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.
If you’ve searched for anti-aging solutions at any point in the last few years, you’ve likely come across some sort of collagen product promising smoother, firmer skin. Like kale was the powerhouse health staple in the early 2000s, collagen is the new “it” ingredient—particularly in the skincare world. That’s because collagen is to skin like calcium is to your bones or vitamin C is for immunity. Why? A whopping 75% to 80% of our skin is made up of collagen , and it lays the groundwork for youthful, uplifted, firm and bouncy skin.
But here’s the thing—consuming any food source or supplement containing collagen won’t bestow the results you can see and feel. People are flocking toward bone broth and collagen powders without considering one crucial factor: the collagen’s ability to actually reach the skin and effect visible change once it’s consumed. You see, collagen molecules in their natural state are too large to be digested and absorbed—and they’re certainly not getting to the skin.
In simple terms, your body can’t deliver regular collagen to where it needs to be. What you need to look for is a very specific type of collagen with excellent bioavailability; in other words, you need collagen that actually enters your body’s circulation system so it can effectively work its magic.
Most of us take sleep for granted as sleeping is a basic human need, like breathing, eating, or drinking water. You've probably heard it a thousand times, from your mom to your doctor, why it's important to have quality sleep as it will affect the way you look, feel, and perform throughout the day.
Getting sufficient sleep is vital to your health and well-being, as the body works to repair and restore itself while you sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you secrete fewer hormones and slow down the body’s repair processes. Unfortunately, many of us lead busy, over scheduled lives and don't get the amount of sleep time we need each night. We probably won't even notice the difference until the signs of aging shows up on our skin, hair and body.
Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to cancer, diabetes, obesity,
immune deficiency and most recently, it has been scientifically proven that can also result in premature aging.
To understand how and why lack of sleep has such a significant impact on our body, it's important to understand what happens when we sleep.
I grew up just outside of San Francisco. We lived in a nice cul-de-sac of newly constructed homes. I remember being in 3rd grade moving away from our smaller, older home in the Sunset district known for its side-by-side houses and fog.
To me, the other families around us seemed to be normal and happy—young families creating lives together.
Two girls who went to the same elementary school as my brothers and I lived a few houses away with their parents. From the outside, their lives seemed perfectly happy. They went to school just like us. Their parents would wave to us as we drove by and would stop by if we were outside and talk with my parents.
Then it all changed. We would hear arguing once in a while. Then the arguing became more frequent and more intense. Eventually, we stopped seeing the father doing normal household chores like taking out the garbage or washing the cars. Word spread that the parents had separated and gotten divorced.
Overnight, their mother looked like she had aged 10 years. What was once jet black hair had gone gray. What was once a youthful glow in her skin became a shade of drab.
How did she age so quickly? How was this possible? This was one of my first memories seeing stress drain the youth out of someone’s appearance.
Now that we got that out of the way, what causes this rapid aging?