For Seniors

Resources for Seniors

Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life.

See below for resources that provide comprehensive information on financial support, assisted living options, and other topics available in your area. 

happy smiling female senior

Protein Supplements

Protein Supplements

Getting enough protein is essential for good health and optimal response from regenerative therapy injection techniques. It can be hard to get adequate protein from food in a normal diet and the addition of protein powder to your diet is a convenient way to raise your intake. A high protein intake is especially important as a supplement to enhance your response to regenerative injection treatments.

Protein powder supplements or Protein bars provide a concentrated amount of amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle and tendons. They also aid recovery from physical activity and aid muscle growth and repair.

These essential amino acids help to protect your muscles from breaking down and provide the building blocks for regeneration and repair promoted by regenerative therapy injection techniques.

Types of Protein

There are many different types of protein and the most popular are the dairy based Whey and Casein. Click each heading below to learn more about each type of protein.

  • Dairy-based Protein

    Whey is a protein made from milk and is by far the most popular option and is the fastest digesting protein available. Whey protein is high in the branched chain amino acids needed for muscle and tendon building: Leucine, isoleucine, and vein Olene.

    These are the 3 main types of the whey protein powder available.

    1. Whey protein concentrate: This is the least processed form of the whey protein. Whey protein concentrate contains less protein than other forms of whey protein -around 75%- but it has more of the other helpful compounds and melt, along with more lactose and fat.
    2. Whey protein isolate: This form of whey protein house almost all fat and lactose removed. It contains 90-95 percent protein.
    3. Whey protein hydrolysate: Whey protein hydrolysate is a form of whey protein powder that has been hydrolyzed, or partially broken down to ease digestion. It can be made from either whey protein concentrate or whey protein isolate.

    Casein, like whey protein, is a protein found in milk. Casein protein takes longer to digest than whey protein powder, making it better for staying full for a long time but not as good when you want protein to be absorbed quickly into your body.

  • Plant-based Protein

    Plant-based protein can be used by people who are sensitive to dairy or prefer not to eat animal products and there are plenty of protein powder options.

    Soy, rice, pea, and hemp protein are all common. Pea and rice protein in particular are easy to digest and high in the medial acids needed for muscle growth and repair, and are often combined and Vegen protein blends.

  • Animal-based Protein

    Egg protein is very easy for the body to utilize, and is great for people who cannot eat dairy but can eat eggs.

    Beef, chicken, and bone broth are good protein options for people who want to avoid dairy but benefit from the amino acids and other nutrients found in animal protein.

It is important to find a protein that tastes good and is tolerated without gastric distress. Your goal should be 15-25 gram of protein, per serving once or twice a day when receiving regenerative medicine treatment.

Regenerative Medicine Supplements

Regenerative Medicine Supplements

During the injection phase of treatment, it is optimal to supply the body with the correct vitamins, minerals, and connective tissue building blocks to ensure that optimal healing can be achieved. Although natural remedies do not have the same potency for short term pain relief, they will in the longer term be helpful for the tissue healing.

Types of Supplements

Important to support optimal healing during regenerative treatment
  • Glucosamine sulfate

    Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that is believed to help develop and renew cartilage (the tissue that is located on the surface of bones of joints in our body), and keep it lubricated for better joint movement and flexibility.

  • Chondroitin

    Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance performed of the sugar chains and is believed to help the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints.

  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring form of sulfur that helps support muscles and tendons in the body.

This combination of medicines have been used as a possible effective aid in treating osteoarthritis, muscle damage caused by degeneration or exercise, and other inflammatory joint disorders. You should not use this product if you are allergic to chondroitin, glucosamine or methylsulfonylmethane. It is important if you choose to use chondroitin, glucosamine and MSM, to use it as directed on the package and do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.

High potency multivitamin/mineral preparation

High potency vitamins contained 100% or more of the daily recommended allowance of vitamins and minerals, according to the US Food and drug administration. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and in addition to helping to keep you in good health can promote healing and regeneration when used in combination with regenerative medicine treatments.

Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed on the product package. It is important to take this medication regularly in order the get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Vitamin D3 preparation

Vitamin D3 is one of the two forms of Vitamin D, which is one of the most important vitamins for overall bodily functions. When the body is exposed to sunshine in the ultraviolet rays from the sun, the skin can produce Vitamin D.

Vitamin D3 is also the common name for cholecalciferol and is closely related to D2 (ergocalciferol), but slightly different. The body can generate Vitamin D3 when he is exposed to sunlight, but it cannot naturally create Vitamin D2. When people are recommended to take Vitamin D supplements it is usually in the form of Vitamin D3, as it is easier for the body to digest.

This vitamin is perfectly safe, but if you are taking it in a supplemental form you should not take more than 2000-5000 I.U. Vitamin D3 per day. Vitamin D3 can improve bone density and bone health, improve brain health, and strengthen the immune system and a lower occurrence of autoimmune diseases.

Too much Vitamin D can cause harmful high calcium levels. It is important to note if you develop signs of high Vitamin D/calcium levels such as nausea/vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental/mood changes, or unusual tiredness.

Collagen Supplements

Collagen Supplements

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for regenerating in forming new tissue. It is critical to this structure of bones, joints, skin, hair, and nails.

During the aging process collagen fibers breakdown in the rate of degeneration slows dramatically. This process can start in the mid-20s and by the age of 40 collagen production generally decreases by 25%, and by age 60 it has decreased by greater than 50%. The results of this process is aching joints and signs and pain of osteoarthritis.

Collagen to is found in bones, muscles, skin, tendons, and ligaments. Type 1 Collagen is gram for gram stronger than steel. Collagen supplements have been shown in several studies to protect against bone and joint degenerative diseases and to fight skin aging.

Studies have shown:
  1. People who took 3 grams of collagen extract significantly improved their recovery after exercise
  2. Collagen supplements reduce pain and decreased inflammation in people with osteoarthritis
  3. Athletes who took 10 g of collagen a day significantly improved joint pain, mobility, and inflammation
  4. Skin elasticity was significant hot Lee higher in women who took 2.5-5 g of collagen; skin moisture was also improved.
  5. Supplementing with 1 g of blood collagen extract led to significant reduction of skin dryness and scaling, a lessening of lines and wrinkles, enhance circulation, and a significant increase in college at levels in the skin.
  6. Collagen supplementation was found to stimulate tissue regeneration, reduce and prevent joint pain, slow bone density loss, and lessen skin aging.

Types of Collagen

The type of collagen and how it is combined in supplements are critical to its success. The vast majority of collagen fall into 3 categories – Types 1, 2, and 3. Type 1 collagen is found primarily in skin, bones, tendons, organs, and blood vessels and is commonly found alongside Type 3 collagen. Together, Type 1 and Type 3 collagen account for about 90% of the body’s total collagen. Type 2 collagen makes up about 50% of the protein found in cartilage.

Type 1 and 3 collagens can be taken together, but it’s best to take Type 2 separately, as taking them together can decrease their overall effects. If you are using all three, space them out by several hours. For example, take Type 2 in the morning and take Types 1 and 3, which can be combined, in the evening – ideally at bedtime and on an empty stomach. It is important to get the right dosage and studies suggesting a range of 2-10g per day is effective, but higher doses are not harmful.

Hydrolyzed collagen, or collagen hydrolysate is a form that has been broken down to allow it to be easier to digest and absorb. Hydrolyzed collagen also dissolves easily in cold water which makes it more convenient to take. The highest quality collagen products are made from organic sources such as grass-fed cows or seafood. Pure collagen should be colorless when mixed with water and virtually tasteless.

You can find collagen in many forms such as powders, capsules, drink mixes, and chewable tablets. Some products may also contain vitamins A, C, or E, and these helped the body’s natural production of collagen, and hyaluronic acid, a lubricating substance naturally produced by the body which helps retain collagen in joints, bone, and skin.


To make an appointment, call the office directly at (303) 945-4790 or request one through our online Patient Portal.

Patient Portal

Main Office

12596 West Bayaud Ave
Suite 205
Lakewood, CO 80228

Phone: (303) 945-4790
Fax: (877) 861-0393 or
(720) 645-1959

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm