Exploring the Mechanisms of Action of Collagen Peptides over the Woman’s Health Continuum

This expert-led webinar will identify the significance of collagen over a woman’s lifespan, identifying its functionality in pregnancy, postpartum and perimenopause.  Physiologic and metabolic roles of endogenous collagen and its inherent amino acids will be elucidated, addressing collagen metabolism in younger life and collagen-related health concerns emerging in later years.  Conditions closely associated with collagen declines will be highlighted: joint pain, bone loss and impaired skin integrity.  The benefits of collagen supplementation, from a clinical and molecular perspective will be explored via a review of emerging pre-clinical and clinical research focusing on these areas.

Hourly Schedule

July 25, 2023

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Discussion Panel
6:30 pm
Discussion Panel


Jul 25 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




  • Jeff Bland, PhD
    Jeff Bland, PhD
    Functional Medicine Founder and Pioneer

    Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health.

    He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.

  • Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN
    Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN
    Dietitian Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and the founder, and CEO, of FullWell

    Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and the founder, and CEO, of FullWell, a fertility wellness and education brand. Her career has focused on advancing the health and empowerment of practitioners, patients, and families through nutritional science, functional medicine, and evidence-based holistic solutions.

    Barmmer successfully led a multi-clinician, integrative, and functional nutrition practice called Boston Functional Nutrition for over a decade, specializing in women’s health and infertility. She also co-founded the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy, which offers in-depth and evidence-based continuing education courses to healthcare practitioners. In 2019, Barmmer launched FullWell to provide all families access to the same evidence-based, effective, high-quality fertility supplements and diet and lifestyle strategies that she has successfully used in practice over the past 15+ years. FullWell has now been featured in Forbes, VeryWell Family, Healthline, and more.

  • Shiloah A. Kviatkovsky, PhD
    Shiloah A. Kviatkovsky, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Dr. Shiloah A. Kviatkovsky is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity. She earned her PhD at Florida State University researching the effects of collagen peptide supplementation on pain, function, and connective tissue turnover in middle-aged lifelong athletes. Prior to that, she researched human performance and blast injury in United States Navy special operations war fighters. She has dual graduate degrees in exercise physiology and nutrition from San Diego State University and is also a Certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) through NSCA, and a Certified Sport Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Her current research focuses on connective tissue turnover and protein kinetics in active and aging populations, and is actively studying the efficacy of collagen peptide supplementation on bone and joint health.

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