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Updates on My Collagen Elixir Journey

Yes that is me…..Can you see a difference? I am totally thrilled. Never have I had a product give me results like this, or even any results at all! The key is to take “Before” pictures, so that you have something to compare to. Just when you think you’re not getting any results…you compare pictures…. and YESSSS, WooHoo! At 61 years young, and not one for injectables or surgery (not saying they are bad…but just not for me) I am thrilled with the results I am getting! Are you getting results from the collagen you are taking or applying?

DID YOU KNOW…..

To truly care for your skin, you need to start below the surface. Collagen Elixir™ nourishes your skin from the inside out, promoting enhanced elasticity, firmness, and hydration for a healthy and radiant complexion. 

Beauty starts on the inside 

Skin is the body’s largest organ and is composed of water, protein, and fat. Collagen is your body’s most abundant protein and creates structure, resilience, and elasticity. It acts like a glue that helps to hold everything in its place. Your body builds and repairs collagen every day, but collagen production gradually declines with age. 

Collagen builds the foundation of a smooth and radiant complexion. The deepest layers of skin are made of a dense network of collagen fibers. Over time, the network of collagen fibers can become fragmented and weakened, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and thinner skin. 

Good nutrition is essential for collagen production, but ordinary foods may not provide the right nutrients. While fish contains collagen, it’s in the form of long collagen fibers that are hard for the body to use. Collagen Elixir combines highly bioavailable collagen peptides along with vitamins and minerals to quickly deliver collagen’s benefits throughout the body. Studies show that supplementing with marine collagen, alone or when combined with other nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc, may improve skin hydration, elasticity, and thickness; improve physical aspects of hair and nails; and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Ingredients from land and sea 

Collagen Elixir is made with hydrolyzed marine collagen synergistically blended with powerful botanicals and micronutrients to help nourish your skin from the inside out. These collagen-boosting nutrients are expertly mixed with natural flavors to make a delicious wild–berry–flavored drink to sip and enjoy. 

  • Marine collagen blend: Made with hydrolyzed fish collagen sustainably sourced from deep–sea fish from the cold waters of the Atlantic and Scandinavian regions. Our marine collagen blend provides type I collagen in the form of collagen peptides and is rich in amino acids that support the body’s natural production of collagen.  
  • A proprietary blend: Contains phytonutrient-rich goji and acerola berries, moisturizing aloe vera, and soothing chamomile extracts. 
  • Vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C is an antioxidant nutrient that is required for normal collagen synthesis. Zinc is an essential nutrient and plays a vital role in skin, hair, and nail health. Biotin forms the foundation for skin, nail, and hair cells, and even a mild deficiency can cause dry or itchy skin. 

Make Collagen Elixir part of your beauty routine  

Sip your way to a hydrated and radiant complexion by enjoying one bottle of Collagen Elixir daily.  Collagen Elixir is made with sustainably sourced ingredients and arrives in recyclable packaging for a beautiful daily ritual you can feel good about. It’s soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO and has no added sugars.  

****Take a closer LOOK… enjoy the pic’s!

Are you ready to see what Collagen Elixir can do you…enjoy this discounted Link to order yours today! Please contact me for more info.

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Why Collagen Elixir?

I am beyond excited about what this product is not only doing for myself, but also for so many others! Watch this quick video, and see my progress photos below! Experience beauty from the inside out!

To learn more about this amazing elixir, visit my website Food4thoughtWellness.com

Here are a couple pictures of me from when I first started to 52 days!

Neck is tightening up!
Fine lines are diminishing!
Hands are softening, and I’m having to file my nails a lot!!

At 61 years young, I’m thrilled to get these results! I am not one to do injectables or surgery. I would love to help you experience these changes too. Please reach out to me for more info! Have a beautiful day!

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Broccoli Salad

Doesn’t this salad look amazing!! I LOVE broccoli salads, how about you?!

Best Broccoli Salad

You won’t miss the bacon in this lightened-up take on classic broccoli salad. Smoky roasted nuts take its place, adding delectable savory bites. A lightly creamy, sweet & tangy dressing takes the whole thing over the top.

Ingredients

1 pound broccoli crowns

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons mayo, your fav, or vegan mayo

1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

⅓ cup diced red onions

⅓ cup dried cranberries

Smoky tamari almonds

½ cup almonds

½ cup pepitas

1 tablespoon tamari

½ teaspoon maple syrup

¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, more to taste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop the broccoli florets into ½-inch pieces and any remaining stems into ¼-inch dice. Peel any woody or course parts from the stem first. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mayo, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, garlic, and salt. Add the broccoli, onions, and cranberries and toss to coat. Place the almonds and pepitas on the baking sheet, toss with the tamari, maple syrup, and smoked paprika and spread into a thin layer. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes (they’ll get crispier as they sit).Toss the almonds and pepitas into the salad, reserving a few to sprinkle on top. Season to taste and serve.

Note: Chop the florets into roughly ½-inch pieces. Dice the stem into smaller ¼-inch pieces.

Enjoy!

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Chicken, Peach & Fig Salad with Ricotta Salata

Sometimes we just need new ideas! Especially for salads. This one looks yummy!

Chicken, peach & fig salad with ricotta salata

Ingredients

2 cup(s) Mixed greens

1½ Tbsp, divided Low fat balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Peach(es) 1 small, sliced

Fresh fig(s) 2 medium, sliced

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s) 3 oz, sliced

Ricotta salata cheese 1 Tbsp, crumbled, or feta cheese

Basil 4 leaf/leaves, or mint leaves, torn

Instructions

Toss mixed greens with 1 ½ tsp dressing; top with remaining ingredients and drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp dressing.

Makes 1 serving.

Enjoy!

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Hearty Vegan Spanish Potatoes

Hearty Vegan Spanish Potatoes

This is such a new and interesting way to jazz up your potatoes. Saffron-laced yellow potatoes roasted with a paste of garlic, almonds and fried bread. So flavorful and completely unique.Ingredients

1 t olive oil (for greasing)

3 T olive oil, divided

2 lb. small yellow potatoes, scrubbed and halved

Sea or kosher salt

Ground black pepper

2 pinches (1/2 to 1 t) saffron threads

2 large peeled garlic cloves

½ C sliced, slivered, or coarsely chopped almonds, without brown skins

1½ C torn 1 inch pieces of hearty white bread, with crust (1 large slice)

1 t smoked paprika (or regular, see notes)

1⅔ C boiling water

1 T finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make It…

Apply a thin coat of olive oil to a 9″ glass pie plate (or similar sized baking dish). Spread the potatoes evenly in the dish. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and saffron, breaking up the longer saffron threads as you do so.

Preheat oven to 375 (F).

In a small skillet (I used nonstick), heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium until very hot. Add garlic cloves and almonds, and fry for a few minutes (depending on the oil temperature) until golden. Carefully remove to the bowl of a food processor. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the same skillet until very hot, then add bread pieces. Fry, as they sizzle, until they turn golden and begin to crisp. Remove promptly to the food processor. Add paprika, salt, pepper, and a splash of the boiling water to food processor and let cool for a couple minutes with the lid off. Grind until a coarse paste forms, adding more water if very dry. Distribute the bread mixture evenly over the potatoes.

Pour remaining boiling water (it’s okay if it’s slightly cooled) slowly over the potatoes, so the bread mixture isn’t disturbed too much. Place on a rimmed baking tray, cover tightly with foil, and bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and gently stir, now incorporating the bread mixture throughout the dish. Cover again with the foil (loosely is fine) and return to the oven for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife. If desired, preheat the broiler and move an oven rack near it, uncover the dish, and broil for a few minutes to further brown and crisp the top.

Let stand a few minutes (or more) before serving. The bread will continue to absorb any excess water, forming a gravy-like sauce surrounding the potatoes. For color, top with parsley before serving.

Notes…

To substitute larger potatoes, cut them into 1 to 2 inch uniform pieces.

Yes, saffron is spendy. I’d argue that it’s worth it, but if you want to leave it out, make sure you’re using smoked paprika, not the “regular” variety.

If you don’t have a tea kettle or small saucepan, boil water in the microwave in a liquid measuring cup.

The dish does very well when prepared in advance! Fully cook or cook for the first 45 minutes. Bring the refrigerated dish to room temperature, reheating in a 300 degree oven if previously fully cooked, or finishing as prescribed in the recipe if baked for only the first 45 minutes.

Enjoy!

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What is Collagen?

I’ve always wondered what collagen REALLY is and this picture explains it! I learned that Type 1 collagen (which is in the collagen elixir I’m taking) specifically replenishes the collagen, strengthens hair, skin, nails and bones! Without it, our skin becomes dry, saggy and wrinkled. It’s nutrition for my SKIN! Who else learned something new?

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It’s HERE! Are you ready to……

The skin you’re in was created to thrive, protect, and yes, even glow. It’s up to you to enhance it as time passes. Enjoy improved skin elasticity to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.† Enhanced collagen production for your skin equates to a fresh, dewy appearance while you protect it against damaging effects of photoaging.† The elixir does the work. All you have to do is show up and embrace your glow.

Let’s get YOUR Glow on!

*Results may vary.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Look What’s Launching Tomorrow!

I cannot wait to get my hands on this!

Check out the info on my website, and be one of the first to experience it in North America.

Knowledge is power!!! 🙌🏼

So many questions regarding our Collagen Elixir… Here are a few of the stand out points:

-Collagen is the most abundant macro in our body!

-Collagen is the glue that binds us together. As we age, it isn’t as efficient and doesn’t work as well. Think droop and sag and unhealthy joints

-10 years of research and 200 scientists involved in making our Collagen Elixir!-Ours is Type 1 marine collagen (vs. type 2 collagen found in a lot of competitor products like bovine, chicken, pork). Marine collagen is laid out more like human collagen.

-Type 1 collagen is more effective in beauty boosting benefits-Marine collagen is 1.5X more bioavailable than other collagen-Supplements our body with the basic building blocks of what our body needs to make its own collagen and make new collagen

-Ours contains 5000mg or 5g of marine collagen harvested onsite in a sustainable fishery on the Norwegian coast

-Double Nutri Technology. Bioavailable emulsification followed by encapsulation (smaller than blood cells). Stable and secure

-Also contains stable Vitamin C, zinc, and biotin. Vitamins needed for collagen synthesis and antioxidants-Contains other fruits and botanicals rich in antioxidants to preserve the collagen we already have

-Vitamin C included making the collagen 133% more bioavailable and extended out over 8 hours

-Packaged in individual dosage, sustainable, glass packaging. Seals in freshness and prevents any gas exchange. Maintains premium quality WITHOUT preservatives.

-Efficacious and bioavailable AND doesn’t contain any preservatives

-Our collagen is harvested onsite. This is in contrast to most competitors—often, where the animals reside and where the collagen is harvested is thousands of miles and months apart.

-Premium glass packaging sealed in 0.15 seconds to prevent oxidationWho is excited? Message me if you’re ready to get your glow on and pre order TODAY!!

Just some side effects:

Thicker fuller hair, new hair growth, you know those bags under your eyes…. diminished or lighten, skin blemishes gone or smoothed out, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles (without botox, can I get an AMEN 🙌🏻), fuller lips (without injections) 👄, healthier, glowing skin overall …. YES PLEASE!!!!!! (Look at the pics of real results (no filters). ***and it’s for MEN TOO… don’t worry, my husband will be a guinea pig.😜If you want more info let me know. Pre-orders are going in now and will ship Monday 1/11

Are YOU ready to get your Glow On!

*Results may vary.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These are super easy to make, and the lime juice in the brine adds a citrusy brightness to whatever you put them on.

MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP

½ red onion, thinly sliced on a mandoline

juice of 2 limes

¼ cup red wine vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt

1. Combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes. These will keep for a few days in the fridge and continue to get flavorful and pickle-y as they sit.

Enjoy!

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What is Nitric Oxide, You Ask…

Nitric oxide is a chemical produced by the cells in your body and is known to relax and expand blood vessels. So, what does this mean exactly? Widening blood vessels means that it helps promote blood flow which can offer a wide range of health benefits. Your blood carries oxygen to all parts of your body. By promoting increased circulation and oxygen distribution, energy levels and stamina can be increased, allowing you to work out longer and harder while also supporting your heart function. The most common natural sources for a nitric oxide boost is beetroot and red spinach. These plants are rich in nitrates. Now nitrates are not nitric oxide, but it is what your body needs to make them. Here’s a quick rundown of how it all works. When you eat nitrate-rich food, such as beets or red spinach, the nitrates interact with enzymes in your mouth. These enzymes react with the nitrates and convert them into something called nitrites. Still not nitric oxide, but we’re one step closer. Once the nitrites reach the acidic environment of the stomach another reaction occurs transforming the nitrites into the needed nitric oxide and the conversion is complete. The nitric oxide is then absorbed into the body and goes quickly to work. So, why is it important to know how this all works? Let’s say you are looking for a good nitric oxide supplement, and there are a lot of choices out there. Now that you know this reaction you know that perhaps taking beetroot or red spinach extract in a pill form may not be ideal, because it would bypass a critical step in the transformation process. Look for a supplement that can be poured onto the tongue and allow it to dissolve before swallowing. This way you can ensure a more complete reaction and receive the greatest benefit. You can find this in a product called “Prime.”

WRITTEN BY JAKE JOHNSTON

www.food4thoughtwellness.com

www.lwalling.myzija.com Product name “Prime”

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