NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
December 20, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that dull, wrinkled, sagging skin and dry, brittle hair and nails are common signs of aging, which in large part can be attributed to the loss of collagen that occurs naturally with age?

If you are not getting the essential amino acids that make up collagen through your diet, collagen supplements have become a popular way to combat age-related loss of collagen.

Recent testing reveals popular collagen products contain a number of potentially hazardous contaminants, including antibiotics, prescription drug metabolites, parabens, steroids and insecticides.

These contaminants suggest the collagen is sourced from animals raised in (concentrated animal feeding operations) CAFOs. To avoid exposure to CAFO-related contaminants, make sure the product is USDA "100% Organic" and/or certified grass fed by the AGA.

Problem is, this is very difficult to find and is much more expensive.

We will be closed on Monday, December 25th for Christmas.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Revised US Daily Values (DV)
Bonnie and Steve: We thought we would give you plenty of notice as to the changes the government is making to Daily Values (DV) of macro and micronutrients.

Few manufacturers have made these changes, as they have until July 2018 and beyond. However, Pure Encapsulations is one of the first to make the changes and they provided us with this handy reference guide pictured above.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can certainly make an appointment to go over your supplement regimen.
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Have a happy, healthy day,

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