Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our skin, blood vessels, muscles, bones, tendons, and the organs of the digestive system. It is what helps give our skin strength and elasticity while also replacing dead skin cells. When it comes to joints and tendons, Collagen is the glue that binds them together.
The skin, nails, bones, and connective tissue (even our organs) need collagen to be strong and radiant.
Collagen production naturally declines as we age yet if you nourish and take in high quality collagen sources you can take generous preventative measures towards reducing loss. The herbs used in our Collagen Support tea have substantial scientific studies claiming their benefits towards building Collagen.
Horsetail – Horsetail is an ancient plant known and used by our ancestors. The hollow stems and shoots of horsetail are a rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silica. The form of silica it is abundant with, is easily absorbed by the body. Silica is an essential trace mineral for developing, strengthening and maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and nails. Silica also restores weak connective tissues in blood vessels, cartilage, tendons. Silica speeds the healing of bone injuries and increases density. It may help in arthritic conditions by improving the elasticity of the joints & is recommended for athletes to prevent, or heal from injuries.
Gynostemma – Gynostemma is a rich source of healthy vitamins and minerals, a strong adaptogen equal to ginseng, and it contains two very important antioxidants – glutathione and superoxide dismutase. Gymnema has many rejuvenating benefits against stress and premature aging. It is commonly used for its energizing effects, digestive support, cardiovascular health, and hormone balancing. It’s demulcent qualities provide nourishment to the gut as it helps flush the intestinal walls and is anti-inflammatory.
Nettle – Nettle contains a high amount of calcium, silica and sulfur, making it an excellent source to help boost collagen receptors. Nettle is a valuable tonic that can support literally all the systems in the body, and the adrenals, thyroid and pancreas. Nettle is a multi-vitamin, especially rich in calcium, magnesium, carotene, potassium, and protein. Also rich in Silica and Sulfur, for strengthening the hair follicle, shaft, and strands to prevent easy breakage. The abundance of minerals and protein in Nettles nourish the scalp and promote healthy hair. Due to its also high antioxidant makeup, it assists in combating the effects of multiple stressors.
Calendula – Calendula is widely known and used for its phenomanal abilities to restore skin, assist in wound healing and activate collagen receptors to increase your glow. Folk medicine shows its beautifying chemistry, from preventing wrinkles, healing wounds and scars, and oxygenating the blood, protecting the skin from cellular and oxidative damage
Hibiscus – Hibiscus is very high in Vitamin C. The role of Vitamin C in the production of collagen is to interact with amino acids within Collagen cells adding hydrogen and oxygen so the amino acids may do their part in collagen production.
Comfrey – Claimed to be “one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs” Comfrey is potent tissue strengthener, containing very high amounts of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin C. Countless studies and reports show its strong anti-inflammatory effects and ability to heal breaks and wounds at record speed. Comfrey is used here to enhance to overall potency of this formula.
Gotu Kola – Gotu kola is rich in and contains saponins which improve the appearance of the skin. Many cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies are interested in it because of its ability to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes. According to research studies, gotu kola is also effective in the treatment of wounds, burns, and hypertrophic scars. Some studies also suggest that the use of gotu kola or its components may be useful in the treatment of psoriasis and scleroderma. Gotu kola is a common ingredient of cosmetics applied to skin, also in cellulite and striae. Gotu Kola is also know to increase cognitive function.
Brahmi – Brahmi is very similar to Gotu Kola. It is the ‘indian’ version. Most known and used for it’s ability to boost cognitive function, but recently discovered in some studies to increase the collagen levels of your visceral tissue. Repairing intestinal lining to prevent leaky gut etc.
Seva Ayurveda Collagen Support Tea is all plant based and a powerhouse combination! We all need this support for our bodies. This tea is so delicious and floral! Serve it hot or make it as a sun tea for the summer!