Most of the current treatments available for TMJ disorders aim to relieve pain but don’t address the underlying cause of the problem. TMJ disorders are difficult to diagnose and manage because they are poorly understood. There are many different types of TMJ disorders, and they can be caused by injuries, aging, and behavioral factors, such as teeth clenching and gum chewing.
Wear and tear of the temporomandibular joint due to aging can lead to arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint is a degenerative disease of the jaw joint that may present symptoms like toothache, earache, headache, jaw pain, and difficulty opening the jaw. TMJ osteoarthritis may cause changes in the extracellular collagen network, making the joint less susceptible to withstanding mechanical loading and hence more prone to osteoarthritic lesions.
Collagen’s Role in Temporomandibular Joint Health
The resilience and functions of your temporomandibular joint are supported by collagen architecture. Unlike other joints in the body, the TMJ is composed of fibrocartilage, which contains both Type I and Type II collagen.
TMJ disorders are characterized by the excess degradation of collagen, the main building block of cartilage. Cartilage in the TMJ is often degraded due to jaw misalignment. Taking a collagen supplement nourishes cartilage and supports cartilage regeneration.
How Collagen Helps Treat TMJ Disorders
Interestingly, a growing number of RenewAlliance customers have reported that they have experienced rapid and dramatic relief from TMJ pain by consuming the LAC Taut Premium collagen drink. Multiple studies have shown a link between collagen depletion in the jaw area and TMJ, which could explain why collagen supplementation is beneficial to TMJ disorders.
In one study, participants with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular joint pain saw significant improvement in TMJ symptoms when they took hydrolyzed collagen supplements. Another randomized trial of 200 patients found that hydrolyzed collagen significantly reduced joint pain when compared to a placebo.
Replenish Lost Collagen from TMJ Disorders with a Collagen Drink
Cartilage-building cells in the temporomandibular joint can be sustained as long as they are supplied with proper nutrients. LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula is a powerful collagen drink that contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed Type I marine collagen, which stimulates the production of new collagen. The drink is also infused with anti-aging ingredients, like vitamin C, which enhance new collagen production in your jaw and repair damaged blood vessels. In addition, LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula contains hyaluronic acid, which can help keep the joints and cartilage lubricated.
Most customers see and feel results from LAC Taut Premium Collagen Replenishment Formula after consuming just two boxes. Each box contains eight 1.7 fl. oz. bottles. We recommend drinking one bottle of Taut Premium Collagen every night for the first eight nights, and then switching to one bottle every other night. Click here to learn more about RenewAlliance’s products. Contact us if you have any questions.
Aging is kind of a bummer, am I right?
Even though our mothers gave us the heads-up that things are going to change, we then wake up one morning (approx. age 35 for me) and realize that 1) Things HAVE changed, along with 2) Mom was right…AGAIN . And unfortunately, our skin is usually where we see the effects of aging in our bodies first. From dryness, to volume loss and fine lines, to perhaps even the oh-so-unfair adult onset acne, time has a way of wreaking havoc on our once pristine skin.
But the great news is, we can reduce these effects by nourishing our skin from the inside, out. And as a registered dietitian, I’m here to provide a few proven nutrition tips and real-life tricks, to nourish your skin to help keep it glowing and healthy for years to come.
Protecting your skin from the sun is important, no matter what time of year it is, but it’s especially vital in the summertime. While you might want to bare your skin in the summer to achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed complexion, UVA and UVB radiation from the sun can wreak havoc on your skin and cause premature aging if you aren’t careful.
UVA rays, which account for 90 to 95 percent of the UV radiation that reaches the earth, penetrate deep layers of the skin and cause tanning. UVB radiation accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of solar radiation, but it damages the epidermis, or surface layer of the skin, causing sunburn.
UVA rays cause the collagen in your skin to break down at a higher rate than normal aging . They do this by penetrating the dermis, or middle layer of the skin, and lead to the abnormal buildup of elastin. This elastin accumulates and results in the production of enzymes that break down collagen.
The more sun exposure you get, the worse the damage becomes. UV radiation also creates free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that increase the number of enzymes that break down collagen. An excessive amount of free radicals in your body can also weaken your vascular system, cause poor circulation, and lead to deteriorated eye health.