. To buy a box, please visit: https://philippines.4life.com/gingerarboleda
I’d love to know what you think after you have tried the product.
During these times, I think we all need to be in tiptop shape. Fighting a battle with an invisible enemy is tough for everyone, so we have to equip our bodies with a strong immune system.